Resources & Services

Recursos Comunitarios disponibles en el Condado Jackson durante la Pandemia del Covid-19

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread across the country and Indiana, Jackson County United Way is strategically working on our response. 

Like many of you, our internal team is assessing the situation daily, remaining vigilant, and following all recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC), Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) and local public health authorities (Jackson County Health Department and Schneck Medical Center). 

While we remain focused on the health and safety of our staff and those around us, we also are determined to provide continued service to the community. We are taking steps to ensure we can continue to deliver the same high level of quality and engagement during unique circumstances. With so many Jackson County residence experiencing hardship during such pandemic, we want to make sure we are sharing all available community resources in one easy accessible location. 

If you have a service/resource you would like shared on our page please fill out our online Resource Submission Form

If you need to update your service/resource information please fill out our online Resource Update(s) Form.


Updated as of 05/20/2020

CARES Act: US Government Coronavirus Relief Bill

Child Care Assistance

  • Childcare assistance for school aged children
  • Operation Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Boys & Girls Club of Seymour is offering breakfast, lunch, and a snack daily to each child. Additionally, they are offering eLearning and other enrichment activities 
  • They are open to ANY child in the area that needs to utilize their program 
  • They are NOT offering any drop-in programs at this time, but are requesting all children to be preregistered and signed in by an adult
  • Questions? Call 812-522-2434 

Child Care Network

Child Care Program Assistance 

Children/Family Assistance 

  • CASA program is continuing to provide a voice for children that have been abused or neglected
  • Call 812-524-2585; Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Children's Bureau Community Partners provide support and assistance for families with children in their home below age 18. 
  • This support and assistance includes basic needs, child safety related needs, and financial assistance. 
  • Operation Hours: Monday through Friday (varies times)
  • Must call 317-535-3326 at this time for support and assistance 

​Disability Resources 

  • Providing advocacy and referrals for individuals with disabilites 
  • Operation Hours: Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
  • Call 812-217-2200
  • Individuals with disabilities can apply for Medicaid/Medicaid Waiver Services by calling BDDS at 812-283-1040

Domestic Violence Assistance 

Turning Point Domestic Violence Services 

  • Turning Point Domestic Violence Services in Jackson County is here and ready to serve survivors of domestic violence, sexual assualt, stalking and dating abuse during COVID-19 outbreak
  • Please call or text for an appointment:
    • 812-657-4191; Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
    • 812-657-4211; Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (for Spanish)
    • 1-800-221-6311; after 5:00 p.m. and weekends; our 24-hour helpline 

Health Care Coverage 

  • Covering Kids & Families can help if you've recently lost health care coverage or if you don't have any at all.  
Emotional Support Assistance 
 
  • Anyone over the age of 60, or anyone who has a disability may call Thrive Alliance at 1-877-644-6407 during the hours of 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. to be connected to the Senior Friend Line
  • Between the hours of 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., staff will be available to chat via Thrive Alliance's online chat service which can be acessed by simply going to www.thrive-alliance.org 

Financial Assistance

  • CLICK HERE for the Military Family Relief Fund COVID-19 Special Application
  • CLICK HERE for the Coronavirus Eviction & Foreclosure Prevention Guide
 
  • DFR's physical locations are currently closed, however you can take advantage of the online and telephone services
  • Online service: www.fssabenefits.in.gov
  • Telephone service: 800-403-0864 (telephone service available Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
  • Hoosiers in need of food or cash assistance are encouraged to submit applications online: www.fssabenefits.in.gov 
 
  • Applications for the COVID-19 Emergent Services Program will be available upon request
  • This program is for those with past due rent due to the current pandemic
  • Operation Hours: Monday- Thursday 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • Call 812-522-8718
 
  • ​St. Vincent de Paul is currently assisting with utilities, rent and medical bills. 
  • They are also providing temporary lodging
  • Please call the hotline at 812-524-8566 for more information on support 
The Salvation Army 
  • Provides assistance with the following: 
    • ​Rent/Mortgage 
    • Non-Narcotic prescription costs 
    • Work boots 
    • Diaster Relief 
  • ​Operation Hours: Monday - Thursday from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Call 812-522-8718
 
Township Trustees
  • Brownstown Township Trustee: Jennifer Isaacs, 812-358-4451
  • Carr Township Trustee: Steve Ingle, 812-966-0076
  • Driftwood Township Trustee: Chuck Lowery, 812-216-4873
  • Grassy Fork Township Trustee: Parke Hackman, 812-358-5150
  • Hamilton Township Trustee: Staci Eglen, 812-569-0750
  • Owen Township Trustee: Frank Fisher, 812-995-2308
  • Pershing Township Trustee: Sharon Yost, 812-528-1507
  • Redding Township Trustee: Mark Adams, 812-530-1197 or 812-522-2884
  • Salt Creek Township Trustee: Floyd Fisher, 812-498-4880
  • Washington Township Trustee: Sharon Reedy, 812-523-3210
  • Jackson Township Trustee: Linda Auleman, 812-522-3611
  • Vernon Township Trustee: Scott Kovener, 812-793-3352 or 812-528-0212 

Verizon Wireless 

  • Verizon will waive late fees for 60 days from March 16, 2020 to May 13, 2020
  • They will also not terminate service to a customer who's been impacted by the involving Coronavirus 
  • If customers are experiencing a hardship, they should call our customer service team to discuss their situation and available options: Call *611 from your phone 

Food Assistance

  • Beginning Monday, May 4, Anchor House will be discontinuing delivery and resuming food pick up on site
  • No one will be allowed inside the pantry, they will distribute pre-bagged and pre-boxed food at the door
  • Food distribution will be Mondays (10AM-3PM) and Thursdays (12PM-5PM)
  • Address: 250 S. Vine St. Seymour, IN 
  • Each household will be allowed to visit the pantry two times per month

Browstown Area Ministerial Association (BAMA)

  • Drive-thru food pantry on Wednesday's from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Brownstown Nazarene Church: 616 W. Commerce St. Brownstown, IN 47220
Brownstown Community Food Aid
  • Food assistance available for BCCSC students 
  • Email all information except bus number to BCfoodaid@gmail.com, and someone will deliver the food or provide a convenient point for pickup
  • For those who live outside the school corporation but attend Brownstown schools, someone will deliver food
 
  • Second Monday of each month at Brownstown Christian Church (703 W. Spring St. Brownstown) from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
  • Drive thru pick up
  • Food boxes with non-perishable items 
 
  • FREE breakfast and lunch, Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (drive up and honk)
  • Call 812-216-3836 or 812-680-8511 for more information or to RSVP
  • 117 W. Tanner St. Brownstown, IN 47220
  • The Community Diner serves every monday at First United Methodist Church (201 E. 3rd St. Seymour, IN 47274) from 4-5:30 p.m.
  • They are providing a hot meal and a cold meal to each person
  • If you have any questions please contact Lucy Dembek at 812-528-5022
  • Open Tuesday's from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
  • Address: 107 W. Bruce St. Seymour, IN 47274
  • Two people allowed inside at one time 
  • Carts will be preloaded with canned and boxed items (meat, bread, and milk will also be available)
  • You can also call 812-522-7079 regarding deliveries
    • Please leave your name, phone number and address regarding deliveries 
  • Mobile Pantry every 3rd Saturday of the month at the Washington County Fairgrounds (118 N. Fair Street Salem, IN 47167) at 10 a.m. 
  • Mobile Pantry every 1st Thursday of the month at Haleysburg Nazarene Church (10084 N. Haleysburg Rd. Vallonia, IN 47281) at 2 p.m.
  • No phone call needed, you can just show up at the site on the distbution day
  • Open every third Monday of the month from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and every third Saturday of the month from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Kids Pantry opens Tuesday, March 31 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. 
  • Address: 309 E. Main St. Crothersville, IN 47229
 
  • FBC will be hosting a distribution of breakfast and lunch items on Monday May 18th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
  • Location: 505 Community Dr. Seymour, IN (at the carport entrance of FBC) 
 
  • The FSSA has released a food assistance map during the COVID-19 pandemic
    • ​See link attached above
 
  • Food assistance for children 2-18 years old who are still attending school
  • Operation Hours: Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Call 812-522-8718
 
  • If you or someone you know is pregnant, recently had a baby, or has a child under 5, the Jackson County WIC office can issue benenfits over the phone
  • Call 812-523-1248
Little Food Pantries
  • The H.E.L.P. (The Hunger Elimination Leadership Program) has designed little food pantries to help provide food assistance to anyone who needs it
  • Anyone is able to come pick up items at any time of the day 
  • Locations: 
    • White River AG Sales: 2858 IN-235 Medora, IN 47260
    • Tampico Baptist Church: 5626 In-36 Brownstown, IN 47220
    • Boys & Girls Club of Seymour: 950 N. Obrien St. Seymour, IN 47274
  • Medora is serving free breakfast and lunch to children 0-18 years old through May 21 each day from 11:00 a.m. to noon. 
  • Children DO NOT have to be enrolled at Medora in order to receive food. 
  • 82 S. George St. Medora, IN 47260
  • Students who live along a bus route in Carr Township may call and order lunch to be delivered- call 812-966-2201 between 8:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.
  • Curbside Meal Pickup: Mondays and Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - June 1 to July 24
    • For children and teens up to age 18
    • Locations
      • Brown Elementary: Door 3
      • Seymour Middle School: Door 1
      • Seymour High School: Bus Lobby
  • Monday-Friday 4-6 PM
  • Curbside Meal Pick Up or Delivery
  • Message or Call 812-946-0258, for the number of meals to be delivered or picked up in the ‘drive thru’. 
 
  • Waymaker Ministries & Partners are currently serving 7 days a week
    • Serving from 5:00 p.m. to 5:40 p.m. at the Resource Center (326 Dupont Drive Seymour, IN 47274)
    • Serving from 5:50 p.m. to 6:25 p.m. at the Double Down Outreach site between Sunshine Cafe and Taco Bell east of 1-65 

​Mental Health Resources

  • COVID-19 information
  • Assistance for Hoosiers 
  • Mental Health Resources
  • Substance Use Resources 
  • You may contact Centerstone for additional information, to make a referral, or to access our 24/7 crisis services 
  • Information or Appointments (via telephone or telehealth (video)): (800) 344-8802
  • 24 Hour Crisis Line: (800) 832-5442
​Christopher & Associates 
  • Address: 322 Dupont Drive Suite A Seymour, IN 47274
  • Phone Number: 812-523-0386
Community Health Center 
  • Address: 113 N. Chestnut Street Seymour, IN 47274
  • Phone Number: 812-524-8388
  • Call (317) 251-7575
  • Or text HOME to 741741

School Supplies Assistance 

  • Sign up to participate in our Rock'n Ready program which provides free school supplies to all school aged children now until July 10

​Taxes Assistance

  • Through United Way's partnership with H&R Block, every household with a simple return can file their federal and state taxes for FREE
  • Tax Day now is July 15

Utility Assistance

  • Duke Energy will be suspending disconnections for nonpayment effective immediately
  • If you have other customer service related needs go to Duke Energy's Customer Service Page
 
  • Applications for the Energy Assistance Program will be available upon request (extended to July 31)
  • Operation Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • You can call 812-522-8718 to request an application to be mailed 
  • Applications for the COVID-19 Emergent Services Program will be available upon request
  • This program is for those with past due rent and utilities due to the current pandemic
  • Operation Hours: Monday- Thursday 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • Call 812-522-8718
The Salvation Army  
  • Provides assistance with utilities 
  • ​Operation Hours: Monday - Thursday from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Call 812-522-8718