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ASPIN uses certified Navigators dual trained as Community Health Workers (CHWs) to support enrollment in health care coverage; to facilitate online presentations; and provide education to improve health and insurance literacy.
Indiana’s Build, Learn, Grow program is extending scholarships for qualified families!
When families are working and kids are learning, Indiana’s future is brighter. With summer officially here, Indiana wants to make sure children from birth to age 12 are engaged in high-quality early learning and education opportunities.
Families that work in essential businesses are eligible to receive scholarships toward their children’s early care and education, summer learning or out-of-school care.
There are many ways to get help through Community Harvest Food Bank or our partners. Please visit the Community Harvest website for food assistance information, community resources, and other assistance programs.
CHILD & YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
- Child Care Assistance
- Housing Solutions (ESG)
- Leap Child Care Scholarship
- Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)
Healthier Moms and Babies Programs – You’ve got this! But you don’t have to do it alone
(260) 704-0355 | healthiermomsandbabies.org
The Lighthouse exists to serve those in our community who struggle with life-altering issues by providing structure, education, support, mentorship, and housing as we engage their families and communities in the healing process.
Community Classes – offered Monday thru Wednesday nights. These include Mentorship, Authentic Manhood, Grief and Loss, Exercise, Nutrition, Addictions, and Life Skills.
Community Coffee Connection – offered on Thursdays from 12:30 pm to 2 pm to allow us to get to know our community better.
Community Chapel Service/Meal – offered on Fridays at 7 pm to give our community a place to connect and worship in a non-threatening environment.
Community Food Bank – offered Monday through Friday 12 pm to 3 pm.
- Anchored – A 30-day residential addiction program. This program will serve men in our community who are coming straight out of addiction. This program is designed to stabilize them, allow them time to recover and assist them in placement within a long-term program. The daily schedule of the men will consist of counseling, nutrition, physical fitness, therapy groups, and developing new coping skills. We have 12 beds available within our Anchored program.
Parent Café – Parent Cafes are fun, free, supportive, educational, parent-led get-togethers where parents can talk openly with one another about the struggles of parenting and ways to strengthen their families. Facebook support group for parents called Strong Parent Lounge: https://www.facebook.com/groups/211935889428623/
Weekly Support Groups – Navigating Stress support group and an Anxiety and Depression support group.
Mental Health Training Sessions – Various free mental health training sessions.
Our mission is to provide household furnishings to families and individuals as they rebuild their lives after suffering disaster, personal tragedy or other misfortunes.
To inquire about help visit our website: mustardseedfortwayne.com, call Kim at 260-471-5802 ext.101, or send us an email.
COVID-19, FLU, AND ROUTINE VACCINATIONS
In order to protect our team and our patients, we are open by appointment at our Hobson Road clinic. We are requiring face masks and limiting one parent to one child being vaccinated. We are offering the Pfizer vaccine to minors 12 years or older. Everyone must bring a current shot record to every visit. We accept Medicaid and most (not all) commercial insurance plans. If you are uninsured or underinsured, there is a $15 administrative fee per immunization. If you can’t pay for your immunizations, please ask to speak to a staff member. No one will be turned away for their inability to pay.
Indiana Housing Now
Rental Assistance Program – This is a free, state online resource for renters and property managers in Indiana. The dynamic search options allow you to find affordable, accessible and market-rate housing that will fit your needs.
The Rental Assistance Portal is currently accepting applications for the Indiana Emergency Rental Assistance (IERA) program. This program can provide up to 12 months in rental assistance to help cover past due and ongoing monthly rent and utility payments for qualifying Indiana renters.
Tax season is here, and VITA is here to help (PDF)
Free tax help is available to area residents from January 31– April 13, 2022. For residents with income under $58,000 in 2021, IRS-certified volunteer tax preparers help residents file their taxes & claim available credits. United Way partners with Volunteer Center and Catholic Charities Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend to offer the VITA program in Allen, DeKalb, Noble, and Steuben counties.
This free tax preparation service brings more than $3.2 million back into the local community in refunds and saves residents over $486,000 in preparation fees, keeping more money in the pockets of those who need it the most.
This year’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, or VITA, will be drop-off only locations held at one site within Allen County—at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1101 S. Lafayette Street.
For DeKalb, Noble, and Steuben counties, you may contact Catholic Charities Auburn Office at (260) 925-0917 to schedule an appointment to drop-off tax documents.