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Valley Oaks

Business
Child Advocacy

Our Child Advocacy Center is a resource provided in coordination with law enforcement and the Department of Child Services. This center conducts forensic interviews with children between the ages of 3 and 17 who have reported sexual abuse or assault, physical abuse, or have witnessed a crime. It can also provide mental health services referrals when they are needed by the child or their family. This service is provided through our Rensselaer office, and interviews are initiated by the Department of Child Services or law enforcement. If you suspect child abuse or neglect, please call 1-800-800-5556.

Please call (219) 866-4194 for hours of operation.
Legal Assistance

Porter County Child Support

Government
Child Support

Counties Served: Porter

Please call (219) 465-3456 for hours of operation.
Legal Assistance

Crossroads CASA

Nonprofit
Children's Advocates

Court-appointed special advocates for children in need

Counties Served: Jasper

Please call 219-866-0843 for hours of operation.
Legal Assistance

Porter County Recorder's Office

Government
Document Recording

NOTE: We do not record any documents at our counter after 4pm CST. Deeds or any other land conveyance records that must be routed between the County Assessor, County Auditor and County Recorder must be received by 3pm CST.

Counties Served: Porter

Please call (219) 465-3465 for hours of operation.
Legal Assistance

Indiana Free Legal Answers

Indiana Free Legal Answers

Indiana Free Legal Answers is secure website where those who meet income requirements can ask a lawyer for help with a legal issue. Qualified users post questions about civil (non-criminal) legal problems and volunteer lawyers log onto the site and answer questions. To ask a question: 1. Visit: indiana.freelegalanswers.org 2. Click “Get Started” 3. Complete the Registration 4. Verify your email address 5. Login and ask your question If you don’t qualify, visit www.indianalegalhelp.org for other resources.

Counties Served: Elkhart, Jasper, Lake, LaPorte, Newton, Porter, Pulaski, Regional, Starke

Please call for hours of operation.
Legal Assistance

NWI Volunteer Lawyers

Business
Legal Assistance

For Applicants: We screen for eligibility, provide immediate legal advice, information or referrals to other agencies, and, where appropriate, refer applicants to a volunteer attorney for further legal services - civil cases only. NOTE: YOU MUST RESIDE IN LAKE, PORTER, JASPER, OR NEWTON COUNTY of Indiana. If you do not, please ask for assistance from the legal aid or pro bono project that serves the county that you do live in. If your case is in our region, they can send a referral to us.

Counties Served: Jasper, Lake, Newton, Porter

Please call (219) 945-1799 for hours of operation.
Legal Assistance

HealthLinc East Chicago

Nonprofit
Medical-Legal Partnership

HealthLinc currently has a medical-legal partnership (MLP) in place with Indiana Legal Services. Indiana Legal Services, Inc. (ILS) is a not-for-profit law firm and the largest provider of free civil legal assistance to eligible low-income people throughout the state of Indiana. MLPs serve low-income individuals with non-criminal civil legal aid problems. Our MLP is specifically for HealthLinc patients and may be able to help you.

Counties Served: Jasper, Lake, LaPorte, Porter

Monday and Thursday
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday
Saturday
Legal Assistance

Metro Legal Clinic

Nonprofit
Metro Legal Clinic

Metro Legal Clinic provides quality legal services to low income individuals within the community. We only handle non-criminal cases and all services are FREE. -Must be 18 years old age with proof of identity.

Counties Served: Lake

2nd Saturday of the Month
Legal Assistance