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If you are in need of assistance please contact one of the following agencies:

DEMOTTE: Police Department: 219-987-3344

RENSSELAER: Police Department: 219-866-7602

WHEATFIELD: Jasper County Sherriff: 219-866-7344

RESIDENTS

There are several agencies in Jasper County that may be of help. However, their funding is limited.

Township Trustees: May be able to assist with rent, utilities and telephone bills. (Funding varies from township to township)

Jasper County Community Services: Federal funding access that will help with utility bills on a very generously calculated sliding scale. (219) 866-8071

Crisis Center: If a woman is in an abusive situation, she may receive help. Men ARE NOT excluded, but are put in a local motel instead of the safe house. Some funds are set up to help victim into own apartment. 219-866-8825 OR 1-800-933-0374

Christian Church: Open Thursdays 12-2pm and 6:30-7:30pm (219) 987-5403 Located at 703 15th St. S.W. - DeMotte

Good Neighbor Food Pantry: Open Wednesdays 9:30am – Noon (219) 987-3025 Located: 715B Almond St. - DeMotte

Good Samaritan Food Pantry: Open Tuesdays 10am–Noon,Thursdays 1pm-3 pm & the 3rd Saturday of each month 10am-Noon A five day supply of food is offered, but only ONCE a month. (219)866-0037 Located at 130 S. Van Rensselaer St. - Rensselaer

The Bridge Church: Open 2nd Saturday 9-11am Located at 615 W Clark St. - Rensselaer

Helping Hands Ministry Food Pantry: Open Saturday’s 9-11 am (219) 956-3343 Located at Sorrowful Mother Catholic Church, 157 S.
Grace St. - Wheatfield, IN

Wheatfield Food Pantry: Open Wednesdays 12-2 pm (219) 956-3534 Located in the basement of the First Baptist Church, 58 W. High St. Enter from Concord St. WHEATFIELD RESIDENTS ONLY

REGIONAL ASSISTANCE

Northwest Indiana Community Action Corporation (NWICA), a government-partnered not-for-profit, is the largest combined Area Agency on Aging and Community Action Agency in Indiana. Visit online for more information about the services available to Jasper and Newton County residents, from WIC to tax preparation assistance.

Northwest Indiana 211 is confidential telephone assistance provided by trained call specialists, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for information about health and human service organizations in your community. Click "Find Help" on the website or dial 2-1-1 from your phone to speak with a live Call Specialist. The Call Specilaist will refer and educate about government programs, community-based organizations, support groups, and other local resources.Serving Lake, Porter, Newton, Jasper, Starke, and Pulaski Counties, NWI 2-1-1 is operated by Northwest Indiana Community Action and is part of North America's 211 service initiative.