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 shelter 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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.​


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

5 days ago

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Our friends at Nothing Bundt Cakes are opening a second location (1726 Apple Glen Blvd) and on Friday, July 19th they will be giving 20% of their proceeds to us! Not only can you check out their new location and get a yummy treat, you can support St. Joseph Missions at the same time! Its a win win! Be sure to mark you calendar! ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

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Feel Good Friday!Nothing better than to end the week knowing one of our gals got keys to her new apartment! Congratulations Patty, we are so honored you allowed us to walk beside you during this chapter of your life. We wish you nothing but success! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

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We are thrilled to announce we just celebrated three years of our shelter doors being open! We want to thank First Presbyterian Church of Fort Wayne who helped mark this special occasion with an ice cream bar as we enjoyed a great concert by Heartland Sings. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank each and every person who has poured into us. We are beyond grateful! ... 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