Federal Communications CommissionGovernment
A $3.2 billion federal initiative to help lower the cost of high-speed internet for eligible households during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic The FCC expects the Emergency Broadband Benefit program to be open to eligible households before the end of April, 2021. Please check the FCC’s website, www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit , regularly for the latest information.
Lake County Division of Family Resources - Crown PointGovernment
Zip Codes: 46303, 46307, 46311, 46341, 46355, 46356, 46373, 46375, 46376, 46377
Lake County Division of Family Resources - East ChicagoGovernment
Zip Codes: 46312, 46319, 46322, 46394
Lake County Division of Family Resources - HammondGovernment
Zip Codes: 46320, 46321, 46323, 46324, 46325, 46327
Lake County Division of Family Resources - HobartGovernment
Zip Codes: 46342, 46405, 46410, 46411
Lake County Division of Family Resources - Gary (Broadway)Government
Zip Codes: 46401, 46402, 46403, 46404
Lake County Division of Family Resources - Gary (Ridge)Government
Zip Codes: 46406, 46407, 46408, 46409
Calumet Township TrusteeGovernment
Portage Township YMCA
YMCA scholarship provides up to 60% off the cost of traditional membership and programs and is available to all families and individuals. School-age programs are Build, Learn, Grow Scholarship and CCDF Eligible. We also accept Indiana KidTraks which provides adoption assistance subsidies and foster care subsidies.
3100 Willowcreek Rd.
Portage, IN 46368
Financial Help for Single MothersNonprofit
This website helps financially struggling single mothers with finding assistance through grants and government assistance programs. Services are free of cost.
Geminus Community PartnersNonprofit
Geminus Regional Health Systems -Community Partners has available funding to assist families who are in need of financial assistance affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic. This funding can assist with rent, utilities, baby needs, emergency food, etc. If you are or know of a family in need, please pass this information on. Requirements of the Program: Children in the home under 18 year age No involvement with the Department of Child Services or Juvenile Probation Not enrolled in the Healthy Families Program ***Special circumstances will be looked at if all requirements are not met. To enroll for services in Lake County please contact 866-641-7181. To enroll for services in La Porte, Porter, Jasper, Newton, Benton, Starke, and Pulaski Counties please contact 888-357-4264.
Available to all Hoosiers statewide, visit : https://lacasainc.net/programs/dream-savers/ for more info.
Northwest Indiana Community ActionNonprofit
North Township TrusteeGovernment
Provide assistance for medical visits and medical devices in extreme emergency situations only. Must be a North Township resident (Hammond, Whiting, Munster, Highland, East Chicago)
Indiana Family and Social Services AdministrationGovernment
The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program provides states and territories with flexibility in operating programs designed to help low-income families with children achieve economic self-sufficiency. States use TANF to fund monthly cash assistance payments to low-income families with children, as well as a wide range of services.