Established in 2002, and Based in South Bend, Indiana Project Impact South Bend concentrates on identifying and building upon the God-given skills, strengths and potential of all families, but especially those in low income, under-served communities.
Applying for and obtaining 501C-3 non-profit status in 2006, we provide training, counseling and education services in the areas of personal growth, health and economic development for the entire family through direct programming and selective collaborations. At Project Impact we know that families are the foundation of strong communities, and that love is the cornerstone of a healthy family.
Our commitment to building and nurturing strong families is evident in our program and service offerings. Starting with our marriage and parenting coaching and counseling, Pastor Hardie and Sister Perl help couples understand how to show the kind of love and respect that builds lasting marriages, respectful children and supportive extended family members.
Our Sons and Daughters of Destiny Programs teach young people the value and benefits of abstinence. For over a decade, these programs have taught young people what it means to be a person of character, how to develop it, how to model it and how to live it day in and day out. We are extremely proud of our Sons and Daughters of Destiny who have gone on to successful careers and to build healthy, happy families. There is currently a 6-month waiting list for program participation.
Healthcare is critical to the success of our families. Understanding the mental and physical needs of our members is a responsibility we take seriously. We educate our youth and parents on issues related to access to services, nutrition, mental health, oral health and more. Our vast network of residents (thousands of informal connections and hundreds of registered members) enable us to connect those looking to more effectively provide services with those who need them.
Project Impact’s CUC (Common Unity Community) Resource development programs create opportunity. Through this initiative, members gain access to resources that include: internet connectivity, computers, training; job preparation, placement and transportation; financial literacy training and access to banking; business development resources and access to capital.
Project Impact currently has a database of 200 registered, active members with more than 3,000 informal community connections. Current marketing initiatives plan registration of 3,000 members by December 2018. The increased registered member database will increase Project Impact’s value to organizations looking to connect with and build relationships with this community.