Chanel's Story of Hope
Chanel first started visiting the pantry in 2009, soon after she moved here from Arizona. Life in Elkhart started off as a challenge, as she was unable to find a well-paying job during the recession while also attending college. Chanel’s visits to the food pantry at Church Community Services helped her and her husband through that tough stage. Visiting the pantry gave Chanel hope, “Everytime I walked in those doors I knew I was going to be taken care of. It made a huge difference to help my husband and I stretch our dollars to get us on our feet to being independent adults.” Read more
Offering Hope to Jill
Jill is someone CCS was able to give the gift of hope to because of those who support us. Jill came to our Soup of Success program after the birth of her second child. Jill suffered with anxiety and depression during pregnancy and postpartum. “Simple things like brushing my teeth or getting ready to leave my apartment were very hard to do” she said. Jill received therapy and that helped some, but then she learned about Soup of Success. Read more
Join us for our weekly “Community Gardening Days”! Tuesdays from 3:30-5:30, we will be meeting at our on-site Community Garden next to the greenhouse. The Seed to Feed Community Garden at Church Community Services supports the surrounding neighborhood with fresh, healthy produce throughout the summer. Whether you are an experienced gardener or a newbie, this is a great opportunity to get your hands dirty and meet new people in our community! The kick-off event will be Tuesday, June 5th at 3:30, and will include ice cream! Surrounding neighbors, community members, and regular volunteers are welcome to participate. Join the party by bringing your families, engage your social groups, or come alone! Seed to Feed will provide tools and gloves.
Celebrating 50 Years of Hope!
What a wonderful time we had celebrating 50 years of providing help and hope to the Elkhart Community! Thank you to all who came out to celebrate and hear and see the talented performers we have right here in Elkhart. Read more
Thank you to our Sounds of Celebration sponsors!
Celebrating 50 Years of Hope
Church Community Services is celebrating its 50th year of providing hope to our Elkhart neighbors in need. We’ve come a long way from our little house on Benham Avenue where we focused on tutoring in the public schools, children’s camps, emergency financial services and providing a few loans to those who would otherwise not be able to obtain them. Today Church Community Services has grown into a campus that still provides emergency financial assistance, but also houses our client choice food pantry and Soup of Success, our job and life-skills training program for women who want to take life changing steps to move their families out of poverty. Read more