Support System for

Children and Families


Support Systems for children and families to thrive

HEA assists community partners in developing Networks and Initiatives to achieve our county’s vision for building the capacity of the adults who interact with children.

Mentoring Network

Elkhart County aspires to be a community where every young person has a caring adult in their life who guides and encourages positive development. The Mentoring Network helps organizations collaborate, build a culture of mentorship, and grow the number of adult mentors.

Lilly Comprehensive Counseling Coalition


The Lilly Endowment awarded all seven Elkhart County school districts grants through the Comprehensive Counseling Initiative. Through these awards, the county is developing and implementing a comprehensive counseling plan that supports the social-emotional development and mental and behavioral well-being of every child.

HEA’s Model of Change

Child and Family

HEA builds the capacity of the adults that interact with children.

Early Learning

With a strong foundation, young people are able to become lifelong learners.

Student Pathways

Developing a strong and aligned talent pipeline for our community.

Adult Pathways

Building pathways to high-demand careers and higher earning potential.