Other Important Social Services
The State of Indiana has many services to assist and aid low-income families. The following is a list of available services and their contact information.
About Special Kids
About Special Kids (ASK) is Indiana's Parent to Parent organization that works throughout the state to give support, answer questions, and provide information and resources to families of children with special needs.
- About Special Kids
- Toll-Free: 1-800-964-4746
Lead and Healthy Homes Division
The Lead and Healthy Homes Division works to reduce the incidence of childhood lead poisoning in Indiana.
InConnect helps you locate all of the resources available through the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA). These include SNAP (for food assistance), TANF (for cash assistance), First Steps, and other programs.
Indiana Community Action Association
Community Action Agencies operate an array of programs which include, but are not limited to: Head Start, Energy Assistance Program, Weatherization Program, Individual Development Accounts, Homeownership Counseling, Owner Occupied Rehabilitation, Housing Development, Foster Grandparents, Child Care, and many more programs and services.
- Indiana Community Action Association
- Phone Number: 1-800-382-9895
Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD)
The Indiana Department of Workforce Development provides resources related to employment, job training, and unemployment benefits.
- Indiana Department of Workforce Development
- Phone Number: 1-800-891-6499
Indiana Donated Dental Services
Donated Dental Services (DDS) volunteers provide comprehensive treatment to eligible patients. Individuals must lack adequate income to pay for dental care and have a permanent disability, be age 65 or older, or qualify as medically fragile.
- Donated Dental Services
- Phone Number for Southern Indiana: 1-800-452-6022
- Phone Number for Northern Indiana: 1-877-733-6585
Indiana Long Term Care Partnership Program
The Indiana Long Term Care Insurance Program (ILTCIP) is an innovative working partnership between the State of Indiana and private long term care insurance companies. Indiana has taken the lead in helping its residents protect their hard-earned life savings from the high cost of long term care by promoting the awareness of long term care.
A certified navigator can help you apply for health insurance.
Indiana WIC (Women Infant Children) Program
Nutritious Foods - The foods provided to the women and children on the Women Infant Children program are milk, cheese, eggs, cereal, juice, dried beans, peas, and peanut butter. Breastfeeding women receive tuna and carrots in addition to the basic food package. Infants are provided iron-fortified formula, infant cereal, and juice.
You can find information on applying for Medicare as well as information on Medicare benefits.
- Toll-Free: 1-800-633-4227
The MOMS Helpline is committed to improving pregnant women's access to early and regular prenatal care and connecting them with a network of prenatal and child health care services within their local communities, state agencies and other organizations around Indiana.
- MOMS Helpline
- Toll-Free: 1-844-624-6667
Social Security Administration
Through the Social Security Administration, you can request a replacement SSA card, apply for disability, retirement, or Medicare benefits, or apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
- Social Security Administration
- Phone Number: 1-800-772-1213
State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is a free and impartial counseling program provided by the Administration on Community Living the Indiana Department of Insurance for Medicare beneficiaries in Indiana. SHIP is part of a federal network of State Health Insurance Assistance Programs located in every state. SHIP provides health insurance counseling for people with Medicare. All services are free.
- State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
- Phone Number: 1-800-452-4800