“The mission of Shelter Ministries, Inc. is to provide Christ-centered rehabilitative and preventative services that empower, equip and encourage the homeless and near homeless in order that they may live independent, productive and successful lives.”
Who We Are
Shelter Ministries Inc., was founded in 1991 under the name of DeKalb County Operation Shelter Inc. In 1999 the agency reorganized under the name of Shelter Ministries Inc.
Shelter Ministries strives to help the people of DeKalb County, Indiana. Countless individuals and families are in great need, and we want to be here for the community. We are a Christian based ministry, and we know God has a purpose for us — as a Ministry, and as a Christian Community.
We currently assist the DeKalb County community with Financial Assistance for rent, utilities, prescriptions and gas vouchers for medical appointments. Bi-Monthly LIFE Classes are being offered free of charge and these classes cover all aspects of living a healthy Christian life, from easy budgeting to keeping faith.
We also offer a fabulous Food Pantry and Clothing Bank to the community, which has been up and running for 10 years now. Our Food Pantry Coordinator, Carole Bunting does a wonderful job of providing nutritious food – and prayer – to those in need.
We have a “Wheels-for-Work” Bicycle Ministry which provides bicycles for people wanting to work that for what ever reason do not have any transportation.
And we provide DeKalb County with a Christmas Bureau which provides Christmas gifts for the children of families in need.
We ask for your continued prayers, in guidance and funding, so we may continue our mission of “Offering light and hope through the storms of life.”
“He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.”