Available 24 hours a day, 7 Days a Week
- If you are hurt or in imminent danger, dial 9-1-1 immediately.
- If you are actively fleeing domestic violence, dial (800) 332-7385 as soon as you can.
- If you or someone you know is feeling suicidal, facing a crisis, or in need of immediate help, dial 2-1-1 or (866) 211-9966.
- To contact The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline or , The Veterans Crisis Line dial (800) 273-8255 (Vets press 1).
CHIP's Handbook for Help:
A guide for those facing homelessness in Indy. View On-Line and/or Download
In order to find service providers with the goods and services you may need, you will first need information on where you can find those service providers. You will need information from sources such as; VSC's Website (this site), CHIP's Handbook for Help, or calling 2-1-1, plus you will need access to a phone and/or Internet services. If you do not have access to the internet you can visit any library and use one of their computers with internet service. If you cannot use a computer and/or type, most libraries have staff on hand that will help you. Please don't be afraid to ask for help.Goods & Services:
When calling service providers for help, it is recommended that you call more than one service provider for the goods and services you think you need. Usually, no one service provider can provide you or your family with everything you need
. It is recommended that you consult with an experienced counselor, support coach, mentor, case manager or Veterans Service Officer (VSO)
from one or more of the below service providers that regularly works with Veterans and active Military personnel, ExOffenders or the Homeless. By having one of them interview you, they can better help you determine what goods, services, programs or benefits you may need, and/or be entitled too.
|Groups of Goods & Services
There are eight major groups of goods and services available to help Veterans, ExOffenders and those experiencing Homelessness that can help them secure; what they need, what they are entitled to, or to transition (ReEnter) back into society. We have found that almost everyone usually needs more help than they think they need. Below are some reminders or suggestions.
1. Abuse & Addictions
- Drug Counseling & Treatment
- Alcohol Counseling & Treatment
- Anger Management
- Mentoring Programs
- 12 Step Programs
- Domestic Abuse
- Self Esteem Classes
- Recovery Groups
- Inpatient / Outpatient
- Sex / Pornography
- Food (overeating)
- Adult Continuing Education
- Resume Preparation
- GED / HSE Classes
- Trade / Technical Schools
- Colleges / Universities
- Entrepreneur Training
- Financial Literacy Classes
- Scholarships / Grants
- Life Skill Training
3. Employment / Jobs
- Career Placement
- Resume Preparation
- Basic literacy skills
- Character Building
- Workshops / Retraining
- Transitional Jobs
- Second Language
- Don't overlook or underestimate Temp Services with Full / Part-Time Temporary Jobs
4. Health & Wellness
- Medical Treatment
- Immediate Care / First Aid
- Medication / Prescriptions
- Short-Term Care
- Long-Term Care
- Inpatient / Outpatient
- Immunization Shots
- Disability Assessment
- AIDS / HIV Testing & Treatment
- Shelters (short-term)
- Transitional (mid-term)
- Supportive (long-term)
- Hotels / Motels
- Houses / Apartments
- Rent / Buy
- Safe Havens
- Rent / Utilities Assistances
- Every Veteran should have a safe and stable place to call home
6. Mental Health
- Counseling / Treatment / Support for; Depression, Schizophrenia, Anxiety,
- Anger Management Treatment
- Inpatient / Outpatient
7. Supportive Goods
- Meals (prepared)
- Food (unprepared)
- Clothing, Work
- Clothing, Casual
- Household Items
- Personal Hygiene Items
- Over the Counter Medicine
- Cell Phone
- Transportation - Ride Share Programs, Gas Cards, Bus Passes
8. Supportive Services
- Case Management
- Legal / Tax
- Insurance: Health, Auto, Life, Homeowners
- Food Stamps
- Driver’s License
- State ID / Real ID
- Military ID / DD-214
- Birth Certificate
- Social Security Card
- Mailing Address
- E-Mail Address
- Internet Availability
- Faith Based
- Parole / Probation
- Infant / Child / Family
- Veterans / Homeless / ExOffender Outreach
Benefits for Veterans: If you are looking for Benefits for yourself, another Veteran, or the Family Member of a Veteran, it is recommended that you consult with a Certified Veterans Service Officer (VSO) from one of our Veterans Service Organizations to help you determine what you may or may not be entitled too.
Check out our "Employment" Page: We are in the process of building a list of Employers that are looking to hire Veterans in Central Indiana.
Attention Service Providers: If you are a provider of goods, services, programs or benefits to Veterans, Military or their Families and want to be added to our new database, please complete the "Sign-Up for VSC's Database" form below.
Instructions for Searching for Information on This Page.
Mouse click on, or touch the:
- Organizations Name and it will send you to their website.
- Address and it will send you to Google Maps with directions to their location.
- Phone number and it will; dial them through Skype on your computer or dial them from your Smartphone.
|Local Emergency Information
|Please Note: We suggest that when calling any of the below service providers, if they say they can not help you for one reason or another, don't forget to ask them if they know someone else that may be able to help you.
|Indy's Emergency Services Agencies - w/Web Links & Phone Numbers
|Indy's Homeless Emergency Services - Information on where to get service
Indianapolis, check out this new tool launched to help connect people with food assistance.
The app helps people find local food pantries, meal sites, SNAP assistance and other affordable healthy food options.
Download the App
A directory of shelters that provide assistance to the homeless in Indianapolis and other cities throughout the country.
|Indy's Emergency Service Providers - Offers Direct Services to Anyone in Need
Who Works for You?
|Local, State & Federal Resources
|Marion County - Veteran Information
|Multi-Service Providers - Offers Direct Services to Veterans
|Single-Service Providers - Offers Direct Services to Veterans
Bus Rides - Free to Vets
Drivers License, State ID & Real ID
Employment - Help with Jobs & Training
Employment, Help with:
Faith Based Organizations
- Dial 2-1-1 from any phone for the latest information on Food Pantries in Indy. Connect2Help has the most updated information on Food Pantries.
- SNAP - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps)
Health & Wellness
Household Goods, Furniture & Food
Housing for Veterans (multi-locations)
Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Programs for Veterans
540 N Holmes
Indianapolis, IN 46222
9045 E 59th St
Lawrence, IN 46216
- HIP - Healthy Indiana Plan - Indiana Family and Social Service Administration
(877) GET-HIP9 or (877) 438-4479
- Indiana Health Plans - Find Afordable Indiana Health Plans
- Individual Health Quotes - Find the best health insurance for you
- SHIP - Indiana State Health Insurance Program
Legal Services - Free to Vets
Legislation, Pending for Veterans
LGBT - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Veteran’s Service Organizations
Minority, Women, Veterans & Disability Owned Businesses
Offenders & Ex-Offenders
Just getting out of jail or prison? PACE can help.
2855 N Keystone Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46218
PX & Commissary
Seniors - Veterans or otherwise
Tickets - Deals on Sports, Concerts, Theater Tickets & More
- Vet Tix - Veterans Tickets Foundation
Trustees - Marion County
Vets with Pets
WWII, Korean & Vietnam Era Vets
|Phone or On-Line Providers of Information
|Additional Veterans Information
|Additional Helpful Websites