Families in Crisis

Resources for Families in Crisis

Child Assistance Services

Bauer Family Resources
330 Fountain Street
Lafayette, IN 47901
(765) 742-5040

Bauer Child Services

Child-centered, family-focused prevention and intervention services are provided to families in Benton, Carroll, Clinton, Fountain, Tippecanoe, Warren, and White counties. Services are designed to overcome the risk factors associated with children abuse and neglect and to educate and strengthen families. Services are provided through the lens of child safety with an emphasis on the family strengths and protective factors that can be leveraged to ensure children are safe. Services are focused on the family as a whole and emphasize the partnering with families to meet their individual needs.

Bauer Youth Services

The Youth Development Program is an after-school and summer program provided by Bauer Family Resources at the Bauer Community Center. The Youth Development Program is free and open to youth grades 1-12. The Youth Development Program promotes attaining social and educational goals by providing constructive activities and building leadership skills.

Bauer Early Care and Education

Bauer Family Resources operates the community based Head Start programs in Carroll, Clinton, Tippecanoe, and White Counties. The program promotes school readiness by enhancing social, cognitive, language, and physical development of children ages 6 weeks to age 5, and pregnant women. This is accomplished through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social, and other services to the enrolled children and families.

Families of children age 6 weeks to 35 months may qualify for either the Home-based program or the full-day Center-based program. In all 4 counties, 3 year olds are placed in our full-day preschool classrooms and 4 year olds heading to Kindergarten in the fall are placed in our full-day pre-kindergarten classroom.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Lafayette
100 Saw Mill Rd, Suite 2000
Lafayette, IN 47905
(765) 446-2227

The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Lafayette is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers ("Bigs") and children ("Littles"), ages 7 through 18, thus developing positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

The Child Care Resource Network
817 Woodmere Drive
Lafayette, IN 47905
(765) 742-7105

The Child Care Resource Network is a community-based service that helps to create links between the diverse elements of the child care system. The primary objectives of the CCRN are to help families find quality child care; to sponsor, recruit, and train child care providers; and to develop unique child care resource and referral programs for employers of working parents.

Children's Bureau
2529 Schuyler Avenue, Suite 500
Lafayette, IN 47905
(765) 838-3805

The Children's Bureau Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) is a federal program that assists low-income families in obtaining child care so that they can work or attend training/education. See website for more information regarding application process.

Faith Church and Community Center
5526 State Road 26 East
Lafayette, IN 47905
(765) 448-1896 - Faith Church
(765) 449-4600 - Faith Community Center

Faith Church and Community Center offer a variety of child-focused supports and services including student ministries, infant care, family fun nights, counseling services, food pantry, clothing closet, and short-term residential housing for displaced families due to fire, flood, or domestic violence situations.

First Steps
620 Morland Drive
Lafayette, IN 47905
(765) 420-1404

First Steps provides a variety of evaluative and therapeutic services to children birth to 3 years who may be or are at risk of developmental delays. The Mid-North Indiana cluster covers Benton, Boone, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Howard, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, and White counties.

Hanna Center
1201 North 18th Street
Lafayette, IN 47904
(765) 742-0191

The Hanna Community Center provides programs and services to the Greater Lafayette community in an effort to improve community standards and facilitate the development of those efforts. We reach out to many groups in this effort, helping and growing with our community members regardless of age, sex, gender, color, or religion. Currently, our services focus on Youth Services, Senior Programs, and the Tippecanoe County Minority Health Coalition's Health Initiative. We also provide Spanish interpreters for medical appointments.

Lafayette Urban Ministry
420 N. 4th Street
Lafayette, IN 47901
(765) 423-2691

Lafayette Urban Ministry (LUM) is an organization of 42 local churches that serves as a social safety net in our community for families and children with critical needs. Visit the above website for a description of programs.

Lynn Treece Boys and Girls Club
1529 North 10th Street
Lafayette, IN 47904
(765) 742-1484

Members participate in daily homework help, Triple Play program, and additional programs to enhance their overall well-being.

Right Steps Child Development Centers
100 Saw Mill Road, Suite 1200
Lafayette, IN 47902
(765) 742-4033

Right Steps believes all children deserve quality child care that prepares them for future success. Therefore, Right Steps Child Development Centers accepts Indiana Child Care Vouchers (CCDF) and offers a variety of payment options, including a sliding fee scale based on family income levels.

Right Steps Locations:

Right Steps Creasy
1170 South Creasy Lane
Lafayette, IN 47905
(765) 477-2010

Right Steps Dennis Burton (behind Hanna Center)
1200 North 19th Street
Lafayette, IN 47904
(765) 423-4906

Right Steps Downtown (next to CityBus terminal)
218 Ferry Street
Lafayette, IN 47902
(765) 429-6798

Right Steps Wabash Landing (near Tapawingo Park)
385 Brown Street
West Lafayette, IN 47906
(765) 746-2432

Salvation Army
1110 Union Street
Lafayette, IN 47904
(765) 742-2491

The Salvation Army offers many programs for low-income families including family emergency shelter, rent and utility assistance, food pantry, summer camp, and Christmas assistance.

WIC

1322 Tippecanoe Street
Lafayette, IN 47904
(765) 420-9999

WIC provides federal grants to states for supplemental food, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

Willowstone Family Services
615 North 18th Street, Suite 201
Lafayette, IN 47904
(765) 742-8272

Willowstone Family Services is a nonprofit agency that provides programs and services on prevention, intervention, and preservation for residents of Tippecanoe County and the seven surrounding counties.

YWCA of Greater Lafayette
605 North 6th Street
Lafayette, IN 47901
(765) 742-0079

The YWCA Greater Lafayette is a social service agency that works to empower women and eliminate racism. Programs for adults and children include: domestic violence intervention and prevention program, domestic violence shelter, women's cancer program for breast and cervical cancer screenings and treatment for uninsured and under-insured women, support groups for children and adults, aquatics, dance, volleyball, Zumba, yoga, men's basketball, babysitting classes, programs for children with special needs, and First Aid/CPR classes.

Educational Support

TSC Specific Programming:

bornlearning

Kindergarten Countdown Camp

Aspire Indiana
1231 Cumberland Avenue, Suite C
West Lafayette, IN 47906
(765) 742-4481

Aspire Indiana offers free HIV-specific services to individuals residing in Tippecanoe County and the 9 surrounding counties. Participants in the HIV Care Coordination program must be HIV+ and be an Indiana resident. Aspire assists in accessing housing, medical coverage, social support, referrals to community resources, and education about HIV/AIDS.

Excel Center
615 North 18th Street
Lafayette, IN 47904
(317) 524-3641

The Excel Center is a tuition-free school for adults (and older youth) who want to earn a Core 40 high school diploma. Students receive classroom instruction for key academic subjects. The Excel Center pays costs for students to earn industry-recognized certifications and dual credits from local universities. The Excel Center assigns a life coach to each student to find solutions to life changes that may hinder personal and academic progress. The school also provides free child care and free transportation in the form of City Bus passes. The Excel Center is sponsored by Goodwill Industries via Goodwill Education Initiatives.

Family Promise
2203 North 19th Street
Lafayette, IN 47904
(765) 838-3652

Family Promise of Greater Lafayette, Inc. is a homeless shelter for families with children under 18 years of age. Families must be residents of Tippecanoe or the surrounding counties, and must pass a criminal background check. The program has the capacity for up to 3 families (no more than 14 individuals at one time). Families may stay for up to 30 days. Adults are given assistance with job searching, career building, and case management to help obtain stable housing.

Greater Lafayette Area Special Services (GLASS)
2300 Cason Street
Lafayette, IN 47904
(765) 771-6006

The Greater Lafayette Area Special Services (GLASS) is a special education cooperative that serves the Lafayette, Indiana area (Tippecanoe County). GLASS provides a continuum of public services for approximately 3,600 students with disabilities from ages 3 through 21 years old who are enrolled in Lafayette School Corporation, Tippecanoe School Corporation, and West Lafayette Community School Corporation.

Homestead Consulting Services (CS)
671 North 36th Street
Lafayette, IN 47905
(765) 637-7949

Homestead CS Counseling and Education programs decrease foreclosures, increase homeownership, and ensure that families in Tippecanoe and the nine surrounding counties have a safe, decent, and affordable place to call home.

Lafayette Adult Resource Academy (LARA)
1100 Elizabeth Street, Suite 3
Lafayette, IN 47904
(765) 476-2920

The Lafayette Adult Resource Academy is a college and career readiness program offering a continuum of adult educational opportunities for adults and out of school youth. LARA provides classes leading to high school credentials, preparation for college, workforce certifications, and English as a Second Language. LARA offers college and career counseling to help students identify their interests, talents, and goals. LARA offers morning, afternoon, and evening classes, and distance learning. Classes and on-site childcare are free. The WorkOne Express Site and LARA's job coach provide job search, resume writing, and career exploration. LARA's testing center offers other assessments for high school completion, college placement, and employment.

Lafayette Urban Ministry
420 N. 4th Street
Lafayette, IN 47901
(765) 423-2691

Lafayette Urban Ministry (LUM) is an organization of 42 local churches that serves as a social safety net in our community for families and children with critical needs. Visit the above website for a description of programs.

Matrix Pregnancy Resource Center
935 Mezzanine Drive, Suite A
Lafayette, IN 47905
(765) 742-1533

Matrix Pregnancy Resource Center provides support services for pregnant women including clothing; emergency provisions of diapers, formula, and other infant items as available; support for pregnant women; confidential counseling; pregnancy and parenting education; free women's wellness exams; free STD testing; and limited obstetrical ultrasounds (appointment only).

Mental Health America (MHA) of Tippecanoe County
914 South Street
Lafayette, IN 47901
(765) 742-1800

Dedicated to providing mental health education, information and supportive services, as well as reducing the stigma of mental illness in Tippecanoe County. Provides Mental Health First Aid certification courses, support groups, online screenings, 24/7 crisis hotline, and Rape Survivor Advocacy Services.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
1508 Tippecanoe Street, Room 4-901
Lafayette, IN 47904
(765) 423-6092

NAMI West Central Indiana advocates for support, effective treatment and education for individuals and families affected by mental illness in our community. NAMI-WCI offers free support groups and classes for individuals living with mental illness and for family members/loved ones of those who have a mental illness.

Right Steps Child Development Centers
100 Saw Mill Road, Suite 1200
Lafayette, IN 47902
(765) 742-4033

Right Steps believes all children deserve quality child care that prepares them for future success. Therefore, Right Steps Child Development Centers accepts Indiana Child Care Vouchers (CCDF) and offers a variety of payment options, including a sliding fee scale based on family income levels.

Right Steps Locations:

Right Steps Creasy
1170 South Creasy Lane
Lafayette, IN 47905
(765) 477-2010

Right Steps Dennis Burton (behind Hanna Center)
1200 North 19th Street
Lafayette, IN 47904
(765) 423-4906

Right Steps Downtown (next to CityBus terminal)
218 Ferry Street
Lafayette, IN 47902
(765) 429-6798

Right Steps Wabash Landing (near Tapawingo Park)
385 Brown Street
West Lafayette, IN 47906
(765) 746-2432

Tippecanoe County Health Department
Environmental and Foods Division
20 North 3rd Street
Lafayette, IN 47901
(765) 423-9222 ext. 1

Vital Records and Nursing Division
629 North 6th Street
Lafayette, IN 47901
(765) 423-9797

Provides health services to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Tippecanoe County through education, promotion, and protection of public and environmental health.

WIC

1322 Tippecanoe Street
Lafayette, IN 47904
(765) 420-9999

WIC provides federal grants to states for supplemental food, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

Food Assistance

Brady Lane Church of Christ
2701 Brady Lane
Lafayette, IN 47909
(765) 474-1633

Hours of Operation:
2nd Tuesday of the month 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
LAST Tuesday of the month 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Elmwood Church of Christ Food Pantry
2501 Elmwood Avenue
Lafayette, IN 47904
(765) 447-2874

Provides food assistance once per month (4 weeks between visits).

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

*Please call to confirm hours before you arrive

Faith Church and Community Center
5526 State Road 26 East
Lafayette, IN 47905
(765) 448-1896 - Faith Church
(765) 449-4600 - Faith Community Center

Faith Church and Community Center offer a variety of child-focused supports and services including student ministries, infant care, family fun nights, counseling services, food pantry, clothing closet, and short-term residential housing for displaced families due to fire, flood, or domestic violence situations.

Hanna Center
1201 North 18th Street
Lafayette, IN 47904
(765) 742-0191

The Hanna Community Center provides programs and services to the Greater Lafayette community in an effort to improve community standards and facilitate the development of those efforts. We reach out to many groups in this effort, helping and growing with our community members regardless of age, sex, gender, color, or religion. Currently, our services focus on Youth Services, Senior Programs, and the Tippecanoe County Minority Health Coalition's Health Initiative. We also provide Spanish interpreters for medical appointments.

Meals on Wheels (MOW) of Greater Lafayette
Jenks Rest Building
1915 Scott Street
Lafayette, IN 47904
(765) 429-MEAL (6325)

Meals on Wheels volunteers deliver meals to individuals in Tippecanoe County who are in need of better nutrition to improve their overall health and well being. Consumers of all ages and backgrounds are eligible to apply. Meals consist of a hot entree, two sides, a fruit, dessert, and drink. Meals on Wheels provides income-based assistance for eligible customers. We accept cash, checks, and Food Stamps as payments for meals. All meals are delivered Monday-Friday between 11:00 am and 12:30 pm. Baby formula (ensure) is also available for delivery by the case for wholesale price. Some consumers may be eligible for an initial free pet care visit and pet food on a monthly basis through the AniMeals Program in collaboration with VCA Animal Clinic in Lafayette.

Please call the number above to schedule an initial intake interview in your home.

Seeds of Hope Food Pantry

Hope Chapel
505 South 3rd Street
Lafayette, IN 47901
(765) 429-8250

Provides food assistance and pet food assistance.

Hours of Operation:
3rd Saturday of the month from 9:00 am - 10:00 am

St. Ann's Church Soup Kitchen

612 Wabash Avenue
Lafayette, IN 47905
(765) 742-2704

Provides carry-out soup meals and additional food items when available.

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 11:30 am

St. James Lutheran Church Food Pantry
710 North 9th Street
Lafayette, IN 47901

(765) 742-4642

Provides free food assistance to residents of Tippecanoe County who meet the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) income guidelines. Recipients must supply photo ID and can utilize food pantry services once per calendar month.

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday and Thursday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Housing Assistance

American Red Cross of Tippecanoe County
615 North 18th Street, Suite 125
Lafayette, IN 47904
(765) 742-6975

A humanitarian organization, led by volunteers, that provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. It does this through services that are consistent with its Congressional Charter and the principles of the International Red Cross Movement.

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Emergency Services available 24 hours daily

Family Promise of Greater Lafayette, Inc.
2203 North 19th Street
Lafayette, IN 47904
(765) 838-3652

Family Promise of Greater Lafayette, Inc. is a homeless shelter for families with children under 18 years of age. Families must be residents of Tippecanoe or the surrounding counties, and must pass a criminal background check. The program has the capacity for up to 3 families (no more than 14 individuals at one time). Families may stay for up to 30 days. Adults are given assistance with job searching, career building, and case management to help obtain stable housing.

Habitat for Humanity of Lafayette
420 South First Street
Lafayette, IN 47905
(765) 423-4590

Volunteers build houses and sell each house to a selected family at cost on a 20 year no interest mortgage. Mortgage payments are used (along with donations from churches, individuals, businesses, and service organizations) to build other homes.

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Construction Schedule:
Tuesday - Saturday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Home with Hope
1119 Ferry Street
Lafayette, IN 47901
(765) 807-0009

Provides structured living and transitional services for alcoholics and addicts who are willing to work the Twelve Step, self-help program of recovery. The program includes a continuum of care, from initial assessment to aftercare planning, designed to assist a client in living a meaningful, comfortable, and productive life without the use of mood altering chemicals.

Lafayette Housing Authority
100 Executive Drive, Suite J
Lafayette, IN 47905
(765) 771-1313

The Lafayette Housing Authority (LHA) administers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program in households in the cities of Lafayette, West Lafayette, and the five mile radius surrounding the cities. It is one of the federal government's largest programs for assisting low income families to secure housing at an affordable cost. Participants in the program rent housing from private landlords and pay approximately 30% (not to exceed 40%) of their adjusted gross income toward rent, including an allowance for utilities paid by the participant. The Housing Authority pays assistance based on a payment standard set for the participant. The assistance is tied to the participant, not to the unit and thus provides flexibility to the participant in choosing where they want to live.

Lafayette Transitional Housing
615 North 18th Street, Suite 102
Lafayette, IN 47904
(765) 423-4880

Lafayette Transitional Housing Center (LTHC) Homeless Services Program provides intake, assessment, and triage to all persons who are experiencing a housing crisis. This coordinated entry approach streamlines access to the homeless services system which helps households facing housing loss to quickly access the services they need and for which they are eligible. Each person will develop a Housing Stability Plan with a case manager. On site services include: meals, showers, laundry, mail/phone, computer, and more.

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Saturday: 7:30 am - 8:30 pm

Case Management Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Lafayette Urban Ministry
420 N. 4th Street
Lafayette, IN 47901
(765) 423-2691

Lafayette Urban Ministry (LUM) is an organization of 42 local churches that serves as a social safety net in our community for families and children with critical needs. Visit the above website for a description of programs.

Salvation Army
1110 Union Street
Lafayette, IN 47904
(765) 742-2491

The Salvation Army offers many programs for low-income families including family emergency shelter, rent and utility assistance, food pantry, summer camp, and Christmas assistance.

YWCA of Greater Lafayette
605 North 6th Street
Lafayette, IN 47901
(765) 742-0079

The YWCA Greater Lafayette is a social service agency that works to empower women and eliminate racism. Programs for adults and children include: domestic violence intervention and prevention program, domestic violence shelter, women's cancer program for breast and cervical cancer screenings and treatment for uninsured and under-insured women, support groups for children and adults, aquatics, dance, volleyball, Zumba, yoga, men's basketball, babysitting classes, programs for children with special needs, and First Aid/CPR classes.

Counseling Services

Aspire Indiana
1231 Cumberland Avenue, Suite C
West Lafayette, IN 47906
(765) 742-4481

Aspire Indiana offers free HIV-specific services to individuals residing in Tippecanoe County and the 9 surrounding counties. Participants in the HIV Care Coordination program must be HIV+ and be an Indiana resident. Aspire assists in accessing housing, medical coverage, social support, referrals to community resources, and education about HIV/AIDS.

Bauer Family Resources
330 Fountain Street
Lafayette, IN 47901|
(765) 742-5040

Bauer Child Services

Child-centered, family-focused prevention and intervention services are provided to families in Benton, Carroll, Clinton, Fountain, Tippecanoe, Warren, and White counties. Services are designed to overcome the risk factors associated with children abuse and neglect and to educate and strengthen families. Services are provided through the lens of child safety with an emphasis on the family strengths and protective factors that can be leveraged to ensure children are safe. Services are focused on the family as a whole and emphasize the partnering with families to meet their individual needs.

Bauer Youth Services

The Youth Development Program is an after-school and summer program provided by Bauer Family Resources at the Bauer Community Center. The Youth Development Program is free and open to youth grades 1-12. The Youth Development Program promotes attaining social and educational goals by providing constructive activities and building leadership skills.

Bauer Early Care and Education

Bauer Family Resources operates the community based Head Start programs in Carroll, Clinton, Tippecanoe, and White Counties. The program promotes school readiness by enhancing social, cognitive, language, and physical development of children ages 6 weeks to age 5, and pregnant women. This is accomplished through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social, and other services to the enrolled children and families.

Families of children age 6 weeks to 35 months may qualify for either the Home-based program or the full-day Center-based program. In all 4 counties, 3 year olds are placed in our full-day preschool classrooms and 4 year olds heading to Kindergarten in the fall are placed in our full-day pre-kindergarten classroom.

Faith Church and Community Center
5526 State Road 26 East
Lafayette, IN 47905
(765) 448-1896 - Faith Church
(765) 449-4600 - Faith Community Center

Faith Church and Community Center offer a variety of child-focused supports and services including student ministries, infant care, family fun nights, counseling services, food pantry, clothing closet, and short-term residential housing for displaced families due to fire, flood, or domestic violence situations.

Matrix Pregnancy Resource Center
935 Mezzanine Drive, Suite A
Lafayette, IN 47905
(765) 742-1533

Matrix Pregnancy Resource Center provides support services for pregnant women including clothing; emergency provisions of diapers, formula, and other infant items as available; support for pregnant women; confidential counseling; pregnancy and parenting education; free women's wellness exams; free STD testing; and limited obstetrical ultrasounds (appointment only).

River Bend Hospital
2900 North River Road
West Lafayette, IN 47906
(765) 464-0400

River Bend Hospital is a private psychiatric hospital that provides acute inpatient psychiatric care. No outpatient services available.

Sycamore Springs
833 Park East Blvd
Lafayette, IN 47905
(765) 743-4400

Sycamore Springs specializes in treating adults and seniors who are struggling with mental health and addiction issues, co-occuring disorders, and senior mental health and addiction, offering a holistic approach to recovery and wellness.

Wabash Valley Alliance Outpatient Services
610 Main Street
Lafayette, IN 47901
(765) 446-6400

Wabash Valley Alliance is a community outpatient mental health center that provides a full range of assessment and treatment services including individual, couple, family, dietetic, and pastoral counseling/services.

Willowstone Family Services
615 North 18th Street, Suite 201
Lafayette, IN 47904
(765) 742-8272

Willowstone Family Services is a nonprofit agency that provides programs and services on prevention, intervention, and preservation for residents of Tippecanoe County and the seven surrounding counties.

Financial Assistance

Area IV Agency on Aging and Community Action Programs
660 North 36th Street
Lafayette, IN 47903
(765) 447-7683

Area IV provides the following programs: energy assistance, weatherization, family development, Housing Choice Voucher Program (5 miles outside Carroll, Clinton, and White counties), individual development accounts, Organizational Payee Program, and Business Expansion and Entrepreneurship Development Program for small business loans.

Bauer Family Resources
330 Fountain Street
Lafayette, IN 47901
(765) 742-5040

Bauer Child Services

Child-centered, family-focused prevention and intervention services are provided to families in Benton, Carroll, Clinton, Fountain, Tippecanoe, Warren, and White counties. Services are designed to overcome the risk factors associated with children abuse and neglect and to educate and strengthen families. Services are provided through the lens of child safety with an emphasis on the family strengths and protective factors that can be leveraged to ensure children are safe. Services are focused on the family as a whole and emphasize the partnering with families to meet their individual needs.

Bauer Youth Services

The Youth Development Program is an after-school and summer program provided by Bauer Family Resources at the Bauer Community Center. The Youth Development Program is free and open to youth grades 1-12. The Youth Development Program promotes attaining social and educational goals by providing constructive activities and building leadership skills.

Bauer Early Care and Education

Bauer Family Resources operates the community based Head Start programs in Carroll, Clinton, Tippecanoe, and White Counties. The program promotes school readiness by enhancing social, cognitive, language, and physical development of children ages 6 weeks to age 5, and pregnant women. This is accomplished through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social, and other services to the enrolled children and families.

Families of children age 6 weeks to 35 months may qualify for either the Home-based program or the full-day Center-based program. In all 4 counties, 3 year olds are placed in our full-day preschool classrooms and 4 year olds heading to Kindergarten in the fall are placed in our full-day pre-kindergarten classroom.

The Center @ Jenks Rest Transportation
1915 Scott Street
Lafayette, IN 47904
(765) 447-3804

The Center @ Jenks Rest provides a variety of programs and services including transportation, senior activities, senior home repair, and meals on wheels.

Church of the Blessed Sacrament
2224 Sacramento Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47906
(765) 463-5733

The Church of the Blessed Sacrament is a Roman Catholic Church which provides a maximum of $150.00 per individual annually for prescription medication, prescription eyewear, and/or dental care.

Homestead Consulting Services (CS)
671 North 36th Street
Lafayette, IN 47905
(765) 637-7949

Homestead CS Counseling and Education programs decrease foreclosures, increase homeownership, and ensure that families in Tippecanoe and the nine surrounding counties have a safe, decent, and affordable place to call home.

Lafayette Housing Authority
100 Executive Drive, Suite J
Lafayette, IN 47905
(765) 771-1313

The Lafayette Housing Authority (LHA) administers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program in households in the cities of Lafayette, West Lafayette, and the five mile radius surrounding the cities. It is one of the federal government's largest programs for assisting low income families to secure housing at an affordable cost. Participants in the program rent housing from private landlords and pay approximately 30% (not to exceed 40%) of their adjusted gross income toward rent, including an allowance for utilities paid by the participant. The Housing Authority pays assistance based on a payment standard set for the participant. The assistance is tied to the participant, not to the unit and thus provides flexibility to the participant in choosing where they want to live.

Lafayette Urban Ministry
420 N. 4th Street
Lafayette, IN 47901
(765) 423-2691

Lafayette Urban Ministry (LUM) is an organization of 42 local churches that serves as a social safety net in our community for families and children with critical needs. Visit the above website for a description of programs.

Salvation Army
1110 Union Street
Lafayette, IN 47904
(765) 742-2491

The Salvation Army offers many programs for low-income families including family emergency shelter, rent and utility assistance, food pantry, summer camp, and Christmas assistance.

Social Security Administration
10 South 2nd Street
Lafayette, IN 47901
(888) 884-0522

To complete applications, determine eligibility and payment for various programs administered by Social Security, including retirement, disability, survivors, and SSI.

Tippecanoe County Division of Family Resources (Medicaid, TANF, Food Stamps)
3847 State Road 26 East
Lafayette, IN 47905
(765) 742-6698

The Tippecanoe County Division of Family Resources (DFR) administers public assistance programs such as food stamps, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), paternity matters, and other services that relate to financial resources to assist low-income families.

Township Trustees

Tippecanoe County is divided into 13 townships. A Township Trustee is an elected official who is responsible for township assistance for established residents of their township. This may include help with food, shelter, utilities (not including back rent, deposits, reconnect fees, or penalties), clothing, prescription medicine, and funeral expenses. Each township has different guidelines based on standards set by the State of Indiana. To apply for assistance, call the appropriate Township Trustee.

Victory Christian Center
10 North Early Avenue
Lafayette, IN 47904
(765) 447-7777

For first-time receivers: Victory Christian Center requests that those in need attend church services. Victory will then fill out a visitor card and schedule an appointment. Victory Christian Center may provide financial assistance for rent or utilities. If you've received help from Victory Christian Center before, call the church office for additional information.

Health Information

LifeCare Services, Inc.
233 Harrison Street
West Lafayette, IN 47906
(765) 743-4488

Supporting pregnant women with compassion, care, love, and information.

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky
964 Mezzanine Drive
Lafayette, IN 47905
(765) 446-8078

Planned Parenthood is the oldest and largest provider of reproductive and sexual health services in the country.

Hours of Operation:
Monday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday: 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

Riggs Community Health Center

Riggs Community Health Center provides coordinated, comprehensive primary healthcare and dental care to patients of Tippecanoe and surrounding counties who have limited access to healthcare due to lack of financial resources or health care reimbursement.

River Bend Hospital
2900 North River Road
West Lafayette, IN 47906
(765) 464-0400

River Bend Hospital is a private psychiatric hospital that provides acute inpatient psychiatric care. No outpatient services available. Please visit website to view hours of operation.

Sycamore Springs
833 Park East Blvd
Lafayette, IN 47905
(765) 743-4400

Sycamore Springs specializes in treating adults and seniors who are struggling with mental health and addiction issues, co-occuring disorders, and senior mental health and addiction, offering a holistic approach to recovery and wellness.

Tippecanoe County Health Department

Environmental and Foods Division
20 North 3rd Street
Lafayette, IN 47901
(765) 423-9222 ext. 1

Vital Records and Nursing Division
629 North 6th Street
Lafayette, IN 47901
(765) 423-9797

Provides health services to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Tippecanoe County through education, promotion, and protection of public and environmental health.

YWCA of Greater Lafayette
605 North 6th Street
Lafayette, IN 47901
(765) 742-0079

The YWCA Greater Lafayette is a social service agency that works to empower women and eliminate racism. Programs for adults and children include: domestic violence intervention and prevention program, domestic violence shelter, women's cancer program for breast and cervical cancer screenings and treatment for uninsured and under-insured women, support groups for children and adults, aquatics, dance, volleyball, Zumba, yoga, men's basketball, babysitting classes, programs for children with special needs, and First Aid/CPR classes.

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