Grace & Mercy as well as Man Up Transitional Housing provides an avenue for someone wanting to improve their life.

Program is 6-12 months

Services Provided:

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Living space, utilities, and some furniture.
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Support through classes, mentors, and multiple agencies support system.
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Taught daily living skills, job training, and budgeting techniques.
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Exit plan development and milestones to reaching it.

Who we help: People who want a better life. Could be to get out of an abusive situation, just released from Department of Corrections, wanting to put their life in order and get a fresh start, getting out of addiction rehab, etc.

When we have availability, we look at which clients are the best fit at the time. We go through a contract with a lease to make sure the client knows what is expected.

What we do: Intake interview, weekly apartment inspections for safety, health, and security, provide classes in budgeting/finances, life skills, job training, and cooking, put appropriate mentors and support system into place to help person move into a healthy productive life-changing transformation. Meet at least weekly to ensure compliance and motivation levels. Ensure weekly church of choice attendance and Bible Study participation.

Historically Transitional Housing numbers are:

  • 2015—housed 8 men, 6 women, and 10 children
  • 2015—requesting housing wasn’t tracked this year
  • 2016—housed 4 men, 5 women, and 4 children
  • 2016—requesting housing: 30 men, 30 women, and 18 children
  • 2017—housed 5 women and 3 children
  • 2017—requesting housing: 11 men, 17 women, and 14 children

Men's Location

116 South Johnson Street
Bluffton, IN 46714
(260) 307-5125

Women's Location

1001 Clark Avenue
Bluffton, IN 46714
(260) 353-1006

Operating Hours

Normally 9 AM - 8 PM and By Appointment