Utilities / Water / Phone Assistance

  1. First Presbyterian Church                             

    8737 Delaware Avenue, Highland, IN  46322
    (219)  838-6850

    Food Pantry from 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday.
    Works closely with Salvation Army in Munster to provide support to people in need of pledges for rent, mortgages and utility bills. Individuals must be prequalified by Salvation Army before asking for a pledge. Gas cards available to individuals in service area.

  2. First United Methodist Church

    6635 Hohman Avenue, Hammond, IN 46324
    Rev. Shanon Stringer
    (219) 932-5915

    Donor for the following agencies: Love Inc., Haven House, State Street  Shelter, Northwest Family Services, and Salvation Army.
    Food pantry 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday thorugh Thursday for Hammond, Highland, Munster and Griffith residents only. 

  3. Greater First Baptist Church
    4862 Olcott Avenue, East Chicago, IN 46312
    Bishop Travis L. Grant
    (219) 378-0914

    NIPSCO assistance once a year from East Chicago Foundation proceeds.

  4. Greater Hammond
    824 Hoffman Street, Hammond, IN
    (219) 932-4800

    Tax filing service, Legal aide service, Section 8, Energy Assistance Program, Nipsco assistance, Food and Clothing pantry.

  5. New Community Baptist Church
    5461 Calumet Avenue, Hammond, IN 46320
    Rev. Patrick Gillis
    (219) 931-8407

    Soup kitchen to the rescue mission in Hammond first Saturday of month.

  6. New Hope Missionary Baptist Church
    1117 Merrill Street, Hammond, IN 46320
    Rev. Herman A. Polk Sr.
    (219) 932-5955

    HELP Ministry
    Clothing for youth and young adults by appointment only.
    Food bank held the second and fourth Thursday.

  7. North Township Trustee’s Office - Frank J. Mrvan
    947 Hohman Avenue, Hammond, IN 46320
    (219) 932-2530

    2105 Broadway, East Chicago, IN 46312
    (219) 398-2435

    Pays utility bills through application process.

  8. St. John Bosco Church
    7113 Columbia Avenue, Hammond, IN 46324
    Rev. Richard Orlinski
    (219) 844-9027

    Food distribution once a month at Columbia Center.
    Annual clothing give-a-way in July.
    Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets during the holidays.

  9. St. John the Baptist Church
    1849 Lincoln Avenue, Whiting, IN 46394
    Rev. John E. Kalicky
    (219) 659-0023    

    Helps with utility bills and rent.

  10. Salvation Army
    8225 Columbia Avenue, Munster, IN 46321
    (219) 838-0380

    NIPSCO, rent, water, prescriptions, transportation, lodging and food.  

    EFSP program for Lake County residents outside of Gary. 
    Manages church pledging program for churches in Lake County that assist the clients in service area. All assistance by appointment, except the bread program at 1 p.m. Wednesday and Thursdays. 

  11. Salvation Army ECC
    513 W. Chicago Avenue, East Chicago, IN 46312
    Daniel Paredes

    Office: (219) 398-2939
    Fax: (219) 398-9692

    Energy assistance, NIPSCO, EFSP, gas vouchers, household vouchers, counseling amd prescriptions.           

    Food pantry once every two weeks.
    Rent assistance by appointment only.
    Gas ad food program noon Monday through Friday.
    Music classes -- guitar and brass.

  12. Society of St. Vincent de Paul
    7132 Arizona Avenue, Hammond, IN 46323
    Diane McKern, Coordinator
    (219) 933-0100 

    Provides temporary emergency assistance to people in need. 
    Food pantries open year round. Also provides financial assistance for utilities, rent, mortgage, water, medicine, etc.

  13. Tabernacle Baptist Church
    3715 Butternut, East Chicago, IN 46312
    Pastor James H. Hunter
    (219) 398-1554

    Counseling by appointment only.

  14. Urban Efficiency

    3724 Main Street, East Chicago, IN 46312
    (219) 354-0249

    Home energy efficient services.​​​​​​​