Let's play! How Fort Wayne's chess subculture is growing and using the game to bridge community gaps
Chess has been rising in popularity as a "hip" pandemic pastime since the Queen's Gambit hit Netflix in 2020. But you might not realize Fort Wayne has a thriving chess subculture of its own that's "much bigger than you would expect," says participant Nathan Miller.
The Rescue Mission serving over 3,000 meals for Christmas
The Rescue Mission served over 3,000 meals to families in need on Friday.
Rescue Mission closes largest fundraising campaign as it sees steep increase in need
The Fort Wayne Rescue Mission is closing their largest fundraising project today and they’re able to do more to help the community.
Rescue Mission serves most grab & go Thanksgiving meals ever, over 4,500
Last year, The Rescue Mission served 2,500 meals. This year, they surpassed that number by more than 2,000.
Rescue Mission receives 80 blankets, 200 pairs of socks in time for Thanksgiving
Bob Rohrman Subaru of Fort Wayne is donating blankets and socks for its Subaru Love to Help initiative during National Homeless Youth Awareness Week.
Allen County Superior Court partners with Rescue Mission to raise mental illness awareness
160%. That is how much the Allen County Superior Court estimates mental illness cases in Northeast Indiana have increased since 2015.
Allen County Superior Court Judge Andrew Williams says the increasing correlation between mental illness and homelessness spurred him to establish a relationship between the court and the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission.
Rescue Mission shining light on poverty during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week
The Rescue Mission is shining a light on poverty, food insecurity, and homelessness in Northeast Indiana during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.
Community Connection: The Rescue Mission
Sign up for One Night, a virtual fundraiser and awareness event for The Rescue Mission.
Flattening the slippery slope toward homelessness
I got the call about two months ago. He said he was having a disagreement with his landlord about his rental payments. His records show he paid too much. The landlord said the opposite and refused to show receipts to prove it. So my friend simply stopped paying his rent to get his landlord's attention. In less than a week, he and his family of six were evicted.
Charis House receives $1 million ‘boost’ to help women and children
A “significant boost” of more than $1 million will help Charis House continue to offer real change to the women and children they serve to overcome homelessness.
CONNECT Allen County, one-stop service center, opens on Fort Wayne’s south side
A new one-stop center for those seeking services like counseling, healthcare and family support celebrated their grand opening on the south side of Fort Wayne Tuesday morning.
Conversations with Melissa Montana
Today, Melissa Montana is joined by Blake Douglas, Director of Marketing & Communications with the Rescue Mission, to talk about their upcoming Spring Gala happening on May 7th.