The CANI community action agency offers several resources. Some of the typical clients include the unemployed, low income, seniors, and disabled in Allen County. While more details can be provided when contacting them, examples of services may include.
- Financial aid - This can be for paying heating bills or summer cooling costs.
- Grants for housing and rent - Families facing eviction, or the homeless, can apply for emergency rent or security deposit help. In some cases, loans may be issued. They also run the Shelter Plus Care program.
- Assistance for children - Services from Community Action of Northeast Indiana include Head Start, vouchers to pay for day care expenses, and transportation.
- Medical care can be offered from Hoosier Healthwise. This can be help in obtaining prescriptions and referrals to clinics in Allen County.
Numerous other programs are offered as well, even including job placement and foreclosure counseling. Continue with Community Action of Northeast Indiana assistance programs.
Catholic Charities of Allen County and Fort Wayne Indiana provides services to low income and other people in need. They assistance is intended to provide financial aid to people who need help meeting basic needs and pay for bills, including providing food, clothing, shelter, medical bill assistance, rent help, or utilities.
As part of the Catholic Charities agency’s assistance programs, a brief assessment of the applicant will be completed by the agency. Referrals to the program will be made to other local charities and agencies when appropriate. Services are offered to those in need by appointment only. Call the agency at (260) 422-5625. Or learn more on Catholic Charity assistance in Allen County.
Lutheran Social Services of Indiana (LSSI) (phone number (260) 426-3347) provides financial assistance to families and individuals that are confronted with difficult life situations and that are facing a financial hardship, such as eviction, housing or mortgage foreclosure, or utility disconnection.
Fort Wayne area holiday programs - Whether a family lives in the city or another location in the county, there are free Christmas toy resources such as Angel Tree or Toys for Tot among many others. Kids may be given toys and families meals. Other aid is offered at Thanksgiving and other holidays. More on Allen County free holiday assistance.
FWUL (Urban League) offers job training and educational services, such as Project Ready. Another goal of the agency is to help homeowners avoid a foreclosure, and they also assist tenants by offering advice and counseling services. More information Fort Wayne Urban League.
Broadway Christian Church - Provides assistance if applicant meets conditions. You need to be there at 9am. The church requires that applicant have an action letter from a township trustee for financial help request. They may be able to assist with food, clothing and bus tickets once every 14 days. Fort Wayne, Indiana. Phone (260) 422-3498.
Additional government foreclosure and eviction prevention services are offered. There are federal grants, lawyers, shelters, mediators and other resources for tenants as well as homeowners. They are both for stopping homelessness, and more on Fort Wayne and Allen County homeless prevention.
Free money management as well as debt assistance agencies help consumers. Some are free (non-profits) others offer low cost services. Whether help with auto loan payments or credit card bills, or tips on medical bills or payday loans, assistance is available. Find even Bank of America debt consolidation loans as well as help from other lenders.
Society of Saint Vincent in Fort Wayne helps feed the poor, provide clothes or basic needs, hot meals and more. On rare occasion financial assistance is offered, based on funds and donations. Read more on Fort Wayne SVDP assistance programs.
Allen County free clothing closets can be turned to for basic needs. The centers will have winter coats, boots, and items year round. During the fall the non-profit and charity sites may have school supplies or free Christmas gifts and toys for Allen County children. More on eastern, northern, and central Indiana free clothing closets.
Emergency rent help - If you are behind on your rent, homeless, or facing an eviction, then several non-profits and government programs in Allen County and Fort Wayne Indiana may be able to provide assistance. Apply for cash and grants to help with rent, housing expenses, security deposits, and other basic needs. Click here for more details on rental assistance in Allen County.
Foreclosure prevention and mortgage assistance
The Urban League of Fort Wayne (dial (260) 449-7725)) offers mortgage default, Rental Education, Pre-purchase, Home Ownership Education, and Debt reduction services to both tenants as well as struggling homeowner. The non-profit also coordinates Foreclosure prevention counseling, Loss Mitigation, Rental Delinquency and other free counseling in Allen County. Get more information on Indiana foreclosure assistance programs.
Free food, clothing, and other help in Fort Wayne and Allen County Indiana
These churches, charities, and non-profits may be able to provide food, clothing, baby supplies, or other resources. Call them for the specifics. If they do not have resources, or for additional locations to try for food or groceries, residents have many other options available to them. There are also pantries as well as soup kitchens. Find more free food banks in Allen County.
Adventist Community Services - Provides clothing as well as free food to clients at most once a month. Call (260) 745-1594.
Avalon Food Pantry (phone (260) 747-1531) can offer food, and it is given each week to anyone having a crises, emergency or in need at this time.
East Wayne Street Center runs an emergency food pantry. (260) 422-6502
Wellspring Interfaith Social Services - This agency runs a food pantry that provides enough food and groceries for 3 meals a day for 5 days per family. Call (260) 422-6618.
Free health care and checkups
Many people can also get free health care and medical checkups. Resources include the Neighborhood Health Clinics (phone (260) 458-2641). This Allen County IN provided about 13,000 medical visits to people in need in past years. They also provide dental assistance, as the clinic provided 4,000 dental visits per year. Find other ways to get medical bill help.
Matthew 25 Health and Dental Clinic is a community clinic that services those patients living in Fort Wayne and Allen County Indiana who are in need of medical or dental care. The programs are for those who are poor or uninsured. Phone (260) 426-3250.
Free health and medical care is offered by Christian Community HealthCare Clinic. This facility offers free medical care for people all ages and backgrounds. The medical services are provided by volunteer licensed doctors and nurses. Treatment is available for short-term, non-emergency medical conditions and general check up type situations. Chronic care management is referred to other agencies and hospitals. Call (260) 627-2242.
Christian health insurance is also an option. It is medical as well as dental insurance for anyone that wants it. There is also coverage for medications, cancer treatments, teeth cleanings, insulin for diabetics in Allen County, and other forms of healthcare. Read more on Christian health insurance cost sharing.
For additional clinics in the region, which can help the poor or low income, continue reading. Residents cal find more Allen County Indiana free clinics that help the less fortunate in Fort Wayne and across the county.