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I need storm recovery assistance. Where can I find help?
Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN)
is a collaborative multistate effort by Cooperative Extension Services across the country to improve the delivery of services to citizens affected by disasters. The site includes information about post-storm clean-up, power outages, damage to trees and more.
Indiana PREPared: Purdue Rural Emergency Preparedness
Includes videos and articles about emergency preparedness.
Purdue Extension Resources
- Trees and Storms – Department of Forestry and Natural Resources
- After the Event PREP clip - Indiana PREPared [video]
- Helping Children Cope- Indiana PREPared
- Safety Procedures After a Tornado - Indiana PREPared
I lost my job. Where can I get help?
- WorkOne Franklin
Career center helping job seekers connect to the right resources to meet their particular need.
- Indiana Department of Workforce Development (Filing for Unemployment)
Indiana's online destination to file for unemployment benefits, find information about unemployment insurance and search for jobs.
I need legal advice. Where can I get help?
- Indiana Legal Services: Johnson County Legal Aid
Free pop-up legal service for Johnson County residents that meets at the Greenwood Public Library and at the Law Library of the Johnson County Courthouse in Franklin.
- Disability Legal Services of Indiana
Offers free and low cost legal services to children and adults with disabilities in Indiana.
I need food assistance. Where can I get help?
- Interchurch Food Pantry of Johnson County
211 Commerce Drive, Franklin, IN
Faith-based food pantry for Johnson County residents; proof of residency with a picture ID is required
- The Lord's Locker
P.O. Box 327
106 E. Pearl Street, Trafalgar, IN
Faith-based organization providing food, clothing and household items to residents of Johnson, Morgan and Brown counties; a picture ID and Social Security numbers for all family members is required.
- Saints Francis & Clare Parish Harvest Food Pantry
5901 Olive Branch Road, Greenwood, IN
Food pantry operated out of Saints Francis & Clare Parish, providing food for residents of Johnson and Morgan counties; proof of residency is required.
- Community Meals
Community Meals are served daily at several churches in Johnson county. The meals are free and open to anyone. June 2023 Calendar
- Food Assistance Availability Map
This site is designed to help you find available food resources near you. To use the map, enter your address in the search tool. Food assistance such as food pantries and meal sites within five miles will be listed.
- Johnson County Blessing Boxes
A map of self-serve pantries of non-perishable food items.
- Johnson County WIC
Johnson County WIC is dedicated to providing real support for you and your family to become healthy and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Pregnant women, Postpartum women, infants and children up to age 5 are categorically eligible to participate in the WIC Program.
- Additional food insecurity booklist and resources can be found here
I need family or child care assistance. Where can I get help?
- CASY for Families
Providing services “cradle to college” to ensure children grow up in safe, nurturing environments in our community. Find childcare, help to pay for childcare, additional resources and more.
- Firefly Children and Family Alliance
Nonprofit that has supported Indiana families and adults for generations. Our organization is built on the belief that giving kids and adults the chance to succeed creates stronger communities. We help Hoosiers overcome hardship and unhealthy behaviors. Our programs and services include child abuse prevention, home-based services, youth placement and recovery services.
I need housing assistance. Where can I get help?
- Human Services, Inc.
Organization that offers various services to meet the basic needs of individuals from Bartholomew, Brown, Decatur, Jackson, Johnson and Shelby counties.
- Dayspring Center
Resource center located in Indianapolis offers 24-hour emergency housing for those facing a crisis situation, as well as case management and long-term housing to address needs more deeply.
Franklin-based organization serves homeless youth (ages 16-25), offering a drop-in center, hot meals, case management and transportation.
- 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. Check guidelines here. Apply at: https://apply.ihcda.in.gov/submit
- Additional homelessness booklist and resources can be found here
I am having problems at home. Where can I get help?
- Turning Point Domestic Violence Services
812-379-5575, ext. 110
25-bed emergency shelter serving Bartholomew, Brown, Decatur, Jackson, Johnson and Shelby counties, offering 24-hour crisis helpline, outreach, prevention education, legal services and a children’s program.
- The Julian Center
Center aimed at empowering survivors of domestic and sexual violence through their many services, including a 24-hour helpline, safety planning, transitional housing, shelter and much more.
- Abuse Awareness and Accountability
Abuse Awareness and Accountability is a highly specialized behavior awareness and modification program that began over 20 years ago as a domestic violence Batterers Intervention Program (BIP).
A program in Johnson County that is dedicated to serving any person directly or indirectly affected by sexual, domestic, and physical violence.
- Safe Place
Youth ages 7 to 17 that are having trouble at home, facing a crisis, or who may be in danger can seek help through Safe Place. Call 317-727-2571 or go anywhere you see the yellow and black Safe Place logo. These locations have people trained to connect you to help. Some examples of locations include: post offices, banks, fire stations, libraries, fast food restaurants, and convenience stores.
I am a senior in need of assistance. Where can I find help?
- Johnson County Volunteer Advocates for Seniors and Incapacitated Adults (VASIA)
Vasia is a team of volunteer advocates who help seniors and incapacitated adults in need achieve the highest degree of independence, while also assisting them in gaining the greatest degree of health, comfort and safety.
- Johnson County Senior Services
Johnson County Senior Services is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that offers transportation for Johnson County residents 60 and older at NO CHARGE. Service is Door-To-Door, Wheelchair Accessible transportation. They also offer Durable Medical Equipment and maintain a Food pantry of nonperishable items and household items.
I am in need of mental health assistance. Where can I get help?
- Local Behavioral and Mental Health Resources
Local mental health providers for children and adults.
- LookUp Indiana
Mental, behavioral, and emotional health information.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call 988 or Text IN to 741741
- Veteran Crisis Line
Call 988, then press 1 or Text to 838255
Support for deaf and hard of hearing is available at 1-800-799-4889
- Additional Mental Health and Suicide Prevention booklists and resources can be found at: pageafterpage.org/mentalhealth
Free and confidential service whose goal is to put anyone with a need in touch with the appropriate local resource, including food, housing and utility assistance. Veteran services are also available.
Aunt Bertha - The Social Care Network
Search for free or reduced cost services like medical care, food, job training, and more.
- Better Together
Better Together is a partnership of organizations creating COMMUNITY for Johnson County residents to stay mentally and physically healthy through the next few months as we navigate life together. You will find ways to stay connected within our communities throughout this website during this challenging time.
- Family & Social Services Administration
State agency that offers assistance with a broad spectrum of services, including disability services, aging services, Medicaid assistance, mental health and addictions services and more.
Find A Healthcare Navigator
A certified navigator can assist you with the process to apply for your health insurance. You may work with a navigator in any county in Indiana.
- Helpline of Johnson County
Information and referral service that provides phone numbers, contact information and guidance to social services resources. Available for Johnson County residents needing help with food, medical, housing, etc.
Download the Helpline Brochure
JCPL has partnered with Upstream Prevention and the Johnson County Health Department to provide Narcan self-serve opioid overdose kits at all of our locations.
More info: Overdose Lifeline