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Floyd County assistance programs.

The two places to turn to for help and information include Community Action of Southern Indiana and the Salvation Army of New Albany.

The Salvation Army, which is based in New Albany but services residents of all of Floyd County and can be called at (812) 944-1018, offers numerous social services, information and financial aid to people who need help. The Social Service programs offered by this particular branch will provide emergency cash grants and financial assistance such as funds for paying rent and offering mortgage assistance, money for utilities (electric/water/heat), free food, clothing, transportation, and other basic and unique needs to individuals or families in a crisis situation.

In addition to running many of their own programs., the Floyd County Salvation Army partners with the Community Action Agency of Southern Indiana to provide the casework services and information on other resources. Examples include the state of Indiana Energy Assistance Program in Floyd County.

Some of the other services for New Albany and Floyd County include Holiday assistance and meals, Disaster & Emergency Services, Back-to-School Clothing Giveaway, Energy Bill Assistance, and also a Back-to-School Clothing Giveaway.

The other main place to go to is the Community Action of Southern Indiana. Phone (812) 288-6451. They run the following for low to moderate income individuals.


  • The federal government funded Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program helps families and individuals meet the high cost of home energy and heating bills. It offers help through providing utility bill payments and the assistance ensures uninterrupted services to families in crisis or an emergency situation.
  • Financial aid programs. A variety of miscellaneous programs offered include Transportation Assistance, Youth Summer Employment, Ex-Offenders, Re-Entry, Housing Support, Job Skills Development, Career Counseling, and Entrepreneurial Training, and our Single Parent Center.





  • Mortgage and foreclosure help - They can provide homeowners with information on various Indiana and federal government free foreclosure assistance programs. Read more.
  • Emergency housing assistance may be offered to residents of the New Albany region facing eviction. CASI can provide referrals to grant programs to pay rent. Another option is funds for a security deposit on a new, affordable home.
  • Another federal government program, the Weatherization Assistance Program, will aid low-income, elderly and disabled homeowners and renters by providing free energy conservation measures and improvements to their homes or apartments. This weatherization program can meet its goal by adding insulation to their homes attics, tuning and or replacing furnaces and hot water heaters, walls and perimeter foundations, cleaning, testing for carbon monoxide and air sealing house leaks, and installing low-flow water measures to name a few of the weatherization improvements.

Call the Community Action of Southern Indiana at (812) 288-6451 to apply for help, or to learn about these or other assistance programs. Read more Southern Indiana community action agency programs.




By Jon McNamara

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