Below is a directory of vital community resources and services in Northwest Indiana. Whether you’re seeking mental health support, housing solutions, or faith-based guidance, our categorized listings connect NWI residents with the help they need.

Resource Directory for Indiana Residents

Indiana 211

Indiana 211 is a free information and referral service that connects Hoosiers with help and answers from thousands of health and human service agencies and resources right in their local communities, quickly, easily and confidentially.

Any Hoosier can receive help by speaking with an
Indiana 211 Community Navigator or accessing resources on our website.


  • Dial 2-1-1 or 866-211-9966 (available 24/7)
  • Text your ZIP code to 898-211 (available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)


Churches in Northwest Indiana

Hobart Assembly

Looking for a church? Hobart Assembly is a growing church for growing families with a strong biblical based teaching for all ages.

Location: 7545 E Ridge Rd, Hobart, IN 46342

Phone: 219-942-2691

Service schedule:

Worship Service:  Sunday 10am

Youth Service:  Sunday 5:30pm

Family Night:  Wednesday 7pm (Begins October 5th)

Connect Groups Meet Daily

South Lake Church of The Nazarene

We are centrally located on US-30 in-between Albanese Candy Factory and Deep River Water Park. 

Location: 7355 East 81st Avenue, Crown Point, IN 46307

Phone: 219-947-2836


Sunday School for adults and children starts at 9 a.m.

Worship Service begins at 10:30 a.m.

House of Prayer Church

Location: 2738 Blake Rd, Portage, IN 46368

Phone: (219) 938-2208

Service schedule: 

Sunday school for all ages: 9:30am

Sunday Morning Worship: 11am

Wednesday Bible Study: 6:30pm

Friday Evening Prayer: 6:30pm

Clothing Resources in Northwest Indiana


Free clothing distribution. Come and pick out what you like. As a non-profit organization, we also accept donations of clothing and soft household goods.

786 Juniper Road, Valparaiso, IN

(Shares parking with South Haven Christian Church)

Phone: 219-309-0707

Tues: 10am – 2pm
Thurs: 6pm – 8pm

Community Closet

Call ahead to schedule an appointment.

Location: 7355 Lincoln Hwy, Crown Point, IN

Phone: 219-947-2836

Hours: M-F, 8am-4pm

Counseling Resources in Northwest Indiana

Bill Dean - Point 2 Point Counseling

As a biblical counselor, my goal is to practically apply God’s Word to the lives of those hurting in a variety of areas from anxiety, depression, and addiction to marriage, forgiveness, and communication, to name a few. Each session is Christ-centered with the goal of not only overcoming problems but also applying God’s word to our lives to become more like Jesus.

Location: 257 Indiana Ave Suite G3, Valparaiso, IN

Phone: 219-309-4196 (Please leave a voicemail if not available to answer)


Family Resources in Northwest Indiana

Geminus Child Care

Locate affordable childcare for newborns to preschool-aged children based on income eligibility. Provides assistance in numerous areas, offering support and hope.

Phone: 219-757-1800

Food Resources in Northwest Indiana

House of Prayer Non-Denominational Church

Hosts a food pantry twice-monthly.

Phone: 219-938-2208


2nd Sat of the month: 10am – 12pm

2nd Thurs of the month: 1pm-2pm

Service schedule: 

Sunday school for all ages: 9:30am

Sunday Morning Worship: 11am

Wednesday Bible Study: 6:30pm

Friday evening Prayer: 6:30pm

Food Bank of NWI

The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana’s Mobile Market is available to all Northwest Indiana residents in need of food assistance. Each Market will provide FREE grains, fruits, vegetables and protein to individuals and families. Mobile Market travels to a different community each week, distributing healthy food to communities across the Region. Often, the Food Bank partners with community organizations to supply additional services and resources.

500 Turkeys

Free Thanksgiving meals are given to registered families.

Volunteers to assist with passing out meals appreciated.

Phone: 219-531-7777, ext 5
(Message only, hosted by Life Bridge Christian Church)

Catholic Charities Food Pantry

Location: 3901 Fir Street, East Chicago, IN

Phone: 219-397-5803, ext 205


Catholic Charities in Gary - Community Outreach

Furniture Resources in Northwest Indiana

Repurpose Store of Chesterton

A retail store selling new & gently used building materials, appliances and furniture to support the mission of NeighborLink Porter County. Proceeds go to covering the cost of materials to help repair homes in Porter County.

Donations are always accepted.
Volunteers appreciated.

Location: 102 Beverly Dr, Chesterton

Phone: 219-728-1303


Tues-Fri: 10am–4pm
Sat: 9am–2pm

New Creation

Our goal at New Creation is to find hope for these men who come to us.  If you feel the need to help, please do not hesitate.  We are always seeking volunteers ages 18 and up, we also welcome donations all year round.  Our donations sell at a very reasonable price and are all things household related and clothing. 

Location: 2102 N Calumet Ave, Valparaiso

Phone: 219-548-3548

Housing Resources in Northwest Indiana

Kristin Crownover - Listing Leaders Integrity, LLC

Real estate broker servicing Lake, Porter, LaPorte, and surrounding counties.

  • Foreclosure help
  • Credit repair
  • Property management/rentals
  • Traditional home sales, buy/sell
  • Investment property
  • Commercial property

219-644-7211 (direct), 574-722-list (main)

Christine Resier - Guaranteed Rate

Christine helps you understand what you can do to improve your credit to position you to purchase and see if you qualify for down payment assistance. As a mortgage broker she can locate better rates for your financing.Her group also helps to simplify the mortgage process with award-winning technology and a dedicated team of mortgage experts.

Location: 125 N Main St, Crown Point, IN 46307

Hours: Mon – Fri: 9am-5pm

Phone: 219-789-8313


NeighborLink Porter County

 Creating a network of neighbors helping neighbors to do small repairs for those in need of a helping hand to stay in their homes.

102 Beverly Dr, Chesterton, IN

Phone: 219-617-2077

Leadership Coaching in Northwest Indiana


Christian Leadership and Strengths Coach dedicated to guiding leaders at all stages, from emerging talents to seasoned CEOs, serving as a professional sounding board and mentor.

Phone: 269-240-7679


Mental Health Resources

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Call or text the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988 (para ayuda en español, llame al 988). The Lifeline provides 24-hour, confidential support to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Call 911 in life-threatening situations. If you are worried about a friend’s social media updates, you can contact safety teams at the social media company. They will reach out to connect the person with the help they need.

Help for ALL walks of life!

Phone: 988 (call or text), 1-800-273-8255

Ministry Resources in Northwest Indiana

Bible League

Contact the Bible League to get free Bibles for children, youth, and adults or our families. They can also get you some really wonderfully illustrated children’s book series called The Life of Jesus; the story of Jesus with questions throughout that promote conversation about our Lord.

Phone: 704-466-73761-866-825-4636


Social Service Resources in Northwest Indiana

Become a Foster Parent in Northwest Indiana

Josiah White's

As a faith-based organization, we walk alongside foster families through licensing and training and provide 24/7 assistance so they never face the challenges of fostering alone.

Merrillville Location: 8915 Broadway, Merrillville, IN 46410

Phone: 219-663-8640

Department of Child Services (DCS)

Prefer a non-religious approach? DCS provides similar support for training and licensing and provides assistance for foster parents facing challenges.

Social Services Careers in Northwest Indiana

Rose Family Counseling Centers

An organization rooted in the community, inspiring and driving transformative change. Offering fulfilling careers in social work, we specialize in home-based case work, supervised visits, tutoring, and hands-on experience with children.

Looking for: Therapist, Psychologist, BA in social work, counseling and psychology

Phone: 219-702-6495

Women’s Wellness Resources in Northwest Indiana

Women’s Wellness Center in Hammond

The Women’s Care Center program provides free and confidential counseling, support, and education to women facing unplanned pregnancies, offering support to women from pregnancy until their child is school age. The center located in Hammond helps women feel that they are not alone. They provide free pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, parenting classes, prenatal education, prenatal vitamins, and a goal setting program. Baby clothing, cribs, and supplies are also provided through the Crib Club Closet.

Phone: 219-554-1774

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