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Veterans Support Council, Inc.

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Who Works For You
Advise on
Finding Help
Local Emergency
Local, State &
Federal Resources
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Jill Fewell & WWII Veteran General Umbarger, Don Hawkins & General Goodwin Dave Sassman, Don Hawkins & Mike Hamm Paul Page, Sammy L. Davis and Don Hawkins


Who Works For You?

Find Your Indy Local Officials

City-County Agencies

Find Your IN State Officials

State Agencies

Find Your Federal Officials

Federal Agencies


Advise on Finding Help

Finding Help: In order to find service providers with the goods and services you may need, you will first need information on where you can find those service providers.  You will need information from sources such as; VSC's Website (this site), CHIP's Handbook for Help, or calling 2-1-1, plus you will need access to a phone and/or Internet services.  If you do not have access to the internet, you can visit any library and use one of their computers with internet service.  If you cannot use a computer and/or type, most libraries have staff on hand that will help you.  Please don't be afraid to ask for help.

Goods & Services: When calling service providers for help, it is recommended that you call more than one service provider for the goods and services you think you need. Usually, no one service provider can provide you or your family with everything you need. It is recommended that you consult with an experienced counselor, support coach, mentor, case manager, or Veterans Service Officer (VSO) from one or more of the below service providers that regularly works with Veterans and active Military personnel, ExOffenders or the Homeless. By having one of them interview you, they can better help you determine what goods, services, programs, or benefits you may need and/or be entitled too.

Groups of Goods & Services
There are eight major groups of goods and services available to help Veterans, Sex Offenders, and those experiencing Homelessness that can help them secure; what they need, what they are entitled to, or to transition (ReEnter) back into society.  We have found that almost everyone usually needs more help than they think they need.  Below are some reminders or suggestions.

1. Abuse & Addictions

  • Drug Counseling & Treatment
  • Alcohol Counseling & Treatment
  • Anger Management
  • Mentoring Programs
  • 12 Step Programs
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Self Esteem Classes
  • Recovery Groups
  • Inpatient / Outpatient
  • Sex / Pornography
  • Nicotine
  • Gambling
  • Food (overeating)

2. Education

  • Adult Continuing Education
  • Resume Preparation
  • GED / HSE Classes
  • Trade / Technical Schools
  • Colleges / Universities
  • Entrepreneur Training
  • Financial Literacy Classes
  • Scholarships / Grants
  • Life Skill Training

3. Employment / Jobs

  • Career Placement
  • Resume Preparation
  • Basic literacy skills
  • Character Building
  • Workshops / Retraining
  • Transitional Jobs
  • Second Language
  • Don't overlook or underestimate Temp Services with Full / Part-Time Temporary Jobs

4. Health & Wellness

  • Medical Treatment
  • Immediate Care / First Aid
  • Medication / Prescriptions
  • Short-Term Care
  • Long-Term Care
  • Inpatient / Outpatient
  • Immunization Shots
  • Disability Assessment
  • AIDS / HIV Testing & Treatment

5. Housing

  • Shelters (short-term)
  • Transitional (mid-term)
  • Supportive (long-term)
  • Hotels / Motels
  • Houses / Apartments
  • Rent / Buy
  • Safe Havens
  • Subsidized
  • Rent / Utilities Assistances
  • Every Veteran should have a safe and stable place to call home

6. Mental Health

  • Counseling / Treatment / Support for; Depression, Schizophrenia, Anxiety,
  • Anger Management Treatment
  • Inpatient / Outpatient

7. Supportive Goods
     (Basic  Goods)

  • Meals (prepared)
  • Food (unprepared)
  • Clothing, Work
  • Clothing, Casual 
  • Furniture
  • Household Items
  • Personal Hygiene Items
  • Over the Counter Medicine
  • Cell Phone
  • Transportation - Ride Share Programs, Gas Cards, Bus Passes

8. Supportive Services
     (Basic Services)

  • Case Management
  • Legal / Tax
  • Insurance: Health, Auto, Life, Homeowners
  • Food Stamps
  • Driver’s License
  • State ID / Real ID
  • Military ID / DD-214
  • Birth Certificate
  • Social Security Card
  • Mailing Address
  • E-Mail Address
  • Internet Availability
  • Mentoring
  • Faith-Based
  • Parole / Probation
  • Infant / Child / Family
  • Veterans / Homeless / ExOffender Outreach


Local Emergency Information

Emergency Information
Available 24 hours a day, 7 Days a Week

  • If you are hurt or in imminent danger, dial 9-1-1 immediately. 
  • If you are actively fleeing domestic violence, dial (800) 332-7385 as soon as you can.
  • If you or someone you know is feeling suicidal, facing a crisis, or in need of immediate help, dial 2-1-1 or (866) 211-9966.
  • To contact The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline or, The Veterans Crisis Line dial (800) 273-8255 (Vets press 1).

CHIP's Handbook for Help:
A guide for those facing homelessness in Indy.
View On-Line and/or Download

Please Note: We suggest that when calling any of the below service providers if they say they can not help you for one reason or another, don't forget to ask them if they know someone else that may be able to help you.

Indy's Emergency Services Agencies - w/Web Links & Phone Numbers

 For Non-Emergencies call 3-1-1
Marion County residents in need of non-emergency police assistance have a new number to call. 

Cellphone users in Marion County may now call 311 to reach the non-emergency line for IMPD and other Marion County dispatchers. The non-emergency phone number for callers using landlines is (317) 327-3811.

Indy's Homeless Emergency Services - Information on where to get service

Click here for a list of
Food Pantries Around Town

You can also call 2-1-1 or (866) 211-9966 for the latest list of Food Pantries.

Click here for a list of
Meals Around Town

Community Compass

Indianapolis, check out this new tool launched to help connect people with food assistance.

The app helps people find local food pantries, meal sites, SNAP assistance and other affordable healthy food options.

Indy Hunger Network Logo
Download the App

A directory of shelters that provide assistance to the homeless in Indianapolis and other cities throughout the country. 

Indy's Emergency Service Providers - Offers Direct Services to Anyone in Need


Local, State & Federal Resources

Marion County - Information for Veterans

Multi-Service Providers - Offers Direct Services to Veterans

Single-Service Providers - Offers Direct Services to Veterans

Bus Rides - Free to Vets

Drivers License, State ID & Real ID


Employment - Help with Jobs & Training

Employment, Help with:


Faith-Based Organizations

Food Pantries

  • Dial 2-1-1 from any phone for the latest information on Food Pantries in Indy.  Connect2Help has the most updated information on Food Pantries.

Food Assistance

Funeral Information - see the "Help with Passing Veterans" section below

Health & Wellness

Household Goods, Furniture & Food

Housing for Veterans (multi-locations)

Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Programs for Veterans

540 N Holmes
Indianapolis, IN 46222
(317) 672-7585

9045 E 59th St
Lawrence, IN 46216
(317) 988-0850


  • HIP - Healthy Indiana Plan - Indiana Family and Social Service Administration
    (877) GET-HIP9 or (877) 438-4479
  • Indiana Health Plans - Find Affordable Indiana Health Plans
  • Individual Health Quotes - Find the best health insurance for you
  • SHIP - Indiana State Health Insurance Program

Legal Services - Free to Vets

Legislation, Pending for Veterans

LGBT - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Veteran’s Service Organizations

Minority, Women, Veterans & Disability Owned Businesses

Offenders & Ex-Offenders

Just getting out of jail or prison? PACE can help.
2855 N Keystone Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46218 
(317) 612-6800

PTSD Programs

PX & Commissary

Seniors - Veterans or otherwise

  • CICOA's - Aging & In-Home Solutions

    8440 Woodfield Crossing Blvd., # 175
    Indianapolis, IN 46240
    (317) 254-5465

Tickets - Deals on Sports, Concerts, Theater Tickets & More

  • Vet Tix - Veterans Tickets Foundation

Track Chairs

Trustees - Marion County

Vets with Pets

WWII, Korean & Vietnam Era Vets

Phone or On-Line Providers of Information

Government Access Television (Channel 16, or WCTY) and Government TV2


Official Blog of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Suicide Prevention

Hire  Vets Logo

Veteran Crisis Line Logo

Help the Homeless Logo

Be There for Veterans Suicide web site

Make the Connection Logo

USA Jobs Logo

Military One Source Logo

LifeLine for Vets_Logo

My Health Vet Logo

Additional Information on Minorities, LGBT, Women & Native Americans

VA's Center for Minority Veterans (CMV) - website

LGBT Information - for Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming Veterans Programs

Native American Veterans Programs

Woman Veterans Projects & Programs


    Other Helpful Websites

    Below is over 100 Housing, Schools &
    Other Miscellaneous Websites


    Homeless Shelters in Indianapolis

    Indy Area Newspapers - Housing Links

    Indianapolis - Listings

    Apartments for Rent
        Will be added later

    Houses for Rent
        Will be added later



    Things to Do Calendars in Indy

    Sports Teams in Indy

    Publications in Indy

    Publications - National

    TV Stations in Indy

    Radio Stations in Indy

    Consumer Bureaus

    Our Founding Father's Documents

    Gods Word

    Schools & Government

    Indiana Schools/Colleges

    Our Local Officials & Legislators

    (Revised 24Sep19 at 2125 by DEH) - Currently reverifying all the above information

    For Medical or Physical Emergencies:

    • If you or someone you are helping is hurt or in imminent danger, please get to a phone and dial 9-1-1 for immediate help.
    • If you or someone you know is feeling suicidal, or facing a crisis, dial 2-1-1 in Indy or 1-(866) 211-9966 for immediate help.
    • If you are a victim of domestic violence dial 1-(800) 332-7385 in Indy for help.

    For Non-Emergencies:

    • If you are a Veteran, or a family member of a Veteran, in search of information on how to get goods or services you/they may need, you can dial 2-1-1or contact one of the Service Providers or Veterans Organizations listed on our "Resources" page.
    • Cellphone users in Marion County may now dial 3-1-1 to reach the non-emergency line for IMPD and other Marion County dispatchers. The non-emergency phone number for callers using landlines is (317) 327-3811.

    Please Note:

    • VSC & MACV are not providers of any financial assistance or direct services other than Information and Referrals on where to get goods, services, programs, and benefits for Veterans, Military, and their Families.


    • This is a private website that is NOT affiliated with the U.S. government, U.S. Armed Forces or the U.S. or Indiana Department of Veteran Affairs.
    • We reserve the right to monitor the content of this website and regret that some recommended resources may not be accepted for one reason or another. 
    • The information and organizations listed on this website do not necessarily mean that we endorse their information and/or their resources.  We have done our best to include information and resources that could contribute to and benefit our Veterans, the Military Community, and their Families.

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