COVID-19 Resource Hub

 

All information regarding local community resources, including  childcare, free pharmacy & grocery delivery services, educator resources, housing assistance, animal health and more. This information is updated frequently.

Childcare & Welfare Resources

Boys and Girls Club 
Phone: 219.873.2298
Address:
321 Detroit Street Michigan City, IN 46360
Club will resume pending the start of the school year.

Bright Beginnings Academy
Click here to see information related to childcare in Michigan City.
Phone: 219.809.9113
Address: 241 W. Hwy 20 Michigan City, IN 46360

Head Start
Phone: 219.873.2146
Address: 811 Royal Road Michigan City, IN 46360
Schedule an appointment with the Eligibility Manager to complete an application for the 2020 – 2021 academic year.

Imagination Station
Phone: 219.872.6723 Hours: 7 am – 5 pm
Address: 1200 E. Coolspring Avenue Michigan City, IN 46360
Toddlers (2 years old), Preschool (3-5 years old)

Little Miracles
Address: 18 Pine Lake Avenue La Porte, IN 46350
Phone: 219.379.6338 Hours: 5 am – 7 pm

YMCA
Phone: 219.325.9622
Address: 901 Michigan Avenue La Porte, IN 46350

YMCA
Phone: 219.221.4055
Address: 1202 Spring Street Door K Michigan City, IN 46350

CHILDCARE & LEARNING CENTER: 2510 Monroe Street La Porte, IN 46350

Phone: 219.326.7646

Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) Resources

IHCDA COVID-19 Update: Accepting applications for rental assistance! Click here.
Additional Resources regarding Rental Assistance: English | Spanish

Indiana’s Hardest Hit Fund has been re-opened to provide eligible households with up to $30,000 of mortgage payment assistance. Information on that program can be found here.

IHCDA has a new resource guide in partnership with the Indiana Department of Financial Institutions, Indiana Apartment Association, Indiana Bankers Association, Indiana Mortgage Bankers Association, and the Indiana Credit Union League for families who cannot pay either their mortgage or rent. The resource guide can be found here

Corona Virus Scam Warning

Click here to learn about scams related to COVID-19.

Resources for Teachers and Parents

COVID-19 Resources

Click on General Resources for Parents and view the drop down menu to select various resources including:

AskRose Homework Help – A free math and science tutoring service for Indiana students and other students in grades 6-12. Students can call 877-ASK-ROSE, email, or chat live with a friendly tutor to work through and better understand homework assignments.

Click on Remote Learning Support for Educators and view the drop down menu to select various resources including:

On air, Lakeshore PBS broadcasts educational content for children in grades K-12 Monday through Friday for 7.5 hours each day. In addition to its on-air educational programming, Lakeshore PBS offer countless high-quality and free resources and correlating materials to help children in grades K-12 continue to learn at home. Click here

Disable American Veterans (DAV)

DAV is currently accepting applications for aid through our COVID-19 Unemployment Relief program. If you are a veteran who has lost employment due to COVID-19, you can learn more and apply at dav.org/covidrelief.

Our COVID-19 Unemployment Relief program was established to provide assistance to service-connected disabled veterans who have lost employment as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic, including veterans who are self-employed as contractors or small business owners. This critical aid is meant to help veterans pay bills, obtain food and provide for their families during this challenging time.

DAV will also continue to sponsor virtual job fairs to connect veterans with employers on a local and national level — learn more at jobs.dav.org. And if you need assistance with VA claims or any other information about your veterans benefits, please visit benefitsquestions.org to get in touch with a DAV benefits counselor. You can also speak to a service officer Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST by calling 1-888-604-0234.

Resources for Workers

Below are resources from the State of Indiana for businesses and workers during this unprecedented time:
Watch this video from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) explaining unemployment insurance basics and what impacted Hoosiers need to know. Watch it here

Click here to access COVID-19 Resources for Hoosiers looking for assistance.

Pharmacy Delivery in La Porte County

Walgreens
Free delivery on a national level at this time.

CVS
1-800-SHOPCVS
Free delivery on a national level at this time

Walmart
1-800-2-REFLL
Free Refills, mail order only

Phil’s Discount Drugs
702 E. Lincolnway
La Porte, IN 46350
Call: 219.362.7133
Free delivery within city limits.

*Kroger – No pharmacy delivery

Pet & Animal Health

Click here for an update from the Indiana State Board of Animal Health: Question & Answer Pet Owner Guidance

If you have pets and other animals, information and resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) can be found at this link: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/animals.html

COVID-19 and Animals FAQs
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html#COVID19animals

La Porte County Animal Shelter has adjusted their daily operations to ensure the health and safety of the shelter’s staff. The shelter is closed temporarily to public visitation. Staff will continue regular work hours to provide care for the animals, and will continue assisting La Porte County residents with animal-related issues. You may contact the shelter at 219.326.1637 for any animal-related issues during regular hours: Monday, Thursday & Friday,10 am – 4 pm; and Tuesday & Wednesday, 10 am – 6 pm.

 

The Lubeznik Center for the Arts has digitized their exhibits for community members to view from home! Click on the clicks below to view the exhibits.

Art Projects
How to Make a Mini-Zine
How to Create an “Exquisite Corpse” with Friends”
Read Along pf “Iggy Peck, Architect”
Learn a New Dance – Part 1
How to Make a Cereal Box House
Making Sketchbooks with Laurel Izard
How to Make a Home for Springtime Bugs
How to Make a Flipbook
Earth Day Project – How to Make a Bird
Learn a New Dance – Part 2

Studio Tours
Studio Tour with Dorothy Gradne
Studio Tour with Jay Zerbe
Studio Tour with Melissa Washburn

Round Hole/Square Peg
Intro to Round Hole / Square Peg
Examine the Work of Cody Hudson
Examine the Work of Sheida Soleimani
Examine Work of Wendy White
Examine Work of Erin Hayden
Examine Work Caroline Wells Chandler
Examine the Work of Chris Uphues

Below are offers provided for our community, healthcare workers and first responders through this crisis.

CANNON’S AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE
Overview: Cannon’s Automotive Service is offering labor services at NO charge during a ‘repair relief program’ for anyone related to the emergency response sector such as healthcare worker, police, fire, emergency response, or anyone involved in essential operations. Let’s keep these folks on the road delivering essential services and able to travel to their critical destinations.
Phone: 219.362.4416
Address: 710 Tyler Street, La Porte, IN
Hours: Monday – Friday, 7 am – 6pm Saturday, 7 am – Noon

DUNKIN DONUTS
Overview: Anyone who “identifies themselves” as a police officer, firefighter, paramedic, doctor, nurse, hospital or medical staff member or a medical researcher will be able to enjoy 10% off their order
Redeem: Available at LA PORTE LOCATION Police officers, firefighters, paramedics, doctors, nurses, hospital or medical staff members and/or medical researcher can show their badge in any Dunkin Donuts drive-thru to redeem.

NEW AGE BAKERY/THODE FLORAL
Overview: New Age Baking Company (La Porte) – Buy a dozen donuts and get 25% off at Thode Floral.
Idea: Honor your favorite healthcare worker or first responder with this deal!

PIZZA VS. PANDEMIC CAMPAIGN
Overview: Pizza delivery app Slice has partnered with Slice Out Hunger to create a new campaign called Pizza vs. Pandemic. It allows thankful citizens to feed the tireless workers who are putting themselves at risk everyday by sending them some love in the form of cheesy goodness.
Details here.

STARBUCKS
Overview: Starting Wednesday, March 25, anyone who “identifies themselves” as a police officer, firefighter, paramedic, doctor, nurse, hospital or medical staff member or a medical researcher will be able to enjoy a tall brewed hot or iced coffee for free.
Redeem: Police officers, firefighters, paramedics, doctors, nurses, hospital or medical staff members and/or medical researcher can show their badge in any Starbucks drive-thru to redeem.