About Us

    Mission: The Mission of Community Care of Northeast IN is to offer practical, emotional, and spiritual support to women, men, and children who are seeking assistance with difficulties in their daily lives.

    Vision: Community Care will help hurting people by sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ through word and deed as we connect people with Relief, Rehabilitation, and Development, which glorifies God.

    Strategy: We will achieve this vision by partnering with area churches, individuals, and like-minded organizations wanting to help persons move out of crisis into a safe and stable lifestyle as we connect them with loving people, resources, housing, and God for lasting life change.

    Community Care of NE IN is the 501(c)(3) charitable umbrella organization for three programs:

    There are currently 34 churches, 37 businesses/organizations, and 100+ individuals partnering with us in various roles from Funding, Volunteers, Prayer, and Board Members.

    We currently need funding and volunteers for mentoring, administration, teaching classes, cooking classes, intake interviews, receptionists, prayer warriors, and thrift store workers.

    All donations (money, stocks, trusts, furniture, appliances, household items) are tax deductible.


    In March 2013, Community Care of Wells County opened it doors to helping make Wells County a better place to live and thrive. It was formed by 3 ministers with a passion for helping people through crisis situations and providing a way for them to have better lives.

  1. 2012 – Community saw a need for benevolence help, connecting people to resources and developing people. Plans laid for Community Care of Wells County.
  2. 2013 – 3 Ministers launch Community Care of Wells County. Connecting people to appropriate resources and providing classes at 116 South Johnson St.
  3. 2014 – Acquired 2 Apartments and started transitional housing.
  4. 2015 – Filed for 501.C.3 and received it, backdated to March 2013. Obtained a 3rd apartment and started Change Up Thrift Store.
  5. 2016 – Hired part time bookkeeper and executive director to help move organization forward. Beefed up board membership.
  6. 2017 – Created four common identifiable logos and launched website. Acquired A Friend’s House building (1001 Clark Ave) and expanded Grace & Mercy Transitional Housing into separate housing for men and women/kids.
  7. 2018 – Opened to women and children--watched as lives were being touched and changed
  8. 2019 – First Graduate from Grace & Mercy. Change Up Thrift Store Moved to downtown location.
  9. 2020 – Covid hits, but caring for the community continues. Two babies born to women at Grace & Mercy. Four women baptized and lives being transformed. Change Up sales improving.
  10. 2021 – More construction projects happening which will allow for more residents. Hit a record of 9 women and 13 children at Grace & Mercy. Community support growing. New Executive Director and Operations Manager.
  11. 2022 – Expanded roles means new names/logos. Community Care of Northeast Indiana. Change Up is now Community Thrift and moving into a bigger better location. Conneceting Center is Resource Center and moving next door to Community Thrift to better serve community needs. New Thrift store manager and assistant manager added.Man Up closes for now. Grace and Mercy finishes work in the back of building bringing on 2 new resident rooms, 2 bathrooms, kids play room and arts/craft room.