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Updated: 6/9/2020 10:52 am
This is a list of frequently requested community resources. It is not a comprehensive
list but those non-profits United Way funds and/or is a partner with in the community.
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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.
We will update the page and the FAQ document as we get more information.
Second Harvest Food Bank
Tailgate Food Distribution 
Check here for updated list of tailgate food distributions >>
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
24-Hour Crisis Line: (866) 593-9999
OPEN - Shelter space is limited; however, advocates are still 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. 

Anderson Township Trustee
Financial Assistance 
Returned to Normal Operations: OPEN Monday-Thursday 8 am - 4 pm, CLOSED Fridays.

The Anderson Township Community Center is open for walkers only at this point in time. There are a few restrictions, but, the public may use our facility to walk from 8:00am until 2:00pm for the time being.

Aspire Indiana Health
Medical, mental health, employment & insurance assistance  
24-hour Crisis Line: 1-800-560-4038
OPEN -- Accepting new patients. Choice of telehealth video appointments or in-person appointments at our health centers. Walk-ins currently suspended, however same-day appointments are often available.

SSVF-Intecare (through Aspire Indiana)
Veterans homeless prevention
The SSVF Program continues to take on new veterans with new processes. Additional funds to assist those that are at risk of becoming homeless and those that are homeless.  Temporarily, the rules have changed on the amount of months that a veteran or veteran family can receive assistance.  This will go back to normal when the stay at home has been lifted.  If there are veterans that are homeless and cannot find shelter, we have some funds that can assist with emergency housing, on a case by case basis.

Central Christian Church 
Meal site
Ham and cheese sandwich sack lunch which will be available at the 10th Street Central Christian Church entrance every Friday beginning July 3rd and continuing through September 25th…this will be a sack lunch offered free to anyone who stops by between 11 AM and 1 PM.

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:

Covering Kids & Families
Insurance assistance  
OPEN for Phone Appointments Only

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 
Church building is accessible weekday hours M-Th 9-4 p.m. and Fri 9-12 p.m.  No meals, non-food pantry or utility assistance is yet being offered.

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 assistance
Food distribution on the 1st and 3rd Mondays each month from 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  
OPEN - Normal hours of 8:00am - 5:00pm Monday through Friday. We are also now offering televisits and a curbside service to assist with keeping our patients and staff safe.

Lapel Community Food Pantry
Food assistance

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  
765-641-7499 For both Anderson and Elwood
Anderson---Medical is open for face-to-face appointments, Virtual appointments or phone appointments. Phone for established patients who have been seen in person in the past three months. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8am to 5pm and Wednesday 8am to 8pm.
Anderson---Dental is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8am to 5pm and Wednesday 8am to 8pm.
Anderson---Behavioral is open for virtual appointments with a therapist or phone appointments for established patients. Psychiatry is done virtually on Wednesday from 8am to 5pm.
Elwood----Medical is currently closed.
Elwood---Dental is open on Thursday and Friday from 8am to 5pm.
Elwood---Behavioral is open for virtual appointments with a therapist or phone appointments for established patients. Psychiatry is done virtually on Wednesday from 8am to 5pm.

Monroe Township Trustee (Alexandria)
Financial and utility assistance  
CLOSED to public.  See below.
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 my 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.…/D3CGIServer/form_ta2/48monr
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
Food assistance

Temporary closure of the Park Place Food Pantry...
Due to a COVID-19 presumptive positive diagnosis for one of our food pantry volunteers, we have decided to temporarily close the Park Place Food Pantry for seven days. This decision was made out of an abundance of caution and in consultation with a trusted public health expert. We apologize for the inconvenience to our pantry neighbors and thank you for your understanding.  
We plan to reopen Thursday, April 30th from 6-8pm. Any future closures/changes will be announced here on our Facebook page.

Pete’s Pantry

Food assistance
Drive-thru pantry only. 

South Madison Food Pantry
Food assistance
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
Our office will have a change beginning on Tuesday, June 16th we will have office hours Tuesday-Thursday, 9-12 & 1-3.  Please knock and we will answer the door. 
We are still asking that people call to access financial assistance, baby pantry and non food items.  All appointments will still be over the phone.
Drive thru food pantry is June 30th 9am-1pm (note time change)


The George Morrisett Center (Elwood only)
Food assistance 
OPEN - A choice pantry. Fill out your order, the pantry stiff fills it and then put it in your vehicle. 
Hours are Mondays 6:00 - 7:30 and Wednesdays and Thursdays 10:00 to noon.

Utility assistance office OPEN as of 5/26,  Regular hours will apply (Tuesday 9-4, Wednesday and Thursday 9-2).  We ask that masks be worn into the building and hand sanitizer will be available before entering any office area.

The Christian Center
Food and shelter (Men), meals (All)  
The Christian center has remained open and will continue to expand access to services over the coming days and anticipates all ministries to be fully operational, and expanded, by July 1.

Union Township Trustee
Financial assistance 
Available to assist residents of Union Township and Chesterfield.


Vectren, a Centerpoint Energy Company
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
OPEN for Regular Hours -  Limited to less then 4 or more at this time in the building.
If anyone is in need of assistance contact the office to help meet their needs through online applications. 

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

Willow Place
Shelter assistance - Women
Willow Place is not taking new residents at this time. We are exploring proper timing & procedures so we can try to re open safely.


Hardest Hit Fund Information

Mortgage assistance for those who have lost their job  
Call for information or online at  - NOTICE: During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are taking steps to protect homeowners and our team members through social distancing. As a result of these efforts and the overwhelming need of Indiana homeowners, you may experience some delays in processing your application.

Skill-building in personal finances, IDA
accounts and buying a home  765-286-2162
ALL STAFF working remotely - Please call office number above.


THRIVE Network
A partnership led by United Way that provides personalized
coaching, resources and supports for those
facing poverty despite working hard  
OPEN - Coaches are working remotely - Please call


United Way's Born Learning Connection - Click here for Learning at Home Resources
Children’s Bureau

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.

First Steps South East
Provides supports and services to children with developmental delays from birth to three years of age 
Toll Free - 1-866-644-2454 /
First Steps can help families learn ways to support and promote their child's development within their everyday routines and activities.
OPEN- Staff are working remotely - Main office is open M-F  8:30am-4:30pm

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
On 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

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:

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


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. they will update the page and the FAQ document as they get more information. View the page:

Aspire Indiana Health
Medical, mental health, employment & insurance assistance  
24-hour Crisis Line: 1-800-560-4038
OPEN -- Accepting new patients. Choice of telehealth video appointments or in-person appointments at our health centers. Walk-ins currently suspended, however same-day appointments are often available.

Hinds Career Center  
CLOSED due to school closing


Physical office is closed.  Will continue to work remotely be available to contact at (765)646-9276.


Aspire Indiana Health
Medical, mental health, employment & insurance assistance  
24-hour Crisis Line: 1-800-560-4038
OPEN -- Individual client appointments and assessments, including new patients, are taking place via telehealth including video calls; group meetings also moved to telehealth.
Those who already had upcoming appointments will be contacted with instructions on how to conduct their appointment via video or telephone call.

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,



OPEN on Tuesdays from 4:00 - 6:00 PM. Will serve the public at curbside.