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Faith Mission is currently in a Capital Campaign that is designed to raise $300,000 for the construction of 12 tiny shelters and a shower/laundry building. We need your help!

Our Vision

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

12x16 tiny structures suitable for individuals

Located on Faith Mission’s property

Each structure contains a toilet, sink, bed, chair, and storage space

Built in partnership with The Crossing School


Emergency housing, 1 night or brief stay

What We’re Building

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.

Partnering with Our Community

Our Partnership with The Crossing School of Business & Entrepreneurship Career Pathway

By partnering with The Crossing School to build these shelters, we are providing hands-on experience for local students in a way that direclty impacts our community in the short-term and long-term!

Students working in woodworking shop building tiny shelters

Client Stories

Learn more about the men, women and children who benefit from the services of Faith Mission.

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