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Assistance programs Hendricks County Indiana.

Find how to get financial help in Hendricks County. Emergency funds help with paying utility bills, rent, mortgages, and security deposits among other basic needs. There are charities, churches, and social services  in Plainfield and the county. Free stuff is also offer, including healthcare for the uninsured, clothes, gasoline or hotel vouchers too.

There is assistance from multiple places ranging from churches to non-profits, community action agencies, clinics that give medical care or prescriptions, and other places. Also find free food from a pantry or learn how to get free coupons to save money. Or apply for job training at a government office or learn about other social services.

Hendricks County Community Action Agency programs

Being a suburb of a major city nearby, the county is served by the Community Action of Greater Indianapolis, Inc., and can be reached at (317) 396-1800. Numerous resources and services are made available to qualified individuals.

  • HUD approved foreclosure counseling - The agency is approved by the federal government HUD program to provide foreclosure and mortgage counseling to homeowners. Gain access to such services as Foreclosure Prevention Hardship Package, Credit Counseling, as well as Foreclosure Prevention Group, Phone & Face-to-Face Counseling. Also learn about other Indiana mortgage assistance programs.
  • Energy bill assistance program - The community action agency runs the Energy Bill Assistance Program. The services offered are part of a multifaceted assistance program that offers low income and needy individuals with financial assistance, and the money is used to pay utility, heating, and cooling bills. The assistance program was designed to help reduce and defray heating bill and costs during the winter and to also help pay cooling bills during the summer.
    In addition, the summer program also provides air conditioners for those who obtain a medical statement verifying necessity for a cooling device. Bulk heating fuel tanks are filled during the summer to prepare for the cold winter months in Indiana.




  • Hendricks County job training and income programs - The staff help people (1) gain new skills; (2) find a job; or (3) just make more money from gig work, side hustles, smart phone apps or even games. All of this is focused around making more money and bring home cash, whether from a job or games, apps or something else. As higher income is key. Even learn more on how to get paid to play games.
  • Home repair program - The Rehab Program provides for the free repair and improvements of structural damage to the homes and residences of senior citizens in the area, repairs for the disabled and low-income individuals who meet the criteria and are qualified for aid.

Much more is available from the community action organization. For more information on the non-profit, learn more on assistance from Indianapolis area community action.

Financial assistance for paying rent, basic need and bills in Hendricks County

Township Trustees help struggling families. Each town in Hendricks County, including Brown, Washington, Union, and others have a Town Trustee offering. The financial aid provided from each town is the result of a Trustee Program, and the trustees can assist eligible town families and residents. People need to call the town they live in.

There may be help with free food, medical care, assistance for paying utilities, new or gently used clothing, household goods, or rent assistance. Or get free school clothing, Christmas food or meals, limited transportation, propane, coal and burial expense, and heating and fuel oil. Phone (317) 852-0899.

Contact the Hendricks County (aka Eagle Creek) Salvation Army. The faith based agency provides assistance programs to the low income, immigrants, less fortunate and others. The goal of the charity is to help meet the needs of people in Hendricks County Indiana.





There may be seasonal help, like free back to school supplies, Christmas toys, or Thanksgiving meals. Or enroll into substance abuse or case management. Or find emergency funds to help pay bills ranging from rent to utilities, car repairs, medical and more from the Salvation Army. Most of the services they offer focus on the poor and low income, but you may be able to access placement, medical assistance and basic-needs programs. Dial (317) 299-4454 or 317-637-5551. Or learn more on the Hendricks County Salvation Army.

A partnership of local churches and charities formed the Christian Support Center. It is headquartered in Plainfield Indiana, and can be reached at (317) 767-0365. The center may provide help with paying utilities and rent. All funds are limited, as rent assistance is available one time, in an emergency only for people facing an eviction. There may also be food, referrals to government grant programs, local transpiration for seniors, and much more. St. Marks Episcopal Church is also part of the center. Learn more on the Christian Support Center.

Hendricks area legal aid - Whether you need help in applying for SSI or landlord/tenant mediation advice, there may be free aid available. Lawyers, staff, and paralegals assist low income families with those and other civil matters, if they qualify. Read Legal Aid Society free services.

Hendricks County free Thanksgiving and Christmas programs can assist the working poor and less fortunate. Based on donation levels, there may be food baskets, hot meals, and free toys or gifts for children from low income families at Christmas and other holiday periods. Click details on Hendrick County free holiday assistance.

Low cost health and dental care from clinics

Kingsway Community Care Center, which is located in Avon Indiana ((317) 272-0708) offers residents access to a low cost family practice medicine. There is a medical community clinic and dental care to those without health insurance in the local community.

Hendricks County Health Department is another place to turn to for low priced medical care. Administers immunizations, injections, check ups, blood pressure screenings, TB tests, adult and child wellness clinics and health screening clinics. The clinic also offers health counseling and preventive services. Other services and care offered includes health education, promotion, prescriptions, information and referral, flu shots; lead poisoning testing; and referrals. Danville IN (317) 745-9222.

Other options also help the uninsured and low income in Hendricks County. There are women medical care resources, programs for seniors or children, the disabled and others. Learn more on Indiana free health clinics.





Free food assistance, clothing, and other non-monetary aid

Anyone who needs help in Hendricks County and the surrounding area, regardless of your income or personal situation, can turn to a food pantry or distribution center. There is information on government commodities, free food, groceries, and perishable items. Read more on free government surplus food.

As far as emergency free groceries or meals, there are charities and churches. The options include:

  • Faith Lutheran Church - Provides food assistance to anyone who needs help. Call (317) 272-1022
  • Lighthouse Christian Fellowship - Food, clothing, and other aid, including counseling. (317) 852-8054
  • Light and Life Free Methodist Church - Up to once per month people can get food assistance of dry goods, free food and non perishable items. (317) 839-5151
  • Mill Creek Christian Support Center (317) 874-8590) of Clayton Indiana provides free food assistance programs.

Several other charities also distribute food to those that are low to moderate income. Many locations also have soup kitchens or operate Meals on Wheels services for the elderly. Some sites also serve Christmas meals and pass out small gifts to children, or they offer other aid. Continue with Hendricks County free food pantries.


By Jon McNamara

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