Serving men in Indiana

Serving Men Experiencing Homelessness

We provide Christ-centered programs and services for men facing homeless, poverty, and addiction. Our services take a holistic approach by providing physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual help.

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Homeless Services

We provide temporary emergency shelter to homeless and/or disadvantaged men. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, showers, clothing, chapel services, case management (with referrals to onsite and offsite social service agencies) are provided. Medical, dental, podiatric and vision services are also available.

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Winter Contingency Program

Winter Contingency ensures that every man, woman, and child in the Indianapolis and Bloomington areas can find a safe place to sleep and a nourishing meal during the cold months. Five months out of the year, November 1 through March 31, outreach teams from various agencies perform “street sweeps” to find the homeless and provide them transportation to one of the shelters in the area. In addition to those who are transported, hundreds of others seek out shelter and food at organizations around town.

Marion County Homeless Services and Behavioral Health Provider Collaboration

Because no single agency has the resources and expertise needed to comprehensively address the needs of the homeless struggling with mental illness, Wheeler is deeply involved with other shelters, mental and behavioral health agencies, hospitals and law enforcement agencies. More than two dozen of these local agencies work together to collectively provide our clients with the mental health services they need. The Collaboration meets regularly throughout the year.

Some of the organizations in the Mental Health/Shelter Provider Collaboration are:

  • Adult and Child Behavioral Health
  • Midtown Mental Health Center
  • Homeless Initiative Program
  • Horizon House
  • Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention (CHIP)
Emergency Men's Services
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Residential Programs

Our men’s residential programs provide shelter, meals, case management, and services for men. The goal is to help them obtain long-term, lasting change through a relationship with Christ.

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Foundations

Our Foundations Program is delivered in multi-faceted phases (3 distinct Tracks) and designed to provide the guests we serve with a good, solid groundwork for successful, independent living while addressing specific issues that contribute to life instability and homelessness.  The duration of this program may last up to 9-months.

 

Case Management and/or referral services are an integral part of the Foundations Program and will be offered to each guest and identified through a Coordinated Service Plan (CSP) which may include housing, employment, medical and/or legal services.

 

1 Timothy 6:18-19 Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is life indeed.

Servant Leader Training (SLT): Indy

Servant Leader Training (SLT): Indy is for graduates of our programs who decide to receive ministry training by serving within a Christian context. It is a 9–12-month residential internship program for individuals who have completed our Foundations Program and are seeking opportunities to serve others. This internship allows an individual to be mentored/trained by a staff member while continuing to serve within Wheeler Ministry. Real life issues will be addressed and these graduates will assist case managers and develop their God-given gifts/talents.

 

2 Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.

Support: Indy

Support is for any program graduate who needs additional transitional care to move from homelessness to independent stability. This program gives guests the opportunity to reside in an apartment-like setting while paying an affordable monthly program fee. Residents also receive case management to help them overcome barriers in achieving long-term success, choose life skill elective opportunities, and maintain a steady income. Program duration is up to 1 year.

 

Psalm 18:35 You have given me the shield of your salvation, and your right hand supported me, and your gentleness made me great.

 

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Addiction Recovery

Hebron is a long-term, residential, addiction recovery program that helps men address addictions and other life-dominating sin.

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Hebron Addiction Recovery Program

Hebron is a long-term, residential opportunity for men to receive help with addictions and other life-dominating sin. This program is designed to help men learn how to biblically overcome addictions and life-dominating sin. Men will be a part of a group to go through “Behold Your God” daily study with support and training from their assigned Program Manager. During this time, they will attend classes and engage in work training with various work crews at Wheeler Mission Pallets & Industry for a work reference after successful completion of the program. Men will also fellowship with members of local churches for weekly Bible Studies. They will learn what it means to take ownership of their actions, engage in seeking forgiveness, and address their own forgiveness issues. Program duration is 9-months.

 

Luke 18:27 And he said, the things which are impossible with men are possible with God

Servant Leader Training (SLT): Hebron

Servant Leader Training (SLT): Hebron is for graduates of the Hebron Addiction Recovery who decide to obtain ministry training by serving within a Christian context throughout Wheeler Mission. It is a 9–12-month residential internship program for those seeking opportunities to serve others. This internship allows an individual to be mentored/trained by a staff member while continuing to serve in Christian community. Real life issues will be addressed and these graduates will assist case managers and develop their God-given gifts/talents.

 

2 Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.

Locations

Men's Shelter Location

Shelter For Men

520 E. Market St., Indianapolis, IN 46204 | MAP

Questions?

317.687.6795

 

No appointment is necessary for emergency shelter.

Check-in time is from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily. Exceptions will be made for first-time guests only.

Services

  • Meals
  • Shelter
  • Chapel Services
  • Medical Clinics
  • Short-term Programs
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About

In 2008, Lighthouse Ministries, Inc.  merged with Wheeler Mission and the Lighthouse building at 520 East Market Street became known as Wheeler Mission Lighthouse Center. Currently designated as the Wheeler Mission Shelter for Men, it houses all of the men’s emergency shelter services. It is the starting point to direct men to appropriate services and programs both within Wheeler Mission as well as outside agencies that serve the homeless of Indianapolis. Men are provided temporary shelter, including intake case management and assessment, meals, medical services, and lodging, along with chapel services or elective classes.

Men's Residential Center

Men’s Residential Center

245 N. Delaware St., Indianapolis, IN 46204 | MAP

Questions?

317.636.2720

 

An appointment is required for entrance into programs. Appointments can be made by calling the number above and speaking with the appropriate person.

Services

  • Residential Programs
  • Donation Drop-off
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About

Once the location of the Old Elm Saloon, the Wheeler Mission site at 245 N. Delaware Street was originally dedicated into the service of the ministry on March 19, 1922. It was quickly noted that major renovations needed to take place to make it suitable to house and feed men. A new four-story building was constructed at 245 N. Delaware Street and the cornerstone of this building was laid on April 7, 1929. Since then, this building has been used to minister to men struggling with homelessness, hunger, unemployment, and addiction. Residential programs are structured to address the heart-change needed in order to make life-change, aiding the men in finding and securing stable employment, housing, and involvement in the local church.

Our Men’s Residential Center is a donation drop-off location. 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. daily

Center for Men

Center for Men

215 S. Westplex Ave., Bloomington, IN 47404 | MAP

Questions?

812.333.1905

 

No appointment necessary for emergency shelter

Services

  • Meals
  • Shelter
  • Community Day Room
  • Residential Programs
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In October 2015, Backstreet Missions merged with Wheeler Mission and was renamed the Wheeler Mission Center for Men. This location offers emergency shelter to assist the needs of men requiring immediate shelter and case-managed programs to assist the needs of men requiring longer term needs.

Training Center at Camp Hunt

Hunt Training Center

7790 N. Fish Rd., Bloomington, IN 47408 | MAP

Questions?

812.332.2452

 

317.750.1471

 

Please call one of the numbers above if you or someone you love is struggling with addiction.

Services

  • Addiction Recovery
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About

Hunt Training Center offers long-term, residential training programs. It is situated on 285-acres in north Bloomington, bordering the Morgan Monroe State Forest. It is dedicated to Christian regeneration, discipleship, ministry training, and fellowship. Hunt Training Center exists to serve men and their families and specializes in serving those overcoming addictions or life-dominating sin.