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Howard County Indiana assistance programs.

Free food from Food Finders Bank

This charity food pantry / organizations will help meet the needs of the low income and the hungry who live in the Mid-North Indiana region. They partner with local food banks, churches, and other aid organizations and channel groceries and food donations to the hungry. They accomplish this goal by working with more than 195 charitable agencies and food distribution centers in Indiana and Howard County. Call them at (765) 471-0062 to learn where you can go for food.

Health care from Project Access

The main goal of the Project Access program is to provide access to healthcare services and medical care to the uninsured residents of Kokomo and Howard County Indiana. In addition to various health care programs, the Project Access program also provides Diabetes Navigation to any patient of a local healthcare provider or doctor, regardless of their county of residence or town. Dial (765) 854-0544.

Help with bills and emergency aid

Call the Howard County Salvation Army. The local Salvation Army branch also provides the working poor and low income with comprehensive help for paying bills and emergency assistance and disaster relief without cost to those in need. Assistance provided by the non-profit organization includes food, financial assistance, clothing, furniture, vouchers for prescription medications, payments for other medicines, transportation needs, limited financial help for rent and utility bills, and cleaning supplies. Additionally a recreational day camp program provides services for children and food can also be provided.

There are locations in the region, including in Kokomo Indiana. If you do not reside by a Salvation Army center or if you do not qualify for aid, they can often provide referrals and general guidance to low income families. Dial (765) 456-3846, or find Salvation Army programs in Howard County.




The Howard County community action agency, which is called Area Five Agency on Aging & Community Services, Inc. and has a main office in Kokomo and can be reached at (574) 722-4451 offers numerous assistance programs, access to grants, and other aid.

Information and referrals - The community action agency can refer people to federal government assistance programs, and also such options as how to get help in Indiana with foreclosures. Learn more.

Heating and utility bill assistance - The cash benefit paid to qualified applicants will average up to $100 for electric bills and about $200 for your heating bills. Please note that these are average benefits paid out and the final about paid could vary according to your individual situation.

Prescription medications - This health care program offers numerous medications to low to moderate income individuals that are free or very low cost. The prescription program compliments the Medicare D plans that are offered by the federal government and Indiana. In addition, the FamilyWize discount plans very well help Howard County and other community residents fill in the healthcare gaps that currently exist in their prescription plans. Learn more on Indiana prescription drug programs.

Housing in Howard County - The non-profit runs both low income apartments and transitional units. In some cases, they have information on funds, such as the federal government emergency solutions grant, for paying rent in order to stop evictions.

Those resources above are offered by the Area Five Agency on Aging & Community Services. The non-profit provides other assistance as well. Call (574) 722-4451. Read more.




Find help at Christmas. Whether a family needs a present for their child or a Christmas or Thanksgiving meal, assistance may be arranged by charities. Volunteers try to fulfill a wish list of toys for the youth of the area. More on holiday assistance in Howard County.

Free clothes in Howard County are available from non-profits and charities. The centers may also have gently used furniture, personal hygiene items, school supplies, free winter coats, and other items for the less fortunate. A focus of the clothing closets is on children and the working poor. Learn more.

Family Services Association

This facility, which can be reached at (765) 457-9313 offers high-quality, family oriented services to the low income and others via a variety of diverse assistance programs such as: Child Abuse Prevention; Family Life Education; Chore Maintenance; and also Debt and Consumer Credit Counseling.


By Jon McNamara

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