What is the Project Independence Program?

Project Independence is a mentoring program which helps low-income families in Kosciusko County achieve economic independence through education.

The long-term goal of the program is to help clients develop the skills necessary to secure productive employment, and eliminate all need for financial assistance from private or governmental resources.

Eligibility for the Project Independence Program:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Single or two parent family either pregnant or with children currently in custody
  • Resident of Kosciusko County
  • Applying to the program of their own free will
  • Free from any permanent mental or physical disability which prohibits maintaining employment
  • Willing to participate fully in an educational or job training program
  • Committed to working with Project Independence in order to complete a step-by-step, individualized program designed to achieve economic independence
  • Income eligible


For information on Project Independence, please call Sabrina Phillips at 574-269-7379 or email sphillips@combinedcommunityservices.org.

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