Agencies

AMERICAN RED CROSS OF NORTHWEST INDIANA
MERRRILLVILLE, IN

Responds to immediate needs of victims of disaster such as home fires or natural disasters.  Provides emergency services to members of the armed forces including connecting local troops with their families in times of emergency and if needed aids struggling military families in meeting their basic needs.
For more information, visit www.redcross.org/in/merrillville‎  

THE ARC NORTHWEST INDIANA
GARY, IN

The Day Group Habilitation Program improves the health and welfare of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families by developing skills and abilities that assist their movement toward community integration, independence and happiness.
For more information, visit www.thearcnwindiana.com

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA, CALUMET COUNCIL, INC.
MUNSTER, IN

The Scouting Program provides participating youth the opportunity to develop educational as well as life building skills while participating in recreational activities with peers and family members that help with character education in a young persons’ development.
For more information, visit www.calumetcouncil.org

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF NORTHWEST INDIANA, INC.
MERRILLVILLE, IN

Provides diverse activities that meet the interests of all youth.  Core programs engage young people in activities with adults, peers and family members that enable them to develop self-esteem and to reach their full potential.  Local clubs offer program activities in five areas: Character & Leadership Development, Education & Career Development, Health & Life Skills, The Arts, and Sports, Fitness & Recreation.
For more information, visit www.bgcnwi.org

THE CARING PLACE, INC.
VALPARAISO, IN

Provides services and safe shelter to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
For more information, visit www.thecaringplacenwi.org

CATHOLIC FAMILY AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
GARY, IN

Provides emergency services to individuals and families in crisis such as material assistance (rent, utilities, food), housing counseling and assistance for those that are chronically homeless due to mental impairment.
For more information, visit  www.catholic-charities.org

CRISIS CENTER, INC.
GARY, IN

Teen Court provides an education process by which boys and girls, ages 10 to 18, who have committed an offense or an unlawful act, are given an opportunity by referring law enforcement and/or schools to appear before a court of their peers, to be sentenced through a peer court process and to complete their sentence by providing restitution, apologies, community service, or other relevant services.    The Safe Place/Safely Home  program educates and informs youth of the importance of personal safety and explains how Safe Place sites provide quick access to safety when/if a youth believes they are at risk and provides emergency shelter to youth who are at risk.
For more information, visit www.crisiscenterysb.org

CROSSROADS YMCA, INC.
CROWN POINT, GRIFFITH & HAMMOND, IN

Provides safe, quality after-school programming for youth.  The after-school program offers tutoring, homework help, health and fitness activities and character building programs.
For more information, visit www.slymca.org

EARLY LEARNING PARTNERSHIP
HAMMOND, IN

Early childhood parent education and support organization helping children prenatal to kindergarten entry achieve school readiness and optimal social, emotional, and cognitive development.
For more information, visit www.elpnwi.org

GARY NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES
GARY, IN

Provides set of diverse programs and services to meet the needs of at-risk families and children.  Programs include energy assistance,  homemaker/chore services for the elderly, handyman services for the elderly and disabled, attendant care, drug prevention, ancillary services such as food assistance, toys and clothing distributions and community workshops.
For more information, visit www.garyneighsrvc.org

GIRL SCOUTS OF GREATER CHICAGO & NWI
MERRILLVILLE, IN

Builds girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place by providing five participation pathways: troops, community engagement, events, camp and travel.  The Community Engagement program offers Healthy Living, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), and Stand Up! Step Out!.
For more information, visit www.girlscoutsgcnwi.org

GREATER HAMMOND COMMUNITY SERVICES
HAMMOND, IN

Provides set of programs and services to meet the emergency needs of at-risk families and children.  Programs include energy assistance, food assistance and emergency shelter for the homeless.
For more information, visit www.greaterhammond.com

HAVEN HOUSE
HAMMOND, IN

Provides services and safe shelter to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
For more information visit, www.havenhouse.org

HOBART FAMILY YMCA
HOBART, IN

Provides safe, quality after-school programming for youth.  The after-school program offers tutoring, homework help, health and fitness activities and character building programs.
For more information visit, www.hobartymca.org

INDIANA LEGAL SERVICES, INC.
MERRILLVILLE, IN

Provides free civil legal assistance to eligible low-income people throughout the state of Indiana. ILS helps clients who are faced with legal problems that harm their ability to have such basics as food, shelter, income, medical care or personal safety.
For more information, visit www.indianalegalservices.org

MEALS ON WHEELS OF NORTHWEST INDIANA, INC.
MERRILLVILLE, IN

Provides home delivered nutritious meals to the elderly and homebound with the support of community volunteers.
For more information, visit www.mealsonwheelsnwindiana.org
 
MENTAL HEALTH AMERICA OF LAKE COUNTY
CROWN POINT, IN

Provides a select set of mental health and outreach services for clients and families while promoting good mental health through education, referral and advocacy for all residents of Lake County.
For more information, visit www.mhalakecounty.org

St. JUDE HOUSE
CROWN POINT, IN

Provides services and safe shelter to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
For more information, visit www.stjudehouse.org

The SALVATION ARMY
MUNSTER, IN

Meets the basic needs of individuals and families in crisis by providing emergency assistance for food, rent/mortgage or utilities.
For more information, visit http://salarmychicago.org/hammond

TRADEWINDS SERVICES
MERRILLVILLE, IN

Serves people with special needs by empowering them to realize their full potential.  Child Care provides a meaningful learning and social experience for children of all abilities between the ages of 6 weeks and 13 years in a safe and caring environment both during the day and after school.
For more information, visit www.tradewindsnwi.org

URBAN LEAGUE OF NORTHWEST INDIANA, INC.
GARY, IN

Provides set of diverse programs and services to meet the needs of at-risk families and children.  Programs include energy assistance, after-school childcare and food assistance.
For more information, visit www.urbanleagueofnwi.org

YWCA OF NORTHWEST INDIANA, INC.
GARY, IN

Provides set of diverse programs and services to meet the needs of the community.  Programs include fitness and wellness, after school child care, senior congregate meals, community outreach activities and recreational programs.
 

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