March 24, 2013

Some Local Resources for Residents of
Hamilton County of Central Indiana
A Service of the Carmel Golden K Kiwanis Club
This document is a list of some of the resources available to residents of the Carmel-Clay community. It is presented as a public service of the Carmel-Clay Kiwanis Club, not as a gauntlet that must be passed before contacting us for help. If you need help, contact us and we’ll see what we can do. Helping others is our mission!

The information in this list is current web information as of the date (above) that this document was last updated, but it can change (or be changed) without notice. Contact us if you find anything that needs editing, or of any group, organization, or service that should be added or deleted.

Neither the Carmel-Clay Kiwanis Club nor Kiwanis International assumes any responsibility for any of the information, sites, or organizations linked to below.

 

Abused Children Services

  • Chaucie’s Place: As its webpage indicates, “Chaucie’s Place works passionately to ensure the welfare of children by offering evidence-based, high-quality prevention programs to end the cycle of abuse and to empower children and adults to take an active role to make sure that children of central Indiana have the opportunity to live to their highest potential. The center provides a neutral, child-focused environment where forensic interviews may take place for cases of alleged child sexual and physical abuse and neglect to help reduce trauma for child victims.” Chaucie’s Place is located at 4607 East 106th Street, Carmel, IN 46033. It can be reached by phone at (317) 759-8008, and by fax at (317) 844-5277. (Note: The webpage for Chaucie’s Place contains some very useful information on reporting abuse.)
  • The Julian Center: See the Victim Assistance section below. The Julian Center is located at 2011 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202. It can be reached by phone at (317) 941-2200, by fax at (317) 941-2209, or at its crisis line at (317) 920-9320. Further contacts are provided on its contact page.

Clothing

  • Clay Township Assistance: See the General Services section below. The Clay Township Assistance office is located at 10701 North College Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46280. For information on basic assistance, phone Mrs. Douglas at (317) 846-2773.
  • The Indianapolis St. Vincent de Paul Society Distribution Center: See the General Services section below. As the webpage for the Distribution Center indicates, “The Distribution Center receives donations of appliances, clothing, bed linens, sick room equipment and furniture for distribution to the poor and needy in Indianapolis at no cost to them.” To apply for help from the Distribution Center, use the St. Vincent de Paul Society Getting Help page. The Distribution Center is located at 1201 E. Maryland St., Indianapolis, IN 46202. It can be reached by phone at (317) 687-0169.
  • The Merciful H.E.L.P. Center: See the General Services section below. Specifically see the Center’s webpage as well as its Clothing and Winter Coats pages. The Center is located at 1045 West 146th Street, Suite A, Carmel, IN 46032 (between Springmill Road and US 31 at the southwest corner of 146th street and Oak Ridge Road in the Mathew 25 Center on the campus of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church). It can be reached by phone at (317) 663-4039, by fax at (317) 663-4037, or by email at various addresses provided on its webpage.
  • Third Phase Inc.: See the Mentoring section below. Third Phase is located at 15755 Allisonville Road, Noblesville, IN 46060. It can be reached by phone at (317) 773-5100. Ruth Thalman can be reached by email at [email protected], and Betty Violette at [email protected]

Disability Services

  • Agape: As its webpage indicates, Agape Therapeutic Riding Resources, Inc. is committed to providing a comprehensive, experiential equestrian program for those who have disabling conditions or are at risk. The programs are designed to help each participant develop to their fullest God-given potential by addressing physical, psychological, academic and social skills using the horse as a moving catalyst. Agape is located at 24970 Mt. Pleasant Road, P.O. Box 207, Cicero, IN 46034-0207. It can be reached by phone at (317) 773-RIDE (7433).
  • The Children’s TherAplay Foundation: Their webpage indicates, Our mission is to provide children with special needs a foundation for developing life skills through innovative therapies in a safe and caring environment, including equine-assisted physical, occupational and speech therapies. The Children’s TherAplay Foundation is located at 9919 Towne Road, Carmel, Indiana 46032. It can be reached by phone at (317) 872-4166, by fax at (317) 872-3234, and by email at [email protected].
  • Easter Seals Crossroads: As its webpage indicates, “Easter Seals Crossroads has been helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives for over 75 years. Whether helping someone improve physical mobility, return to work or simply gain greater independence for everyday living, Easter Seals Crossroads offers a variety of services to help people with disabilities address life’s challenges and achieve personal goals. We provide top-quality, family-focused and innovative services tailored to meet the specific needs of the individuals we serve.” Easter Seals Crossroads is located at 4740 Kingsway Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46205. It can be reached by phone at (317) 466-1000, by fax at (317) 466-2000 fax, or by email via a form on its webpage.
  • Hamilton County Development Disability Services: As its webpage indicates, “Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services offers several types of therapy, also called ancillary services. In order to receive ancillary services, an individual must be referred by their service facilitator, or EI Specialist, or have it in their IEP.” Services include:
    • Occupational Therapy, which helps individuals develop, regain, and build skills that are important for independent functioning.
    • Physical Therapy, which focuses on improvement of physical performance.
    • Rehabilitation Technical Services, which accommodates the environment around individuals to meet their needs for more independent living.
    • Speech Language Pathology, which address speech, language and swallowing disorders.

    Check out the Hamilton County Development Disability Services webpage for more information.

  • The Indiana Mentor Network: As its webpage indicates, “Indiana MENTOR, a partner of The MENTOR Network, has provided quality of life-enhancing services to citizens of the Hoosier state for more than two decades. We provide a variety of services to children and adults, including:
    • Therapeutic Foster Care for at-risk youth
    • Family preservation services for at-risk youth
    • Residential Services including ICF/MR Group Home, Adult Foster Care (AFC) and Supported Living Services for adults and children with developmental disabilities
    • Community and Facility Based Day Services for adults with developmental disabilities

    Since we began serving adults with developmental disabilities in 1985, Indiana MENTOR has grown to become a leading provider of community-based services that enable those we care for to grow and thrive.” The Indiana Mentor Network is located at 8925 N Meridian St, Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN. For Children’s Services phone (317) 581-2386, for Developmental Disabilities phone (317) 581-2380, for Elders – Adult Foster Care phone (317) 581-2380, and for TSI (which provides group home programs and supported living services in Marion, Hamilton, and Hendricks counties) phone (317) 581-2380.

  • Janus Development Services: As its webpage indicates, “Janus provides individuals with disablities the opportunity to participate and contribute within the community. We are recognized as the partner of choice for individuals with disabilities, their families and the community. Our clients are defined by their abilities and Janus offers opportunities for education, employment training, independent living and information to individuals and their families. Our activities promote the confidence and choice that will result in a sense of achievement.” Janus Development Services is located at 1555 Westfield Road, Noblesville, Indiana 46062. It can be reached by phone at (317) 773-8781, by fax at (317) 773-8798, or by email at [email protected].
  • Morning Dove Therapeutic Riding Inc.: As its webpage indicates, “Our Mission is to enrich the lives of individuals in the greater Indianapolis community with physicial, cognitive and/or behavioral challenges through equine assisted therapies and activities. Founded in 1998, Morning Dove Therapeutic Riding, Inc. offers equine programs to a wide range of participants with physical, mental and/or emotional disabilities. Morning Dove is a member of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International, PATH and employs PATH-certified instructors to facilitate classes. We offer a number of programs including: therapeutic riding lessons, hippotherapy, our veteran’s program, and our summer program for children on the autism spectrum. New participants are referred by physicians or therapists, or find Morning Dove by word of mouth.” Morning Dove is located at 7444 W. 96th Street, Zionsville Indiana 46077, but readers of its contact page are admonished not to mail anything here! Mail should instead be addressed to P.O. Box 721, Zionsville, Indiana 46077. The Center can be reached by phone at (317) 733-9393, or via various other means (including email) indicated on its contact page.
  • Noble Of Indiana: As its webpage indicates, the mission of Noble of Indiana is “… to create opportunities for people with disabilities to live meaningful lives.” Noble of Indiana is located at 12220 Hancock St, Carmel, IN. It can be reached by phone at (317) 815-6200 or (317) 375-2700, or via email through a form on its webpage.
  • Special Olympics Hamilton County: As its webpage indicates, “The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.” The Special Olympics Hamilton County is located at 31 Shoshone Dr, Carmel, IN 46032. It can be contacted by mail at Special Olympics Hamilton County, P.O. Box 730, Noblesville, IN 46061, or by phone at (317) 571-8326.

Education

  • United Way of Central Indiana: See the General Services section below. As its webpage indicates, one of United Way of Central Indiana’s agencies and programs is Education (Ready to Learn, Ready to Earn) (“Education is one of United Way of Central Indiana’s top priorities. Our work is focused on achieving two goals: helping kids be ready to learn when they start kindergarten and helping students perform at grade level in reading and math by 6th grade.”). The Hamilton County Office of United Way of Central Indiana is located at 650 E. Carmel Drive, Suite 340, Carmel, IN 46032. It can be contacted by phone at (317) 815-4600.

Faith

  • Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Carmel is located at 13225 Illinois Street, Carmel, IN 46032. It can be reached by phone at (317) 571-0204.
  • Carmel Apostolic Church is located at 12960 Old Meridian Street, Carmel, IN 46032. It can be reached by phone at (317) 844-1327.
  • Carmel Assembly of God is located at 1009 West Main Street, Carmel, IN 46032. It can be reached by phone at (317) 569-9673 or by email at
    [email protected].
  • Carmel Christian Church is located at 463 East Main Street, Carmel, IN 46032. It can be reached by phone at (317) 846-5033 or by email at
    [email protected].
  • Carmel Friends Church is located at 651 West Main Street, Carmel, IN 46032. It can be reached by phone at (317) 846-5090 or (317) 846-2344, or my email at [email protected].
  • Carmel Lutheran Church is located at 4850 East 131st Street, Carmel, IN 46033. It can be reached by phone at (317) 814-4252, by fax at (317) 814-4260 or by email at [email protected].
  • Carmel Seventh-day Adventist Church is located at 14535 Carey Road, Carmel, IN 46032. It can be reached by phone at (317) 566-9762.
  • Carmel United Methodist Church is located at 621 South Rangeline Road, Carmel, IN 46032. It can be reached by phone at (317) 844-7275 or by fax at (317) 848-8790.
  • Carmel Wesleyan Church is located at 31 8th Street NE, Carmel, IN 46032. It can be reached by phone at (317) 846-0362.
  • Central Christian Church is located at 1242 West 136th Street, Carmel, IN 46032. It can be reached by phone at (317) 846-1230 or by fax at (317) 581-9641.
  • Christ Community Church is located at 4770 East 131st Street , Carmel, IN 46033. It can be reached by phone at (317) 580-9020.
  • Chinese Community Church of Indianapolis is located at 3405 East 116th Street, Carmel, IN 46033. It can be reached by phone at (317) 706-0433 or by email using a form on its contact page.
  • Congregation Shaarey Tefilla is located at 3085 West 116th Street, Carmel, IN 46032. It can be reached by phone at (317) 733-2169, by fax at (317) 733-4254, or by email using a form on its contact page.
  • Every Nation Church, Indianapolis is located at 701 Congressional Blvd. #270, Carmel, IN 46032. It can be reached by phone at (317) 575-6300 or by email using a form on its contact page.
  • Faith Apostolic Church of Carmel is located at 1212 East 116th Street, Carmel, IN 46032. It can be reached by phone at (317) 844-2185, by fax at (317) 245-2304, or by email using a form on its contact page.
  • Fellowship in Christ Church is located at 310 North Range Line Road, Carmel, IN 46032. It can be reached by phone at (317) 843-9894.
  • First Baptist Church of Carmel is located at 1010 East 126th Street, Carmel, IN 46033. It can be reached by phone at (317) 846-1343, by fax at (317) 816-9942, or by email at [email protected].
  • First Church of Christ, Scientist is located at 11580 Haverstick Road, Carmel, IN 46033. It can be reached by phone at (317) 848-6076 or by email using a form on its contact page.
  • God’s Holiness Church of Carmel, IN is temporarily meeting at The White Chapel, 5155 East 116th St., Carmel, IN (across the street from Flowing Well Park, between Gray Rd & Hazel Dell Pkwy). The mailing address for God’s Holiness Church is 203 College Ave., P.O. Box 900, Westfield, IN 46074. It can be reached by phone at (317) 525-2220.
  • Grace Community Church is located at 5504 East 146th St., Noblesville, IN 46062. It can be reached by phone at (317) 848-2722 or by other means provided on its contact page.
  • Harvest Bible Chapel‘s ministry center and office are located at 9675 East 148th Street, Suite 200, Nobloesville, IN 46060. It can be reached by phone at (317) 773-1336 or by email at [email protected]. Worship services are held Fishers Junior High, 13257 Cumberland Road, Fishers, IN 46038.
  • Hazel Dell Christian Church is located at 14501 Hazel Dell Parkway, Carmel, IN 46033. It can be reached by phone at (317) 846-9828.
  • Hope Church is located at 2500 East 98th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46280. It can be reached by phone at (317) 846-3636.
  • King of Glory Lutheran Church ELCA is located at 2201 East 106th Street, Carmel, IN 46032 (at the intersection of East 106th Street and Keystone Parkway). It can be reached by phone at (317) 846-1555.
  • Lighthouse Tabernacle is located at 2599 East 98th Street, Carmel, IN 46280. It can be reached by phone at (317) 846-7321.
  • Mercy Road Church‘s office is located at 10609 Park Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46208. Its mailing address is P.O. Box 40909, Indianapolis, IN 46240, and it can be reached by email at [email protected]. Services are currently being held at Clay Middle School, 5150 East 126th Street, Carmel, IN 46033.
  • New Hope Korean Baptist Church is located at 2240 East 106th Street, Carmel, IN 46032. It can be reached by phone at (317) 818-9191.
  • North Park Community Church (a non-denominational Christian church) is located at 502 East Carmel Drive, Carmel, IN 46032. It can be reached by phone at (317) 696-0511 or by email at [email protected].
  • Northview Christian Life Church is located at 12900 Hazel Dell Parkway, Carmel, IN 46033. It can be reached by phone at (317) 846-2884 or by email using a form on its contact page.
  • Orchard Park Presbyterian is located at 1605 East 106th St., Indianapolis, IN 46280. It can be reached by phone at (317) 844-1107.
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel (a Roman Catholic Church) is located at 14598 Oak Ridge Road, Carmel, IN 46032. It can be reached by phone at (317) 846-3475, by fax at (317) 846-3477, or by email at [email protected].
  • Pilgrim Lutheran Church is located at 3650 West 106th Street, Carmel, IN 46032. It can be reached by phone at (317) 846-2221.
  • River Oaks Community Church is located at 326 W Main Street (Westfield Intermediate School), Westfield, Indiana 46074. It can be reached by phone at (317) 575-9568 or by email at [email protected].
  • St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church is located at 1402 West Main Street, Carmel, IN 46032. It can be reached by phone at (317) 846-8716.
  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church is located at 10655 Haverstick Road East, Carmel, IN 46033-3800. It can be reached by phone at (317) 846-3850, by fax at (317) 846-3710, or by email at [email protected].
  • St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church is located at 17102 Spring Mill Road, Westfield, IN 46074. It can be reached by phone at (317) 867-3213 or by fax at (317) 867-3263.
  • St. Mark’s United Methodist Church is located at 4780 East 126th Street, Carmel, IN 46033. It can be reached by phone at (317) 846-4912, by fax at (317) 846-4950, or by email at [email protected].
  • St. Peter’s United Church of Christ is located at 3106 East Carmel Drive, Carmel, IN 46033. It can be reached by phone at (317) 846-6882, by fax at (317) 844-0984, or by email at [email protected].
  • White Chapel Church is located at 5155 East 116th Street, Carmel, IN 46033. It can be reached by phone at (317) 846-6322.

Food

  • Amanda Strong Food for the Needy : As its webpage indicates, “This program, started in 1980, serves Westfield families in need. Each Christmas season, holiday food baskets are prepared and distributed, all made possible by donations and community volunteers. We also furnish each child with new clothes, socks, t-shirt, underwear, hat, mittens, and new unwrapped toys. Each child on our list receives these items from age 1 to 18 years if they are still in school.” This program is a community effort sponsored by Sharon Hodson & Family, 19120 Tomlinson Road, Westfield, Indiana 46074. Sharon Hodson, President, can be contacted by phone at (317) 896-2064, by fax at (317) 896-2064, and by email at [email protected] or via a form on its webpage.
  • Carmel United Methodist Church Food Pantry: As its webpage indicates, “The CUMC Food Pantry is a food distribution ministry which provides food to residents of Hamilton County, serving an average of 300 families each month. … Any person in need will be helped. The only qualification is that you must be a resident of Hamilton County. Please bring a picture ID and proof of residency. No financial questions are asked. Guests are asked to limit their visits to once a month.” The Carmel United Methodist Church Food Pantry is located at 621 South Range Line Road,Carmel, IN 46032. It can be reached by phone at (317) 844-7275 and by fax at (317) 848-8790.
  • Clay Township Assistance: See the General Services section below. The Clay Township Assistance office is located at 10701 North College Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46280. For information on basic assistance, phone Mrs. Douglas at (317) 846-2773.
  • The Good Samaritan Network of Hamilton County: See the General Services section below. The Good Samaritan Network of Hamilton County is located at 12933 Parkside Drive, Fishers, IN. It can be reached by phone at (317) 842-2603.
  • Gleaner’s Food Bank of Indiana: As its webpage (and name) indicates, Gleaners’s Food Bank is a food bank, not a food pantry. (“At Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, we solicit, store and distribute food and critical grocery products to qualifying agencies who serve the public directly. Among those agencies are food pantries – as well as soup kitchens, halfway homes and emergency shelters.”) Further it states that, “Each year, Gleaner’s serves more than 267,000 Hoosiers in 21 central and southeastern counties in Indiana. How do we reach so many people? Through our partnerships with 350 not-for-profit hunger-relief programs. Gleaners provides food and grocery items to food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters and residential care centers – IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that feed people at no cost to the client.” In Hamilton County this includes: First United Methodist Church, Fishers UMC, Holy Spirit Parish at Geist, House of Refuge, Loving Hands Food and Clothes Pantry, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, Shepherd’s Gate Food Pantry, Third Phase, and White River Christian Church. Working through schools, Gleaners also provides weekend food for children in families at or below the federal poverty level through its BackSacks Program. Gleaner’s Food Bank of Indiana is located at 3737 Waldemere Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46241. It can be reached by phone at (317) 925-0191.
  • The Grace Care Center: See the General Services section below. To get to The Grace Care Center, go to the north entrance of Grace Community Church, 5504 E. 146th Street, Noblesville, IN 46062. The Grace Care Center can be reached by phone at (317) 848-2722, ext. 487.
  • The Homeless Shelter Directory: See the Shelter section below. The webpage for Indiana is here, and the webpage for Carmel is here. Among other useful information on its webpage is a link to a site devoted to women’s shelters. The page of women’s shelters for Indiana is here, and the page for Carmel is here.
  • The Indianapolis St. Vincent de Paul Society Food Pantry: See the General Services section below. As the webpage for the Food Pantry indicates, “The Indianapolis St. Vincent de Paul Society Food Pantry operates [the] largest food pantry in the Midwest, serving an average of over 3000 households per week with an all volunteer staff.” To apply for help from the Food Pantry, use the St. Vincent de Paul Society Getting Help page. The Food Pantry is located in the Pratt-Quigley Center, 3001 E. 30th St Indianapolis, IN 46218. It can be reached by phone at (317) 921-1401.
  • Meals on Wheels of Hamilton County: As its webpage indicates, “The mission of Meals on Wheels of Hamilton County is to deliver nutritional meals to elderly, disabled and homebound residents who are unable to prepare food for themselves due to a physical or mental challenge. Meals are prepared in state-approved healthcare facilities and designed by a certified registered dietitian under a physician?s prescribed supervision according to the client?s specific dietary needs. Our primary goal is to help our clients remain independently living within the community in their own homes for as long as possible. Meals are delivered weekdays, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, between 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Friendly volunteers compassionately deliver more than 45,000 meals each year to clients in all eight communities of Hamilton County. Drivers donate their time, vehicle and gas to extend a helping hand and check on the well-being of clients who receive meals.” Meals on Wheels of Hamilton County, Inc. is located at 395 Westfield Road, Noblesville, IN 46060-1425. It can be reached by phone at (317) 776-7159, by fax at (317) 770-2971, or by email using a form on its contact page.
  • The Merciful H.E.L.P. Center: See the General Services section below. Specifically see the Center’s Food Pantry page. The Center is located at 1045 West 146th Street, Suite A, Carmel, IN 46032 (between Springmill Road and US 31 at the southwest corner of 146th street and Oak Ridge Road in the Mathew 25 Center on the campus of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church). It can be reached by phone at (317) 663-4039, by fax at (317) 663-4037, or by email at various addresses provided on its webpage.
  • Second Helpings: As its webpage indicates, “At Second Helpings, we’re transforming lives through the power of food. We rescue prepared and perishable food, prepare it into nutritious meals and distribute those meals to over 60 social services organizations that feed hungry people. We also use rescued food to train disadvantaged adults for careers in the culinary field, helping to eliminate hunger at its source.” It goes on to state, “Second Helpings, Inc. accepts donated perishable and overstocked food to prepare nutritious meals for thousands of hungry children and adults every day, and distributes them free of charge through local social service agencies in Greater Indianapolis. Second Helpings also trains unemployed and underemployed adults for meaningful careers in the culinary industry. We’re more than a soup kitchen or a food pantry — we’re a community kitchen. We’re not just teaching people to cook — we’re providing an avenue for people to transform their own lives. We don’t just collect food — we rescue food because we can’t stand to see it go to waste when others have none. Today, the need is so much greater than we ever imagined when we began — so we’ll go on undeterred. Would you join us?” Second Helpings is located at The Eugene and Marilyn Glick Center, 1121 Southeastern Ave, Indianapolis, IN. It can be contacted by phone at (317) 632-2664, by fax at (317) 631-5655, and by email at [email protected].
  • Third Phase Inc. : See the Mentoring section below. Third Phase is located at 15755 Allisonville Road, Noblesville, IN 46060. It can be reached by phone at (317) 773-5100. Ruth Thalman can be reached by email at [email protected], and Betty Violette at [email protected]
  • Whole Kids Foundation: As its webpage indicates, “Whole Kids Foundation’s mission is to support schools and inspire families to improve children’s nutrition and wellness. Our ultimate goal is an end to the childhood obesity epidemic. Through partnerships with innovative organizations, schools and educators we work to provide children access to fresh, nutritious meals. We use our voice to help children and families make healthy food choices for life.” If you want to learn more and/or get involved, Whole Kids Foundation can be reached via email at [email protected].

General Services

  • The American Red Cross: As the webpage for The American Red Cross indicates, “Today, in addition to domestic disaster relief, the American Red Cross offers compassionate services in five other areas: community services that help the needy; support and comfort for military members and their families; the collection, processing and distribution of lifesaving blood and blood products; educational programs that promote health and safety; and international relief and development programs.” The Indianapolis Chapter of the American Red Cross is located at 441 East 10th St., Indianapolis, IN 46202. It can be reached by phone at (317) 684-1441, by email at [email protected], or by phone at other numbers provided on its contact page.
  • The Carmel Clay Public Library Foundation: As its webpage indicates, “The mission of the Foundation is to enhance the Carmel Clay Public Library as a community resource by raising public and private funds for special projects and by building an endowment for the financial security and long term excellence of the library.” The Carmel Clay Public Library Foundation is located at 55 4th Ave SE, Carmel, IN 46032. It can be reached by phone at (317) 814-3905, and by fax at (317) 571-4285. Its director, Ruth G. Nisenshal, can be reached by phone at (317) 814-3905, by fax at (317) 571-4285, and by email at [email protected]. Her assistant, Sheila Morone, can be reached by phone at (317) 814-3984, by fax at (317) 571-4285, and by email at [email protected].
  • The Carmel Lions Club: As its webpage indicates, “We are a group of individuals from the Carmel community who work to improve our community–both locally and throughout the world–by performing service projects and fundraising. … In 1925, famed crusader for the blind Helen Keller challenged the Lions to be “Knights of the Blind” in the crusade against darkness; ever since, the Lions have worked to improve the lives of the sight impaired. … The Carmel Lions support the following causes (among many others) with time and/or financial assistance: Boy Scouts / Cub Scouts / Girls Scouts, eye screening for preschool children, Salvation Army bell ringing, Youth Diabetes Camp, Rock the District, 4-H, Carmel Fest parade marshaling, eye glasses for the needy in Carmel, Meals on Wheels, Dog Day Afternoon, Girl Scout Sight Night, Ronald McDonald House, Carmel Clay Historical Society, Carmel International Arts Festival, Hoosier Boys and Girls State.” The Club is located at 141 East Main Street (P.O. Box 1021), Carmel, IN 46082-1021. It can be reached at various addresses provided on its webpage.
  • Catholic Charities Indianapolis: As its webpage indicates, “Last year Catholic Charities Indianapolis served 42,700 kids, families and seniors. We serve any person in need of our services, regardless of their religious, social or economic backgrounds in central Indiana. Our services address the wide array of needs of the poor and vulnerable through life’s transitions.” Catholic Charities offers programs for children, youth and families, for seniors, for crisis relief and shelter, and for pregnancy and adoption services through St. Elizabeth/Coleman. Catholic Charities Indianapolis is a program run by the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. Their offices are located at 1400 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202. It can be reached by phone at (317) 236-1500, by phone toll-free at (800) 382-9836 ext. 1500, by fax at (317) 261-3375, or by email via a form on its Contact Us page.
  • Clay Township Assistance: As its webpage indicates, “Township Assistance is a unique governmental service provided by the Clay Township Trustee’s Office. Township assistance is generally referred to as temporary assistance because it is only used to provide a temporary or short-term remedy. Those individuals and families who apply for this assistance must prove that they are unable to provide for their basic needs through personal effort and that they have exhausted all other means.” It goes on to say, “Clay Township strives to provide assistance in the most economical means possible. Those who do not meet the requirements are referred to other programs and are counseled on alternative community resources which may be available. We attempt to facilitate partnerships with local church’s and charitable organizations in our community. Township Assistance is a program that allows those with temporary personal needs the opportunity to apply for relief of their need(s) for food, clothing, shelter, and medical.” The Clay Township Assistance office is located at 10701 North College Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46280. For information on basic assistance, phone Mrs. Douglas at (317) 846-2773.
  • The Good Samaritan Network of Hamilton County: As its webpage indicates, “The mission of the Good Samaritan Network is to demonstrate the unconditional love of Christ by serving the physical, financial and emotional needs of at-risk individuals and families in Hamilton County.” Further, it indicates that the services offered by the Good Samaritan Network include Food & Shelter, Financial Assistance, In Kind Assistance, and Life Skills & Mentoring. The Good Samaritan Network of Hamilton County is a 501 (c)(3) organization. It is located at 12933 Parkside Drive, Fishers, IN. It can be reached by phone at (317) 842-2603.
  • The Grace Care Center: As its webpage indicates, “The Grace Care Center is here to help all our friends in Hamilton County who are struggling to make ends meet. We provide these services: Choice Food Pantry (We have fresh produce, dairy and meat in addition to some personal hygiene and cleaning supplies. You are given points based on the size of your family and can shop using those points. You choose what your family will actually use.), Referral Services (Meet with a coaching team that can advise you on the best resources in the area for your particular problem. You must meet with a coaching team to determine if you qualify for vehicle services.), and Vehicle Services (Our Grace Vehicle Ministry provides car inspections, oil changes and minor safety-related repairs for qualifying families.) To qualify for these services, please bring these documents to our walk-in hours and ask to see a coaching team: Paystubs or income information for the last 3 months, utility bills for the last 3 months, any other large payments that you regularly make (credit cards, auto loans, etc.), your car registration and valid driver’s license. It is easy to use our services — just come during these hours, no appointment is needed: Monday: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. (Choice Food Pantry only), Tuesday: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Wednesdays: 10:00 a.m. – Noon.” To get to The Grace Care Center, go to the north entrance of Grace Community Church, 5504 E. 146th Street, Noblesville, IN 46062. The Grace Care Center can be reached by phone at (317) 848-2722, ext. 487.
  • The Hamilton County Department of Job and Family Services: As its webpage indicates, “HCJFS provides services such as Medicaid, food assistance (food stamps) and temporary cash assistance, subsidized child care, child protection, child support case management, adult protection and disability assistance. HCJFS falls under authority of the Hamilton County Commissioners.”
  • Horizon House: As it’s webpage indicates, “Horizon House is the only full-service day center in Indianapolis, serving approximately 3,000 of our homeless neighbors each year.” It goes on to say, “Horizon House embodies the belief that all human beings have the right to have their basic needs for food, clothing, shelter, and personal safety met in a dignified, humane and caring manner that respects a person’s right to self-determination.” Horizon House offers both basic services (including hospitality / a safe haven, basic hygiene & survival supplies, restrooms and showers, laundry, limited food service, mail delivery, property storage, telephones, use of an address) and professional services (including a triage team, employment training, housing assistance, and outreach). Horizon House is located at 1033 East Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202. It can be contacted by phone at (317) 423-8909. Further contact information is provided on its
    contact page.
  • The Indianapolis St. Vincent de Paul Society: As its webpage indicates, “The Society of St. Vincent dePaul offers assistance to those who have fallen upon times of hardship and personal crisis. Ways in which SVdP helps include providing food, clothing and furniture, as well as financial assistance when funds are available.” The Indianapolis St. Vincent de Paul Society runs a Distribution Center and a Food Pantry. As the webpage for the Distribution Center indicates, “The Distribution Center receives donations of appliances, clothing, bed linens, sick room equipment and furniture for distribution to the poor and needy in Indianapolis at no cost to them.” To apply for help from the Distribution Center, use the St. Vincent de Paul Society Getting Help page. The Distribution Center is located at 1201 E. Maryland St., Indianapolis, IN 46202. It can be reached by phone at (317) 687-0169. As the webpage for the Food Pantry indicates, “The Indianapolis St. Vincent de Paul Society Food Pantry operates [the] largest food pantry in the Midwest, serving an average of over 3000 households per week with an all volunteer staff.” To apply for help from the Food Pantry, again use the St. Vincent de Paul Society Getting Help page. The Food Pantry is located in the Pratt-Quigley Center, 3001 E. 30th St Indianapolis, IN 46218. It can be reached by phone at (317) 921-1401.
  • The Knights of Columbus and the St. Vincent de Paul Society, both affiliated with Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church: As the Knights of Columbus’ webpage indicates, “The Knight of Columbus is a fraternal benefit society of Catholic gentlemen with a call to service — to each other, our parish, our faith, our country, and those who are less fortunate.” The Knights of Columbus and the St. Vincent de Paul Society (through the Knights of Columbus) accept both charitable requests and requests for assistance. Our Lady of Mount Carmel is located at 14598 Oak Ridge Road, Carmel, IN 46032; it can be contacted by phone at (317) 846-3475, by fax at (317) 846-3477, or by email at [email protected]
  • The Merciful H.E.L.P. Center: The Merciful H.E.L.P. Center is an outreach program of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. As the Center’s webpage indicates, the mission of the Center is to provide, “Free service to resident and homeless disadvantaged people of all ages in Central Indiana focusing on Hamilton County to provide food, financial aid, home goods, used furniture and large appliances, used vehicles, home repair, clothing and other needed services. Assist with referrals for social assistance, housing, jobs and legal matters in cooperation with dozens of other agencies. The Merciful H.E.L.P. Center will provide opportunities for volunteers to come together to serve others with dignity and respect.” The Center provides assistance to all residents of Hamilton County, not just to Our Lady of Mount Carmel parishioners. Specific useful links include: Tools for School, Food Pantry, Gabriel Project, Housewares, Furniture and Appliances, Thanksgiving Baskets, Christmas Programs, Clothing, Winter Coats, Car Seat Clinic, Handyman, Vehicle Assistance, and Financial Planning. The Center is located at 1045 West 146th Street, Suite A, Carmel, IN 46032 (between Springmill Road and US 31 at the southwest corner of 146th street and Oak Ridge Road in the Mathew 25 Center on the campus of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church). It can be reached by phone at (317) 663-4039, by fax at (317) 663-4037, or by email at various addresses provided on its webpage.
  • United Way of Central Indiana: As its webpage indicates, “For more than 90 years, United Way of Central Indiana has supported innovative, practical and efficient agencies and programs in order to address local needs.” Today these agencies and programs include Education (Ready to Learn, Ready to Earn) (“Education is one of United Way of Central Indiana’s top priorities. Our work is focused on achieving two goals: helping kids be ready to learn when they start kindergarten and helping students perform at grade level in reading and math by 6th grade.”), Connected By 25 (“Helps ensure that that foster care youth are educated, housed, financially stable, employed and connected to a support system by age 25.”), United Christmas Service (“Helps those most in need during the holiday season by providing financial assistance to qualified families.”), and Winter Assistance Fund (“Helps those who are not eligible for government energy assistance programs, but who are still unable to pay their heating bills during the winter months.”). The Hamilton County Office of United Way of Central Indiana is located at 650 E. Carmel Drive, Suite 340, Carmel, IN 46032. It can be contacted by phone at (317) 815-4600.

Health and Dental Assistance

  • Clay Township Assistance: See the General Services section above. The Clay Township Assistance office is located at 10701 North College Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46280. For information on basic assistance, phone Mrs. Douglas at (317) 846-2773.
  • The Trinity Free Clinic: As its webpage indicates, “The Trinity Free Clinic is a faith based, nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization dedicated to serving the health care needs of the uninsured and underinsured low income residents of Hamilton County, IN.” (The Trinity Free Clinic is an outreach program of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, but patients do not need to be affiliated with Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.) The Clinic consists of a Medical Clinic (“Free medical services for adults and children include care of minor illnesses, injuries and general physicals/well child exams.”), a Pediatric Clinic (“Free medical services for children include care of minor illnesses, injuries, well child/school/sport physicals and vaccines.”), an Eye Clinic (“The Eye Clinic provides examinations by an Optometrist and provides glasses.”), a Foot Care Clinic (“Treatment can be provided for ingrown toenails, fungal infections, foot pain, and other foot conditions.”), an Asthma/Allergy Clinic (“This clinic treats individuals 12 years of age and older who suffer from asthma and allergies.”), a Women’s Health Clinic (“Services provided include pap test, clinical breast exams, pregnancy testing and general well women health care. Screening mammograms are offered periodically. Occasionally there are additional clinics scheduled.”), an Acute Dental Clinic (“Dental evaluations and emergency dental care are offered based on immediate dental need as determined by the dental staff. This clinic provides evaluation, x-rays and simple extractions. Often patients come with severe infections and antibiotics are prescribed, with follow-up appointments for treatment. Depending on the diagnosis a patient could be referred for oral surgery or root canals. Both services are limited.”) For a list of office hours, click here. Patients must bring one of the following to prove they live in Hamilton County: a drivers license or state issued ID, or a utility bill or mail addressed to the patient or guardian. The Trinity Free Clinic is located at 1045 West 146th Street, Carmel, IN 46032 (between Springmill Road and US 31 at the southwest corner of 146th street and Oak Ridge Road in the Mathew 25 Center on the campus of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church). It can be reached by phone at (317) 819-0772, or by email at [email protected].

Holidays

  • The Carmel Fire Department: The Carmel Fire Department, in conjunction with The Good Samaritan Network of Hamilton County (see the General Services section above) runs a Christmas Assistance Program, a program that brings food and gifts to families in need in the Carmel-Clay area. Families in need can register for the Christmas Assistance Program by calling the Good Samaritan Network of Hamilton County at (317) 773-5030.
  • United Christmas Service: See the United Way of Central Indiana entry in the General Services section above. As its webpage indicates, United Christmas Service is a program of the United Way of Central Indiana. Further, their webpage states that, “The United Christmas Service works with over 80 agencies who directly serve clients seeking assistance. The caseworkers who refer families to our program use multiple methods to screen applicants such as applications, income requirements, and participation in their programs. Caseworkers are encouraged to refer only those families with whom they have personal knowledge of their circumstances. We ask caseworkers to refer families with extreme need to the donor program (families whose incomes are 150% below the federal poverty line, for example, a family of four would have an income less than $1,838 per month).” The Hamilton County Office of the United Way of Central Indiana is located at 301 East Carmel Drive, Suite E300, Carmel, IN 46032. It can be reached by phone at (317) 815-4600.

Household Goods

  • The Indianapolis St. Vincent de Paul Society Distribution Center: See the General Services section above. As the webpage for the Distribution Center indicates, “The Distribution Center receives donations of appliances, clothing, bed linens, sick room equipment and furniture for distribution to the poor and needy in Indianapolis at no cost to them.” To apply for help from the Distribution Center, use the St. Vincent de Paul Society Getting Help page. The Distribution Center is located at 1201 E. Maryland St., Indianapolis, IN 46202. It can be reached by phone at (317) 687-0169.
  • The Merciful H.E.L.P. Center: See the General Services section above. Specifically see the Center’s Housewares and Furniture and Appliances pages. The Center is located at 1045 West 146th Street, Suite A, Carmel, IN 46032 (between Springmill Road and US 31 at the southwest corner of 146th street and Oak Ridge Road in the Mathew 25 Center on the campus of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church). It can be reached by phone at (317) 663-4039, by fax at (317) 663-4037, or by email at various addresses provided on its webpage.
  • Second Starts: As its webpage indicates, “Our mission is to supply basic housewares, without cost, to qualified families and individuals who have been homeless and who are now ready for a Second Start at independent living.” Second Start is located at 40 E 126th St, Carmel, IN; its mailing address is 5868 East 71st Street #130, Indianapolis, IN 46220. The President / Founder, Sally Schrock, can be reached by phone at (317) 569-0089, by cell phone at (317) 908-2666, and by email at [email protected]. The Vice President, Dave Thornburg, can be reached by cell phone at (317) 371-1888, and by email at [email protected].

Housing

  • Habitat for Humanity of Hamilton County: As its webpage indicates, the mission of Habitat for Humanity of Hamilton County is, “… to build simple, decent, affordable homes for deserving families.” Habitat for Humanity of Hamilton County is located at 17902 US Hwy. 31 N, Suite 4, Westfield, IN 46074. It can be reached by phone at (317) 896-9423, by fax at (317) 896-9364, and by email at [email protected].
  • The Julian Center: See the Victim Assistance section below. The Julian Center is located at 2011 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202. It can be reached by phone at (317) 941-2200, by fax at (317) 941-2209, or at its crisis line at (317) 920-9320. Further contacts are provided on its contact page.

Legal Aid

  • The Indianapolis Legal Aid Society: As its webpage indicates, “The Indianapolis Legal Aid Society is dedicated to ensuring that qualified low income persons living in the central Indiana community have immediate and direct access to quality legal assistance for civil disputes.” The Indianapolis Legal Aid Society is located at 615 North Alabama Street, Suite 122, Indianapolis, IN 46204. It is open from 9am-5pm Monday through Friday. An appointment is required to see an attorney. The Indianapolis Legal Aid Society can be reached by phone at (317) 635-9538.
  • Neighborhood Christian Legal: As its web page indicates, “Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation offering pro bono legal representation and preventive legal education to low income families, including immigrant families. We accept clients in the greater Indianapolis metro area whose income is at or below 125% of the federal poverty guidelines. (Our Low Income Taxpayer Clinic can accept clients whose income is at or below 250% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Our Housing program, Helping Hoosier Homeowners, does not have income restrictions.)” Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic is located at 3333 North Meridian Street, Suite 201, Indianapolis, IN 46208. It can be reached by phone at (317) 429-4131, by fax at (317) 429-4130, or by email at [email protected].

Mentoring

  • Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Central Indiana: As its webpage indicates, “Big Brothers Big Sisters is not your typical organization. We help children realize their potential and build their futures. We nurture children and strengthen communities. And we couldn’t do any of it without you.” Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana is located at 2960 North Meridian Street, Suite150, Indianapolis, IN 46208. They can be contacted by phone at (317) 921-2201, by fax at (317) 921-2202, and by email at [email protected].
  • The Good Samaritan Network of Hamilton County: See the General Services section above. The Good Samaritan Network of Hamilton County is located at 12933 Parkside Drive, Fishers, IN. It can be reached by phone at (317) 842-2603.
  • The Hamilton County Youth Assistance Program: As its webpage indicates, “The [Hamilton County] Youth Assistance Program strives to build a healthy community for tomorrow by extending a helping hand to the youth of today through family assistance, tutoring and mentoring. These programs are available to qualified children needing assistance. The Youth Assistance Program is operating its pilot program in the City of Westfield, Indiana, and we are working to expand to other communities in Hamilton County, Indiana.” The Headquarters for the Hamilton County Youth Assistance Program are located at Westfield City Services Center, 2728 E. 171st Street, Westfield, IN 46074. The Program can be reached by phone at (317) 804-3019 and by email at
    [email protected].
  • Promising Futures of Central Indiana: As its webpage indicates, “Since 1973, Hamilton Centers Youth Service Bureau, Inc. / Promising Futures of Central Indiana has been meeting the needs of youth and families throughout Hamilton County and beyond. Promising Futures is a private not for profit agency whose residential care programs are licensed by the Department of Child Services.” Promising Futures services include: Pregnant and Parenting Teens Services, Safe Place / Host Homes, Anger Management, Supervised Visitation and Exchange, Counseling, Teen Leaders in Action, Parenting Classes, and SNAP / Buckle Down. Promising Futures is located at 294 South 9th Street, Noblesville, IN 46060. It can be contacted by phone at (317) 773-6342, by fax at (317) 773-3340, and by email through its Executive Director, Stephanie Lyons, at [email protected].
  • Third Phase Inc.: As its webpage indicates, “Betty Violette and Ruth Thalman are the ministers who are the managers of the center. They are ordained and licensed by Calvary Ministries International in Fort Wayne, Indiana. They live at the center and are in charge of a 24-hour-a-day program. Everything centers on helping women to know Jesus Christ, help them change their self image, teach them basic life skills, and to stop them from wasting away their lives on drugs, alcohol, and violence.” Their webpage states that Third Phase is “Hamilton County’s Largest Shelter, Food, and Clothing Pantry”. Third Phase is located at 15755 Allisonville Road, Noblesville, IN 46060. It can be reached by phone at (317) 773-5100. Ruth Thalman can be reached by email at [email protected], and Betty Violette at [email protected].
  • United Way of Central Indiana: See the General Services section above. As its webpage indicates, one of United Way of Central Indiana’s programs is Connected By 25 (“Helps ensure that that foster care youth are educated, housed, financially stable, employed and connected to a support system by age 25.”). The Hamilton County Office of United Way of Central Indiana is located at 650 E. Carmel Drive, Suite 340, Carmel, IN 46032. It can be contacted by phone at (317) 815-4600.

Senior Services

  • Catholic Charities Indianapolis: See the General Services section above. Catholic Charities Indianapolis is a program run by the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. Their offices are located at 1400 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202. It can be reached by phone at (317) 236-1500, by phone toll-free at (800) 382-9836 ext. 1500, by fax at (317) 261-3375, or by email via a form on its Contact Us page.
  • Prime Life Enrichment: As its webpage indicates, “Prime Life Enrichment Inc. is a private, not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to providing services and programs that promote independence, optimal wellness and socialization for those 50 and beyond. (Fitness programs open to age 21 and older.) PLE is recognized as a vital, innovative organization devoted to enhancing the quality of life and meeting the evolving needs of older adults and their families in Hamilton County.” Prime Life Enrichment is located at 1078 Third Avenue SW, Carmel, IN 46032. It can be reached by phone at (317) 815-7000 or by email at [email protected].

Shelter

  • Catholic Charities Indianapolis: See the General Services section above. Catholic Charities Indianapolis is a program run by the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. Their offices are located at 1400 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202. It can be reached by phone at (317) 236-1500, by phone toll-free at (800) 382-9836 ext. 1500, by fax at (317) 261-3375, or by email via a form on its Contact Us page.
  • Clay Township Assistance: See the General Services section above. The Clay Township Assistance office is located at 10701 North College Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46280. For information on basic assistance, phone Mrs. Douglas at (317) 846-2773.
  • The Good Samaritan Network of Hamilton County: See the General Services section above. The Good Samaritan Network of Hamilton County is located at 12933 Parkside Drive, Fishers, IN. It can be reached by phone at (317) 842-2603.
  • The Homeless Shelter Directory: This is a national directory of homeless shelters and service organizations (including food banks / pantries, soup kitchens) for the needy. It was, according to its webpage, “… created for people who want to find and donate food and/or supplies to their local shelter. Volunteer Opportunities are also needed at most shelters.” Its webpage goes on to say that, “Due to the current foreclosure rate and US recession, many shelters have waiting lists. Please call before going to the shelter.” The webpage for Indiana is here, and the webpage for Carmel is here. Among other useful information on its webpage is a link to a site devoted to women’s shelters. The page of women’s shelters for Indiana is here, and the page for Carmel is here.
  • The Julian Center: See the Victim Assistance section below. The Julian Center is located at 2011 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202. It can be reached by phone at (317) 941-2200, by fax at (317) 941-2209, or at its crisis line at (317) 920-9320. Further contacts are provided on its contact page.
  • The O’Connor House: As its webpage indicates, “The O’Connor House Mission is to operate a Christian residential home to help single pregnant women improve life for themselves and their children. Our Lord’s call to serve others compels us to reduce homelessness and to offer love, support and guidance to single mothers and their children. The operation of the home is run by Christian principles and social justice.” Contact the O’Connor House by phone at (317) 844-9562, or by email at [email protected].
  • Third Phase Inc.: See the Mentoring section above. Third Phase is located at 15755 Allisonville Road, Noblesville, IN 46060. It can be reached by phone at (317) 773-5100. Ruth Thalman can be reached by email at [email protected], and Betty Violette at [email protected].
  • Safe Families for Children Central Indiana: As its webpage indicates, “Safe Families for Children Central Indiana (SFFCCI) is a network of Christian families that extend a safety net to children by providing at-risk families a sanctuary where they can place their children in a time of crisis. As a voluntary, non-coercive alternative to the state child welfare system, SFFCCI temporarily relieves parents from the responsibility of caring for their child and provides them time to address life issues without the fear of losing custody. Children are cared for by volunteer host families that are screened, trained, and serve to demonstrate Christ’s transforming love.” For further information and assistance, contact Chuck Gross by email at
    [email protected], or by phone at (317) 966-9964.

Transportation

  • Prime Life Enrichment: See the Senior Services section above. As indicated on
    one of its webpages, “Because we believe it is particularly important to help seniors stay active and connected to their community we offer door-to-door, non-emergency transportation to any Hamilton County resident fifty years of age or older. Our caring staff of drivers will pick up at your door and take you where ever you need to go. Our transportation service can be used for: personal business such as banking and shopping, beauty or barber shops, employment or volunteer activities, senior centers, social activities and visitation. For the physically disabled, we offer the use of our wheelchair lift van.” For more information, click here. Prime Life Enrichment is located at 1078 Third Avenue SW, Carmel, IN 46032. It can be reached by phone at (317) 815-7000 or by email at [email protected].
  • The American Red Cross: See the General Services section above. The Indianapolis Chapter of the American Red Cross is located at 441 East 10th St., Indianapolis, IN 46202. As one of its webpages indicates, “The American Red Cross of Greater Indianapolis provides reliable transportation to get to and from preventative and lifesaving medical appointments such as dialysis, chemotherapy and prenatal exams. … Transportation services are offered in Hamilton and Marion Counties. Both are free and available by referral only.” The Indianapolis Chapter of the American Red Cross can be reached by phone at (317) 684-1441, by email at [email protected], or by phone at other numbers provided on its contact page.

Utility Assistance

  • Duke Energy: As its webpage indicates, “If you qualify as a low-income household, [Duke Energy’s Energy Assistance Program] may help you pay part of your heating bills.” It goes on to say, “[Our] Energy Assistance Program (EAP) is an Indiana program designed to assist low-income customers with winter heating bills. … Eligibility is based solely on income and is available to eligible Hoosiers during the winter months until funds run out. Applications for this program are processed through community action agencies throughout the state.” In Hamilton County the agency to contact is the Indiana Community Action Association; it is located at 1744 S. 10th Street, Noblesville, IN 46060 and can be reached by phone at (317) 773-2221.
  • United Way of Central Indiana: See the General Services section above. As its webpage indicates, one of United Way of Central Indiana’s programs is Winter Assistance Fund (“Helps those who are not eligible for government energy assistance programs, but who are still unable to pay their heating bills during the winter months.”). The Hamilton County Office of United Way of Central Indiana is located at 650 E. Carmel Drive, Suite 340, Carmel, IN 46032. It can be contacted by phone at (317) 815-4600.

Victim Assistance

  • The Julian Center: As its webpage indicates, “For 37 years the Julian Center has been supporting victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other life crises. Our mission is to provide the services victims need to recover and build a life absent of abuse. Those services include counseling, safe shelter, case management, advocacy, education, transitional housing, and affordable housing. Through outreach and consultation, we also seek to educate the community about the issue of domestic violence and its impact on all our lives. Our programs and services are designed to contribute to a significant reduction in the incidence of domestic violence and sexual assault, to support survivors in healing, and to help break the intergenerational cycle of abuse.” The Julian Center is located at 2011 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202. It can be reached by phone at (317) 941-2200, by fax at (317) 941-2209, or at its crisis line at (317) 920-9320. Further contacts are provided on its contact page.
  • Prevail: As its webpage indicates, “Prevail serves the community as an advocate for victims of crime and abuse in Hamilton and surrounding counties. We are committed to offering our services, free of charge, in a confidential, supportive, non-judgmental environment that is meant to empower, educate and strengthen those we serve. If you are a victim of a crime and are in need, contact Prevail today. We can offer you the hope, strength and the necessary support to help you find the courage to start putting the pieces of your life back together. You may call Prevail 24 hours a day on our crisis line: (317) 776-3472.” Prevail is located at 1100 South 9th Street, Suite 100, Noblesville, IN 46060. Contact Prevail by phone at their general number (317) 773-6942 or their 24-hour Crisis Line (317) 776-3472, fax to (317) 776-3448, or email them at [email protected].
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