About Us

Who We Are

Founded on June 1st, 2013, The Homeless Coalition of Fort Wayne, Inc., doing business as Lifetime.Education, is an educational 501(c)3 non-profit serving those impacted by homelessness, poverty, mental illness, and substance abuse through free group and individual Distance and eLearning systems provided on-line as well as halfway houses, transitional homes, shelters, and other partner facilities.

Our Name

We began doing business as Lifetime.Education when we began offering our services beyond Fort Wayne. The new name better reflects our priorities, our vision, and our multi-city approach. Why lifetime? Simply put: learning never stops!

Our Method

We believe we can all do more when we work together. This is why Lifetime.Education was founded and operates based completely on partnerships. We are a volunteer-based organization that takes education to our clients, wherever they may be, free of charge.

Why We Started

Lifetime.Education was founded on June 1st, 2013 by Dmitriy Usher, Mariangel Ayala, and Alex Usher. Prior to founding the Homeless Coalition, Dmitriy and Mariangel served as an AmeriCorps*VISTA member working in literacy based non-profits and federal anti-poverty initiatives. The experience in community organizing, curriculum development, and capacity building building an educational non-profit, that today operates as Lifetime.Education, the ideal path to take. Although founded as the Homeless Coalition of Fort Wayne, our focus has grown to include all impacted by homelessness, poverty, mental illness, and substance abuse.

Who We Serve

Our emphasis is on those impacted by homelessness, poverty, mental illness, and substance abuse. However, our programs are open to all, regardless of income, status, or location.


We build our courses on the basic idea that personal goals and circumstances are part of the educational process. No two students are identical and no two paths are identical – nothing is more personal than education, and we respect that.

Course Descriptions

We offer courses in Adult Basic Education, Finances, Career Services, Life Skills, Healthy Living, and Digital Skills. Use the graphic below to learn about our exciting programs. Just click on an icon to learn more! We have a long history of creating courses specific to the needs of our community partners. If you see a need not being served, reach out to us at info@lifetime.education or 854-444-0833 in Greater Boston, 313-789-0100 in Detroit, and 260-557-1230 in Fort Wayne.


We’re glad you’re interested in supporting the mission of the Lifetime.Education. There are several ways you can get involved. Click on an icon to learn more.

Flu Shots

It’s that time of year again! Lifetime.Education is organizing community flu shot clinics throughout Fort Wayne. As part of our Healthy Living Program, Lifetime.Education locates partners throughout the community and holds no-cost clinics where community members receive their flu shots from a registered Pharmacist. There is no cost involved with our community flu shot clinics and vouchers are provided for any person unable to pay for his or her flu shot, so nobody is turned away. If you’d like us to bring a community flu shot clinic to your location, give us a call at:

  854-444-0833 in Greater Boston
  313-789-0100 in Detroit
  260-557-1230 in Fort Wayne