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Neighborhood Assistance

Through our Neighborhood Assistance program, we lend a helping hand to hundreds of our neighbors each year. Our public assistance day is Monday only; please arrive between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. to sign in; we can assist the first ten people signed in each week, beginning at about 8:45am

Below are the three specific areas in which we provide assistance:

  • Birth Certificates from any state
    We provide the necessary state form, a check made out to the state agency, and a stamped envelope. Applicant will be responsible for providing the appropriate ID to the state office. Parents can request assistance for themselves and/or their children.
  • Prescription medications
    Maximum of $25 per year; bring the prescription or a previous month’s medication container. Check will be made out to the pharmacy.
  • Bus passes for the newly employed
    Check to IndyGo for $20 for a one-week bus pass. Bring written verification of new employment or the employer’s phone number so that a call can be made for confirmation.If you are looking for other types of assistance, please check out these links to other organizations that may be able to help.
  • Sleeping Pads for the Homeless
    Sleeping pads made from plastic grocery bags are made and donated by Winamac First UMC to be distributed by Roberts Park to the homeless in downtown Indianapolis.
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