April 8, 2020

Local Assistance Resources

Monroe Township Trustee

Monroe Township Trustee (Alexandria)
Financial and Utility Assistance  
Open Normal Business Hours – By Appointment Only

The following is the link to our online application for Township Assistance. It’s just like the 9 page paper application we give you when you come to the office.
This application, once submitted, will come to the Trustee Deputy in an email, from the time she opens it, we have 72 hours, excluding weekends and holidays, to make a determination on your application. We still require all the documentation, however, at this time, that will have to be emailed to us through here or you make copies and put them in an envelope with your name on it and put it in our mail slot.

Make sure that to click on Monroe Township – Madison County

Link to Application

Community Resources

Alexandria has a Health Care Navigator who can also help with applying for Unemployment and Food Stamps!

Call Julie at 765.608.3062


Find Help (of any kind) Fast 
Dial 211Online referral database www.in211.org 

Pete’s Pantry

309. W. Washington st.

Alexandria, Indiana

Call (765) 724-7566


We are planning to have parking lot distributions every Thursday. It will be from 9:30 am until 11:30 am. Our last distribution went very well and we appreciate everyone’s cooperation.

Our plan is to do this every Thursday morning as long as this Coronavirus problem exists, the food lasts, and we have these great volunteers to help get the job done.

We ask that you enter from West Street just as before and the same residency requirements apply,
just as before.

Looking for Henry County Resources? >> 

Henry County COVID 19 Resources Updated 3-27-20

Madison County Health Department

Indiana State Health Department

East Central Indiana Small Business Development Center
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans
and Small Business Owners Guide to the CARES Act

Indiana Department of Workforce Development
DWD has created a landing page for all information on COVID-19 as it relates to workforce and unemployment insurance.

Second Harvest Food Bank
Tailgate Food Distribution 
Check here for updated list of tailgate food distributions >>https://curehunger.org/get-help/tailgates/

No ID or proof of address is required, and all information gather is for private internal use.
Distribution is while supplies last.  People are asked to only go through the line one time so everyone can be served.
If you are walking up or coming via a vehicle too small to carry a load of food, aim to arrive an hour after the tailgate starts.

Adams Township Trustee

Financial Assistance
Mon.-Fri. 8a.m.- 4 p.m. by appointment only. Please call number above.

Alternatives Inc.
Domestic and sexual violence agency (includes emergency shelter)
Local office 765-643-0218
OPEN – Advocates are continuing to provide advocacy and support via telephone and email contact.  We are limiting face to face advocacy at this time.  Our crisis line is still operating 24/7. 24-Hour Crisis Line: (866) 593-9999

Anderson Township Trustee
Financial Assistance 
OPEN Monday-Thursday 8 am – 4 pm, CLOSED Fridays.

Aspire Indiana
Medical, mental health & insurance assistance  
OPEN – Individual client appointments and assessments still taking place via telehealth including video calls; group meetings also moved to telehealth.
New prospective clients should contact the call center: (877) 574-1254.
Those who already had upcoming appointments will be contacted to get instructions on how to conduct their appointment via video or telephone call.

Community Hospital Anderson
Insurance and Medical assistance  
Insurance and Medical Assistance available by PHONE
In an attempt to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), influenza, and other infectious diseases and to protect patients and employees, Community Health Network is further tightening visitor restrictions at hospital sites.
Beginning Friday, March 13, no visitors will be permitted at Community Hospital North, Community Hospital East, Community Hospital South, Community Heart and Vascular Hospital, Community Behavioral Health, Community Howard Regional Health and Community Hospital Anderson. Please read our FAQ’s for more information on visitor restrictions and COVID-19 updates at: https://bit.ly/3cJjfsa

Covering Kids & Families
Insurance assistance  
OPEN for Phone Appointments Only

Dove Harbor
Shelter (Women & Children)  
Dove Harbor offices closed.  Staff available by phone Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30pm or by email.

Elwood Trustee
Financial assistance  
CLOSED to Public – Assisting clients by phone
Monday through Thursday 9 am – 4 pm, Closed on Friday.

Anderson First United Methodist Church
Food & financial assistance 
Anderson First UMC is no longer serving meals on Sundays.  The church building is now completely closed until further notice.

FSSA (Family and Social Services)
Medicaid, HIP, SNAP, TANF, Disability, Aging & Job Training 
Call for information
At end of business on Friday, March 20, all Division of Family Resources offices will be closed until further notice.
SNAP and TANF benefits will continue without interuption as long as the corona virus crisis continues.

Helping Hands Food Pantry
Food distribution on Monday, April 6, 6:00 to 7:30 pm.  We are prebagging and will bring the food to the cars.  There will be no registration.  We are going to pass out tickets at 2:00 pm which will tell people what time to return for food.  We are asking for 2 families per car.  If people can not come at 2:00 for a ticket, they can come at 7:00 pm.

Interlocal Community Action Program
Utility assistance  
Currently working from home as all ICAP locations are closed. Operating M-Thursday 8 am to 5 pm and Friday 8 am to 4 pm.

Jane Pauley Community Health Center
Insurance and Medical assistance  
Alexandria Office CLOSED
Services still available in Anderson – Call First

Lapel Community Food Pantry
OPEN Serving Stony Creek, Jackson and Green townships of Madison County Effective Friday, and through this period of isolation restrictions, the pantry will offer prepacked sacks or boxes of food items to eligible individuals and families on a weekly basis. (Meaning clients may come once a week.) The hours for this “drive-thru” program will be Friday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will be on site to direct clients through the line and volunteers will bring distributions to the car. (Remain in vehicle!). Due to increased need, each car can receive only one weekly distribution. Clients are asked to bring a picture ID and proof of address (utility or phone bill if current address differs from information on ID).

Lafayette Township Trustee
Financial and Utility Assistance  
Open Normal Business Hours – By Phone Appointment Only

Meridian Health Services
Medical and Insurance assistance  
Office Hours – All Meridian offices are remaining open and are continuing the same clinic hours as normal to accommodate patients and the community during this time.
Exposure & Testing – If you believe you or your child may have been infected by the coronavirus, please contact us by phone and we will direct you to the proper facility for testingScheduled Appointments – We are RESCHEDULING all ROUTINE and NON-URGENT care visits for the next 8 weeks, except routine vaccinations for children or otherwise instructed by your doctor. This preventative measure is to ensure non-sick patients aren’t exposed to the virus. A Meridian staff member will be calling you to reschedule your appointment and answer any questions.
Sick Visits – Please call ahead for ALL sick visits, especially for symptoms of a fever and cough. We are abiding by CDC guidelines to reduce the risk of COVID-19 contamination by requiring anyone with symptoms to contact us via phone before coming into the office.
Car Visits – If you or your child needs an Influenza A & B or strep swab, we may come out to your car. This limits everyone’s exposure and makes your visit safer. Please call ahead to arrange before arriving.
Virtual Visit – Telehealth – We are implementing telehealth services, which provides additional social distancing as an available extension for some patients and clients for psychiatry and medical services. Please call your office to inquire about a telehealth virtual visit.
Caregivers – We ask that only the patient and one additional healthy person can attend the appointment, unless approved as a special circumstance will be allowed.

Monroe Township Trustee (Alexandria)
Financial and Utility Assistance  
Open Normal Business Hours – By Appointment Only

Free online tax preparation software for individuals with a simple return for both state and federal.
Treasury Department Extends Filing Deadline for Individuals to July 15, 2020

Open Door Health Services
Medical and Insurance assistance  
Open in Anderson and Muncie with precautions such as new patients will be scheduled for next month and regular check ups are being rescheduled.  Immediate needs are provided.

Operation Love Ministries
Food, medicine, housing, clothing and financial assistance  
Available by phone, email, or by door buzzer on south entrance.
No Public Entry.
Food Pantry OPEN by drive-through on Wednesdays 9-11:30 am and 1-3:30 pm. ID still required.
Bonus Pantry on 3rd Thursdays of the month 1-3 pm (No ID needed).
You MAY pick up boxes on behalf of others with the following: 
copy of photo ID of individual served, a note of authorization, and photo ID for person picking up box.

Park Place Food Pantry
To create a safe environment for food distribution during this time of national health concern, we are making temporary changes beginning Monday, March 23rd. 
We are limiting our hours to Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 12-2 pm and Thursdays from 6-8 pm. 
Additionally, we are moving to a drive thru model. We ask that pantry neighbors enter from University Blvd onto Cottage Avenue. A pantry volunteer will be at 4th Street and Cottage Avenue and to direct neighbors through our new traffic pattern. 

Pete’s PantryFood assistance  765-724-7566
Drive-thru pantry only. 

South Madison Food Pantry
OPEN 10-12 Saturdays at the Ingalls Methodist Church, Offering fresh frozen meat, milk for parents with small children in the house, bread, cakes, pies, yogurt, canned goods and fresh produce in season. You must be a resident of Adams, Fall Creek or Green Townships to receive pantry assistance and a resident of Green Township for Township Assistance.

St.Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital (RUAH)
Insurance and Medical assistance
Ascension St. Vincent implemented updated temporary visitor restrictions at all of its hospitals to reduce the spread of viral respiratory infections, including COVID-19. 

The current visitation policy at Ascension St. Vincent hospitals across Indiana includes the following points:
– Points of entrance into buildings will be limited.
– All visitors will be screened when entering the building.
– If a visitor lives in a community with a confirmed case of COVID-19, he/she will be asked not to enter the building. Exceptions will be made for the parent/legal guardian of an inpatient minor with no other positive screens.
– If a visitor screens positive to any of these questions, or if he/she has a temperature of 100.1 degrees or higher, he/she will not be permitted to visit.
– Visitors under the age of 18 are not allowed unless they are an emancipated minor, the parent of a patient or other case-by-case exception.
– Visitors will not be allowed for patients with COVID-19 except for end-of-life situations.
– A parent/legal guardian will be allowed to stay with a minor child who is hospitalized for COVID-19.
– Local hospital leadership will determine further visitor restrictions at their discretion.

St.Vincent DePaul Society
Clothing, housing items & financial assistance
CLOSED until further notice

The Salvation Army
Food, shelter, medicine & financial assistance
Drive Thru Food Pantry:  Tuesday, April 28th 9am-2:30pm
Baby Pantry:  Please call 644-2538 and leave a voicemail or email shelly.delong@usc.salvationarmy.org to be assisted.
Financial Assistance:  Please call 644-2538 and leave a voicemail or email shelly.delong@usc.salvationarmy.org to be assisted.

Stepping Stones 
Veterans Services
FULL – not accepting new residents 

The George Morrisett Center (Elwood only)
Food and financial assistance  
FOOD PANTRY OPEN regular hours with the following instructions:
Register at the back door and wait in your car.
Will call to enter, only two people in the pantry at a time.

The Christian Center
Food and shelter (Men), Meals (All)  
ALL ministries OPEN
Anyone with flu like symptoms will be provided meals to-go.

Vectren, a Centerpoint Energy Co
Utility Assistance
Vectren will not disconnect customers while the Pandemic is going on. Vectren still has funds to assist with up to $200 for gas bills through our “Keep Service On” program if the customer is in a disconnect status.  If the customer calls our call center, the agent can see if they qualify and will take a quick application over the phone.  The program is income based and if the customer received energy assistance, more than likely they’ll qualify for this program, some fees may apply depending on account status.

Van Buren Township Trustee (Summitville)
Financial and Utility Assistance
Office closed effective as of 3/23/20. Providing services per phone (765) 536-2918 appointment until April 9th.  

West Side Food Pantry – Carrie Mae Hyatt
OPEN on Tuesdays from 4:00 – 6:00 PM. Will serve the public at curbside.

MORTGAGE ASSISTANCEHardest Hit Fund InformationMortgage assistance for those who have lost their job  
1-877-GET-HOPECall for information

FINANCIAL LITERACYPathStoneSkill-building in personal finances, IDAaccounts and buying a home  765-286-2162
Temporarily CLOSED

FINANCIAL STABILITYTHRIVE NetworkA partnership led by United Way that provides personalizedcoaching, resources and supports for thosefacing poverty despite working hard  
OPEN – Coaches are working remotely – Please call


Crisis Intervention for children & family skill-building  
Office is closed to clients. Continuining to serve clients remotely.
Main phone is still being answered between 8am-4:30pm.
Community Partners has material relief for families during this time.

Hopewell Center
Education services for those with developmental issue
Day services such as community shredding, music therapy, workshop, have been halted until further notice.

Chances and Services for Youth (CASY)
Childcare information
800-886-3952 option 2
Call for up to date information

Lil’ Miracles
Pregnancy Resource Center
If you’re in need of baby necessities – diapers, wipies, and/or baby food, please call.
Be sure to leave yourname and telephone number, someone will call you back to schedule a pick up time.

Migrant Education Program
Tutoring and Community Support  
CLOSED to Public – Support by phone only.

Nurse Family Partnership
Health services and resource for 1st time pregnant mothers  
OPEN – Nurses communicating via telephone visits until further notice

On My Way Pre-K
Free Pre-K assistance for qualified families
765-620-4510On My Way Pre-K enrollment is open! Families who have a child who will be 4 years old by August 1 can apply. The parents in the home have to be working or going to school at least part-time. One parent can also have SSI or disability income. Families can apply at www.onmywayprek.org

Pendleton Community Library
Library and mobile food pantry  
OPEN for Food – Offering a curb-side pick up food pantry on Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.. There isan itemized list from which to choose a total of 10 items while supplies last. Once items are chose, a library staff member will retrieve the items, and bring them to you. Please message the library with any questions.
Read-n-Feed on Thursday evenings. Locations in Pendleton, Lapel, and Ingalls. Details here: https://www.pendleton.lib.in.us/get-involved/read-and-feed

Advocates for children in the courts  
OPEN by Phone Only

TRC Head Start
Early childhood education services  
CLOSED – following Anderson Community Schools closings

Alexandria Community Center
Youth Services & Sports  
CLOSED until further notice

EMPLOYMENT, UNEMPLOYMENT & JOB TRAININGIndiana Department of Workforce Development
DWD has created a landing page for all information on COVID-19 as it relates to workforce and unemployment insurance. they will update the page and the FAQ document as they get more information. View the page: https://www.in.gov/dwd/19.htm

Hinds Career Center  
CLOSED due to school closing

OPEN – NO WALK-INS Call for appointment

317-574-1254OPEN – Individual client meetings and assessments still taking place on site; Groups being moved to telehealth.New prospective clients will need to call Access number: 877-574-1254.Those with current appointments will be called or texted to get instructions on how to sign on to their appointment or a number to call for their appointment with their Mental Health provider.

Open to normal business hours treating outpatient addiction in Madison County. 

Community Behavorial Health
765-298-4600 or 877-766-2594 (toll-free)
No longer providing face to face sessions but are doing telephone check ins for therapy and medication services. Working on a process for new clients but are still able to provide support to existing clients. Clients in groups should be able to call into a group chat,