Jasper County Resources
Last Updated – 5/8/2020
The following is a listing of currently available services. Please use Facebook or the phone numbers listed below to verify the times and services available. Everything can change quickly – save yourself some frustration and kindly CALL FIRST. *We have most definitely missed something – so if you have additional information PLEASE email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can keep this listing as current as possible.
Jasper Community Services, Inc.
Updated May 5, 2020
Due to the Covid-19 Jasper County Community Services’ Senior Centers in Rensselaer, Remington and the Fase Senior Center in DeMotte remains closed to congregate meal services, events and all activities.
All efforts are being made to provide approved and safe services to the community as they are made available.
Administration and Transportation Office for Jasper County Community Services: 219-866-8071
The following senior center offices will be accepting phone calls for information:
Remington Sr. Center: 219-261-2228 / Rensselaer Sr. Center: 219-866-4333 / Fase Sr. Center: 219-987-7909
Over 250 bags containing cloth homemade masks, JCCS agency information, education and preventative health tips, and other items were delivered to the door of seniors within the county on Wednesday, April 29th. “We are striving to be sure our participants at our centers, in home service clients and those that use our public transportation services receive a mask and information during this time of challenge and awareness,” states JCCS Executive Director Sharon Colee. “Safety and awareness are imperative for everyone as we continue this journey and finding a new normal of operations.” Continued well check phone calls and referrals are being made each day.
SENIOR MEAL PROGRAMS:
All Senior Center Nutrition sites continue to be closed to lunch meal congregate services.
Seniors that opted to participate in the frozen meal program have been receiving individually prepared meals. Meals have been delivered to the home of each person. Meal delivery has been received through UPS or FedEx with approximately 14 meals delivered in the shipment. The frozen meal program is expected to continue until June 7, 2020. Northwest Indiana Community Action has authorized the home delivered meal program and working with a contracted meal provider. Jasper County Community Services is working to coordinate information in order to place as many eligible seniors as possible on the frozen meal program.
Limited In-Home Services resumed May 4th, 2020 for those authorized for Homemaker services provided by the JCCS In-Home Service employees. Adherence to health and safety guidelines to be followed.
Public transportation is operating on a limited schedule. Appointments to schedule rides can be made by calling 219-866-8071 for in town and out of town transportation needs.
Energy Assistance Program has been extended to July 31, 2020 as a result of COVID-19. Clients can apply and upload documents online at the EAP Connect Website: https://ihcda.azurewebsite.us/portal/
Clients can go to http://www.nwi-ca.org/families/utility.html to print the online application and return by MAIL ONLY as directed on the application. For a mail out application packet call 1-800-826-7871.
SECTION 8 HOUSING INTAKE:
Section 8 Housing is operating with direction and guidelines issued by Northwest Indiana Community Action.
Please visit the Jasper County website and Facebook for updates.
Website: www.jaspercountycommunityservices.com Facebook: Jasper County community Services, Inc.
Jasper County Community Services is focusing to make sure the safety and well-being of our participants, clients and staff is of the highest consideration in our decisions and operations.
Rensselaer Central Schools Information:
RCSC registration @ https://meals.rensselaerschools.org to sign up.
KV Resource Page for Families
A new COVID-19 FAQ has also been posted online at http://www.kv.k12.in.us/content/covid-19.
KV Grab & Go Meals (latest info)
First Church: Thursdays 4-6pm until end of school
Grace Fellowship: May 7 & 21 last two dates
If you want to participate, call or email the foodservice department (219-987-4711 ext. 1117,
email@example.com ) and provide the name of your student, how many children you’re feeding, and which school you will pick up from.
Kankakee Valley Schools Information (initial info)
Good afternoon KV Families! As we transition to eLearning due to the extended school closure, we want to ensure that we are providing our families with information that will assist them in making this as positive an experience as possible. Please access the Extended eLearning 2020 Information/Guidance here.
We also want to ensure our students and families are provided with the information necessary as you navigate these new waters from home.
Elementary Backpack Participants (existing families)
Families currently participating in the backpack program should follow directions below in order to replenish their backpacks.
DeMotte Elementary – American Reformed Church- pick up at Door #3 (across from DES), 1021 S Halleck St., every Wednesday during the school closure from 1:00-3:00 p.m. If you have students in multiple schools you may call the church office at 219-987-5115 and they can coordinate with another church so parents only have one pick up. You can also call the church if you need to pick up at another time.
Wheatfield Elementary– First Church, 5387 West St. Rd. 10, will be providing 2 weeks of food for pick-up on Wednesday, March 18th, from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. and Thursday, March 19th, from 4:00-6:00 p.m.
KVIS/KVMS/KVHS– Grace Fellowship, 1424 8th St SE, on Thursday, March 19th from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Families will receive two weeks’ worth of food along with lunch items.
Connecting Our Community: Sign-Up Form “Children Lunch Needs”
With the schools’ closings you, a parent or caregiver, may find yourself in need to provide lunches for your loved ones at home. This would be for families who use our local schools as the primary source for healthy meals during the day. If you have already made plans or have childcare that provides meals during the day this would not be a service you normally would use. However, if you are unable to provide for your children during this time we would love to help. Please fill out the form below so we can put you on our Connection Lunch list. Our lunches are made in a clean sanitary location at Calvary Assembly in DeMotte and will be delivered on the dates they are needed between 11:30 am -1:00 pm. You can also pick up the lunches if you would prefer during the same timeframe. (Only those who have signed up will be able to take lunches.)
If you have any additional needs, please reach out to Calvary Assembly. To fill out the form, please click on this link.
For this extended eLearning experience, our district will be running eLearning days on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. This means that your child will have access to their teacher from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on these days, as well as Friday.
Internet Comcast is currently offering low-income families who are new customers 60 days of complimentary Internet Essentials service. More information can be found here.
We encourage you to reach out to the internet providers in the area and your cell phone companies to inquire about the opportunities they are offering. Many companies are providing support as we work through this situation.
Grab and Go Meals – Sign Up Here
For home-delivered meals in this time of need – please click here to sign up: Meals on Wheels Sign Up
Good Samaritan Food Pantry
130 S. Van Rensselaer Street
Want to help???
Good Samaritan Food Pantry are looking for a few volunteers to deliver food to shut-ins. Call Bob Souza at 219-819-6200.
Good Neighbor Food Pantry
715 7th St SW, Demotte, IN 46310
Phone: (219) 987-3025
Sorrowful Mother Church Food Pantry
Linda Duttlinger – lead volunteer
Saturdays only – drive-up
Located at: 165 Grace St, Wheatfield, Indiana 46392
Phone: (219) 956-3343
The Bridge Church of Rensselaer Food Pantry
219-866-5860 (church phone #)- 2nd Saturday of each month
Located at: 615 W Clark St, Rensselaer, IN 47978, USA
Phone: (219) 866-5860
Open to Indiana residents only that also qualify using the TEFAP guidelines for income eligibility.
First Christian Church, Remington, Indiana
FCC Remington, IN
Pastor, Paul Dyke
Birthright of Rensselaer is open to help families with emergency diapers, formula, children’s clothes through size 4T and baby blankets. At this time our services will be curbside except for pregnancy tests.
Office hours 10am-1pm, Mon-Sat, 331 S. College, Rensselaer, IN 866-4555.
We will be opening up soon! Check this website for updates: https://www.facebook.com/workonenwi
Update May 8, 2020:
Monday, May 11 all Jasper County offices open 8-4 M-F for employees only. Closed to public except jail lobby remains open.
All county offices in Jasper County will close be closed to the public effective Wednesday, March 18. They are scheduled to reopen on April 7 at 6 a.m. if given the all-clear by the state.
Employees will be reporting to work as normal.
Visitors may access departments via phone numbers below:
ANIMAL CONTROL (219) 866-5756
ASSESSOR (219) 866-4914
AUDITOR (219) 866-4930
CASA (219) 866-0843
CHILD SUPPORT (219) 866-5475
CIRCUIT COURT (219) 866-4941
CLERKS OFFICE (216) 866-4926
COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS (219) 866-2750
COURTHOUSE (219) 866-4930
CORONER (219) 956-2220
EMA (219) 866-9423
EXTENSION (219) 866-4961
HEALTH (219) 866-4917
HIGHWAY (219) 866-5523
MIRCO-FILM (219) 866-5297
PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT (219) 866-4908
PROBATION (219) 866-4902
PROSECUTOR (219) 866-5321
RECORDER (219) 866-4923
SMALL CLAIMS (219) 866-4913
SUPERIOR COURT (219) 866-4971
SUPERIOR COURT CLERK (219) 866-4922
SURVEYOR (219) 866-4907
JASPER COUNTY SOIL & WATER (219) 866-8008
TREASURER (219) 866-4938
VETERANS (219) 866-4901