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Energy Assistance Program

Applications can be completed and turned into the Franklin Union Needham Township Trustee's Office at 20 Circle Drive in Franklin or taken directly to Human Services. 
Download the application

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.

I need legal advice. Where can I get help?

I need food assistance. Where can I get help?

  • 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.
  • 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 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.

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.
  • KIC-IT
    Franklin-based organization serves homeless youth (ages 16-25), offering a drop-in center, hot meals, case management and transportation.

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 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.
    This online tool gives people living with disabilities in Indiana FREE, 24/7 access to a comprehensive range of community resources designed to improve their quality of life. FINDER connects people with the service providers, organizations, events in their community, webinars, podcasts, blogs, scholarly articles, and other information of interest to them.

I am in need of mental health assistance. Where can I get help?

  • 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

Other Resources:

  • 211
    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.

    This online tool gives people living with disabilities in Indiana FREE, 24/7 access to a comprehensive range of community resources designed to improve their quality of life. FINDER connects people with the service providers, organizations, events in their community, webinars, podcasts, blogs, scholarly articles, and other information of interest to them.

  • 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

  • NaloxBoxes
    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
  • SHIP
    The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is a free and impartial counseling program for people with Medicare. SHIP is provided by the Administration for Community Living and the Indiana Department of Insurance. SHIP provides free, impartial information to help consumers make decisions regarding health insurance options related to Medicare. One-on-one assistance can be in person, on the phone, or virtual. Contact a counselor at (800) 452-4800.

  • Treatment Atlas
    Indiana’s official addiction treatment locator, intended to help Hoosiers seeking addiction treatment find high-quality and appropriate care. Treatment Atlas lists all 605 addiction treatment facilities certified by the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration’s Division of Mental Health and Addiction.