About Us

About Us

Founded on June 1st, 2013, The Homeless Coalition of Fort Wayne, Inc., doing business as FortWayne.Education in Fort Wayne, Indiana and as Lifetime.Education in Detroit, MI, and Boston, MA is an educational 501(c)3 non-profit that serves those impacted by homelessness, poverty, mental illness, and substance abuse through free specialized classes and tutoring at partner sites throughout Fort Wayne, Indiana, Detroit, Michigan, and Boston, Massachusetts.

Our Method

We believe we can all do more when we work together. This is why the Homeless Coalition of Fort Wayne, Inc. was founded and operates based completely on partnerships. We are a volunteer-based organization that takes education to our clients, wherever they are, free of charge.

Why We Started

Prior to founding the Homeless Coalition of Fort Wayne, Inc. Dmitriy Usher served as an AmeriCorps*VISTA member working in literacy based non-profits and federal anti-poverty initiatives. There, he discovered his passion for service.


The Homeless Coalition of Fort Wayne, Inc. is closed for business. At the time of closing, the Board of Directors consisted of Dmitriy Usher - Board President, Tina Linker - Treasurer, Alex Usher - Secretary of the Board, and Jason Linker - Board Member. The Homeless Coalition/Lifetime.Education thanks its wonderful Volunteer family for their service.


We build our courses on the basic idea that personal goals and circumstances are part of the educational process. No two students are identical and no two paths are identical – nothing is more personal than education, and we respect that.

Course Descriptions

We offer courses in Adult Basic Education, Finances, Career Services, Life Skills, Healthy Living, and Digital Skills. Use the graphic below to learn about our exciting programs. Just click on an icon to learn more! We have a long history of creating courses specific to the needs of our community partners. If you see a need not being served, reach out to us at email@staff.hcftw.org or 260-557-1230.


We’re glad you’re interested in supporting the mission of the Homeless Coalition. There are several ways you can get involved. Click on an icon to learn more.

Flu Shots

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 in Fort Wayne, IN   313-789-0100 in Detroit, MI   978-261-3033 in Boston, MA
  260-557-1230 in Fort Wayne, Indiana
  313-789-0100 in Detroit, Michigan
  978-261-3033 in Boston, Massachusetts