We are Coordinated Assistance Ministries Inc. est. 1993The Mission of Coordinated Assistance Ministries is to unify the assistance ministries of the religious community, show God’s love, meet needs not being met by community agencies, and cooperate with social service agencies in meeting the needs of our community.
We are an ecumenical, religious organization, not another “money source” but a “people source” of aid, and Community Service Provider for Center Township Trustee.
We exist through generous donations of churches, organizations, and individuals of our wonderful community. Our service area includes Howard, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Miami and Tipton Counties.
Each year we serve over a thousand individuals and families. Our doors are open each week day as a Day Shelter. Those in need may come in for a cup of coffee, a donut and fellowship. Clients needing help can see the Supervisor who assesses their needs and helps them in accessing government and private assistance programs.
CAM Inc shelters up to 13 homeless men on any given night throughout the CAM building and through our Bill Hudson Project. Plus, three families are housed in our Family Hope Center, and 11 housed in our CAM Permanent Housing, and 5 young women in our Serena Youth Center, with a house parent.
About CAM, Inc in 2018
We interviewed and worked with 977 People – 632 Households
- 202 Children
- 62 Teens
- 385 Men
- 328 Women
- 324, 33 % Self-Reported being homeless, this includes HUD Definition and Couch Surfers
CAM Inc in a NutshellOur Primary Goal – Moving People Out of Homelessness
Across the nation, why homelessness?Low paying jobs, lack of affordable housing, lack of education, drug and alcohol abuse, medical/mental difficulties, or circumstances that arise in life. How do people move out of homelessness?
CAM provides a network of aid through our match-up with individuals, churches and agencies. People with no means to move out of homelessness cannot do it without a”hand-up.”
Reasons a person would need CAM
- Keep housing
- Find a place to live
- Find job
- Use phone
- Message center for receiving phone calls for work or housing
- Safe address
- Payee assistance
- Help filling out papers
- Lost ID
- Hygiene kits
- Bicycles for a job
- Waiting for appointments with other agencies
- Help with drug & alcohol addictions
- In jail, hospital, nursing home without any family to assist
- House cleaning
- Birthday celebrations
- Help moving
- Table Top Minsitry
- Match Up Ministry
- Bill Hudson Project for six men to rent bed for $5 a night
- 3 families assisted in our Family Hope Center – with Supervisor
- Permanent CAM Housing is assisted living, housing 11 people each night.