GPS (Guiding Parents to Services) – A Project Made Possible by the United Way of Elkhart County

GPS can help parents, guardians and caregivers tap into the time-tested experience of 60 years of ADEC’s service to Elkhart County children, adults and families facing the challenges of disabilities. Combine that with the vast resources of the United Way of Elkhart County and you have the reassuring assistance and support of people who care.

There are many agencies in Elkhart County and the State of Indiana that offer resources to families and individuals in need of assistance.

Elkhart County is fortunate to have many community resources to offer individuals and families in need of assistance.  This listing is just a small example of what is available in our area.

United Way of Elkhart County: (574) 295-1650 or 211

Loveway: (574) 825-5666

Lifeline: (260) 343-9942

Guidance Ministries: (574) 296-7192

Bashor Home: (574) 875-5117

Oaklawn: (574) 533-1234

4Cs – Childcare: (574) 289-7815, ext. 211

Heart City Health: (574) 293-0052

Maple City Health: (574) 534-3300

Salvation Army: (574) 970-0088 or (574) 533-9584

Faith Mission: (574) 293-3406

Family Christian Development Center: (574) 773-2149

Families First: (574) 522-2590

iFit (Indiana Families in Transition) : (574) 295-6596

CAPS: (574) 522-1998

If you are not able to locate the answers to your questions using these links and resources, please contact Viv Blakeslee at (574) 294-6197, ext. 105 or submit a request for assistance.

For many, these resources made available by the State of Indiana can be helpful if you are seeking information about financial assistance and supports needed for a loved one with a disability.

BDDS (Bureau of Developmental Disabilities) : (574) 232-1412

Hoosier Healthwise: 1-(800)-889-9949

If you are not able to locate the answers to your questions using the links and resources made available here, please contact Viv Blakeslee at (574) 294-6197, ext. 105 or submit a request for assistance.

Sometimes parents and families just need to connect with other parents for support and guidance.  Support groups in our area include the following programs and agencies:

Asperger/High Functioning Autism Parent Group: (574) 534-2718

Elkhart County Down Syndrome Support Group: (574) 296-9962

Elkhart County Clubhouse (Mental Health) : (574) 533-8026

Ryan’s Place (Grieving) : (574) 535-1000

CFMC Families Living with Celiac Disease: (574) 825-3366

H.A.V.E.N. (Medically Fragile Children) : (574) 235-8899

Michiana Moms@Home: (574) 231-0396

If you are not able to locate the answers to your questions using the links and resources made available here, please contact Viv Blakeslee at (574) 294-6197, ext. 105 or submit a request for assistance.

If you are simply seeking information about disabilities and services available to individuals with a disability, here are some good resources:

ARC of Indiana: (317) 977-2375

ASK (About Special Kids) : 1-(800)-964-4746

BDDS (Bureau of Developmental Disabilities) : (574) 232-1412

A View From My Window , hosted by Michelle Fischer

If you are not able to locate the answers to your questions using the links and resources made available here, please contact Viv Blakeslee at (574) 294-6197, ext. 105 or submit a request for assistance.

Using the resources and links made available on this site, we can help you connect with the support and information you seek. If you prefer personal face-to-face assistance, or would simply like to speak with somebody about your questions, please contact Viv Blakeslee at (574) 294-6197, ext. 3104 or submit a request for assistance.