In 2013 Saving Grace Advocacy, a nonprofit agency formed a partnership with St. Paul’s United Methodist Church to serve those in need in Elkhart County.
Since our beginning we have served over 1400 individuals and
families, many who were referred to us by Healthy Families, Salvation Army, Oaklawn, Church Community Services, Elkhart Homeless Coalition, Real Services and local Trustees’ offices, etc. We are working with local agencies to ensure that those in our community have an emotional and financial safety net and are able to work toward becoming self-sustaining. Saving Grace can individualize each situation and work one on one with each family. Many times we help the family avoid a financial spiral that can take months to remedy. We have been able to assist with food, medicine, clothing, utilities, rent, household items, baby items, gas, transportation, advocacy, employment issues and counseling…to name a few.
We also are investing in the North Riverside community. We have held Community Health Fairs, Kids Day, neighborhood block parties and also participated in the Night out against Crime, the neighborhood picnic and Red Cross Blood Drives.
We have clothing and food pantries, and carry many household items. Our biggest project to date is our paper pantry. We carry items that are not covered by the EBT cards. Items include:
¨ Paper products (toilet paper, paper towels, Kleenex)
¨ Personal care (shampoo, tooth brushes, tooth paste, deodorant, soap, etc.)
¨ Cleaning supplies
¨ Diapers, baby items
¨ Feminine hygiene products and incontinence supplies
Since we are still new and growing, we welcome any questions or comments.
Chris Ulery, LSW, Director
Saving Grace Advocacy