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QUICK RESOURCE GUIDE - COVID-19 UPDATE 
 
Updated: 3/20/2020 10:02 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.
 
24/7 RESOURCE & REFERRAL HOTLINE        
Find Help (of any kind) Fast 
Dial 211
Online referral database 
www.in211.org 

 
Madison County Health Department
www.madcohealth.org/coronavirus
 
Indiana State Health Department
www.in.gov/coronavirus/
 
East Central Indiana Small Business Development Center
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans
https://isbdc.org/indianacovid19smallbusiness/
 
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.

www.in.gov/dwd/19.htm
 
FINANCIAL STABILITY RESOURCES & ASSISTANCE
 
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 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
765-533-2353
Mon.-Fri. 8a.m.- 4 p.m. by appointment only. Please call number above.

Alternatives Inc.
Domestic and sexual violence agency (includes emergency shelter)
 
866-593-9999
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 
765-644-1267
OPEN Monday-Thursday 8 am - 4 pm, CLOSED Fridays.


Aspire Indiana
Medical, mental health & insurance assistance  
765-649-8161
OPEN - 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.


Community Hospital Anderson
Insurance and Medical assistance  
765-298-3300
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  
765-608-3062
OPEN for Phone Appointments Only


Dove Harbor
Shelter (Women & Children)  
765-642-1853
Dove Harbor offices closed.  Staff available by phone Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30pm or by email.


Elwood Trustee
Financial assistance  
765-552-0871
CLOSED to Public - Assisting clients by phone
Monday through Thursday 9 am - 4 pm, Closed on Friday.


First United Methodist Church (Anderson)
Food & financial assistance 
765-643-6977
In compliance with Gov. Holcomb's mandate given at noon today, Anderson First UMC is closing March 24-April 7.  We are handing out sack suppers on Sundays at 4:30 p.m.


FSSA (Family and Social Services)
Medicaid, HIP, SNAP, TANF, Disability, Aging & Job Training 
1-800-403-0864
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  
765-644-6020
Temporarily CLOSED until new procedures are developed.


Interlocal Community Action Program
Utility assistance  
765-298-8086

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  
765-400-2144
Alexandria Office CLOSED
Services still available in Anderson - Call First


Lapel Community Food Pantry
Food

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  
765-640-0977
Open Normal Business Hours - By Phone Appointment Only


Meridian Health Services
Medical and Insurance assistance  
765-641-7499
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  
765-724-3634
Open Normal Business Hours - By Appointment Only


MyFreeTaxes.com
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  
765-286-7000
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  
765-644-2121
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  
765-374-4662
OPEN 
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 12-2pm and Thursdays from 6-8pm. 
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 Pantry

Food assistance  
765-724-7566
Temporarily CLOSED - TBD Food Distribution on Thursday, March 26th 9 am - 12 pm.  More information to come. 

South Madison Food Pantry
Food
765-606-7780
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
765-646-8240
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
765-642-5401
CLOSED until further notice


The Salvation Army
Food, shelter, medicine & financial assistance
765-644-2538
DRIVE THROUGH PANTRY March 31 9 am - 2:30 pm. No Public Entry.
UTILITY ASSISTANCE  - Call only on Thursday, April 2nd beginning at 9 am.
If in need of other services call main number and leave a message.


Stepping Stones 
V
eterans Services
765-648-1101
FULL - not accepting new residents 


The George Morrisett Center (Elwood only)
Food and financial assistance  
765-552-5577
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.
MUST HAVE ELWOOD ADDRESS (no exceptions)


The Christian Center
Food and shelter (Men), Meals (All)  
765-649-4264
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
765-536-2956
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
Food 
765-649-1892
OPEN on Tuesdays from 4:00 - 6:00 PM. Will serve the public at curbside.


MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE

Hardest Hit Fund Information
Mortgage assistance for those who have lost their job  
1-877-GET-HOPE
Call for information

 
FINANCIAL LITERACY
PathStone
Skill-building in personal finances, IDA
accounts and buying a home  765-286-2162
Temporarily CLOSED

FINANCIAL STABILITY

THRIVE Network
A partnership led by United Way that provides personalized
coaching, resources and supports for those
facing poverty despite working hard  
765-608-3062
OPEN - Coaches are working remotely - Please call

CHILDHOOD EDUCATION & FAMILY RESOURCES

Children’s Bureau

Crisis Intervention for children &
family skill-building  

765-643-8022
Office is closed to clients. Continuining to serve clients remotely.
Main phone is still being answered between 8a-4:30pm


Hopewell Center
Education services for those with developmental issue
765-642-0201

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
765-606-7956
Temporarily closed but still taking calls.  We are gathering a list of needed baby supplies for our clients or any parent in need.


Migrant Education Program
Tutoring and Community Support  
765-557-1308
CLOSED to Public - Support by phone only.


Nurse Family Partnership
Health services and resource for 1st time pregnant mothers  
317-524-3920
OPEN - Nurses communicating via telephone visits until further notice


On My Way Pre-K
Free Pre-K assistance for qualified families
765-620-4510
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 www.onmywayprek.org

Pendleton Community Library
Library and mobile food pantry  
765-778-7527
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


CASA
Advocates for children in the courts  
765-649-7215
OPEN by Phone Only


TRC Head Start
Early childhood education services  
765-649-9905
CLOSED - following Anderson Community Schools closings
At this time, will reopen April 6th


Alexandria Community Center
Youth Services & Sports  
765-724-7728
CLOSED until further notice


EMPLOYMENT, UNEMPLOYMENT & JOB TRAINING

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. View the page: https://www.in.gov/dwd/19.htm

Hinds Career Center  
765-552-9881
CLOSED due to school closing


JobSource
765-646-9276
OPEN - NO WALK-INS Call for appointment

MENTAL HEALTH & ADDICTION SERVICES

Aspire  
317-574-1254
OPEN - 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.

CleanSlate 
765-442-0402
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 by next week.