Community Resources

Homelessness and Food Insecurity

Many in our community may be experiencing homelessness or food insecurity.  Local nonprofit organizations can provide support for unhoused and food-insecure people and families within Johnson County. 

Titles and resources listed below have been compiled by JCPL librarians to raise awareness.

Homelessness and Food Insecurity Books and Films

Homelessness and Food Insecurity Resources for Children and Teens

Local Resources and Organizations

Johnson County Helpline
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. 

Interchurch Food Pantry of Johnson County
Faith-based food pantry for Johnson County residents; proof of residency with a picture ID is required.

Great Harvest Food Pantry
New Whiteland area food pantry for Johnson County residents; proof of residency with a picture ID is required.

Michelle’s Little Free Pantry
Franklin area pantry that provides 24-hour access to food for food insecure neighbors in temporary or emergency situations.

24/7 Little Free Pantry
Greenwood area walk-up pantry and library set out by the sidewalk and open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Little Free Pantry at the Franklin Branch of the Johnson County Public Library

Human Services, Inc.
Organization that offers various services to meet the basic needs of individuals from Bartholomew, Brown, Decatur, Jackson, Johnson and Shelby counties.

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

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. 

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.

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