Working together through continuous learning to improve the quality of life for all in DeKalb County, Indiana
An education initiative of the Community Foundation of DeKalb County

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Programs & Services

Be Someone Now

Phone: 260-421-5000

Be Someone Now (BSON) is a program of SCAN, Inc. BSON serves young adults, ages 16-21 years old, who have dropped out of high school and are interested in earning, or already pursuing, their High School equivalency diploma. BSON provides training, testing fees, tutoring, and tuition assistance.


Bowen Center

923 Cardinal Ct.; Auburn, IN 46706

Phone: 260-925-8035 or toll free 1-800-342-5653

Bowen Center provides a variety of services for children, adolescents, and adults. Bowen Center has a specialized social skills group, 1 to 1 home-based services that target parenting, development, and communication skills.



209 N. Jackson Street; Auburn, IN 46706

Phone: 260-423-3546

Weekly workshops on life skills.

Brightpoint helps communities, families, and individuals remove the causes and conditions of poverty.


Butler Public Library

340 S. Broadway Street; Butler, IN 46721

Phone: 260-868-2351



Phone: 855-927-7963

Crosswinds is a faith-based organization, created to provide everyday families with the resources and options they might need to overcome unique family situations and struggles. Their in-home family counseling staff will come to your home, provide help, and work with you to strengthen your family.


DeKalb County Central United School District

3326 County Road 427; Waterloo, IN 46793

Phone: 260-920-1011


DeKalb County Division of Family Resources (FSSA)

507 N. Grandstaff Dr.; Auburn, IN 46706

In the old Scotts plaza next to Oriental Gourmet

Toll Free: 1-800-403-0864

FSSA offers assistance in the forms of: SNAP (food assistance), TANF (cash assistance), IMPACT (job training), and Medicaid/Health Plans.


DeKalb County Domestic Violence Task Force

Phone: 260-908-6119

Contact: Judy Strock

Domestic Violence Task Force is crisis intervention for victims of domestic violence.


DeKalb Eastern School District

300 E. Washington Street; Butler, IN 46721

Phone: 260-868-2125


DeKalb High School

Phone: 260-920-1012 or 877-368-1010

Attendance: 260-920-1602

Guidance: 260-920-1603

3424 County Road 427; Waterloo, IN 46793


DeKalb Middle School

Phone: 260-920-1013

3338 County Road 427; Waterloo, IN 46793


Department of Child Services

934 W. 15th St.; Auburn, IN 46706

Phone: 260-925-2810

Child abuse and neglect hotline: 1-800-800-5556

Contact Wesley A. Husselman

DeKalb County Department of Child Services investigates reports made by anyone, or agency, involving suspected maltreatment of youth ages birth to 18.


Eastside Jr./Sr. High School

603 East Green Street; Butler, IN 46721

Phone: 260-868-2186


Eckhart Public Library

603 S. Jackson Street; Auburn, IN 46706

Phone: 260-925-2414



The Department of Education’s Free Application for Federal Financial Aid. This form is highly important to receive any financial aid for post-secondary education.

Contact your school guidance counselor for further information and assistance.


Family Table

Phone: 260-456-4511

Visit for resources, recipes and ideas for making the family meal a habit in your house. Sponsored by the McMillen Center for Health Education.


Fort Wayne Center for Learning

Phone: 260-469-3925

Fort Wayne Center for Learning is an organization dedicated to providing specialized instruction to children in northeast Indiana with learning challenges. They help children develop a positive self-image through the improvement of the critical learning skills necessary to be successful learners. They offer one-to-one instruction in reading, spelling, writing, math, comprehension, and academic independence.


Garrett High School

801 E. Houston Street; Garrett, IN 46738

Phone: 260-357-4114


Garrett-Keyser-Butler Community School District

801 E. Houston Street; Garrett, IN 46738

Phone: 260-357-3185


Garrett Middle School

801 E. Houston Street; Garrett, IN 46738

Phone: 260-357-3575


Garrett Public Library

107 W. Houston Street; Garrett, IN 46738

Phone: 260-357-5485


Great Kids Make Great Communities

Phone: 260-449-7272

Contact: Nancy Springer, Coordinator

Great Kids Make Great Communities offers training and support to ANYONE working with youth and families in Northeast Indiana. Their mission is to provide appropriate, research-based best practices to a wide variety of child champions.


Greater Fort Wayne Family

Phone: 260-347-0400

For a free subscription to the Greater Fort Wayne Family magazine, visit the website listed above, or call toll free at 1-800-717-4679.


High School Equivalency (GED) Prep, Adult Education, and ESL Classes

Contact Impact Institute at 1-888-349-0250, or ask at your DeKalb County Library.

For Class Locations, HSE Test Schedules, HSE Information, or HSE Testing Services, please visit:


Impact Institute

1607 Dowling Street; Kendallville, IN 46755

Phone: 1-888-349-0250

Impact Institute is a coalition of schools that support and foster career and technical education for students in multiple counties. We will partner with students, schools, staff, parents, and business leaders to embrace career readiness and empower post-secondary success.

The Impact Institute offers several dynamic vocational programs for high school students.


Information Hotline 2-1-1

One number. One easy way to find help. Dial 2-1-1 for free, confidential 24-hour information and referral assistance.



INSPIRE is Indiana’s Virtual Library. INSPIRE is a collection of academic databases and other information resources that can be accessed by Indiana residents using any computer equipped with an Internet Protocol (IP) address located in Indiana and a Web browser such as Firefox or Internet Explorer.


Lakewood Park Christian School

5555 County Road 29 South; Auburn IN 46706

Phone: 260-925-1393


Learn More Indiana

Toll Free: 1-800-992-2076

Learn More Indiana offers a variety of helpful resources- in print, in person, online, and on the phone- to help all Hoosiers from kindergarteners to adults turn their college and career dreams into reality.


Lifeline Youth & Family Services

7136 Gettysburg Pike, P.O. Box 80487; Fort Wayne, IN 46898-0487

Toll Free: 1-800-509-6884

Working with families in their homes, bringing tools and education to strengthen the family. Other services are available.


Northeastern Center

1800 Wesley Road; Auburn, IN 46706

Phone: 260-925-2453

Contact: Jeremy Lewis

Parenting Under Stress

This program is designed to provide support and education to mothers and fathers who are experiencing special life stresses that affect parenting. A group allows participants to gain support and information from their peers. This 12 week program meets weekly for 1 hour sessions every Friday.

Divorce Seminar

This is a 2-hour court-mandated program that is offered on an individual basis. Please contact the Northeastern Center for more information.


Right Relations, Inc.

2513 S. Calhoun Street; Fort Wayne, IN 46807

Phone: 260-436-7578

Contact: Tamie Morrison, Program Coordinator

Family Enrichment Series

This program focuses on personal development, communication skills, and building healthy relationships within families, work and social environments through principled centered education. Classes are offered Tuesday evenings in Kendallville, Thursday evenings in Columbia City, and Saturday mornings in Fort Wayne. Right Relations is a Community Partner with Purdue University.


Saint Joseph Catholic School

301 West Houston Street; Garrett, IN 46738

Phone: 260-357-5137


SCAN, Inc. (Stop Child Abuse and Neglect)

500 W. Main Street; Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Phone: 260-421-5002

SCAN is a not-for-profit organization whose sole mission is to eliminate the abuse and neglect of children through family services, education, and community partnerships. SCAN has two primary service areas: Prevention and Family Restoration.

Network For Safe Families

The Network provides home-based case management and resource referrals for parents seeking help with the day-to-day challenges of raising children. The Network can also help with referrals for meeting basic needs and coping with personal or family crisis.

Be Someone Now

Be Someone Now (BSON) is a program of SCAN, Inc. BSON serves young adults, ages 16-21 years old, who have dropped out of high school and are interested in earning, or already pursuing, their High School equivalency diploma. BSON provides training, testing fees, tutoring, and tuition assistance.


Shots For Tots

DeKalb County Health Department

220 East 7th Street; Auburn, IN 46706

Phone: 260-925-2220

Contact: Emily Engel

Call our office to set up an appointment. Vaccines will be administered by appointment only. Children ages 0-18 years are eligible for free vaccines only if:

– No Insurance

– Medicaid/Hoosier Healthwise

– Insurance doesn’t pay for vaccines


Understanding and Parenting Teenagers

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church

Phone: 260-925-3882


A two-session class that looks at the nature of adolescent development, trends, and changes facing teens. Discuss the role of parents, media, etc.


Waterloo-Grant Township Public Library

300 S. Wayne Street; Waterloo, IN 46793

Phone: 260-837-4491


YWCA Domestic Abuse Task Force

1610 Spy Run Ave.; Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Phone: 260-447-7233

Domestic Violence Crisis Line: 1-800-441-4073

YWCA Domestic Violence Services delivers a high quality continuum of care programs to victims of domestic violence. Sheltering and interventions are available.


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