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 8:00 a.m. at our Delaware Street entrance. The pastor will admit the people at about 8:15 a.m. We can assist the first ten people each week.

If you are seeking other forms of assistance, you can view the Chip Handbook (Coalition for Homelessness Intervention & Prevention) here.

Below are the four specific areas in which Roberts Park provides 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.
  • 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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