Alexandria Community Center
315 S. Harrison (765) 724-7728 Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
This multipurpose agency offers services for youth, a baby food/diaper pantry, seasonal utility assistance, and free lunches for kids in the summer. A computer is available for residents to use to complete online applications, complete weekly unemployment claims, search Work One’s employment opportunities, and also sign up for TANF, food stamps, Medicaid and Hoosier Healthwise. (Computers also at library 724-2196)
Emergency Relief Fund (ERF)
309 W. Washington (Lutheran Church basement) (765) 724-7566 Mon.-Wed.-Fri. 9:30-11 a.m.
You may receive help with food twice a month. You must be a resident of Alexandria, Orestes or Summitville, in order to receive assistance. They may help with rent or utility bills once a quarter if they have funds.
If you are in need of financial assistance, you must see your township trustee first and bring a notice showing what you are receiving from the trustee.
Alexandria-Monroe Township Trustee
202 W. Washington (765) 724-3634 Tues. & Thurs. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. & 1-3 p.m.
You may be assisted with prescription medicine, utilities, rent or burial expenses. Must be resident of Monroe Township.
Corner of Canal & W. Church on alley Mondays 4-7 p.m. Tuesdays 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Gently used clothing for those in need. Toys and small household items available as donated.
Church Street Commons
201 W. Church (corner of Canal & Church) (765) 623-5380
Church Street Commons is a faith-based organization that performs mission work within the community by providing clothing through Heaven’s Wearhouse. They also operate a tutor-mentor program in the Alexandria-Monroe Schools.
Beauty For Ashes Transitional Home
216 W. Washington (765) 724-7888
Housing for women 18 and over is provided. Women with children are welcome (boys must be under 12). Room and board is based on income if employed. Provides transitional housing, accountability, and life management education in a nurturing environment to homeless women and children working toward self-sufficiency. Call for more info.
Madison County Community Health Center
1817 ½ South A St., Elwood (765) 552-0841 1547 Ohio Ave., Anderson (765) 641-7499
This health clinic is dedicated to providing quality medical care for all ages. Medical, dental and optical programs are available. They accept commercial insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, and have sliding scale fee system.
United Way of Madison County
1201 E. 5th, Suite 1019, Anderson (765) 643-7493
Provides assistance with food, health, utilities, housing, education, health insurance, aging, counseling, safety.
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Life Stream Services Aging & Disability Resource Center
Transportation is available for people of all ages Mon.-Fri. from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Riders 59 and under pay $3 for a one-way trip. Riders 60 and over ride on a donation basis (no fare). A $20 per month pass is available to ride as often as you like. They provide services and programs to help senior and people with disabilities remain independent. They also support caregivers who need help maintaining the health, dignity and independence of their loved ones. From meal delivery and in-home care to transportation and caregiver support, Life Stream is a lifeline for those who need help.
John H. Hinds Career Center (765) 552-9881 (ext. 1522)
The John Hinds Career Center in Elwood offers a broad range of services for adults, from beginning reading skills to help in preparing for the GED test. These classes are free and are held locally at the Nazarene Church on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-8:30 p.m.
222 E. 10th St., Anderson (765) 642-4981 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
2-1-1 Information and Referral
Callers can dial 2-1-1 for information and referral for a wide variety of health and human service groups and agencies, food, utilities, aging, counseling, safety. This service is provided at no cost 24 hours a day. Connect2Help 211.
1615 Meridian St., Anderson (765) 644-2538
Women’s Alternatives, Inc. – Center for Victim Services
(765) 643-0218 1-866-593-9999 toll free Anderson
Stepping Stones for Veterans
332 W. 11th St., Anderson (765) 649-3896
The Christian Center
2625 Main St., Anderson (765) 649-4264
Alternatives Incorporated of Madison County (Domestic violence or sexual assault assistance)
(765) 643-0200 shelter (765) 552-1038 Elwood crisis line 866-593-9999 toll free
(765) 643-0218 admin
Madison County Help
(765) 649-5211 (765) 646-8444 1-800-435-9143 toll free
Social Security & Medicare
Madison County Red Cross