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RESOURCES

Our community has many organizations dedicated to the health and well-being of you and your family.

The SOURCE has gathered together information on many mental health related resources in Elkhart County but not all. Some national resources are also included.

The resources on this page include formal mental health supports, as well as other youth and family-serving organizations.

Every person’s strengths, readiness and mental health needs are different and should be considered when seeking help. The SOURCE is not endorsing the particular resources listed below and has not verified their quality.

If you need help deciding which resources are right for you, check out our “Who to Ask for Help” section below or Mental Health America’s article on Questions to Ask a Provider

THE SOURCE: YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH NETWORK

WHO TO ASK FOR HELP

You are not alone. Here’s who you can ask for help.

  1. Start by telling a trusted adult that knows you well.
  2. Your school’s counselor or social worker can get to know your situation and how best to help you get the resources you need.
  3. A teacher observes your responses to situations and can refer you to services.
  4. Your pastor or youth leader can guide you spiritually through the challenges of life.
  5. A coach can help you get peer support among teammates and release energy through physical activity.
  6. Check out our local resources. There are many organizations in our area that can help answer your questions and provide you with the support you need. Also, Crisis Text Line (text “Help” to 741741) and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (call 1-800-273-8255) are available 24/7 for you to talk or chat with someone.

LOCAL MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

Crisis Mental Health Services

If you or a loved one is in immediate danger, call 911, or go to your nearest emergency room. Resources that can offer intensive help include the following:

  • Beacon Mental & Behavioral Health
    574-294-2621
    Elkhart General Emergency Room can provide 24/7 crisis assessments and help locate an inpatient unit if needed.
  • Goshen Hospital
    574-364-1000
    Emergency Room can arrange for a crisis assessment 24/7 and help locate an inpatient unit if needed. 
  • Memorial Epworth Center
    574-647-8400
    Inpatient psychiatric care division of Memorial Hospital in South Bend, IN. Care provided for adolescents (ages 13 to 17) and adults 18 and older. Available 24/7.
  • Michiana Behavioral Health Center
    574-936-3784 or 800-795-6252
    Provides child, adolescent and adult assessment and inpatient services. Located in Plymouth, IN. Available 24/7. Can call ahead to set an appointment time before driving there.
  • Oaklawn
    574-533-1234 or 800-282-0809
    On call emergency services 24/7. During typical business hours, ask for the Access Center and tell them you have a mental health emergency.

Mental Health Services

If you or a loved one need clinical mental health services, they can most often be offered in an outpatient setting. Outpatient Services can be scheduled by appointment. When choosing a provider, consider their specialty and the type of payment accepted.

  • Center for Problem Resolution
    574-294-7447
    Began as an outpatient drug and alcohol treatment agency but now also offers anger management counseling. Self pay only. 
  • Cornerstone Family Therapy
    574-651-8912
    Therapy, psychological testing and medication services for children, youth and adults. Accept Medicaid, several private insurances and have a sliding scale for self-pay clients.
  • Geneel Crump LCSW
    574-879-6399 
    Therapy services for adolescents and adults. Self-pay and commercial insurance accepted.
  • Lincoln Therapeutic Partnership (LTP) 
    574-255-4976
    Has a variety of therapeutic specialties including psycho-sexual assessments. 
  • McArthur Counseling Center
    574-267-1700
    Therapy services for teens, adolescents and adults. Accept Medicaid, Medicare and self-pay.
  • Michiana Counseling Group
    574-293-0005
    Therapy services for all ages. Accept Medicaid, most commercial insurance and self-pay.
  • Oaklawn
    574-533-1234 or 800-282-0809
    Ask for the Access Center and they will walk you through scheduling an appointment and answer any questions you have. Located in Goshen and Elkhart. Available 24/7. Accept Medicaid, most commercial insurances and have a sliding scale for self-pay clients. 
  • Psychology Today Therapist Listing Psychology Today’s website lists therapists by location, including Elkhart County, IN.
  • Sage Counseling, LLC
    574-214-4912
    Has counseling experience in treating adolescents (age 12 and up) and adults in individual, couples and family therapy. Work with clients of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Has moved to Granger, IN. 
  • Samaritan Center
    574-262-3597
    Provides a variety of therapeutic specialties for individuals, couples and families. Accepts commercial insurance and have a sliding scale for self-pay. Has moved to Granger, IN. 
  • Shetler Psychological Services
    574-534-2161
    Provides individual counseling, marriage counseling, family therapy and play therapy, as well as professional life coaching. Services are available for all ages. Accepts Medicaid and commercial insurance.   
  • Summit Counseling Services
    574-286-0030
    Individual, family, couple and group therapy services.
  • YWCA of Elkhart County
    866-YES-YWCA or 574-233-9491
    Provides free clinical counseling (age four and older) and other programs to help children, youth and adults who have experienced sexual assault/abuse and/or domestic violence. A bilingual advocate is available. 1-866-YES-YWCA is a 24 hour crisis line for those who have experienced domestic violence and/or sexual assault. The local crisis number is 574-294-1811. 

OTHER LOCAL SERVICES FOR CHILDREN’S EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING AND SUPPORTS FOR FAMILIES

Case Management Services for Special Populations

  • Choices 317-726-2121 Care Coordination is provided for youth and families that are referred to Choices in different ways, but most referrals are made through certain partners: DCS, probation, or wraparound providers.
  • Keys Counseling 574-406-4520 or 574-326-3905 Keys Counseling does mental health assessments but specializes in child and family services treating children involved in CHINS and/or the juvenile justice systems.
  • Meridian Health Services 574-254-0229 Meridian provides therapeutic services to individuals and families with a wide variety of challenges.
  • Oaklawn 574-533-1234 or 800-282-0809 Case Management is available for children and families referred from particular partners and programs.

Child Abuse Services

  • Indiana’s Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline
    1-800-800-5556
    Call this number to report child abuse or neglect 24/7. This report can be made anonymously.
  • CAPS – Child and Parent Services
    574-295-2277
    Provides support to children and parents in the Elkhart County community.
  • SCAN – Stop Child Abuse and Neglect
    800-752-7116
    Has programs focused on prevention of child abuse/neglect or preservation of families as they recover.
  • YWCA of Elkhart County
    866-YES-YWCA or 574-233-9491
    Provides advocacy, support groups, classes, legal advocacy, support for working mothers and clinical counseling to help children, youth and adults who have experienced sexual assault/abuse and/or domestic violence. A bilingual advocate is available. 1-866-YES-YWCA is a 24 hour crisis line for those who have experienced domestic violence and/or sexual assault. The local crisis number is 574-294-1811. 

Children’s Programs, Age 0-6

  • Early Childhood Alliance 800-423-1498 Serves the early education needs of children across northern Indiana. It provides assistance for families searching for child care, along with other services. Refer eligible Elkhart County caregivers to Bright Point for a childcare voucher.
  • First Steps of Northeast Indiana – Elkhart 574-293-2813 Provides early intervention programs for children (from birth to the day before 3rd birthday) with developmental delays and support for families.
  • Head Start Elkhart & St. Joseph Counties 574-393-5864 A child development program for children and families to help children get ready for Kindergarten.

Grief

  • Center for Hospice Care 574-264-3321 or 800-467-7423 Center for Hospice Care offers a variety of bereavement programs to educate and support people experiencing grief following a death. Bereavement programs are available at no charge to anyone in the agency’s service area.
  • Ryan’s Place 574-535-1000 Specialized programs for children, teens, and families who are dealing with issues of grief and loss in Goshen, South Bend and Warsaw.
  • Suicide Prevention Center at United Health Services 574-247-6047 Provides a place to connect with others who are coping with the sudden loss of a loved one by suicide.

Homelessness

  • Bashor Children’s Home
    574-875-5117
    Facility in Goshen offering help for troubled children and their families through their shelter, residential care, day treatment and alternative education.
  • Oaklawn
    574-533-1234
    Provides a path to transition from homelessness for adults diagnosed with mental illness.

LGBTQ

  • LGBTQ Center of South Bend 574-234-1411 Advocacy center that is dedicated to supporting and educating the community.
  • Mosaic Health & Healing Arts 574-537-2680 A full scope family medical practice in Goshen open to all individuals. Mosaic also hosts LGBTQ support services.
  • Oaklawn 574-533-1234 Provides support and guidance through some therapists with expertise in issues faced by LGBTQ individuals.
  • Sage Counseling, LLC 574-214-4912 Works with clients of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Has moved to Granger, IN. 
  • Waterside Counseling 574-534-5778 Therapy services for adolescents and adults. Self-pay only. 

Refugee & Immigrant Mental Health Services

  • Center for Problem Resolution 574-294-7447 (Elkhart), or 574-533-0664 (Goshen) Provides bilingual addiction outpatient education.
  • Oaklawn 574-533-1234 Provides services in other languages through bilingual staff or qualified translators.

Residential Treatment

Most residential treatment facilities only accept referrals from partners such as the Department of Child Services, Juvenile Probation or other child placing agencies. There are residential facilities in and next to our county.

Resources for Families who have Children with Mental Health Challenges or Other Special Needs

  • ADEC GPS (Guiding Parents to Services) Project 574-848-7451 GPS can help parents, guardians and caregivers tap into information and services for children and adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.
  • ARC of Indiana 317-977-2375 Primarily a resource for families with children who have intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, but also may be helpful for children and youth who are dually diagnosed with mental health challenges.
  • Autism Society of Indiana 800-609-8449 Resource for families who have children who are diagnosed or dually diagnosed with autism. Has an Autism Ally Program with regionally based specialists to provide one-on-one, peer-to-peer support to individuals and families in need of information, resources and referrals, related to autism.
  • IN*Source – Indiana Resource Center for Families with Special Needs 800-332-4433 Parent-run organization that provides Indiana families and service providers with information and training necessary to assure effective educational programs and appropriate services for children and young adults with disabilities, including mental health concerns.
  • SAMHSA – Family Educational Resources A division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that supports mental health. Excellent family resources on various mental health diagnoses can be found here.

Sex Trafficking

  • Bashor Children’s Home
    574-875-5117
    Facility in Goshen offering help for troubled children and their families through residential care, day treatment and alternative education.

Substance Use

  • A New Beginning 574-534-5778 Addiction treatment in Goshen.
  • Addictions Recovery Center 574-533-6154 Services for those over 18 years of age, available in Goshen & Elkhart.
  • Alateen 855-571-5565 Weekly meeting held on Wednesdays at St. Paul’s Methodist Church in Elkhart, IN. 
  • Camp Mariposa Contact Liz O’Connor, 574-533-1234 ext. 3298 A camp for kids, age 9-12, whose loved ones are living with an addiction.
  • Center for Problem Resolution 574-294-7447 (Elkhart) or 574-533-0664 (Goshen) Outpatient drug and alcohol services and bilingual services.
  • Oaklawn 574-533-1234 Ask for the Access Center and they will walk you through services that are available. Has both adolescent and adult groups.
  • Recovery Journey 574-264-5840 (Elkhart)
  • Victory Clinical Services 574-233-1524 (South Bend) State licensed medication assisted recovery program, designed to provide medical and counseling services to individuals with an opioid use disorder.
  • YWCA North Central Indiana 574-233-9491 Offices in Elkhart and South Bend. Women’s Journey Substance Use Treatment Program is specially designed for women utilizing a 16 step program of recovery and empowerment and allows women to bring their children with them during treatment.

Parent Support Services and Groups

  • Al-Anon
    A searchable listing of chapters for adults and teens in Indiana.  
  • All Pro Dad’s Day
    Provides opportunities for fathers to connect with their children through several Elkhart County chapters. 
  • Asperger Autism Group of Goshen (private group)
    This is a private Facebook group where families can connect with parents and others who are affected by Aspergers, Autism and PDD-NOS.
  • CAPS – Child and Parent Services
    574-295-2277
    Provides support to children and parents in the Elkhart County community.
  • IN*SOURCE
    574-234-7101 or 800-332-4433
    A parent-run organization which provides assistance and support to help families and professionals work together to help students with special needs. 
  • National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI)
    574-596-6464
    Offering support and education programs for family members with a loved one who has a mental health diagnosis.
  • Parent SOURCE
    Contact Brenda Ayala, 574-533-1234
    The Parent Source is a support group for parents with children with mental health challenges. The group offers support, education and family fun.
  • RETA
    574-522-3888
    A faith-based, pregnancy and family resource center.
  • SCAN – Stop Child Abuse and Neglect
    800-752-7116
    Has programs focused on prevention of child abuse/neglect or preservation of families as they recover.
  • Triple P of Elkhart County
    574-226-0160
    Free programs and courses focused on helping parents manage children and teen behavior. 
  • Women’s Care Center
    877-908-2341 (hotline) or 574-296-6603
    Provides free, confidential counseling, support and education to women facing unplanned pregnancies.

Youth and Young Adult Services Age 16-21

​This age group refers to youth who are moving from childhood to adulthood. Youth within in this age range can access any of the services mentioned above, as well as the specialized listing below:

  • Indiana Connected by 25
    317-917-8940
    Provides financial, educational and social support to assist foster care youth when they are about to or have already transitioned out of the foster care system.
  • Oaklawn
    574-533-1234
    Ask for the Access Center. Oaklawn has specialized Transition Age Youth services for youth and young adults with mental health challenges.  
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Services
    574-262-2086 (Elkhart)
    “Voc Rehab” helps young people locate job training programs, find a job, keep a job and help in the transition to work.

Youth Programs Age 5-17

  • Bashor Children’s Home
    574-875-5117
    Facility in Goshen offering help for troubled children and their families through their shelter, residential care, day treatment and alternative education.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Elkhart County, Inc.
    574-830-5013
    Offers mentoring to youth facing adversity.
  • Boys & Girls Club of Elkhart County
    574-534-5933
    Have clubs in Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, and Nappanee as well as school-based KidsCare locations.
  • CAPS – Child and Parent Services
    574-295-2277
    Provides support to children and parents in the Elkhart County community.
  • Center for Community Justice
    574-295-6149
    Empowers Elkhart County by using Restorative Justice to heal the harm caused by crime, strengthen conflict resolution skills, and engage a stronger community.
  • Five Star Life
    574-266-4038
    Provides schools with a variety of academic, leadership, and character programming that addresses the sources of negative mindsets.
  • Lifeline Youth Ministries
    574-294-7407
    Offers after-school clubs and summer camp.
  • Oaklawn
    574-533-1234
    Provides a path to transition from homelessness for adults diagnosed with mental illness.
  • Ryan’s Place
    574-535-1000
    Specialized programs for children, teens, and families who are dealing with issues of grief and loss in Goshen, South Bend and Warsaw.
  • The Crossing
    574-226-0671
    Provides academics, job training and faith-based character education for youth.
  • The Post
    574-534-7678
    A Christ-centered Youth Center.
  • YWCA of Elkhart County
    866-YES-YWCA or 574-233-9491
    Provides advocacy, support groups, classes, legal advocacy, support for working mothers and clinical counseling to help children, youth and adults who have experienced sexual assault/abuse and/or domestic violence. A bilingual advocate is available. 1-866-YES-YWCA is a 24 hour crisis line for those who have experienced domestic violence and/or sexual assault. The local crisis number is 574-294-1811. 

Wraparound

​High fidelity wraparound is an individualized, collaborative service planning and delivery process for families of children and youth age 6-17 with complex emotional and behavioral needs that span multiple agencies. ​

  • Oaklawn
    574-246-9102
    A referral to the Access Site can be made by anyone. An appointment for an assessment will be made with the family and if the young person qualifies, they can participate in wraparound. For youth that don’t qualify, different options will be offered to meet the youth and family’s need.

NATIONAL RESOURCES FOR MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES AND SUPPORT

Abuse/Assault

  • Loveisrespect.org
    1-866-331-9474
    A project of the National Domestic Violence Hotline created to empower youth to prevent and end dating abuse. Available 24/7/365. Chat available through their website. Text LOVEIS to 22522. Call 1-866-331-9474, TTY 1-866-331-8453
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline
    1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
    Has trained advocates available 24/7/365 to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship. Call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233). Deaf/hard of hearing call 1-855-812-1011 (VP), 1-800-787-3224 (TTY). Chat en español disponible todos los días de 12-7 p.m. Hora Central.
  • RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline
    1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
    Available 24/7 for free. Chat is available through their website.
  • National Sexual Violence Resource Center
    Works to prevent and respond to sexual violence. Their website includes resources for survivors, friends and family, advocates and educators, media and press.

Bullying

Disaster

  • National Child Traumatic Stress Network
    Resources for on preparing for and responding to disasters from the perspective of child trauma.
  • SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline
    1-800-985-5990
    Provides 24/7/365 crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. Call 1-800-985-5990, TTY 1-800-846-8517 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to be connected to a trained professional.

Grief

Homelessness/Runaway

  • National Runaway Safeline
    1-800-RUNAWAY
    Federally-designated national communication system for runaway and homeless youth, providing solution-focused support. It is available 24/7 in the United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam. Texting is available through their website.
  • Safe Place
    National youth outreach and prevention program for young people under the age of 18 (up to 21 years of age in some communities) in need of immediate help and safety. Teens can use TXT 4 HELP to text live with a mental health professional and get help.
  • Youth.gov 
    Government website that provides information about youth homelessness, including government reports, resources, and details about government programs that are aimed at preventing and ending youth homelessness.

LGBTQ

  • Center of Excellence for Transgender Health
    Works to increase access to health care services, including mental health, for trans communities.
  • Human Rights Campaign
    Has a Resources page for youth, parents and professionals.
  • National Association of School Psychologists
    Has a Resources page with information and tools for mental health professionals working in schools to use to support LGBTQ youth. 
  • The Trevor Project
    1-866-488-7386
    National organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning young people under 25. Call 1-866-488-7386, 24/7. Text START to 687687 or chat online, Monday-Friday 3 pm – 10 pm EST.
  • Trans Lifeline
    1-877-565-8860
    Peer support hotline run by and for trans people. The hotline’s hours are 10 am to 4 am EST but volunteers are sometimes available during off hours.

Mental Health

  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    Produces Facts for Families with concise information on mental health concerns that affect children, teenagers and their families. 
  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
    Educates the public, funds research, advocates for policies and supports survivors of suicide loss and those affected by suicide.
  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
    Provides information on children’s mental health symptoms, treatment, data and research. Works to increase access to health care services, including mental health, for trans communities.
  • Center for School Mental Health
    Promotes successful and innovative mental health policies and programs in schools. 
  • Child Mind Institute
    Information on children’s mental health for families and educators.
  • JED
    Nonprofit that works to protect emotional health and prevent suicide for teens and adults. They have a Seize the Awkward campaign that encourages people to talk about mental health.
  • Mental Health America
    Mental health education and advocacy organization. 
  • NAMI’s OK2talk
    Provides a space for teenagers and young adults with mental health concerns to share their stories and find support.
  • National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
    A national family-run organization which provides leadership and technical assistance to a nation-wide network of family-run organizations and does national advocacy to transform mental health care in America. 
  • National Institute of Mental Health
    A branch of the US government’s National Institutes of Health that provides information on the latest research on mental health issues for children, adolescents and adults.  
  • Youth MOVE National
    A national youth-run organization that unites the voices of individuals who have lived experience in various systems, including mental health, juvenile justice, education and child welfare. 

Physical Health

Refugee & Immigrant

Sex Trafficking

  • National Child Traumatic Stress Network
    Information on child trafficking trauma including interventions and resources.
  • National Human Trafficking Hotline
    1-888-373-7888
    National, toll-free hotline available to answer calls from anywhere in the United States, 24/7/365. The NHTH is not a law enforcement or immigration authority and is operated by a nongovernmental organization funded by the Federal government. To get help, call 1-888-373-7888 or text HELP or INFO to BeFree (233733). Live chat is available online.
  • The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
    1-800-THE-LOST
    Congressionally-authorized CyberTipline, operated by a nongovernmental organization. It provides a means for reporting crimes against children and is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Reports can be made online as well.

Substance Use

  • Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator
    1-800-662-HELP (4357)
    Confidential and anonymous source of information about treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for substance abuse/addiction and/or mental health concerns. It is available 24/7 in English and Spanish. Call 1-800-662-HELP (4357), 1-800-487-4889 (TTY) or visit their website.
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2-1-1 is a free and confidential service that helps people across the United States find the local resources they need.

When you call, a trained service professional will talk with you about what you need and give you information or referrals to connect you with help.

2-1-1 is available 24/7 and the call is toll-free.

Indiana Family and Social Services Administration

FSSA has a Resource Guide about Indiana programs, organized into areas of need:

  • Refugee Services
  • Early Care & Education
  • Employment
  • Financial Services
  • Food/Nutrition
  • Health Coverage
  • Home- & Community-Based Services for the Aged, Blind and Disabled
  • Mental Health/Addictions
  • Transportation
  • Housing
The Source • Youth Mental Health Network

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

If you have questions about available services not listed above, please dial 211.

211 is a program funded by the United Way that keeps a comprehensive list of community resources and how to use them.

IF THIS IS AN EMERGENCY CALL 911 or GO TO NEAREST EMERGENCY ROOM

For the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline call 1-800-273-8255 or text the word ‘home’ to 741741 for Crisis Text Line.

IF THIS IS AN EMERGENCY CALL 911 or GO TO NEAREST EMERGENCY ROOM

For the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline call 1-800-273-8255 or text the word ‘home’ to 741741 for Crisis Text Line.

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