Positive Living & Understanding Self-Sufficiency

The PLUS Program for homeless, chemically dependent women assists participants with transitional housing, essential supportive services, life skills training, workforce development, and addiction recovery services leading to self-sufficiency, family reunification, and permanent housing. Program participants must be very low to low income and homeless at the time of intake. The PLUS program, which includes personalized intensive case management, serves as a conduit whereby women suffering with addiction issues can receive the necessary support, basic needs, and life skills training to overcome past failures and obstacles which can include, but are not be limited to, family dysfunction, children in foster care, unemployment, lack of education, and receipt of medical and dental services while enrolled in our program.

There are admission criteria that one must meet in order to participate in the programs and services we offer.

Please review the following list to see if you or someone you know are eligible.

  • 18 years or older
  • Homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless
  • In recovery and shows initiative towards the recovery process
  • Willingness to commit to actively participating in program components

If you are interested in and qualify for the transitional living program, please fill out and submit our intake form.

Recovery Program Intake Form
If You get accepted

Promising Partnerships

Permanent Supportive Housing

Through the Promising Partnerships program, Genesis Outreach, Inc. provides permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless families and individuals whom, except for housing, would not receive supportive services, and except for support services, would not remain housed. Program participants become self-sufficient while gaining stability, economic empowerment, and enhanced community development and neighborhood impact. Success is measured by increasing income and maintaining housing for 12 months without experiencing future episodes of homelessness.

If you are in some type of homeless situation and have low- to no income, please download and complete our housing application.

This housing program is for both single adults and families. Along with a completed application, please submit all the applicable paperwork and documentation that is listed on the last page of the application.

Permanent Housing Application

Other Programs

The Grace Haven emergency shelter opened January 1, 2014 and gives homeless women and mothers of small families (1-2 children) an opportunity to live in safe, affordable housing for up to 45 days while gaining skills, training, and case management assistance leading towards permanent housing, self-sufficiency, and employment at a livable wage. In addition to emergency housing, clients receive food, clothing, childcare assistance, and counseling while actively seeking employment and permanent housing. At completion, they have access to vouchers for furnishings, food, and ongoing assistance through community resources and partners of Genesis Outreach, Inc.
Genesis Outreach, Inc. offers homebased case management services throughout central and northern Indiana to individuals and families working towards family reunification with the Department of Child Services. All services are confidential and provided without judgment to ensure an atmosphere of trust, transparency, and accountability. Case managers remain objective at all times while helping clients to achieve goals, address areas of deficiencies, and examine thinking patterns.
The MASS Program offers homebased case management, addiction support, and recovery services to men residing in northeast Indiana. Participants must show an initiative towards the recovery process and be willing to commit to random drug screens, peer counseling, and completion of weekly assignments. In addition to tackling the ails of drug addiction and alcoholism within men, the MASS program seeks to address other issues of self-sufficiency that can further enable negative behaviors, such as a lack of living and employment skills, lack of education, and significant personal and family dysfunction.
The New Beginnings Program targets the transitional housing needs of female heads of households, single parents, and low to moderate-income families who are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless. The objective is to engage and prepare those who have experienced impediments to housing, financial difficulties, and other hardships to overcome their obstacles by offering affordable housing assistance coupled with support services for up to 2 years. During which time, families will move from dependency to self-sufficiency while remaining united with their family in income-based rental housing.

Below are the services we provide for our programs.

We provide both transitional and permanent housing for individuals and families in need who meet the criteria to participate. Our housing programs provide much stability for those we serve.

We help those we serve through individual case management based in problem identification, goal setting, and achievement of goals. No two people are identical; our staff caters to individuals’ specific needs.

Due to the instability generally associated with persons and families who are homeless, program participants often need to relearn basic life skills, such as cooking, cleaning, financial management, hygiene, and personal responsibility.

It is not necessarily the amount of money that determines one’s financial stability, rather, it is responsible management of the resources available. We offer classes and material to help our clients learn to budget and spend their money appropriately according to their circumstance.

Offering in-house counseling from a trained professional is one of the many services we can provide our residents.
We want to do all we can to help our clients become equipped to be productive members of society and enjoy what they do. Providing opportunities for them to learn job skills, obtain employment, and keep employment is something we believe is important.
Each resident is obligated to attend on and off-site support group meetings on a daily basis. Residents must also select a support group sponsor (mentor) of their choice to work with in learning the 12 Step Process.

We are strong supporters of family and strive to do all we can to foster loving and meaningful relationships between the individuals we serve and their family members. We also walk with people through any court related circumstances that revolve around a person and his or her family.