Indiana Health Centers, Inc. – Project Homecoming

Project Homecoming provides medical, dental, and social services to individuals who are homeless in St. Joseph County. These services are provided with an emphasis on preventive care and education with the goal of homeless patients maintaining a positive health status. Project Homecoming is located within a six-city block area on the south side of South Bend where both sheltered and unsheltered individuals dwell. All services and center hours are designed to best accommodate the needs of individuals experiencing homelessness.

Services

24 hour emergency on-call, Asthma, Basic Needs, Behavioral Health Care Services, Blood Pressure Monitoring, Cancer Screening, Case Management/Social Services, Child Development Services, Chronic Bronchitis/Emphysema, Contraceptives (issued w/counseling), Dental Care, Diabetes Testing/Care, Domestic Violence Shelter/Services, Electronic Medical Records, Family Planning, Flu Vaccinations, Gynecology, Health/Nutritional Education, Hepatitis C screening/treatment, Immunizations, Labs, Medical Respite Care, Medications/Prescription, Mental Health Counseling, Mental Health Services for Youth, Mobile Van/Transportation, Multidisciplinary Health Teams, Obstetrics, Optometry Services, Outreach, Pain Management Services, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Physical Exams, Pneumococcal vaccine, Primary Health Care, Referrals for Specialty Care, Services in Supportive Housing, Sexual Abuse Support Services, Smoking Cessation, Specialty Care, Substance Abuse Treatment, TB screening/education, Treatment of Acute Illness, Treatment of Chronic Illness, Urgent Care, Well Child Check-ups, X-ray

Linkages

Project Homecoming has linkages with Advocacy Center, Dismas House, Center for the Homeless, Safe Station, Hope Rescue Mission, Life Treatment Center, Broadway Christian Parish, Portage Township Trustee, South Bend Housing Authority, YWCA, BABE Outlets, Big Brother/Big Sister, Boys and Girls Club, Catholic Charities, St. Vincent de Paul, Clay Township Trustee, Forever Learning Center, German Township Trustee, Hannah's House, Minority Health Coalition, Goodwill, and Community Resource Center.

Statistics

Estimated homeless population: 3,120

Patients served: 1,892