Basic Needs Assistance

Basic Needs Assistance

Jobs & Careers Legal Food Assistance Housing Assistance Family & Domestic

Other Resources

I lost my job. Where can I get help? 

I need legal advice. Where can I get help?


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. 


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.

  • Johnson County CASA Program
    Volunteer organization appointed by judges to speak and advocate for children in the legal system. 

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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Explore Johnson County Childcare
    Online directory of childcare providers and related resources for parents living and working in Johnson County.