Newton County Resources

Recent Updates 3/27/20

EAP (Energy Assistance Program)

Please use patience-limited staff are working remote

Available for anyone who has not already applied

Call Northwest Indiana Community Action: 800-826-7871

NIPSCO

Offering no disconnects till after May 1st                         

Customers eligible for 3 month credit agreements                                           

Has been extended to 6 months                                               

Call 800-464-7726

DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY RESOURCES

Call: 800-403-0864 to apply one line
SNAP/TANF, Health Coverage/HIP, Impact Employment

TRANSPORTATION

Schedule a ride to an appointment, grocery store                                                                             

Call Newton County Community Services:  219-285-2246

Also – follow up on Facebook for updates

FOOD PANTRY SERVICES

Newton County Community Services

Wednesdays  8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  and  1:00p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Drive thru services offered

Call:  219-285-2246

Also – follow up on Facebook for updates

Morocco United Methodist Church

Backpack food program

Call:  219-869-2324

Also – Follow us on Facebook for updates

Community Christian Reformed Church                                                                               

Each Saturday of Month 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Drive thru services offered                                         

Call:  219-345-3388

Faith Harvest

Tuesdays 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Thursdays 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

4th Saturday of Month 9:00 a.m.

Call:  219-285-2791

Covenant Federated

 1st & 3rd Monday of every month including March 30th

Hours are 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Drive thru only, please stay inside your vehicle

Call:  219-474-5813

Brook United Methodist Church

Thursday nights free hot meal – starting at 5 pm

Drive through the alley behind the church, stop at the kitchen door, stay in your car and your meal(s) will be handed out in to-go boxes.

Call: 219-275-3751

Also – Follow us on Facebook for updates

Lake Village Presbyterian

Call:  219-992-3466

Also – follow us on Facebook for updates                 

Grab & Go Meals – North Newton Schools

Check out school Facebook Page or Website for details and any current updates

for meal distribution starting March 31st                                                               

There is a survey for parents or students to complete regarding numbers of meals needed.                          

Grab & Go Meals South Newton Schools

Email:  bevisa@newton.k12.in.us for details and any current updates

Tuesday Evening’s 5 – 6 p.m. & Wednesday Mornings 9 – 10 a.m. starting March 31st

Goodland, Brook, and Kentland Community Centers

Breakfast and Lunch (5 days’ worth) for children 18 years old and younger.

There is a survey for parents to complete requesting number of meals needed.

 

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!

Laundromats

VIP Laundromat

Call:  219-345-5206

11870 W State Road 10 – DeMotte

Goodland Laundromat

Call:  219-964-9245

214 South Newton Street – Goodland

Wash Rite Laundromat

608 North 4th Street – Kentland

 

As we move through COVID-19 things are ever-changing. 

Please be sure to verify with locations before pick up and watch Facebook for any updates. 

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