Emergency Services

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Rental & Mortgage Assistance

Past Due Rent / Mortgage
Assistance is available to assist individuals and families with past due rent or mortgage. Program availability and requirements vary by office, and is based on income guidelines.

Security Deposit / First Month's Rent
Assistance is available to assist individuals and families to move in secure and safe housing. Program availability and requirements vary by office. Based on Income Guidelines. Please call office for requirements. Appointments only-We do not take Walk-ins.


Utility Assistance

Past Due Utilities
Assistance is available for past due utilities. (Water, Sewer, Electric & Gas). Program availability and requirements vary by office. Based on Income Guidelines. Please call office for requirements.

Nipsco Deposits
Assistance is available to establish NIPSCO services. Assistance is currently available for East Chicago residents only. Based on Income Guidelines. Please call the office for requirements.


Food Pantry

Catholic Charities’ Food Pantry is available for all residents of Lake County. Proof of address is required to receive food. Each Household can receive food once every 30 days.

  • Pantry schedule: Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month
  • 9 a.m. to Noon

Free Legal Assistance

Legal Aid counseling is available in our East Chicago and Gary offices on a first come, first serve basis.

  • East Chicago: Every Monday & Wednesday. 10:30 a.m. – 4:00p.m. (No Criminal Cases) Must call to be placed on list.
  • Gary: Every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month. 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (No Divorce or Criminal cases)

Office Locations:

East Chicago:
3901 Fir Street, East Chicago IN 46312
219-397-5803

Hammond:
6919 Indianapolis Blvd., Hammond IN 46324
219-844-4883

Gary:
940 Broadway, Gary IN 46402
219-886-3549

Michigan City:
321 W. 11th Street, Michigan City IN 46360
219-879-9312

Hours for all locations:

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m.
Please call office for requirements. Appointment only-We do not take Walk-ins.


EMERGENCY SERVICES PROGRAM
LaShawn Jones-Taylor – Director of Client Services
ljtaylor@catholic-charities.org

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