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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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Homeless Assistance

Gary Community School Corporation

Assistance for Students

https://www.garycsc.k12.in.us/academics/mckinney-vento-act/ This page is for those in need of assistance in ensuring that each child of homeless individuals and each homeless youth has equal access to the same free, appropriate public education, including a public preschool education, as provided to every other student. For more information, please contact Tennille Foster-Milsap at (219) 881-5466.

Please call (219) 881-5404 for hours of operation.
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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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Sandcastle Shelter

Nonprofit
Family Shelter

https://cch-mc.org/sand-castle-shelter-for-homeless-families/ Sand Castle offers 30 to 45 day residential programs to LaPorte County families: primarily single moms with children; sometimes families headed by couples or dads, too. When space is available, we accept single women. All family members must test free of drugs and alcohol. Grace Learning Center: https://cch-mc.org/grace-learning-center/ Grace Learning Center is the epicenter for education opportunities, life skills and self-help meetings in Michigan City and LaPorte County. We offer approximately 20 classes, workshops and support groups (including 12-step) on a monthly basis, allowing individuals to recognize and address the barriers that create the vicious cycle of recurring life challenges, criminal thinking, substance abuse, and homelessness.

Please call (219) 879-6788 for hours of operation.
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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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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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Housing Opportunities

Nonprofit
Homeless Street Outreach

Please call (219) 262-0054.

Please call (219) 548-2800 for hours of operation.
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Salvation Army East Chicago

Nonprofit
Homelessness

The Salvation Army provides emergency assistance to help with mortgage/rent, utility bills, clothing, medication bills, and other needs in order to keep families in their homes. For more information or support: contact our Corps Community Center at 219-398-2939, find a location near you, or learn more online.

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Homeless Assistance

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

Homeless Assistance

New Creations Resale Shop and Men's Center

Nonprofit
Men's Homelessness

New Creation Men’s Center creates a strong safety net for men over the age of 18 who are in need of direction in their lives. New Creation wants to help men get back on their feet so they can strive in life. Programs are meant to encourage the men at our facility to improve their lives in a positive manner. We strive everyday to make a difference in these men’s lives and the community.

Please call (219) 548-3548 for hours of operation.
Homeless Assistance

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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Hanover Township Trustee

Government
Shelter

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

Please call 219-374-7443 for hours of operation.
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Inner Mission Dream Center

Tuesday - Thursday
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Harambee Corporation: Student & Community Partnership

Nonprofit
Teen Housing

Harambee Corporation's Independent Living Program is designed for males and females, ages 16-23. Harambee began the program to provide housing for homeless teens lacking a safe or stable environment . The Independent Living Program provides the basic needs of housing, food, safety and financial security by helping teens save money for the future while they develop and learn the basic independent life skills necessary to be independent and lead productive lives.

Please call (219) 885-9679 for hours of operation.
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