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.

La Porte County Trustees

Click here to view an updated list of La Porte County Trustees. Trustees help navigate county resources such as food, housing, and more.
Click here for a list of food, housing, health insurance, and other assistance.

Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) Resources

IHCDA COVID-19 Update: Accepting applications for rental assistance! Click here.

The Rental Assistance Portal is still accepting applications for the Emergency Solutions Grant CARES Act (ESG-CV) rental assistance program. However, applications submitted on or after November 24, 2020 will be put on a wait list. If it is determined additional funding and capacity is available, applications on the wait list will be reviewed in the order they were received. Applications submitted on or before November 23, 2020 will continue to be reviewed and processed in accordance to the program policies and procedures.

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 schedule and programming changes.  Families can also go to the link to register/join our waitlist for programming.

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

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-Friday, 10 am – 4 pm.

The director of the shelter, Ms. Jane Bernard wants you to know that the shelter is there to help during this difficult time.  If anyone is in need of pet food, please contact the shelter at 219.326.1637.

 

The Lubeznik Center for the Arts has online exhibits for community members to view from home!

Click here to view the current exhibits.

FAKE REAL, November 2, 2020 – January 9, 2021, Hyndman Gallery, Brinka/Cross Gallery, Susan Block Gallery

This exhibit considers the current environment regarding fact and fiction, and how difficult it can be to ascertain the truth. What is the truth? Which facts can you believe? Finding answers can be daunting. Determining reality is a pressing issue all over the world today, affecting every aspect of our lives; from elections to climate change, and even the truth behind our social media personas.  All of the artists included attempt to determine fact from fiction and end up creating their own form of reality in order to accommodate the multiple questions their work proposes. These artists encourage you to find your own truth.

New Views, November 13 – December 31, 2020, NIPSCO Art Education Studios

Celebrate the 13th year of creative achievements of artists from The Social and Learning Institute and Paladin, Inc. This program is funded by Duneland Health Council and Horizon Bank.

Silver Prints: Traditional Black and White Photographs by Timothy D. Lace, December 3 – 31, 2020
NIPSCO Art Education Studios

Timothy D. Lace’s “Silver Prints” is a commentary on both the medium and the subjects: landscapes photographed on film and printed on gelatin silver paper creating luminous silver images framed in German Silver.