The Elkhart Difference: Support

  • Student and Family Support
    • Elkhart Community Schools is committed to the success of each student who walks through our doors. A few ways we help our students and families outside of the traditional classroom include:
      • Before and after school childcare
      • Clubs and activities
      • Mentoring programs
      • Counseling
      • Academic interventionists
      • Social workers
      • Parent support coordinators
      • Psychological services
      • Speech therapy
      • Teenage parent program
      • Homebound services
      • Routine health services, including dentist visits
      • Connecting parents with community services that can assist with food, shelter, clothing and other needs
      • Accessibility
        • All students share in a guaranteed, rigorous, fair and equitable education, not only reaching growth expectations on academic standards, but also developing their talents, skills and mindsets to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world. We are committed to ensuring that our educational materials and websites are accessible, equitable, and usable to everyone. Accessibility is a core component of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and it is referenced throughout the UDL Guidelines. We continually strive to be fully adapted to the highest accessibility standards. If you require additional support or have a suggestion about accessing materials, information, or technologies at Elkhart Community Schools or would like to provide feedback, please get in touch with us.

Emergency Assistance for Individuals in Crisis

    • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
    • Teen Suicide Line: 310-855-4673
    • Crisis Text Line – Text the word “home” to 741741
    • Love Is Respect- Teen dating violence hotline/website 1-866-331-9474 or Text loveis to 22522
    • Anonymous ECS Reporting System: Sprigeo

Resources for Families

    • Rental Assistance / Housing
      • Church Community Services: 574-295-3673
      • Consumer Credit Counseling Services: 574-293-0075
      • Elkhart Housing Authority: 574-295-8392
      • Faith Mission of Elkhart: 574-293-3406
      • Habitat for Humanity: 574-533-6109
      • La Casa/Roosevelt Center: 574-296-7900 or 574-522-2874
      • Real Services: 574-322-4185
      • Salvation Army: 574-970-0088
      • Township Trustees: Concord / 574-283-6889 and Osolo / 574-262-2175