New Beginnings from a Heart-Felt Community-Driven Need

Whitington Homes & Services
Whitington Homes & Services
  • Abused, neglected and delinquent teenagers who had a need for safety and support.
  • Judges from Whitley and Huntington Counties who had a vision.
  • WHSCF staff who were committed to the mission.
  • 501©(3) non-profit status secured 1974.
  • Volunteer Board of Directors recruited.
  • Eli Lily donated $25,000 dollars.
  • WHSCF purchased group home property in Larwill, Indiana and began housing court-ordered teens, teen moms and babies. Specialized in providing girls who had been sexually abused, intensive counseling within a safe and supportive environment.
  • In 1995 Whitington re-located to 2423 Fairfield Avenue in Fort Wayne, opening as the Independent Life Skills Program, for teens, teen mothers, and their children.  This program was unique and unlike any other program in the state and served females, ages 14-21, who were in need of developing skills for living on their own.
  • In 2011 we transitioned from residential services to community based services, to work with families in their home preserving the family unit. We continue to work with families in a community setting providing case management, therapy and supervised visitation today