Soup of Success

 
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Empowering women to make positive changes

Soup of Success provides job and life skills training for women in Elkhart County.  An intensive 20-week (20 hours per week) program that addresses the whole woman mentally, physically and spiritually.  Empowerment is at the core of everything we do.  We help the participants find their voices, discover their direction, establish their goals, and then figure out a way to overcome obstacles to achieve those goals.

Soup Of Success is a voluntary program.  Referrals come from all over the county including therapists, schools, agencies, shelters, word of mouth and from Church Community Services pantry and financial assistance programs.  Women must be at least 21 years old, literate, and free from alcohol or drugs.  If they do not already possess a minimum of a High School Equivalent degree or higher, they must be willing to immediately enter into a HSE program.  Women put their names on the waiting list and must undergo an interview before being accepted into the SOS program.

All good things require patience.  Soup Of Success plants seeds of hope in the participants.  We care for them and give them the quality attention they deserve so they can bloom into strong, empowered women capable of achieving whatever they set out to do.  Graduates experience success in many different ways.  For instance, many have become strong enough to:

  • Leave a relationship filled with domestic violence

  • Regain custody of their children

  • Move out of the homeless shelter and into their own safe, affordable housing

  • Get a job that they love

  • Enter into a program, study hard and receive their High School Equivalent Certificate

  • Maintain sobriety

  • Improve their parenting skills

  • Build positive support networks

  • Ace the state EMT exam

  • Receive their CNA certification

  • Receive their college degrees

These women all have the desire and motivation to improve their situations and strive toward self-sufficiency. They want to better themselves and improve the lives of their children.  Most importantly, they have stopped settling and realized that they deserve, and are capable of, dreaming and reaching their goals.

Soup Of Success appreciates the help of its many volunteers and supporters.  In order for Soup of Success to be successful, we need community partners. Your assistance is critical to keep costs at a minimum, and to keep up with the need in the community as well as the demand for our products.

Facets of the program include:

  • Group and Individual Support

  • Education Modules

  • Career Counseling

  • Getting Ahead Curriculum

  • Hands-on Business Training (Social Enterprise)

  • Graduate Follow-Up

For more information or to shop our amazing products, come check us out at soupofsuccess.com

Soup of Success Wish List

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Fri 10/26 - Jimtown Intermediate School, Elkhart - 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Sat 11/3 - Trinity Lutheran Church & School, Elkhart - 8am-2pm

Sat 11/3 - Pleasant View Church, Goshen - 8:30am - 2:30pm

Sat 11/3 - Soup Of Success Open House @ CCS 907 Oakland Ave. Elkhart - 9am-2pm

Wed 11/14 - ArtWalk - Servant's Heart Church 516 S. Main St. Elkhart - 5-8pm

Sat 11/10 - Faith UMC Goshen -8am-2pm

Sat 11/10 - St. John's Episcopal Church - Bristol 8am-2pm

Sat 11/10 - Beulah Missionary Church - Goshen - 8am-2pm

Sat 11/17 - Osolo Elementary School Elkhart - 8am-2pm

Sun 11/18—1st Presbyterian Church Alternative Gift Fair

Sat 11/24 - SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY - SOS Pop up shop at Ten Thousand Villages, 214 Cleveland Rd, Granger - 12-6pm

Sun 11/25—1st Presbyterian Church Alternative Gift Fair

Sat 12/1 -  Soup Of Success Open House @ CCS 907 Oakland Ave. Elkhart - 9am-2pm

Sat 12/1 - Prince of Peace Church of the Brethren - 53105 N. Ironwood Ave. South Bend - 9am-2pm

Tuesdays in December Soup Of Success Store extended  shopping hours until 7pm

(12/4, 12/11 & 12/18)