Vincent Village works closely with other Fort Wayne area shelters including Interfaith Hospitality, Transitions, Charis House and Genesis Outreach who refer clients for continued services in the Vincent Village Phase II Program
Vincent Village works closely with other Fort Wayne area shelters including Interfaith Hospitality, the YWCA, Transitions, Charis House, Hope House, and Genesis Outreach who refer clients for housing and continued supportive services to the Vincent Village Phase II Program. Clients participating in the Phase II Program live in one of Vincent Village’s thirty-two (32) single-family, privatly subsidized houses that are each within a three block radius of Vincent House homeless shelter.
Vincent Village is also part of the Promising Partners Collaboration with other area transitional shelters who work together on behalf of homeless families with Vincent House being the only shelter in Fort Wayne that serves two-parent families and single male-headed families with children.
Ft. Wayne Women’s Bureau Dress for Success Program
Women are referred to receive a fitting for professional clothes at the DFS Boutique if they have an upcoming job interview. If they are hired for the position they can get four additional outfits. Career Programming is also offered for clients and other uniform clothing provided at no cost. The Vincent Village Warehouse at 918 Pontiac Street is used to store and sort clothes for the program before they go to the Boutique.
Huntertown United Methodist Church
Provides furniture, household supplies, diapers and any other items clients may need as they move into permanent housing. An army of wonderful volunteers delivers items to clients homes as they work among their network to find all needed items!
The Fort Wayne Literacy Alliance
Provides onsite GED classes in the St. Hyacinth Center and Vincent Village residents are permitted to use the computer lab when it is not being used by the GED classes. The availability of the computer lab not only provides them computer skills but also assists clients in sending resumes and checking availability of jobs.
YMCA of Greater Ft. Wayne Renaissance Point Branch
Offers reduced cost camps and classes for shelter residents and their children.
Provides on-site family and individual counseling after receiving referrals from Vincent House staff. This service is funded by St. Joseph Health Foundation.
Christ Child Society
Provides layettes for newborns and backpacks full of necessities for children in the shelter program.
United Way of Allen County- Women United
Literacy initiative provides families with fun filled bags of games, books and puppets and offers workshops in quality parenting and parent/child interaction.
Provides weekly baked goods to Vincent House clients.
Mustard Seed Furniture Bank
Provides no cost furniture to clients entering permanent housing.
Provides a collaborative permanent housing program to shelter clients through the Promising Partners Program.
Vincent Village serves as the tenant liaison for this housing community and works collaboratively with Ideal Homes the developer to offer educational workshops for tenants on financial literacy and home ownership as well as accessing community resources.
Monthly GoDays, rehabbing Village homes
Christ Child Society
Necessity backpacks, layettes and winter coat program” and sewing program site
Repair client automobiles.
Brightpoint & WOmen United
Child Care voucher assistance for shelter families is provided
Headwaters Counseling, Old National Bank, IPFW, Positive Resource Center, Caring About People, Lutheran Social Services, etc. HOME Academy Workshops speakers
The Hope Center
Possible Satellite Site- Parkview Explore Grant 2016
For getting cars donated to clients
FW Youth Theater
scholarships for theatre classes, free tickets
NeighborLink Fort Wayne
Painted six Villages houses in 2015
Help in the gardening program and youth 4-H program
Fort Wayne Community Schools
Offers tutoring M-TH to both VH & VV families as part of the Title I Program
Fort Wayne Women Bureau, Inc. - Dress for Success Fort Wayne (DFSFW)
elp when preparing for interview/work clothing