SJC Human Services News

20,000 Help Cards Distributed

Post Date: October 27, 2018

Community Help Card

The newest Community Help Card (2018 print) has been printed and distributed.

By request of the St. Joseph County School Counselors, 20,000 were printed, an unprecedented amount, to ensure enough would be available to give to every family with a student in St. Joseph County. Community help cards were also provided to other human services agencies to distribute to their populations as well.

The 2018 version is printed on yellow card stock and can be folded to a convenient wallet size. Please discard any earlier versions you may have (green, orange, etc).

To request cards to distribute at your agency, please contact Laura Brott at

Project Connect Returns to St. Joseph County October 5th

Post Date: September 28, 2018

Two Events - One time and location!

PROJECT CONNECT is a community resource fair open to everyone. Representatives from over 70 human service agencies serving St. Joseph County will be on site to connect guests with services they may need. Agencies will discuss services available for education, employment, health, housing & utilities, senior services, family services and more.

If you currently need help, you can talk with providers and get connected IMMEDIATELY to agencies providing services you may need now.

You also can discover available services BEFORE you or a loved one may need assistance.

The event also includes:

  • Free medical screens
  • Free flu shots
  • Other shots and immunizations free to most
  • Food boxes to take home
  • Free lunch
  • Free haircuts
  • Mobile Secretary of State on site to do business offered in brick and mortar building
  • Free transportation available to and from this event within St. Joseph County. Contact St. Joseph County Transportation Authority at least 72 hours prior to the event. Call 269-273-7808. If outside the local calling area: 1-800-964-5700.

Everyone is invited to attend!

VETERANS STAND DOWN – Come learn about the services and benefits eligible to you as a veteran or veteran’s spouse/family member.

Army surplus goods available free to Veterans who are enrolled in Battle Creek VA Healthcare System or bring their DD214, VA I.D., or Military I.D. with them. ALL VETERANS must bring a photo ID.

If you need assistance obtaining a copy of your DD214, please contact the St. Joseph County Veterans Services 467-5512, no later than September 1, 2018.

For more information contact Laura Brott 269-625-1820 or Natalie Boland 574-261-0091