October 2015

Monthly Archives

  • The Weather is Turning Colder

    As we all run from place to place trying not to get wet in the (much needed) chilly rain this morning, please take a moment to say a prayer for all the homeless young men and women trying to stay warm and dry. Every year as the weather turns colder and wetter, our youth start […]

  • Helping Our Youth Learn Job Skills

    Competencies…they are what help each of us manage life.   At Outreach, we work to help our youth build competencies to help them transform their lives.   Teaching them a work ethic and skill is a competency we work on regularly.  How do we reward them?  By teaching them another competency…budgeting.  We will give our youth a gift […]

  • Celebrating the Achievements Of Our Youth

    Every once in a while we have a happy surprise at Outreach in regards to our youth.  Eric was a youth that became homeless earlier this year and started coming to Outreach for services, living with one of the other youth at Outreach.  Eric is talkative and fun to be with, and spoke regularly of […]

  • Share the Love – Thanks Elements Financial

    Eric Howard CEO and Founder – Outreach   I have mentioned before the awesome partnerships we have with some of our corporate entities that help us transform the lives of homeless young people. One of them is Elements Financial. They do an amazing job of bringing financial literacy to our kids and so much more. […]

  • The Power of a Movie and a Great Group of Young Men

    Our Guys Group went to see the new movie Woodlawn on Tuesday. Everyone totally loved the movie! It is definitely one of the best sports movies around.  Anthony Dumas  had seen it previously, so he knew that it was not only an awesome football movie but also a beautiful representation of how Christ will move when given the […]

  • We Need Your Help!

    Every year, we celebrate Thanksgiving with our youth!  This year’s dinner will be held at Englewood Church on November 19th.  We need your help to provide a yummy dinner and great experience to each one of our youth! Click Here to find out what items we need: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a054ca5aa2da20-2015 Any Questions?  Contact Mike Elliott at melliott@outreachindiana.org […]

  • The Harsh Reality of the Street World

    There are many days at Outreach where being with the youth is fun. It’s a great thing to offer spaces for them to relax and enjoy safety. Smiles and laughter in moments of escape from the cruelty of the street world are precious to experience. I get to see those almost every day. Then there […]

  • Who Are Our Homeless Youth & How Are They Defined?

    How many youth are homeless in America every year? This is a very common question. The short answer is, we don’t know. We do know that there are not enough beds and resources to meet the need, but we don’t know the exact number of youth who experience homelessness every year. There are several reasons […]


    Youth homelessness is on the rise in the United States, and the numbers aren’t pretty. One in 30 kids (nearly 2.5 million children) of K-12 school age are now homeless in the US, according to a study by the National Center on Family Homelessness. (A distressing enough story to get a pre-teen journalist to write about it for IndyKids.) As per […]

  • The Holiday Season and Homeless Youth

    As summer fades and fall weather reminds us that winter and the holiday season is just around the corner, most of us are going to parties, planning warm, cozy gatherings with family and friends and thinking about what presents we’re going to buy for our loved ones. But for homeless youth, those under the age of […]