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Waterford Upstart

At Home Learning

Waterford Upstart is a proven, at-home learning program. Prepare your child to start kindergarten with confidence. Families receive everything they need, including access to fun and interactive software, expert coaching and support, and even a computer and internet in participating regions. All at no cost.

Please call (801) 349-2286 for hours of operation.
Activities for Kids at Home

Khan Academy

Nonprofit
Educational

Resources and online learning for parents, teachers, learners, and school districts. Click on the website to find out more. www.khanacademy.org

Please call for hours of operation.
Activities for Kids at Home

First Book

Resources for Families and Child Care Providers

First Book has been supporting child care providers and educators for nearly three decades. We focus on providers who serve kids in need — the kids who may not have the same advantages as their counterparts in different, better-resourced neighborhoods. Visit https://info-childcareaware-org.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/info.childcareaware.org/blog/first-books-resources-for-families-and-child-care-providers?hs_amp=true

Please call for hours of operation.
Activities for Kids at Home

Portage Township YMCA

Virtual Memberships

The YMCA offers an online only membership that comes with exclusive access to Les Mills exercise content. See website for details.

Monday - Friday
Saturday & Sunday
Activities for Kids at Home

North Township Trustee

Government
Burial / Cremation Assistance

Provides assistance with burial or cremation expenses. Must be a North Township resident (Hammond, Whiting, Munster, Highland, East Chicago)

Monday through Friday
Burial Assistance

Calumet Township Trustee

Government
Burial Assistance

Assistance is available for deceased family members who lived in Calumet Township and meet eligibility requirements

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Burial Assistance

Center Township Trustee-Crown Point

Government
Burial Assistance

BURIAL AND FUNERALS OR CREMATIONS – The trustee shall provide a person to superintend and authorize either the funeral and burial or cremation of the deceased individual. If it is determined that the deceased individual is a resident of another township in Indiana, the township shall notify the trustee of that township, who shall then provide a person to superintend and authorize either the funeral and burial or cremation of the deceased individual not leaving sufficient resources (i.e.. cash, automobile, and\or real property) to defray expenses. Contributions or payment of benefits from any other source will be deducted from the township’s allowable maximum. The total cost of a burial and funeral for any deceased indigent person, including burial plot, may not exceed seven hundred ($700) dollars. The township will also require a "death certificate" and an itemized (invoice) statement from the funeral home before payment can be authorized. Under normal circumstances, the township will not authorize burial and funerals for weekends, holidays, or at other times which increases the cost. (IC 12-20-16-12)

Please call (219) 663-0250 for hours of operation.
Burial Assistance

Hanover Township Trustee

Government
Burial Assistance

See for eligibility guidelines and application: https://www.hanovertownshiptrustee.com/services/

Please call 219-374-7443 for hours of operation.
Burial Assistance

Winfield Township Trustee

Government
Burial Costs

Emergency financial assistance is available for necessities based on family size and income. Assistance includes rental/mortgage payments, utilities, medical bills, burial expenses and food. Applications for assistance can be picked up in the office of the Trustee.

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Friday
Burial Assistance

St. John Township Trustee's Office

Government
Burial/Cremation

Applications for Township Assistance can be picked up at our office Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 am to Noon and 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Please complete the Township Assistance application and gather the Required Documents from the checklist obtained with your application. You must call to schedule an appointment for township assistance. Applicants MUST have all documents that are applicable on the Requirements Master Checklist.

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Burial Assistance

Brite Kidds Early Advancement 24 hr Childcare

Licensed Home Daycare

Daily Hours • Monday: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm • Tuesday: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm • Wednesday: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm • Thursday: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm • Friday: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Child Care - 24 Hours

Jeffries 24 Hour Childcare

Licensed Home Daycare

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Child Care - 24 Hours

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater NWI

After-School Club Programming

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest offers after-school programming that develops good character and citizenship, fosters academic success, and encourages healthy lifestyles. After-school Club hours are from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. at Boys & Girls Clubs in Chesterton, Cedar Lake, and Valparaiso. The weekly fee is $30 for the first child and $10 per additional child. Club members must have an active $40 Club membership. Fee Assistance is available to those who qualify. Limited capacity so reserve your spot today! Visit bgcgreaternwi.org or contact your local Club.

Please call (219) 764-2582 for hours of operation.
Child Care - Before/After School

Valparaiso Family YMCA

Nonprofit
Ages 5 to 9 for YMCA members only

YOUTH ACTIVITY ROOM | Ages 5-9 Hours are subject to change. Check mobile app for current hours. Monday - Friday: 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Sunday: Closed

Please call (219) 462-4185 for hours of operation.
Child Care - Before/After School

Life Changers Early Learning & Aftercare Academy

Nonprofit
Back Up Childcare

CCDF vouchers accepted

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Child Care - Before/After School

Griffith Family YMCA

Nonprofit
Before and After School

13 months - 5 years old. 6am - 8am 2:30 - 6:30pm

Please call (219) 750-1082 for hours of operation.
Child Care - Before/After School

Imagination Station

Nonprofit
Child Care

We are a child care facility offering high quality infant, toddler, kindergarten, and even vacation care for Northwest Indiana parents. Our programs include: Infant care Toddler care and preschool transitioning Preschool with a developmental program Vacation care programs for school-aged children Imagination Station staff is also qualified in providing care for children with special needs, no matter what program they attend.

Please call (219) 872-6723 for hours of operation.
Child Care - Before/After School

Portage Township YMCA

Middle & High School Life Skills Program

SOAR - free daily after school program with daily activities, programming and guest speakers. Topics chosen by students and focused on 28 different areas, such as outdoor survival skills, first aid/CPR, cooking, swimming, car repairs, critical thinking and fact checking. Free supper is served for free each day between 3:30-5:30pm.

Please call 219-762-9622 for hours of operation.
Child Care - Before/After School

Portage Township YMCA

Y-Care

Before and After School Child Care for Portage Township School Students in grades K-5. Care is provided Monday - Friday, 6:00 AM - 6:30 PM when school is in session. Build, Learn, Grow Scholarship and CCDF Eligible.

Monday - Friday
Saturday & Sunday
Child Care - Before/After School

YWCA of Northwest Indiana

YWCA Before/After School Program

Before Care/ 7:00am After School - 1:30pm -6:30pm Ages 5 - 14 years Hot Meal/Dinner/Snack Homework/ Tutoring Swim Lessons included STEM Projects Arts/crafts Transportation Available Indiana CCDF Vouchers accepted

Monday - Friday
Child Care - Before/After School

Happy Days Childcare & Learning Center -- Merrillville South

Back Up Child Care

E-Learning for ALL School-Age Children Available at Happy Days Merrillville South for a flat rate of $75.00 per week including meals. Students arrive no later than 9:00 am to 2:00 pm for e-learning time with after school care available. Center hours is from Monday – Friday 6:00 am to 6:30 pm Happy Days Merrillville South 86 East 70th Street Merrillville, IN 46410 For more information call: 219-769-6005

Please call (219) 769-6005 for hours of operation.
Child Care - Daycare

Happy Days Childcare & Learning Center of Merrillville North

Back Up Childcare

Childcare for all children between the ages of 6 weeks and 12 years. Center details: 6111 Harrison Street, Suite 145 Merrillville, IN 46410 219-980-5437 Open 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

Please call (219) 980-5437 for hours of operation.
Child Care - Daycare

YWCA of Northwest Indiana

Back Up Childcare

We are open for Childcare during COVID-19/Coronavirus school closings. Mon- Fri, 8am - 4:30pm Ages 5 - 14 years old Breakfast/ Lunch/Snack served Homework/Tutoring Early Drop off available Please Call 219-881-9922 for more information.

Monday - Friday
Child Care - Daycare

Imagination Station

Nonprofit
Child Care

We are a child care facility offering high quality infant, toddler, kindergarten, and even vacation care for Northwest Indiana parents. Our programs include: Infant care Toddler care and preschool transitioning Preschool with a developmental program Vacation care programs for school-aged children Imagination Station staff is also qualified in providing care for children with special needs, no matter what program they attend.

Please call (219) 872-6723 for hours of operation.
Child Care - Daycare

Foundations Child Care

Child Care

Foundations Child Care is an award winning child care in Starke County, Indiana. We strive to help children develop into all that God has for them. We are known for our loving atmosphere, incredible staff, and for having some of the greatest kids in the whole world. Foundations provides quality child care Mondays-Fridays 5:30 am-5:30 pm (central time). We are located on State Road 10, one mile west of Hwy 35 near Bass Lake, Indiana If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 574-772-2277.

Please call (574) 772-2277 for hours of operation.
Child Care - Daycare

Wee Care Day Care Home

Daycare

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Child Care - Daycare

Happy Days Child Care & Learning Center -- Highland

Daycare

Accepts children between 6 weeks and 5 years old.

Please call (219) 923-1333 for hours of operation.
Child Care - Daycare

KinderCare

Daycare

Programming for children between 6 weeks and 6 years old

Monday-Friday
Child Care - Daycare

Cedar Lake Early Learning Academy

Infants - 5 years old

Highlights/Quick Facts: All-Inclusive Tuition Safe & Secure Paths to QUALITY Level 3 Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum Nutritious Meals and Snacks Qualified, Caring, and Experienced Staff

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Child Care - Daycare

Li'l Rascals Child Care

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Child Care - Daycare

A Safe Harbor

Licensed Home Daycare

Please call (219) 512-3500 for further information.

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Child Care - Daycare

AJ's Angels

Licensed Home Daycare

Full and Part time spots available Taking CCDF Vouchers Age appropriate lesson plans Prices Varies (inbox me for details) Field trips

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Child Care - Daycare

Amazing Minds of Northwest Indiana

Licensed Home Daycare

At Amazing Minds of NWI we believe in providing a loving and friendly environment to any child. We provide Preschool and e-learning in a family atmosphere and small group setting. You and your family are not alone, let our family help yours.

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Child Care - Daycare

Becka's Playground

Licensed Home Daycare

Beck's Playground cares for children ages infant to five years old.

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Child Care - Daycare

Blessings Day Care II

Licensed Home Daycare

The provider cares for children ages infant to 14 years old.

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Child Care - Daycare

Bright Beginnings Daycare

Licensed Home Daycare

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Child Care - Daycare

Kids & Co. Childcare

Licensed Home Daycare

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Child Care - Daycare

Kuddle Bugz

Licensed Home Daycare

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Child Care - Daycare

Pathways Two

Licensed Home Daycare

Pathways Two is a Licensed Home in GARY IN, with a maximum capacity of 16 children. The home-based daycare service helps with children in the age range of Infant-Twelve. The provider does not participate in a subsidized child care program.

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Child Care - Daycare

People's Day Care

Licensed Home Daycare

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Child Care - Daycare

Suze-Que's/ Que's Kidz II

Licensed Home Daycare

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Child Care - Daycare

Tender Care

Licensed Home Daycare

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Child Care - Daycare

Tender Heart's

Licensed Home Daycare

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Child Care - Daycare

Train Up A Child

Licensed Home Daycare

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Child Care - Daycare

On My Way Pre-K

On My Way Pre-K

On My Way Pre-K provides grants for 4-year-olds from low-income families, so they may have access to high-quality pre-k programs the year before they begin kindergarten. The program is flexible and is built around the needs of families, offering options for full-day or partial-day programs. Families can also choose to use the program only during the school year or they can continue through the summer. Eligible families may use the grant at any approved On My Way Pre-K program. Approved programs may be located in a public or private school, licensed child care center, licensed family home, or registered ministry, as long as the program meets the eligibility requirements and is registered as an On My Way Pre-K provider.

Vary Depending on the chosen facility.
Child Care - Daycare

Portage Township YMCA

Active Learning Preschool Academy

Available to children ages 2 to Pre-K with 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5-day options both in the morning and afternoon. Limited spots available. Please call for availability.

Monday - Friday
Saturday & Sunday
Child Care - Preschool

Valparaiso Family YMCA

Nonprofit
Ages 6 weeks to 9 years for YMCA members only

Child Watch Member Benefit for Ages 6wks - 9yrs Did You Know? Members are entitled to up to 2hrs of Child Watch care while in the building OR 2hrs of Drop-Off Care to leave, which is paid, per day. Hours may not be combined. Let our highly trained and nurturing staff keep an eye on your little one so you can spend some time exercising! We know that healthy parents help to raise healthy children! Child Watch Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Sunday: Closed Space is limited - reservations are required. Log into your YMCA account to schedule your visit or call us 219.462.4185 ext 240. Download our Child Watch Parent Handbook for additional information/policies. Note: reservations are only available for Valparaiso Family YMCA members at this time. If you are a non-member or Nationwide participant, you may still use Child Watch, however it will be available on a "first come, first served" basis if spots are available.

Please call (219) 462-4185 for hours of operation.
Child Care - Preschool

Lisa's Safe Haven Child Care, LLC

Infant Toddler Preschool

Infant Programs // 6 weeks - 1 year Toddler Programs // 1–2 years Discovery Preschool Programs // 2–3 years Preschool Programs // 3–4 years Prekindergarten Programs // 4–5 years Kindergarten Programs // 5–6 years Before & After-School Programs // 5–12 years

Please call (219) 937-8909 for hours of operation.
Child Care - Preschool

A Mother's Gentle Touch

Preschool

A Mother's Gentle Touch is a safe place where your child can grow socially, physically, and mentally. We offer nothing but the best academic approach to promote development at all levels. Our staff takes your child’s needs to heart and we do our best to address them in the best way possible. Give us a call at (219) 844-0892 to explore the learning programs that we offer.

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Child Care - Preschool

Little Ones Enrichment Center

Preschool

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Child Care - Preschool

Mini Miracles II

Preschool

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Child Care - Preschool

Ms. Rose Child Care Center

Preschool

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Child Care - Preschool

My School Child Care

Preschool

Child Care Programs Available Monday - Friday 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM $60.00 Annual Registration Fee (Non-Refundable) Full Time Infants...........................$275 weekly Toddlers & Two's............$230 weekly Threes and Up...............$210 weekly Part Time Infants...........................$75 per Day Toddlers & Two's............$65 per Day Threes and Up................$60 per Day School Age Before and After School Care Less than 4 hours daily.......$120 Before or After School Daily Rate.......$24 per day Winfield /Jerry Ross Porter Lakes $130/$26 per day $50 renewal registration per family per year Multiple child discount 10% off oldest child in the same family/full time only Preschool $60 Annual Registration Fee (Non-Refundable) Pre-Kindergarten Preschool 9:00 - 11:45 AM 12:30 - 3:15 PM Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays............$230 per month AM or PM 5 days...... $375 per month AM or PM Four's 3-Day Preschool 9:00 - 11:45 AM Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays............$230 per month Three's 2-Day Preschool 9:00 - 11:30 AM Tuesdays and Thursdays..............................$175 per month Summer Camp 2nd-5th Grade............$200 weekly Plus Activity Fees Part time $60 per day Plus activity Fees Hourly Call for Opening........$6.00 per hour

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Child Care - Preschool

Nana's Daycare

Preschool

The Nana's Difference A safe place for your children to learn, play, and gain forever friendships. Develop cognitive skills Explore Expand verbal and nonverbal skills Gain confidence Make life long friends Practice and develop motor skills SO much more!

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Child Care - Preschool

Village Park Child Care

Preschool

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Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana

Camp

Camp and outdoor programming for girls

Please call (855) 456-8347 for hours of operation.
Child Care - Summer Camp

TradeWinds Services

Nonprofit
Summer Camp

Summer & Functional Skills camps provide an opportunity for children of varying abilities to enjoy 10 action-packed weeks of community adventures and learning from mid-June to mid-August. Summer camp for all abilities encourages group interaction and teamwork for school-age 5 to 12 years while providing fun, learning experiences with arts & crafts, dance & karate lessons, gardening, hiking, mini-golf, & so much more. Functional Skills camp provides community-based activities for youth ages 13 to 18 who have mild to moderate intellectual disabilities. Includes similar fun activities with functional skills training for consistent practice to help retain & build skills by introducing hands-on experiences bridging the 2-month summer break gap. Additional activities include money management, pet care, career exploration, healthy eating, cooking & shopping, and much more.

Please call (219) 945-0100 for hours of operation.
Child Care - Summer Camp

Happy Days Child Care & Learning Center -- Highland

Please call (219) 923-1333 for hours of operation.
Child Care - Summer Camp

Portage Township YMCA

YMCA Summer Camps

During the summer months when school is not in session, we offer two school-age summer camps with care provided Monday - Friday from 6:00 AM - 6:30 PM to children entering Kindergarten though 9th grades. Build, Learn, Grow Scholarship and CCDF Eligible. For children entering Kindergarten, we offer Kindergarten Bootcamps throughout the summer focusing on the skills necessary for a successful kindergarten year.

Monday - Friday
Saturday & Sunday
Child Care - Summer Camp

YWCA of Northwest Indiana

YWCA Summer Camp

Summer Camp childcare 8:00am - 5:00pm Begins June 1st - August 1st Ages 5 - 14 years old (We accept Indiana State CCDF Vouchers)

Monday - Friday
Child Care - Summer Camp

Early Learning Connections

Nonprofit
Application Assistance

Making a difference in the lives of our neighbors—it’s what we do to make significant strides to address the growing needs of Northern Indiana. We partner with community-based health care providers, social service organizations and early childhood education programs to help increase Hoosiers' access to high-quality, affordable services that support whole-person care and build resilient communities. Call for help with applying for child care vouchers and more

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Happy Days Childcare & Learning Center -- Merrillville South

Back Up Child Care

E-Learning for ALL School-Age Children Available at Happy Days Merrillville South for a flat rate of $75.00 per week including meals. Students arrive no later than 9:00 am to 2:00 pm for e-learning time with after school care available. Center hours is from Monday – Friday 6:00 am to 6:30 pm Happy Days Merrillville South 86 East 70th Street

Please call (219) 769-6005 for hours of operation.
Child Care Assistance

Griffith Family YMCA

Nonprofit
Back Up Childcare

Our Emergency Childcare will operate Monday-Friday from 6:30am-7:30pm Care will begin Monday, March 30 Contact the Y at 219 750 1082 for additional questions 3/27 from 9:00am-3:00pm, 3/28 from 11:00am-4:00pm; beginning Monday 3/30 Monday-Friday from 6:00am-7:30pm View our program policies at: https://crymca.org/images/docs/2020_Emergency_School_Age_Program_Policies_Griffith.pdf

Please call (219) 750-1082 for hours of operation.
Child Care Assistance

Happy Days Childcare & Learning Center of Merrillville North

Back Up Childcare

Childcare for all children between the ages of 6 weeks and 12 years. Center details: 6111 Harrison Street, Suite 145 Merrillville, IN 46410 219-980-5437 Open 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

Please call (219) 980-5437 for hours of operation.
Child Care Assistance

YWCA of Northwest Indiana

Back Up Childcare

We are open for Childcare during COVID-19/Coronavirus school closings. Mon- Fri, 8am - 4:30pm Ages 5 - 14 years old Breakfast/ Lunch/Snack served Homework/Tutoring Early Drop off available Please Call 219-881-9922 for more information.

Monday - Friday
Child Care Assistance

Prevent Injury.Org

Public
Car Seat Fittings /Free or Reduced Car Seats

Lakes of the Four Seasons Volunteer Fire Force 10645 Randolph St., Suite D Crown Point, IN 46307 Contact: Kevin Heerema 219-313-2142 carseatinspections@lofsfire.com By Appointment Only! Franciscan Health Crown Point 1201 S. Main Street Crown Point, IN 46307 Contact: Jennifer Homan 219-769-8962 jennifer.homan@franciscanalliance.org By Appointment Only! Northshore Health Centers- Merrillville Clinic 6091 Broadway Merrillville, IN 46410 Contact: Jenna Smith 219-763-8112 ext. 1863 Contact: Corinne Morris 219-763-8112 ext 4361 By Appointment Only Spanish Speaking Service Available St. John Volunteer Fire Department 11033 West 93rd Avenue St. John, IN 46373 By Appointment Only Contact: Kevin LaDuke 219-365-6034 Northshore Health Centers – Lake Station Clinic 2490 Central Avenue Lake Station, IN 46405 Ashley Figueroa 219-763-8112 ext 1554 Mary Labuda 219-763-8112 Ext. 3112 Trashaina Jackson 219-763-8112 Ext. 1834 By Appointment Only Spanish Speaking Service Available NorthShore Health Centers – Hammond Clinic 1828 165th St. Hammond, IN 46320 Nadia Rivera 219-763-8112 ext. 1672 Patricia Epperson 219-763-8112 ext 3171 By Appointment Only Spanish Speaking Service Available Hammond Police Department 509 Douglas Street Hammond, IN 46320 By Appointment Only Contact: Robert Taylor 219-852-2947 Appointments available in Spanish Griffith Police Department 115 N. Broad Street Griffith, IN 46319 By Appointment Only Contact: Paul Sines 219-924-3141 Gary Police Department 555 Polk St. Gary, IN 46402 By Appointment Only Contact: Lt. Dawn Westerfield 219-881-7555 Appointments available in Spanish Crown Point Fire Rescue 126 North East Street Crown Point, IN 46307 By Appointment Only Contact: Michael Parks 219-662-3248

Please call (317) 274-2977 for hours of operation.
Child Care Assistance

Crown Point Fire and Rescue

Car Seat Fittings /Free or Reduced Car Seats

By Appointment Only Contact: Michael Parks 219-662-3248

Please call (219) 662-3248 for hours of operation.
Child Care Assistance

Lakes of the Four Seasons Volunteer Fire Force

Car Seat Fittings /Free or Reduced Car Seats

Contact Kevin Heerema at (219) 765-2964. Hours are appointment only. What do I need to bring to my appointment? Your child, your child’s car seat, the car seat instruction manual, the vehicle that you most often travel in, and the vehicle owner’s manual. If you have received a Project L.O.V.E. voucher, please bring that to your appointment also. Can I get help installing my child’s car seat prior to the birth of my child? Absolutely! All that you need to do is to schedule an appointment at the nearest Child Safety Seat Inspection Station and remember to bring the car seat, the car seat instruction manual, the vehicle that you most often travel in, and the vehicle owner’s manual. How long will my appointment take? Appointment times vary; however we recommend that you plan on approximately 30-45 minutes per child. A better estimate of time will be given to you when you schedule your appointment. Is there a charge for this service? There is no charge for this service; however donations are accepted. Will my child’s car seat be replaced if the child passenger safety technician determines that the car seat is not the correct seat for my child or is considered to be unsafe? Most inspection stations receive funding to provide car seats to those children who qualify for financial need and do not have a car seat or are currently using a car seat that is unsafe. However, funding is limited so there is no guarantee that a new car seat will be provided. Proof of financial need is required (participation in Hoosier Healthwise or any other public assistance program). A minimal donation may be requested if a new car seat is provided.

Please call (219) 662-7576 x 8 for hours of operation.
Child Care Assistance

NorthShore Health - Lake Station

Nonprofit
Car Seat Safety/ Car Seat Fittings/Reduced Car Seats

2490 Central Avenue Lake Station, IN 46405 Ashley Figueroa 219-763-8112 ext 1554 Mary Labuda 219-763-8112 Ext. 3112 Trashaina Jackson 219-763-8112 Ext. 1834 By Appointment Only Spanish Speaking Service Available

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Child Care Assistance

NorthShore Health - Merrillville

Nonprofit
Car Seat Safety/Car Seat Installation/Free or Reduced Car Seats

Contact: Jenna Smith 219-763-8112 ext. 1863 Contact: Corinne Morris 219-763-8112 ext 4361 By Appointment Only Spanish Speaking Service Available

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Child Care Assistance

Franciscan Health - Crown Point Main St

Nonprofit
Car Seat Safety/Car Seat Installation/Free or Reduced Car Seats

Contact: Jennifer Homan 219-769-8962 jennifer.homan@franciscanalliance.org By Appointment Only!

Please call (219) 738-2100 for hours of operation.
Child Care Assistance

Portage Township YMCA

CCDF and more!

School-age programs are Build, Learn, Grow Scholarship and CCDF Eligible. All child care programs qualify for YMCA Financial Assistance. We also accept Indiana KidTraks which provides adoption assistance subsidies and foster care subsidies.

Monday - Friday
Saturday & Sunday
Child Care Assistance

CCDF Child Care Voucher

Government
Child Care Assistance

The Child Care and Development Fund is a federal program that helps low-income families obtain child care so that they may work, attend training or continue their education. The purpose of CCDF is to increase the availability, affordability and quality of child care. The CCDF program is administered through the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration in the Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning. The CCDF state plan outlines state and local level parameters and includes program outcomes, systems development and eligibility requirements.

Please call (219) 757-1800 for hours of operation.
Child Care Assistance

FSSA Child Care Finder

Government
Child Care Assistance

Find childcare providers and apply for CCFD vouchers

Please call for hours of operation.
Child Care Assistance

Portage Township YMCA

Child Care Assistance

Before School Care beginning at 6:00am After School until -6:00pm Ages 5 - 14 years Free Supper served from 3:30-5:30p Homework help, STE(A)M Projects Arts/crafts Transportation Available through PTS CCDF Vouchers accepted

Please call 219-762-9622 for hours of operation.
Child Care Assistance

Hilltop Neighborhood House

Nonprofit
Child care center

At Hilltop, childcare is not a product to be sold for profit, but rather a nurturing environment where all children grow and learn in a way that encourages acceptance and appreciation for others. 67% of the families enrolled at Hilltop live below the poverty line, which means that 57% of their grossed income goes toward childcare expenses. Hilltop offers tuition scholarships and other assistance to those who qualify, allowing parents to continue their employment or schooling in the community, moving toward financial security. F

Please call (219) 477-4222 for hours of operation.
Child Care Assistance

Indiana Family and Social Services Administration

Government
Child Care Finder

This search finds child care providers currently licensed or registered with the state of Indiana. FSSA provides this web site to enhance public access to the information contained herein. The information and procedures set forth in this web site are subject to constant change and, therefore, should serve only as a foundation for further investigation and study. All information and procedures contained herein should be carefully reviewed and should serve only as a guide for use in specific situations. The inclusion of any provider in the search results found on this site should not be considered an endorsement of that provider. https://www.in.gov/fssa/childcarefinder

Please call for hours of operation.
Child Care Assistance

Geminus Community Partners

Nonprofit
Child Care Resource & Referral

Have questions? Our CCDF staff at Geminus can help. Contact them directly. Geminus CCDF Direct Line: 219.757.1957 Geminus CCDF Toll Free Line: 844.757.1957 Geminus CCDF email: ccdf@geminus.care

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Child Care Assistance

Portage Township YMCA

Drop & Go Child Care

Monday-Thursday 8:00am-7:30pm and Friday 8:00am-6:30pm. Reservation Required by calling 219-762-9622 at least 1 day prior. Maximum of 4 consecutive hours per day. YMCA Members $10/hr 1st child ($3/hr for each additional child) Non-members $15/hr 1st child ($6/hr for each additional child)

Please call 219-762-9622 for hours of operation.
Child Care Assistance

WIC - Lake Station

Nonprofit
Referral

Please call (219) 962-4116 for hours of operation.
Child Care Assistance

WIC - Crown Point

Nonprofit
Referral

Please call (219) 663-9279 for hours of operation.
Child Care Assistance

Eagle Creek Township Trustee

Clothing

Contact township. Residents must fill out application and provide documents (bank statements, sources of income, Social Security number)

Please call (219) 996-4572 for hours of operation.
Clothing Assistance

Catch the Fire Christian Fellowship Church, Inc.

Clothing Assistance

Please call (219) 845-3756 for hours of operation.
Clothing Assistance

Christian Fellowship Church

Clothing Assistance

Clothing outlet services are available on the second Friday of each month, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Please call (219) 931-5177 for hours of operation.
Clothing Assistance

Goodwill - Dyer Retail Store

Nonprofit
Clothing Assistance

Please call (219) 227-8304 for hours of operation.
Clothing Assistance

Goodwill - Gary Outlet Store

Nonprofit
Clothing Assistance

Please call (219) 227-8304 for hours of operation.
Clothing Assistance

Goodwill - Griffith Retail Store

Nonprofit
Clothing Assistance

Please call (219) 513-9307 for hours of operation.
Clothing Assistance

Goodwill - Hobart Retail Store

Nonprofit
Clothing Assistance

Please call (219) 962-4848 for hours of operation.
Clothing Assistance

Goodwill - Merrill Point Retail Store

Nonprofit
Clothing Assistance

Please call (219) 738-2576 for hours of operation.
Clothing Assistance

Goodwill - St. John Retail Store

Nonprofit
Clothing Assistance

Please call (219) 588-0714 for hours of operation.
Clothing Assistance

Goodwill - Lansing Retail Store

Nonprofit
Clothing Assistance

Please call (708) 474-4102 for hours of operation.
Clothing Assistance

Hammond Christian Reformed Church

Church
Clothing Assistance

Contact Dan at 219-845-5342 to discuss your needs and receive service.

Please call (219) 844-3331 for hours of operation.
Clothing Assistance

House of Glory Word Outreach

Church
Clothing Assistance

Second and Fourth Saturday of the month

Please call (219) 392-1457 for hours of operation.
Clothing Assistance

Living Water Missionary Baptist Church

Clothing Assistance

Please call (219) 853-9951 for hours of operation.
Clothing Assistance

Salvation Army Retail Store - Merrillville

Nonprofit
Clothing Assistance

Store open from 10:00am-6:00pm

Please call (219) 736-6240 for hours of operation.
Clothing Assistance

Seventh Day Adventist

Church
Clothing Assistance

Please call (219) 844-8470 for hours of operation.
Clothing Assistance

St. John Bosco Church

Clothing Assistance

Held once a year. For 2022, The event will be held Saturday July 23rd 9am-12. Please call the church for more details at 219-853-9552.

Please call (219) 844-9027 for hours of operation.
Clothing Assistance

The Gate

Nonprofit
Clothing Assistance

Our food & clothing is a community-orientated crisis center. Food, clothing and referral services are given to needy individuals and families weekly by a dedicated set of volunteers. We serve diverse group of people (200 families per month), including the homeless, unemployed, working poor, public assistance recipients, elderly and many with health problems and disabilities. Please call 219-933-7013 for days and times.

Please call (219) 933-7013 for hours of operation.
Clothing Assistance

We Care From the Heart

Nonprofit
Clothing Assistance

Information & Referral Senior Citizen Outreach Case Management Services Respite Care Services Health Enhancement Services Homecare/Companion Care Attendant Care Referral Service Medical Benefit Application & Qualification Assistance Waiver Service Assistance Crisis Intervention Services Adult Day Care/ Adult Foster Placement Counseling Hospital Liaison Services Home De-cluttering Clothing Donation Service Advocacy Housing Assistance Utilities Assistance Referral Eldercare/Disabled Home Program In Home Assessments Homeless Mobile Outreach Assistance PR training for family/caregivers Tax preparation for seniors and disabled Sponsoring recreation and social activities for senior and disabled community Monitoring and reporting of elder abuse IMPACT Community Work Experience Program (CWEP) Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Worksite National Able Network Worksite College Internship Program Developmental Advocacy and Outreach Assistance Community Adoption Program Medicaid Qualification Program Homeless Prevention and Compliance

Please call (219) 933-7111 for hours of operation.
Clothing Assistance

Woodmar United Methodist Church

Clothing Assistance

Our next Kids Closet date is still to be determined. We accept donations of gently used clothing, games, books, high chairs and car seats for newborn to teen. Kids Closet is our quarterly give-away for anyone in the community in need of children’s clothing. If the need is immediate, please, call the church for an appointment. (219-844-3030)

Please call (219) 844-3030 for hours of operation.
Clothing Assistance