COVID-19 Resource Hub

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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 with food resources, rental and mortgage assistance, health insurance, and more.

Click here for a list of food, housing, health insurance, and other assistance.

INDIANA HOUSING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (IHCDA) RESOURCES

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

Click here to view the most recent press release from the Home Team of La Porte County regarding rental assistance through the new state program, Indiana Emergency Rental Assistance (IERA) Program made available (3.9.2021).

Additional Indiana Emergency Rental Assistance Program (Updated 3.9.2021)

Information for Indiana Landlords
Assistance Examples for the IERA Program
Information for Utility Providers
Information for Internet Providers
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the IERA Program

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
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
For information on enrolling your child, contact Stefanie Gurband at sgurband@lpymca.org.
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:

DISABLED 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.

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 & 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.
If anyone is in need of pet food, please contact the shelter at 219.326.1637.