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National Coalition for the Homeless

ASSISTANCE FINDING LOCAL RESOURCES!

If you are not homeless yet, it may be possible to avoid becoming homeless by finding out about prevention or emergency assistance programs in your area. Often these programs can help in paying rent, utilities, or bills. Visit www.nationalhomeless.org/references/need-help/ to learn more.

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Portage Township YMCA

Bathing

The Portage Township YMCA proudly offers showering services and hygiene kits to those in need. We also assist in getting you connected to other critical resources.

Monday - Friday
Saturday & Sunday
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Continuum of Care Network of NWI

Coordinated Entry

Coordinated Entry The Coordinated entry process was instituted to help our community prioritize assistance for the homeless based on vulnerability and severity of service needs, to ensure that people who need assistance the most can receive it in a timely manner. Coordinated entry changes our CoC from a project focused system to a person focused system. This process begins with a vulnerability assessment conducted at any of 7 participating agencies in Lake County, IN. To find out more copy and paste the following link: https://cocofnwi.org/services

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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Find Shelter

Visit www.hud.gov/findshelter to find shelter, food, health clinics, or clothing near you.

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Grace Learning Center

Nonprofit
Homeless Assistance

Our mission is to provide short-term drug and alcohol free shelter to homeless families, assist in securing permanent housing for these families, and provide opportunities to build a skill set to maintain stable housing.

Please call (219)879-6788 for hours of operation.
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Sojourner Truth House

Nonprofit
Homeless Assistance

COVID-19: STH is currently closed to clients.

Please call (219)885-2282 for hours of operation.
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Fuller Center for Housing of Gary

Nonprofit
Homeless Assistance

The Fuller Center for Housing, faith-driven and Christ-centered, promotes collaborative and innovative partnerships with individuals and organizations in an unrelenting quest to provide adequate shelter for all people in need worldwide.

Please call (219)614-2529 for hours of operation.
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A Hand Up, Inc.

Nonprofit
Homeless Services

A HAND UP IS WORKING ON A SOLUTION Shared Housing Shared Responsibilities Programs to Increase Income Programs to become Self-Sufficient

Please call (219)898-5743 for hours of operation.
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Rainbow-Ark Shelter

Homeless Shelter & Services

Provides shelter for 21-45 days for victims of homelessness who are residents of the City of Gary and have valid picture identification. All persons needing shelter must personally contact the shelter themselves and speak with a client advocate for bed availability and address location. Male children must be under 18 years of age. Please call 219-886-1600 for bed availability. The shelter provides education and outreach on the topics of homelessness, domestic violence, teen dating violence, sexual assault, and numerous issues with special interest for women within the community. We provide outreach and education via written material, presentations, media contact and seminars/conferences.

Please call (219)886-1600 for hours of operation.
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Housing Opportunities

Nonprofit
Homeless Street Outreach

219.262.0054

Please call (219)548-2800 for hours of operation.
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NWI Veterans Village

Homeless Veterans Housing

NWI Veterans Village is a Permanent Supportive Housing program specifically for veterans battling homelessness. The property contains 44 single, multi-family units. All apartments are fully furnished, including all major appliances. There are no utility charges, electricity and water services are included. Free laundry machines are available for residents on all three floors. We offer free Internet service in our computer lab, as well as a weight/fitness room, community room/cafeteria, rooftop patio and urban garden. NWI Veterans Village is an LIHTC Section 42 Federal Housing First program. Rental charges are determined on an individual basis, and may not exceed 30% of a renter's annual income. The annual income limit for qualified applicants is currently set at $30,600. We provide a variety of Permanent Supportive Services, including on-site VA case management, informational presentations, community events, pantry supplies, counseling services, rental assistance, NA meetings, etc. Please call 219-951-0460 to make an appointment.

Please call (219)951-0460 for hours of operation.
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Volunteers of America

Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program

A nationwide program focused on assisting veterans who are homeless or at-risk of losing housing into meaningful employment.

Please call (219) 713-4559 for hours of operation.
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Continuum of Care Network of NWI

Long Term Rapid Re-Housing

CoC Rapid Re-Housing The purpose of the CoC Rapid Rehousing Program is to provide assistance by rapidly re-housing persons who are homeless. HUD expects that these resources will be targeted and prioritized to serve households that are most in need of this temporary assistance and are most likely to achieve stable housing, whether subsidized or unsubsidized. It provides temporary financial assistance and services to individuals and families who are homeless. To find out more copy and paste the following link: https://cocofnwi.org/services

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New Creations Resale Shop and Men's Center

Nonprofit
Men's Homelessness

Please call (219) 548-3548 for hours of operation.
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Continuum of Care Network of NWI

Rapid Re-Housing

Our Rapid Re-housing services are an intervention designed to help individuals and families that don't need intensive and ongoing supports to quickly exit homelessness and return to permanent housing. Housing assistance is offered without preconditions — like employment, income, absence of criminal record, or sobriety — and the resources and services provided are tailored to the unique needs of the household. To find out more copy and paste the following link: https://cocofnwi.org/services

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