Natural Helpers Program

The Natural Helpers Program extends the services we offer to our immigrant patients by connecting them with a community volunteer who speaks their language and can refer the services in the community for food, transportation, housing, jobs, language classes, legal help, and more. 

“Natural Helpers” is a nationwide program designed to bridge the gap between residents and the resources available to them by identifying, training and empowering local immigrants who understand the challenges of moving to a different place, learning a new language, and establishing a home in the U.S.  The goal is to develop a network of person-to-person support services that will help immigrants more effectively access existing community resources and work with community social service organizations. 

Need to speak with a Natural Helper?
Natural Helpers are available at the clinic Monday evenings from 5pm-7pm. No appointment is needed during this time.
Text “Support” to (574) 205-9425 and a Natural Helper will be in touch within a few days. You can also call Center for Healing & Hope at (574) 534-4744 ext. 209 to make an appointment over the phone.

Want to become a Natural Helper? We are looking for 8-10 new Natural Helpers to join our team in the fall. The 2022 training will be October 1, 8, & 22. Learn more about the roles, qualifications, and expectations for Natural Helpers.

Ready to apply? Click here!

Do you know someone who would be a good fit? Nominate someone by clicking here!

More questions? Contact Julia Schmidt, Immigrant Resource Coordinator by email, phone 574-534-4744 ext. 209 or texting 574-205-9425.