Jasper County Resources

Last Updated – 3/27/2020

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 info@jasperfdn.org so we can keep this listing as current as possible.

Jasper Community Services, Inc.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 – to a date to be determined (approximately 3-4 weeks)

  • Fourteen frozen Home Delivered meals will be delivered every two weeks to the home of any senior that has a need for and agrees to accept these meals at the door of their
  • These meals will be delivered by an approved meal caterer contracted with Northwest Indiana Community
  • All public transportation will operate within the normal
  • Homemaker Services provided by our In-Home Service employees will continue with service safety guidelines, that have been
  • Energy Assistance will continue through online application process https://ihcda.azurewebsites.us/index.html
  • Section 8 Housing will operate with direction and guidelines that have issued by Northwest Indiana Community Action to serve clients as See the numbers below to call.
  • Our JCCS buildings will be closed to any outside visitors, except by approved appointment
  • At present all employees are working as
  • Closing notifications have been posted at all JCCS locations with phone contact information for all

The following senior center nutrition site offices will be accepting phone calls regarding services. Remington Senior Center: Call 219-866-8071 (Rensselaer Offices)

Rensselaer Senior Center: 219-866-4333

Fase Senior Center -DeMotte: 219-987-7909

Administration and Transportation Office for Jasper County Community Services: 219-866-8071

Rensselaer Central Schools Information:


RCSC registration @ https://meals.rensselaerschools.org to sign up.

Kankakee Valley Schools Information:

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.

Connection Lunches

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.

Tri-County Schools

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

Food Pantries

Good Samaritan Food Pantry
130 S. Van Rensselaer Street
Phone: 219-866-4515

Want to help???
Good Samaritan Food Pantry are looking for a few volunteers to deliver food to shut-ins. Call Bob Souza at 2199-819-6200.

Good Neighbor Food Pantry
715 7th St SW, Demotte, IN 46310
Phone: (219) 987-3025

Sorrowful Mother Church Food Pantry
Linda Duttlinger – lead volunteer
219-313-8718 (cell)
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
(Church) 219-261-2576
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.


WorkOne NWI

The following WorkOne offices will be closed to the public from March 18-April 3: Gary, LaPorte, Knox, Michigan City, Morocco, Rensselaer, and Winamac. We will be reevaluating the situation daily to determine if the reopen date may need to change. Individuals can still call their local WorkOne office for assistance if needed.

Currently, the Portage and Hammond WorkOne offices will stay open with minimal staff and there will be limits on the number of people allowed to enter each office.

Information related to WorkOne and Unemployment Insurance is and will continue to be posted and updated on the WorkOne website and on the WorkOne Northwest Indiana Facebook Page.

You can also visit DWD's Unemployment and COVID-19 page at www.in.gov/dwd/19.htm for further updates.

What about CWI Adult Learning Centers?

All CWI Adult Learning Centers will close beginning Wednesday, March 18 through Friday, April 3. For updates on specific centers, possible online coursework, and more, visit the Adult Learning Facebook Page.

We’ve been hearing the past few weeks that we are all in this together; so patience, kindness, and perseverance will help us get through these challenging times. Stay safe everyone!


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
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
PROBATION (219) 866-4902
PROSECUTOR (219) 866-5321
RECORDER (219) 866-4923
SMALL CLAIMS (219) 866-4913
SUPERIOR COURT (219) 866-4971
SURVEYOR (219) 866-4907
TREASURER (219) 866-4938
VETERANS (219) 866-4901

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