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.

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

Childcare & Welfare Resources

Boys and Girls Club 
Phone: 219.873.2298
Address:
321 Detroit Street Michigan City, IN 46360
Click here for updates on Daytime Club in the Michigan City area.
 
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
 
Michigan City Area Schools 
Click here for information on Safe Harbor, virtual enrichment programming for K-12
Register Online here!
 
YMCA
Information coming soon!
Phone: 219.325.9622
Address: 901 Michigan Avenue La Porte, IN 46350
CHILDCARE & LEARNING CENTER: 2510 Monroe Street La Porte, IN 46350
 
YMCA – MCAS LEARNING PROGRAM
Phone: 219.221.4055
Address: Michigan City Elston Branch 1202 Spring Street Door K Michigan City, IN 46350

The YMCA is offering space for your student to come and complete their daily virtual learning under the supervison of MCAS learning/classroom assistants. This program is for boys and girls entering k-8th grade. Times are: k-6 8:45am-3:00pm 7-8 grade: 7:45am-2:15pm Children must be pick up at the designated end time. Breakfast and lunch is provided through MCAS. All children must be registered and have a YMCA waiver on file. REGISTRATION ENDS SEPTEMBER 1, 2020.

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.

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.

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