Huntington County assistance programs.
Receive free health care in Huntington
Underprivileged patients, people struggling in today’s economy, and families that are underinsured or have no insurance can receive free medical care from the Trinity United Methodist Church Free Clinic for Care. This clinic provides people with free medication, dental work, and blood screenings.
The clinic has assisted a record number of patients this year. Almost 1500 people were help last year, and this year the number will be much higher. People who use this program may not need to make the decision between paying for medical care and food each month.
This free health care clinic in Huntington is open from noon until six every Tuesday and it is located in the lower level of Trinity United Methodist Church. Call 260-355-0722 for more information.
Programs that can provide housing, rent, and/or energy bill assistance
Community and Family Services of Huntington Indiana runs the local Section 8 housing program. The section 8 housing voucher program pays a portion of a clients monthly rent on an on-going basis. The amount paid by the section 8 program reflects renter's total household income. There is an extensive waiting list. Dial (260) 726-6322. Or find other Indiana section 8 housing.
In addition to vouchers for section 8, Huntington based Community and Family Services provides many other social and support services. The non-profit can help clients access transitional housing or the homeless shelter (dial (260) 358-0748) Case managers can direct clients to government benefits such as food stamps, weatherization or energy bill help, or WIC vouchers (phone 260) 356-4455). Other services are weatherization and ongoing case management. Click more information Community and Family Services.
Love in the Name of Christ (call (260) 356-0933) is a non-profit that provides cash grants and financial assistance for paying expenses such as rent, utilities, heating bills and may even have funds to help with mortgage payments to qualified clients when available. Other programs include a week's worth of diapers and wipes. Get access to baby food, formula, diaper bags, misc. Food can be offered to sustain someone for up to three days. Another program provides up to 3 outfits of clothing per individual as available.
There is a Salvation Army in Huntington Indiana. Call this non-profit charity at (260) 356-3485. The agency provides a limited amount of assistance. Apply for free food, rent assistance programs, heating and utilities assistance, emergency lodging in hotels or motels, and clothing in some cases. To qualify for assistance from this local branch of the Salvation Army, the client or applicant must have denials from their Township Trustee.
The center often has referrals too. Low income families can be referred by the Salvation Army to rental assistance from emergency solutions and grants or even no interest loans. Or there are free Christmas and holiday programs as well as other services arranged.
Huntington Township Trustee (call (260) 356-5218). The state law of Indiana requires that every town offer basic assistance, which can include but is not limited to hotel and motel lodging, emergency shelter, groceries and food, prescriptions, funeral and burial expenses, medical and health care services, rent help, transportation, funds for paying heating bills and utilities, and sometimes personal supplies, such as clothing.