- Catholic Charities
6919 Indianapolis Blvd.
Hammond and East Chicago, IN
God First Ministries
801 East Chicago Avenue, East Chicago, IN 46312
Minister Bobbie Hawkins
Provides free basic computer training by appointment only, food pantry and spiritual counseling (Fridays 6:30 pm)
Hammond Innovation Center
5209 Hohman Avenue, Hammond, IN 46320
Greg Boyan – Executive Director
Small business incubator assisting start-up companies.
Hammond Area Career Center
5727 Sohl Avenue Hammond, IN 46324
Secondary academics, secondary business, vocational shops, basic skills classes, ESL/citizenship, GED prep, computer training and literacy classes.
Hessville Bible Church
6512 Grand Avenue, Hammond, IN 46323
Rev. David A. Kiesling
Christian School – kindergarten to high school – 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Affordable self-defense program from 4:30 to 7p.m. Tuesday-Thursday.
Teen & Junior Club, Growing Kids God’s Way Program twice a year.
Hispanics for Higher Education
9116 Spring Street, Highland, IN 46322
Provides citizenship classes with ESL and Immigration Services.
ESL classes from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.
Citizen classes from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.
Homeless Children and Youth Services
Lafayette Elementary School
856 Sibley Street, Hammond, IN 46320
Facilitates the enrollment, attendance and success of the homeless in
Hammond Public Schools.
Indiana Wesleyan University
8415 Georgia St., Merrillville, IN 46410
Lisa Spurr, Corporate Development
Provides higher education tailored to adult students.
Ivy Tech Community College
410 E. Columbus Dr., East Chicago, IN 46312
R. Louie Gonzalez, Executive Dean
Higher Education and vocational training.
300 Legacy Plaza West, LaPorte, IN 46350
Tom Rayshich, Workforce Strategist/Business Services
Employment, recruiting, and placement.
Living Water MBC/Foundation
6511 Jefferson, Hammond, IN 46324
Rev. Fr. Homer Walker Jr.
GED – Preparing for their Future Family Counseling.
Domestic Abuse Intervention.
SAFE – Safety and Family Education.
YADA – Youth Against Domestic Abuse.
Mt. Zion Baptist Church
1047 Kenwood Street, Hammond, IN 46320
Rev. William Collins
Counseling service by appointment only.
Addiction counseling, work-release and tutoring programs.
Partnership with local drug program.
Food pantry fourth Friday of the month.
North Township Trustee’s Office – Frank J. Mrvan
5947 Hohman Avenue, Hammond, IN 46320
2105 Broadway, East Chicago, IN 46312
Helps clients seek employment.
Northwest Indiana Center for Data and Analysis
3400 Broadway, Gary, IN 46408
Education and research for data, which are helpful for proposal
development and reporting.
New Life House of God
636 Conkey Street, Hammond, IN 46324
Pastors Grant and Renee Allison
Provides daydare and waives copay for families unable to pay.
Counseling by appointment only. Clothing and food assistance.
Youth Program open to all. Minsitry refers to Hammond Career Center for Educational Programs.
Purdue Extension Lake County Office
2293 N. Main St., Room A-312, Crown Point, IN 46307
Brad Clinehens, Extension Educator/Economic & Community Development
Assistance in the areas of planning, leadership, civic engagement, workforce development, entrepreneurship, youth programs, community and public policy engagement.
Purdue University Calumet
Educational Talent Search
2200-169th Street, Hammond, IN 46323
Federally funded TRIO program assists targeted participants in the Hammond, East Chicago and Lake Ridge schools in preparation for post-secondary enrollment. Available to families are various financial aid programs that encourage high school and college dropouts to re-enter academic programs.
7833 Indianapolis Blvd., Hammond, IN 46324
Director of Admissions, Wayne Hampton
Johnny Craig, Executive Director
School City of Hammond
Adult Education Department
5727 Sohl Avenue, Room 336, Hammond, IN 46320
ESL and GED classes for adults.
Citizenship test preparation classes.
3198 E. 83rd Place, Merrillville, IN 46410
Unity Church of Christ
740 River Drive, Hammond, IN 46324
Rev. Geraldine Colvin
Classes for adults varies.
Sunday school at 10:30 a.m. for children and teens.
5265 Hohman Avenue, Suite 1A, Hammond, IN 46320
Providing unemployment and work registration.