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SJCPL Resources

Visit SJCPL's Community Connection to search for local organizations.

Community Information and Events

365 South Bend is a blog about the many activities, restaurants, hangouts and more that South Bend has to offer.
Arts events from In the Bend (formerly Arts Everywhere)
City of South Bend
WNDU has a Community Calendar of local events.
Downtown South Bend (DTSB) has information about events, stores, restaurants, nightlife and more in South Bend's downtown.
The Indiana Commission on Local Government Reform has been created to develop recommendations for reforming and restructuring local government.
In the Bend: local events from the South Bend Tribune
Local news stories and information can be found on the Local News Sources page.
Move to South Bend is a blog about interesting places and events in our community.
Neighborhood Resources Corporation
Information about property sales can be found on the Sheriff's sales page.
SouthBendOn (Local Economic Development Information)
South Bend neighborhoods
St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce business directory by category
Visit South Bend

Community Organizations

Find Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings around Michiana.
Bridge of Hope St. Joseph County is an organization that helps single mothers to find housing and to develop financial self-sufficiency.
Bridges Out of Poverty is a group of organizations working together to help people move from poverty to self-sufficiency.
Try Charity Navigator to find out how a charity uses the donations they receive.
Family Resource Center at the Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center offers a food pantry, emergency financial assistance, family enrichment programs and scholarships.
The St. Joseph County Bar Association's Lawyer Referral service helps people find an attorney and lists programs that offer free legal assistance.
Michiana Green Pages "A new way of living and doing business has arrived in Michiana; one that creates healthy, safe, and thriving communities. By living and buying green you will be nurturing and celebrating the choices that sustain us all."
Make a Difference Michiana is a website that connects Michiana nonprofit organizations.
ShoLo Shop Local "is a collaborative effort between locally-owned, independent businesses, service providers, and consumers to build and revitalize a thriving local economy."
The local Red Cross will provide information about donating blood.
Here is a list of Tax Exempt or non-profit organizations in St. Joseph County or Indiana.
United Way of St. Joseph County
(They can also be reached by dialing 211 or (574) 232-8201 ext. 233)

Arts Groups

South Bend Civic Theatre
South Bend Museum of Art
Southold Dance Theater
WVPE/National Public Radio
WNIT/Public Broadcasting Service

Services for the Elderly

AARP--South Bend Chapter
REAL Services Agency on Aging (Services for the Elderly), (574) 284-2644 or (800) 552-7928 (Indiana only)

Gender-focused Groups
Girls on the Run
GLBT Resource Center of Michiana
League of Women Voters of the South Bend Area
The Michiana Chapter of PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)

Health Services

AIDS Assist
Local Community Health Care Centers

Housing Resources

Center for the Homeless 813 S. Michigan St., South Bend, IN 46601 (574) 282-8700
Community Development South Bend provides programs for mortgage, housing and home repair assistance for Individuals.
Homeless shelters in the U.S.
Hope Ministries - 432 S. Lafayette Blvd., South Bend, IN 46601 (574) 288-4842
Subsidized and Section 8 Housing Search

Religious/Ethnic/Country Groups

Bahai Center in South Bend
Carica Milica Circle of Serbian Sisters
La Casa de Amistad
Indiana Black Expo
Malawi Matters
Islamic Society of Michiana
Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley
NAACP-South Bend Branch
South Bend Catholic Worker Organization
United Religious Community of St. Joseph County
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