Resources for Families

South Bend is a city committed to improving the quality of family life and human services. In addition to the partnerships Notre Dame has made to improve the quality of life for those in the community, the area around Notre Dame offers an abundance of family resources for those of all ages.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Joseph County
Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Joseph County focuses on youth who are filled with promise but whose life circumstances make it harder to achieve. Caring one-to-one relationships are professionally supported to achieve positive, measurable impact.


Family & Children’s Center Counseling and Development Services
The mission of Family & Children’s Center Counseling and Development Services is to empower individuals and families by promoting human growth and dignity and preventing abuse through advocacy, education, counseling and supportive services.

Logan Center
LOGAN is committed to supporting people with disabilities in achieving their desired quality of life.

Real Services
Real Services has the responsibility of planning, developing, implementing and administering a network of services that are of high standards, are known, available and used by older adults and low income households in north central Indiana (Elkhart, Fulton (low-income only), Kosciusko, LaPorte, Marshall and St. Joseph Counties), based on their age and/or economic status.

Robinson Community Learning Center
The Robinson Community Learning Center welcomes community and Notre Dame partners that strengthen the Northeast Neighborhood of South Bend through relationship educational opportunities. By promoting innovation and excellence, the Center builds individual capacity and enhances existing systems throughout South Bend.

St. Margaret’s House
St. Margaret’s House is a day center committed to the gospel value of hospitality as reflected in Matthew 25: “I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me…”

The YWCA has been the leading advocate for women and children in our community for over 100 years. Through a combination of service and social action we reach out to women who are seeking solutions to abusive situations, who are fighting chemical dependency, who are in need of job training and education and who want to improve their lives for themselves and their children.

Indiana 211
Indiana 211 Partnership, Inc. (IN211) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building the 2-1-1 system for Indiana. The goal is to create a seamless network of information and referral services that enables anyone in Indiana in need of human services to have quick referrals to those who provide them by dialing

Memorial Health and Lifestyles Center
An exercise facility complete with basketball gyms, babysitting services, free weights, free aerobic and fitness classes, lap pool and warm-water therapy pool, locker rooms and saunas, and much more.

The Michiana YMCA is an inclusive organization of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility.

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