Local officials, activists react to South Bend’s announcement it will fund crisis centerBl

Indianapolis leaders and community stakeholders on Thursday highlighted a proposal to include money for a pilot clinician-led emergency response program in the city's proposed budget – an [...]

Faith Leaders gather on Friday demanding a crisis response team in the wake of Dante Kittrell’s shooting

By Naja Woods | ABC57 On Friday the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s confirmed it is waiting for ballistics tests to come back before releasing much more information on the deadly South Bend police [...]

Community members ask South Bend leaders to improve mental health response teams

By Anne Lurea | WSBT Reporter Community members are asking again for answers in a police involved shooting. That shooting happened two weeks ago and left one man dead. 51-year-old Dante Kittrell [...]

Viewpoint: A question after the police killing of Dante Kittrell: Why?

By Faith in St. Joseph County Leaders David Springer and Rebekah Go No matter what our race, where we live, or how we pray, when our family members struggle with their mental health, we want them [...]

Community meeting expected to discuss mental health crisis units in South Bend

By Marek Mazurek | South Bend Tribune In the wake of Dante Kittrell’s death at the hands of South Bend police, community activists are holding a community meeting Wednesday night [...]

We Make Indiana town hall pushes for a safer community in St. Joseph County

By Julianne Grohowski | ABC57 SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The Saint Joseph County Chapter of Faith in Indiana hosted a town hall Sunday to make a call for public action towards improving the [...]

Local faith leaders pressure politicians to address mental health

By Ronnie Das | WSBT 22 Community leaders united to address mental health resources in the state. The St. Joseph County Chapter of Faith in Indiana is lobbying for a statewide crisis response [...]

St. Joseph County Council approves almost $3 million for mental health center

On Tuesday, the St. Joseph County Council approved almost $3 million in American Rescue Plan funding to support a new crisis response center designed for those dealing with mental health or [...]

St. Joseph County Council pushes through CDC grant and pay raises for county workers

The St. Joseph County Council on Wednesday muscled through a $3 million federal grant to help fight COVID-19 among minority residents, as well as a plan to give pay hikes to workers and [...]

Some St. Joe County residents frustrated after commission vetoes grant

Some local faith community leaders are angry, frustrated, and outraged. About a dozen gathered for a pre-dawn press conference early Tuesday morning outside the County-City Building. “Why? Why [...]

Viewpoint: Area faith leaders express concern about the debate over masks in schools

We, pastors and religious lay leaders from Faith in Indiana's St. Joseph County chapter, write to express our concern over the debate about masking in our schools. Due to the outbreak of the [...]

When is deadly force by police justified? ‘Imminent threat’ defined in South Bend policy

“Today’s vote, when it comes to the use of force policy, is a victory for our community," said Claval Hunter, a local pastor and a member of Faith in Indiana. "It brings us one step closer to [...]

When is deadly force by police justified? ‘Imminent threat’ defined in South Bend policy

By Marek Mazurek | South Bend Tribune SOUTH BEND — The Board of Public Safety Wednesday voted to incorporate a series of changes to the South Bend Police Department’s use of [...]

Mobile unit in South Bend area could offer cops an alternative to jailing people with mental illnesses

By Howard Dukes | South Bend Tribune SOUTH BEND — As the group Faith In Indiana pushes for a mobile response unit to give South Bend area police forces an alternative to [...]

Mobile unit could offer cops alternative to jailing people with mental illness

As the group Faith In Indiana pushes for a mobile response unit to give South Bend area police forces an alternative to jailing those with mental illness and substance abuse problems, both [...]

VICTORY: St. Joseph County Officials pledge to #FundOurLives with Crisis Response Center and Mobile Crisis Teams

We know what keeps us safe: living in communities where all of us can provide for our families, get the care that we need, and build the future we want. That’s why, on Sunday, May 16, more than [...]