Community & Civic Organizations
South Bend, IN
Our mission is to enhance the learning and enrich the lives of individuals with special needs
Our goal is to provide each individual we serve with “A Place To Be Me” where friendships are developed, social skills are enhanced, learning is enriched and self-esteem is built.
Our approach provides appropriate play and learning experiences in settings that help develop independence, social skills, a network of friends and a sense of community. While we help participants to learn new skills, develop independence and and improve physical health, the overriding purpose of our programming is to provide a place where special needs children can just be themselves without the barriers that may exist in traditional settings.
South Bend, IN
REAL Services is an umbrella organization for more than 20 programs that assist elderly, disabled and low-income individuals in 12 Northern Indiana County. Our programs address the needs of education, nutrition, self-sufficiency, and protection for 30,000 people in northern Indiana each year.
REAL Services has three “divisions”: Area Agency on Aging, Community Action Agency, and Alzheimer’s Services. These three divisions serve vulnerable older adults and low-income persons of all ages. The emphasis of the Area Agency on Aging is to assist older people to maintain independence as much as possible. The emphasis of the Community Action Agency is to assist low-income families to achieve self-sufficiency. Alzheimer’s Services of Northern Indiana provides support to those suffering from dementia and their families and caregivers.
REAL Services exists as a unique organization with a network of unduplicated services. These cost-effective programs are designed to enhance or enable self-sufficiency while making a lasting difference in people’s lives and the health of the community.
The ultimate objective of REAL Services is to assist in establishing a community in which those we serve can maintain their independence to the maximum degree possible and find meaning and satisfaction throughout their lives.