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Tiny Shelter Housing Program

Tiny shelters offer individuals a short-term respite from homelessness and an entry to Faith Mission’s support programs.

The Program

The David L. Miller Memorial Village is an up to 90-day emergency shelter program designed for homeless individuals who may not be suitable for other Faith Mission emergency housing or program options. 

Twelve, 12x16 shelters contain a bed, chair, toilet, sink and storage space.

A communal building offers laundry and shower facilities for village residents

Individuals can be referred by the Elkhart Homeless Coalition, Region 2 Homeless Coalition, the VA, or other partner agencies.

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These agencies provide oversight for compliance with care goals and housing rules.

There is a $100 per month program fee per unit to help cover utilities cost. Shelters are available on a first come, first served basis.

For Information call 574-293-3406, ext. 131

David L. Miller Memorial Village

Tiny shelters offer individuals a short-term respite from homelessness and an entry to Faith Mission’s support programs.

In 2019, the Board and Staff of Faith Mission decided to follow a national trend in homeless triage by providing Low Barrier Shelter which, by definition, is shelter based on the primary needs of an individual. Partnering with those in the Elkhart Homeless Coalition, we found that locally we have the same issues and needs of those nationally. Even though Faith Mission houses over 700 homeless individuals a year, there is still a gap in the offerings for those in need of Emergency Shelter.

The Low Barrier Shelter program is designed for men and women who need emergency shelter but cannot function in a normal shelter environment due to addiction issues, mental health, veterans who are struggling to acclimate back into society.

In the population of homeless individuals who stay in the Mission’s Low Barrier shelter, there is still a need for emergency housing for individuals unable to live in a communal environment. Hence, the need for tiny shelters. A separate building will house showers and laundry for all tiny shelter residents.

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