Community & Emergency Services

We can help connect you with community organizations that provide great services. On this page you will find organizations in your area that offer emergency housing, assistance and community programs.

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Agency/Program Phone Number Website Description
Emergency Shelters & Transitional Housing  

North Central Indiana

(St. Joseph, Elkhart, Marshall, Kosciusko, Fulton, Cass, Miami, Wabash)

Agency/Program Phone Number Website Description

St. Joseph County -
Emergency Management 

574-235-9378 The mission of the St. Joseph County Emergency Management Agency is to coordinate all emergency management activities and to protect the people, property, economy and environment of St. Joseph County and its political subdivisions. 
Combined Community Services -Dane’s Family Pantry 574-269-6019 CCS meets a variety of needs for families in immediate crisis. CSS offers self-sufficiency programs to provide low-income households with the tools needed to become financially independent. 
YMCA of NC Indiana 574-233-9491 Domestic Abuse - support and referrals 
Hope Ministries 574-288-4842 Family assistance and support.
Goshen Interfaith Hospitality Network 574-534-2300 Shelter services.

West Central Indiana

(Warren, Tippecanoe, Carroll, Clinton, Montgomery, Fountain, Vermillion, Parke, Putnam, Vigo, Clay, Owen, Sullivan, Greene)

Agency/Program Phone Number Website Description

Bethany House

812-232-1447 Bethany House has sheltered single women, women with children, and married couples since it opened in April 1980.
Lafayette Urban Ministry 765-423-2691 The Lafayette Urban Ministry (LUM) is an organization of more than 40 churches that serves as a social safety net for Lafayette’s needy children and families.
Lafayette Transitional Housing 765-423-4880 LTHC operates the following programs: the Homeless Services Program ~ Coordinated Entry, Permanent Supportive Housing Programs, Rapid Re-Housing, and Supportive Services for Veteran Families. The goal of each program is to help individuals and families who are experiencing homeless learn the needed skills to maintain housing.


Northeast Indiana

(LaGrange, Steuben, Noble, DeKalb, Whitley, Allen, Huntington)

Agency/Program Phone Number Website Description
Salvation Army
Fort Wayne
260-744-2311 Community resources related to emergency services and volunteering.
Noble House Ministries 260-637-7160 Shelter services.

Turning Point Shelter

260-665-9191 Homeless shelter.
Michigan Township Trustee 219-874-5201   Clothing closet and shelter.
Gary Neighborhood Services 219-883-0431   Family assistance.

Northwest Indiana

(Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Newton, Jasper, Pulaski, Starke, Benton, White)

Agency/Program Phone Number Website Description

Ivy Tech - East Chicago

219-392-3600 Ivy Tech offers affordable associate degrees and certificates in Indiana; transfer or begin an in-demand job in health, technology, business or public service.
Jasper County
Public Library
219-866-5881 Resources for parents.
College Success Coalition 765-884-8022 The mission of Benton Community Foundation is to enhance community through civic leadership, philanthropy and charitable economic development initiatives.
Merrillville Adult Education 219-650-5310 The Adult Education and ESL division provides educational opportunities to adults who have not acquired a high school diploma.
Salvation Army of Michigan City and Laporte 219-874-6885 / 219-326-5342 Safe Link free phones.
Emmaus Mission Center 574-739-0107 Clothing closet.
Lake Area United Way 219-923-2302 Emergency food and shelter program and family resources.
Sojourner Truth House 219-885-2282 Clothing closet, and day center for women and children experiencing homelessness.

East Central Indiana

(Howard, Tipton, Grant, Wells, Adams, Jay, Blackford, Madison, Delware, Randolph, Henry, Wayne, Rush, Fayette, Union)

Agency/Program Phone Number Website Description

The Christian Center

765-649-4264 Shelter services.
Family Services
Association of
Howard County
765-457-9313 Provides a variety of programs, from teaching new parents proper childcare skills to providing housing for homeless veterans, from providing shelter for abused women, men and children to preventing child abuse in the first place. Sooner or later, every family goes through a stormy time. We're here to build strong families. 
Family Services - 
Muncie Mission
765-288-9122 Family Services extends a helping hand to families in both Delaware and Blackford Counties. Donations of clothing, furniture, and food allow us to provide these items free to those who cannot afford them, and we can also give limited assistance with current financial needs.
Bridges Community 
765-282-3948 We know that it is a long "row to hoe", but we believe that if you have the desire, and work hard, you can make your dream and realize a better quality of life. 


Southeast Indiana

(Monroe, Brown, Bartholomew, Decatur, Franklin, Dearborn, Ripley, Jennings, Jackson, Lawrence, Orange, Washington, Scott, Jefferson, Ohio, Switzerland, Clark, Floyd, Harrison)

Agency/Program Phone Number Website Description

Human Services, Inc

812-372-8407 A variety of family support programs. 
Becky's Place 812-275-5773 Shelter service.
Salvation Army-
812-265-2157 Family assistance.

Southwest Indiana

(Knox, Daviess, Martin, Gibson, Pike, Dubois, Posey, Vanderburgh, Warrick, Spencer, Perry, Crawford)

Agency/Program Phone Number Website Description

United Caring Services

812-426-9960 Shelter services.
Ozanam Family Shelter  812-422-2214 Family support.
Salvation Army - 
812-386-6577 A wide range of noncredit programs for adults, working professionals and kids are available through USI Outreach and Engagement. Lifelong Learning courses are open to anyone in the community regardless of educational background

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