Helping people find their voice and achieve their potential.

Climb the Ladder:

Offers scholarships for those wishing to further their education. Connects successful, accomplished members of our community with young, hungry, resourceful minds. Supports arts education and inspires the enrichment of our community by providing families with access to the arts.

Sharing the power of words and the joy of literacy.


Encourages literacy for all members of our community by developing reading and educational programs. Provides reading support and access to reading materials, thereby expanding awareness and motivating each member of our community to become more fully realized, contributing citizens. Acts as a supportive ally to our local library programs, and creatively incentivizes learning.

Emphasizing education, as well as vocational and life skills, for individuals looking to cement their ability to care for themselves and their families.

My Own Door:

Assists in locating resources for temporary or permanent housing and transportation. Provides funding for continued education, food assistance, medical needs, and family opportunities. May be able to help if anyone is experiencing short-term difficulty paying bills or replacing failed appliances.

Encouraging, empowering, and strengthening our community through the companionship of animals.

Warm Hearts:

Offers support to families in our community that want a pet, or want to keep their pet, but have difficulties affording maintenance. Sponsors animal-assisted therapy programs.

Donors, volunteers, and those seeking ElkhartCares assistance, please contact us today!

Every Donation is Tax-Deductible