Help Us Make A Difference

Support comes in many forms. Pick from one of our many ways to give and help us create a lasting impact on homelessness among our single homeless sisters.

If you need housing today, please CALL us. Call each morning to check on our availability, first come first served. (260) 426-7358.

St. Joseph Missions Women’s Shelter

“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” — Saint Teresa of Calcutta

It’s in a spirit of love and caring that we feel called, with your help, to serve an at-risk population in the Fort Wayne community – single women experiencing homelessness.

There was no shelter in Fort Wayne exclusively dedicated to serving single women who have nowhere to live, and thus are vulnerable to becoming victims of sex trafficking, violence, and abusive relationships. With the help of our community, we are providing vital emergency housing for these women in need.

How to Help

Donate

Support comes in many forms. Pick from one of our many ways to give and help us create a lasting impact on homelessness among our single homeless sisters.

Volunteer

Join our mission to empower women, enrich lives, and create positive change in our community by volunteering at our women’s shelter. Your gift of time can help provide a safe haven for those in need.

Provide A Meal

At St. Joseph Missions, we believe a warm meal can comfort and nourish those in need. Groups or individuals are welcome to make a positive impact by preparing a meal for women in our care.

Our Wishlist

Your support can help us to continue providing basic necessities such as food, clothing, and hygiene products. With your support, we can continue to meet the critical needs of women in crisis and provide them with the resources and support they need to move forward.

So far, we have helped 50 Women in 2023

We’re here to help. Contact us for support and resources.

Our Core Values

St. Joseph Missions Women’s Shelter values the dignity of each person as a creation of God, and offers Christian-based services without proselytizing. We prioritize safety, providing a secure environment for our guests to begin their journey to self-sufficiency, while empowering them and involving the community to serve alongside us. Our goal is to be a positive force in the neighborhood and serve our guests and neighbors alike.

Christian

St. Joseph Missions Women’s Shelter recognizes the dignity of each person as a person created by God, and will provide services grounded in Christian love, rather than a motivation of proselytizing.

Safety

St. Joseph Missions Women’s Shelter provides the homeless a place where they can feel physically and emotionally safe to begin their journey back to self-sufficiency.

Neighbors

Our goal is to have St. Joseph Missions Women’s Shelter be an integral part of the neighborhood in which it is located, and bring good not only to the guests of ​St. Joseph Missions Women’s Shelter, but to the surrounding neighbors as well.

Community

We allow numerous people the opportunity to experience the joy of serving others by providing groups from churches around the city with opportunities to be involved at St. Joseph Missions Women’s Shelter.​

Empowerment

We teach our homeless friends of their self-worth by empowering them to help lead the community in which they will be living.

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News & Events

2 weeks ago

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Did you know St. Joseph Missions Women's Shelter served 139 women in 2023?We cannot do this work alone. Check out our website for ways to get involved! www.stjosephmissions.org ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

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Behind every successful woman is a tribe of other successful women! We want to give the American Association of University Women AAUW - Fort Wayne Branch a shout out for their gracious financial support of our guests, mission and shelter #thankyou ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

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Our gals were feeling the love this week thanks to our dedicated volunteer, Livi Snyder!So much love has been poured into St Joseph Missions Women’s Shelter and we can’t thank you all enough! ... See MoreSee Less
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St. Joseph Missions, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. FEDERAL TAX ID: 81-1868232