Trauma Recovery & Understanding
System Transformation

      Trauma is not only a root cause of poverty and homelessness, it is also one of the biggest barriers people face in utilizing the services intended to help them. Traumatized people lack a sense of safety, have limited ability to self-regulate, have an impaired perception of control and struggle to manage interpersonal relationships. As a result, they often are unable or unwilling to succeed in the agencies and programs our community has in place to help them. 

     It is almost universally accepted that implementing trauma informed care leads to better client outcomes in mental and physical health, education, employment, child development, housing stability and many other areas. The TRUST initiative also provides training to employers, school systems, law enforcement, public services, healthcare and many others. 

To learn more about having a TRUST training please email


The Center opened December 18, 1988 and has served more than 65,000 individuals experiencing homelessness. The Center strives to break the cycle of homelessness for men, women, children and Veterans. 



813 S. Michigan St.

South Bend, IN 46601

Veteran's Center


747 S. Michigan St.

South Bend, IN 46601

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