Citizens Concerned for the Homeless is an organization comprised of Sand Castle Shelter, Grace Learning Center, and Keys to Hope. Sand Castle Shelter addresses the "invisible" crisis of homeless children and families in our community. Grace Learning Center provides assistance in developing skills necessary to gain entry level and advanced level jobs. Keys to Hope acts as a as a central access point for social services and resources including appropriate public aid, health insurance, and housing as well as offers free showers and laundry amenities to active participants.
Our mission is to provide short-term drug and alcohol free shelter to homeless families, assist in securing permanent housing for these families, and provide opportunities to build a skill set to maintain stable housing.
Sand Castle offers temporary shelter to LaPorte County families. These families may be single mothers or single fathers with children, or families headed by couples. When space is available, we accept single women as well. All family members must test free of drugs and alcohol.