We cooperate or inter-operate with several area organizations to maximize efficiency and avoid duplication of services. Each organization is a piece of this puzzle we think of as our community — we all fit together to make the whole picture. As Pastor David E. Keller of Abundant Life Church said many years ago “None of us has all the answers, but together we can achieve more than any of us can alone.”
Several of the organizations important to us are listed below: this is not a complete list. Each entry gives a small summary of the organization, and where possible a link to their web site for more information. An organization’s mention on this page does not imply approval or disapproval of our operation by them, or of their operation by us: it means we work together for the greater public good.
The Abundant Life Church provides our occupancy, telephone, receptionist, Internet, copy/duplication services, and many other helps that make it possible for us to provide computer classes to our community. Without their generosity we could not help others.
The Pastor, David E. Keller, is a forward thinking man of God with a vision and burden of service to our community. By his foresight, ALC enables many religious and non-religious ministries and charitable works — some with a secular focus. Their ministries include a clothing bank, Tuesday Night basketball, El Iglesia del Vida Abundante, Revolution Youth Ministries, Connect Points, and many other worthy works. There is much information and some videos available from their web site — we encourage you to look it over.
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Fort Wayne–South Bend, Inc., is probably one of the largest and best respected social services agencies serving people in the Indiana counties of Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Elkhart, Huntington, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Marshall, Noble, Steuben, St. Joseph, Wabash, Wells, and Whitley. They help people regardless of their religious affiliation, race, national origin, or gender.
We help them by providing computer job skills training and mentoring to several persons who come to us through the SCSEP “Senior AIDES” program, which empowers and encourages them to become self-sufficient. They can be reached by telephone at (260) 422-5625 or (800) 686-7459 toll-free, by fax at (260) 422-5657, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. An abundance of information is available from their web site.
Fort Wayne Housing Authority helps eligible members of the Fort Wayne community obtain affordable housing and provides other services to create and maintain an atmosphere which encourages them to become self-sufficient.
We help them by accepting referrals to our computer classes. They can be reached by telephone at 260.449.7800, or through several phone numbers and a contact form on their web site. Their web site contains many on-line and downloadable resources to help people.
When we started Adult Life Training in 2003, our first articulation was with the Work One center here in Fort Wayne. They put up with our learning curve and we developed and taught computer job skills to the persons they referred to us. We still accept referrals from them. For more information, look at their very nice newly redesigned state-wide web site at http://www.in.gov/dwd/WorkOne/, or their web site for North East Indiana at http://www.workonenortheast.org/, telephone them in Allen County at (260) 745-3555, or fax them at (260) 745-7757. You can even find a job on their Career Connect web site.