Largely due to inflation and rising costs, we have seen record numbers of guests coming to Combined Community Services to utilize our services, even higher than we saw during the pandemic. 

As the needs of the community have grown, so has the work put in by our staff. They have a passion for serving our community and have worked tirelessly to provide emergency assistance services and programs and workshops that help our guests achieve self-sufficiency. We are able to serve hundreds of individuals and families each month because of the staff’s dedication to our mission of providing hope, comfort, and resources to our neighbors in need. 

To our partners within the community, it is an honor to come together to help our neighbors in need. We are able to serve because of the generosity of our community through donations, volunteers, and prayers. We live in an incredible community, and it is my hope and prayer that we will unite with one another and continue to provide help and hope to individuals and families in Kosciusko County. 

Lives are Changed through Self-Sufficiency Program Workshops

Our programs help low-income families achieve economic independence with the goal to help bring individuals experiencing a crisis to stability. 

Project Independence &

Hand Up Program 2023

42 – Individuals in Programs

81 – Children Impacted

8 – 2023 Graduates

28 – Individuals Working

13 – Individuals in School or Vocational Training

2023 Workshops

30 – Individuals participating

75 – Children Impacted

Vision Board – participants made a vision board and worked on goal planning. 

Financial Literacy – REAL Services facilitated the workshop and each participant attending received a Lenovo Surface Pro. 

Summer Safety & Grow Your Own Garden – Participants learned how to create a container garden and supplies. They also received info on summer water safety and sunscreen. 

Crockpot Cooking – Staff prepared crockpot meals for participants and their families to enjoy. Each participant received a door prize and those who didn’t have a crockpot, received one. 

Christmas Celebration – Christmas Carnival was held in December where each family received a  family game and Santa greeted each child with a stocking filled with goodies. A carnival  style dinner  was served and cotton candy was made onsite for the children. Eighty-one individuals attended the event and forty-nine  were children.

Graduation Open House – In May, the program hosted a graduation open house. The programs celebrated one college  graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services from Grace College and two HSE graduates. 


Combined Community Services is in dire need of your support as we continue to help a record number of people in our community. Will you join us?

Our supporters at Combined Community Services are doing an exceptional job in making a positive impact in Kosciusko County. Each month, our services benefit hundreds of individuals in the community, and we rely on your support to continue our efforts. Every contribution, regardless of the amount, counts and is eligible for tax deduction. Thank you for your support in helping us make a difference in the lives of those in need.

Your Community. Our Mission.