Our Mission:

Surviving To Thriving!

InnerMission is committed to being the difference in transforming a city one need at a time! 


Our Mission

Our simple desire is to help families go from SURVIVING to THRIVING.



City of Hammond 

Community Development Block Grant

Department of Planning and Development 

Hammond Community Corp.


Continuum of Care Network

Emergency Shelter Grant

The Dyke Family DAF Fund

Legacy Foundation

Lake County Juvenile Court

Nelson Family Foundation 

TJX Foundation

United Way

Urban Enterprise Association

WalMart-Sams Club Foundation

Wachovia Foundation

Corporate Sponsorship




Beverly Healthcare

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Assoc.

Children’s Hunger Fund


ECO Services

Feed The Children

Hammond Area Career Center

Integrity 1st Mortgage, Inc.

Knight Willis, LLC

Lake Central High School


Panera Bread Company

Peoples Gas

Rosebud Farms

Serenity Builders


Strack and Van Til


Ultra Foods

United Way Association 

US Open

Wal-Mart – Local

Walt’s Foods

Wendy’s Corporation

Private Donations

Abrahamson, Reed and Bilse

Bank Calumet

Bill and Tracey Haak

Brant Construction 

Children’s Hunger Fund

C.J. Apple I, Inc

EZ Tymes

Elite Chiropractic & Sports Care

Fifth Third Bank

Illinois Churches – Many 

Indiana District Assemblies of God

Indiana Churches -- Many

Iowa Churches – Many 

Kenneth J. Allen Attorney at Law

Mercantile Bank

Munster Gyros

Paun Family Chiropractic

Sandridge Bank

Stones and Bones 

Thomas McDermott

Triple D Enterprises, Inc



Our Programs

Caring Hands Feeding Program is a soup kitchen that provides food and community to people in need. Caring Hands has been open every Saturday for the past 20-plus years and is run by dedicated volunteers. We serve a hearty and hot meal to a diverse group of people (40-60 per week), including the homeless, unemployed, working poor, public assistance recipients, elderly and many with health problems and disabilities. 

Dream Center is a community-orientated crisis center.  Food, clothing and referral services are given to needy individuals and families weekly by a dedicated set of volunteers. We serve diverse group of people (200 families per month), including the homeless, unemployed, working poor, public assistance recipients, elderly and many with health problems and disabilities. 

Claude Street Shelter offers temporary housing to families in need for 90 days. Each family is assigned a Life Mentor Team Member from Truth-In-Action to work with them from 4 months to a year. They then connect each family with a network of help such as financial counseling, GED training, job and housing resources as well as family services.

After School Club is a program for children K-5th grade. Our goal is for each student to increase his or her capacity to learn and grow through tutoring, mentoring and life skill training. Each child is in an atmosphere of safety and security through a loving environment. This gives each child a chance to dream and set goals according to what they have been created to be in life! 

Truth-In-Action is a program to revitalize communities one family at a time, putting truth in action!  Life Mentor Team members make a 4 month to one-year commitment with each family/individual. Our objective is to network them with transitional housing, financial counseling, GED training, job resourcing and family services. The goal is to advance them from surviving to thriving.

Community Service Program is designed to bring individuals that have been assigned by the court  or educational institutions into a transformational environment. These individuals help within the facility that houses all our social service programs as well as getting involved in the programs themselves. We find that when people help those who are less fortunate they begin to see there is more to this world than themselves. In helping others we help ourselves. 

Keystone Communities is a housing development organization that seeks to provide affordable housing for individuals and families seeking to become homeowners.  Keystone is currently involved in a 70 unit paired villa and town home project in the inner city of Hammond, IN.  

Financial Foundations is designed to transform individuals and families who are living pay check to pay check and sometimes not even that! This is a twofold program that offers a quarterly two-day seminar of the basics in financial stability. The second is an in-depth 9-week program that teaches how to achieve financial goals by eliminating debt, saving for the future, and giving each person an opportunity to live a life with financial peace! Over 1 million families have attended this type of program across the nation with proven results. 




Amazing charity! Such a wide reach into the community... Not only wide, but deep too! Changing lives, literally!

/ Ryan Myszak //


Get Involved

We have many ways that you can get involved. We all have passions and interests that draw us to make a difference in the world. What if we all gathered together and joined forces. Imagine the impact that would  make. Huge multiplication. 


Volunteer opportunities

Volunteer yourself or your team for a life changing experience. 

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All of this is funded by the kindness & generosity of the most amazing people!