Renewed Partnerships

Lifetime.Education is pleased to announce that we have officially renewed partnerships with two of our closest partner facilities in Fort Wayne – Cedars HOPE – a facility providing long-term supportive care for women living with serious mental illness and Hope House, a division of YWCA of Northeast Indiana -a home for chemically dependent women on their way to recovery.

Lifetime.Education has long offered our services at both partner locations in Fort Wayne.

At Cedars HOPE, we debuted our first Nutrition and Personal Wellness Course in Fort Wayne – a new version of which, with emphasis on hands-on cooking experience, begins next week. Cedars HOPE is also home to a Lifetime.Education full-service computer lab that residents use both during our Digital Skills Course taught each week and also to practice on their own time.

Hope House, a division of YWCA of Northeast Indiana, has been an instrumental partner for Lifetime.Education since our begining. We’ve held many Financial Skills Courses, Adult Basic Education (HSED/GED) Tutoring, and on-going Digital Skills classes that take place each Wednesday.

We believe strongly in the mission of our partner facilities and excited to continue our journey and work together into the next year.

Click the picture below to view the Certificate Ceremony from one of our graduating Financial Skills Classes from Hope House.


Free Flu Shot Clinics in Fort Wayne

It’s that time of year, again!

Lifetime.Education is organizing no-cost Community Flu Shot Clinics throughout Fort Wayne. Clinics have already been scheduled with our partner sites Redemption House Ministries and The Carriage House.

How it works:

Visit our site at and fill out our request form and we’ll schedule a day and time where a Registered Pharmacist will come to your location and administer the flu shots. There is no cost for our services, or the clinic. Vouchers are provided for anybody unable to pay, so nobody will be turned away.

Click the link here or the image below to visit our sign-up page and schedule your clinic today.


Lifetime.Education Mobile App Beta Released

We’ve been given the beta version of our mobile application being developed by the Computer Science students at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW).

The application is a two-semester-long project for the students while our Graphics Design & Social Media Intern (also from IPFW) has supplied the graphic work.

Volunteers will be able to check their e-mail, report volunteer hours, and use their calendars on-the-go, from a single application. How exciting! We can’t wait to see the finished version!

Click the photo of the app homepage below to see the full album.

Lifetime.Education Mobile App Homepage
Lifetime.Education Mobile App Homepage

Our end-of-year report.

Homeless Coalition of Fort Wayne is proud to present our end-of-year report we presented to our tutors, volunteers, and students who attended our end-of-year get together.

We’ve blessed with amazing volunteers from all walks of life and are so thankful for the opportunity to live, work, and serve a community as soulful and inclusive as Fort Wayne, Indiana. This city really is a special place.

A PDF version of this report is also available by clicking here.


Featured partner of October 2014 – The Carriage House

We’re pleased to announce our featured partner of October, 2014 is the Carriage House – also known as the Fort Wayne Clubhouse.

The Carriage House is a clubhouse model facility serving individuals with mental illness in Fort Wayne, Indiana. This model is unique in that members and staff typically have equal say and authority in decision making.

Homeless Coalition of Fort Wayne, Inc. has been offering High School Equivalancy Dipolma (HSED) tutoring, Math Readiness, and Reading Comprehension at the Carriage House for the last year.

Fun fact: The Carriage House has the distinction of being the first and only partner facility where members who receive services have been trained as Volunteer Tutors with the Homeless Coalition and assigned to  help fellow members.

To ensure Homeless Coalition students at the Carriage House have access to technology to help them succeed, the Homeless Coalition installed and maintains a computer lab at the Carriage House with computer access exclusively for educational purposes.

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Homeless Coalition computers at the Carriage House








If you’re curious about the Clubhouse Model (and we think you

should be) check out the Clubhouse International site by clicking here.

Certified Clubhouse Facilities in the US








Gary, a Carriage House Member and Homeless Coalition tutor, with his student, Mary.

Gary, a HCFTW tutor and Carriage House tutor with his student, Mary.

Education lasts a lifetime.

What impact would like to make?

Nothing in this world outlasts education. A meal is quickly digested and material items wear out.

Education is the ultimate tool to advance a persons life, well-being, and opportunity for a brighter tomorrow.

This is the reason we are passionate about education.

We’re in this for the long haul and a quick fix just won’t do. Join us and help us change the world, one opportunity at a time.

Education lasts forever.
Education lasts forever.

Community Flu Shot Clinic at The Courtyard.

Today, we held a Community Flu Shot Clinic at The Courtyard.

Thank you to our pharmacist and everyone who came to take part.

If you’d like to get a flu shot, come by and visit one of our upcoming clinics – don’t worry if you can’t pay or don’t have insurance. The shot will be provided for you. Here’s a few of our upcoming scheduled clinics.

Carriage House, October 9th, 12:30 pm
Interfaith Hospitality Network, Hope Alive, October 9th, 5:30 pm
Liberty Landing, Veteran Shelter, October 15th, 4:00 pm
Safe Haven, Veteran Shelter, October 15th, 6:00 pm
National College, October 16th, 10:30 am
Community Action of NE Indiana (CANI), October 24th, 9:00 am



No-Cost Flu Shot Clinics

It’s that time of year again!
The Homeless Coalition of Fort Wayne is organizing community flu shot clinics throughout Fort Wayne.

As part of our Healthy Living Program, HCFTW locates partners throughout the community and holds no-cost clinics where community members receive their flu shots from a registered Pharmacist.

There is no cost involved with our community flu shot clinics and vouchers are provided for any person unable to pay for his or her flu shot, so nobody is turned away.

If you’d like us to bring a community flu shot clinic to your location, give us a call at 260-557-1230 or

No-Cost Flu Shot Clinics


Sign-up for a flu shot here! 

Upcoming Community Flu-Shot Clinics:


Would you like to have a flu shot clinic at your location?

Click here to sign-up.


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HCFTW takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Two Homeless Coalition of Fort Wayne, Inc. board members took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge today. The Ice Bucket Challenge is designed to increase awareness and raise money for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease”.

Participants douse themselves and (hopefully) donate towards ALS care and research.

Learn more about ALS by visiting the ALS Association.

Check out our videos below!


Dmitriy Usher, Homeless Coalition Board President