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Daviess, Greene, Sullivan, Knox County assistance programs.

When facing a crisis, low to moderate income families and those in an emergency can get financial help. Find churches, charities, and non-profits in the Daviess and Knox County area to apply at for assistance. Locate agencies can offer help for paying utility bills or rent, free food as well as groceries from pantries, deposit or mortgage help, and even free medical or dental care. Find help in Daviess, Sullivan and Greene County below, including job placement, debt counseling services, and other aid.

Pace Community Action Agency administers programs for all of the counties in question. The privately run but non-profit organization will provide several resources for addressing expenses such as heating bills during the cold winter months and can provide food to prevent hunger. Other services range from applications to Head Start and energy conservation services from weatherization.

Most of the Pace Community Action programs are funded by federal government as well as state of Indianan grants. Any financial aid is generally one time only and will require the applicant to pay a portion of the bill as well. They will also require the client to go through a case management process.

Call the non-profit, which has offices in Greene, Sullivan, and other counties for support. Everything from funds for expenses such as rent to heating bills, food, and security deposits may be offered. Or inquire into job training or budgeting classes. Call the Vincennes, Indiana office at (812) 882-7927. Other centers are 109 East Vincennes Street, Linton, IN 47441, telephone (812) 847-2237 or in the town of Washington and is on 2 North East 21st Street. This number is (812) 254-5611.

Saint Vincent Depaul Vincennes is a charity made up on volunteers. Based on the results of a case management process, families can apply for grants or food. They also operate shelters and offer holiday programs with a focus on children. Phone - (812) 886-9750.

Catholic Charities of Scotland – Many social services are run for the working poor and seniors. The churches may offer money for back rent, food, and access to a thrift store. Another focus is on helping with heating bills during the winter. Telephone - (812) 235-3424.





North Knox Social Ministries offers both financial aid and loans for bills or paying rent. Other resources range from food to employment counseling. Referrals are also available to public aid. The main office is at 413 Murlin Street, Bicknell, Indiana 47512, (812) 735-3262.

Residents of all counties can call on their Township Trustee. Each municipality may have government grants to income qualified families facing a crisis. There may be funds for prescription medications, back rent, burial costs, and utility or water bills. Other living expenses can also be made at their discretion. Call the town office for more details or to apply.

Salvation Army has centers in both Known and Sullivan County. The locations are 2300 North Second Street, Vincennes as well as 502 North Court Street, Word of Life Church in Sullivan. Numerous assistance programs are administered.

The non-profit provides food from a pantry and emergency shelter to the homeless. There may be funds to pay rental expenses to stop an eviction. Other support may be Christmas gifts from Angel Tree, back to school supplies, and more.

Word Of Life Church has limited resources in Sullivan County. When possible, the staff will help people apply for either a government grant or SNAP food stamps. Or disabled or elderly clients can learn about benefits such as SSI. Read more on advice on applying for disability, or call the agency at (812) 268-3130.

Places to call for free food and non-monetary support

Feed My Sheep is a faith based group in Daviess County. The Odon Church of the Nazarene will have free nonperishable canned goods, and on occasion fresh fruits, dairy, or vegetables. Address is 633 East Elnora Street in Odon. Call (812) 636-4349. A second location is at 601 West Oak Street in Washington. Phone (812) 254-5429.

Church On The WayHope House provides both emergency food and clothing. Other goods may be hygiene products. 704 West Van Trees Street, Washington, Indiana 47501, dial (812) 698-0716

Jasonville United Methodist Church operates a food bank and soup kitchen at 303 South Meridian Street. Diapers, bags of groceries and more is on site. Main phone - (812) 665-2760.




The Son Shine Shop is at 14 North Washington Street, Worthington, IN 47471. Main phone (812) 875-2286.

Son Ministries is based in Linton and serves Greene County. Call (812) 384-7456.

Solsberry Christian Church – The charity has free food, diapers, and Christmas meals. Even baby formula may be offered for low income families from 10825 East Christian Church Road. Call (812) 825-8277 for information.

Roosevelt Mission - 89 East Vincennes Street, Linton, IN 47441, (812) 847-8110.

Lebanon Baptist Church can be called at (812) 665-2018 for hours. The food bank is in Midland Indiana.

The Lords Warehouse is located at Eleventh and Buchanan Streets in Monroe City. Phone (812) 743-2426.

First Baptist Church Of Shelburn – Call (812) 397-5595 for information. A focus is on helping the seniors using home delivery. Read Meals on wheels.

Pleasantville United Methodist Church runs a client choice pantry from a center at 7763 South Pleasant Church Street in Carlisle. The location relies on volunteers and donations.

Our Father's Arms – The non-profit has wipes, free diapers, baby formula for single moms and hygiene items along with an emergency bag of groceries for low income Sullivan County families. (812) 268-1082.





Low cost community clinics

Daviess Community Hospital Medical Clinic offers variable rate billing. There is medical care for  minor injuries and illnesses, immunizations, chronic health problems, and similar conditions. The location is in Washington, and call (812) 254-6696 for an appointment.

Good Samaritan Primary Care Clinic offers free medical or dental care to the uninsured and low income. There is help for prescription medications as well as OB/GYN and specialty care. Other services include  chronic disease management and primary care. The address is 429 South Sixth Street, Vincennes, IN 47591, dial (812) 885-3703.


By Jon McNamara











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