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About Us

For the poor will never cease to be in the land; therefore I command you, saying, 'You shall freely open your hand to your brother, to your needy and poor in your land.'
Deuteronomy 15:11 NASB

fmel_sign_2_3_2012.jpgFaith Mission of Elkhart, Inc. is a Christian social service agency which provides food, shelter, clothing and other services for homeless individuals.

The Mission is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization independently governed by a volunteer board of directors. Funding for Faith Mission comes from individuals, churches and local businesses. We are not a United Way member agency and receive very limited Government funding.

Faith Mission of Elkhart 2015 Stats

Shelter *

  • 1085 - Men
  • 258 - Women
  • 142 - Children
  • (639 Individuals - Unduplicated count)

Meals 

  • 131,437 Resident meals served
  • 55,750 Community walk-in meals served
  • 15,950 Nappanee Hot Meal Site
  • 5,150 Middlebury Hot Meal Site
  • (208,287)Total meals served)

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Chapel  

  • 14,492 Attendances

Self-Improvement 

  • 3,174 Self-Improvement attendances
  • 272 Counseling sessions
  • 5,357 Case management sessions

Employment Opportunities 

  • 727 Jobs acquired - Full/Part time/Day labor

Transportation 

  • 8,128 Pick-up & delivery contacts

Thrift Store 

  • 4,238 Pieces of clothing & other items for residents

*Daily average bed use - 124. Average stay - 68 days.