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Adolescent Parent Support Program of the YWCA

Address: 1900 South L Street
Richmond, IN  47374
Telephone: 765.966.0538 FAX:  765.966.0530
Email: shirleyhandley@yahoo.com
Web Site:
Office Hours: Tue, Thur, Fri, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; Wed. 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Contact Person: Shirley Ann Handley, Program Director; Rebecca Studebaker, Exec. Dir. YWCA
Assistance Available:
  • Counseling - Teen Pregnancy
  • Counseling - Teen Parenting
  • Mentoring
Additional Information: Unique outreach and mentoring program to pregnant and parenting teens and women of Wayne and Union Counties. Support is provided through individual meetings with the APS Program Director.

The goal of Adolescent Parent Support is to encourage, empower and educate young mothers through mentoring and counseling with the outcome of birthing healthy babies; being an advocate for completion of education and fostering positive relationships through dialog and parenting skills information.

No fees.

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American Red Cross

Address: 1417 North A Street
Richmond, IN  47374
Telephone: 765.962.9508 Emergency Phone:  765.962.9508
(24 Hour Answering Service)
Email:
Web Site: http://www.redcross.org/
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Contact Person: Dan Groth, Executive Director
Assistance Available:
  • Disaster Victim Relief
  • Armed Forces Assistance
Additional Information: The Red Cross of Wayne/Union Counties provides services to members of the armed forces and their families including emergency communications, counseling and financial assistance.  Their disaster relief program provides emergency assistance for individuals affected by local disasters such as fires, storms, etc.
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Area 9 In-Home & Community Services Agency

Address: 520 South 9th Street
Richmond, IN  47374
Telephone: 765.966.1795 FAX:  765.962.1190
Email: area9@indiana.edu
Web Site: http://www.area9agency.org
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Contact Person: Terry Statzer, Information & Assistance Coordinator
Assistance Available:
  • Counseling & Information
  • Home Delivered Meals
  • Caregiver Assistance
  • Elderly Case Management
Additional Information: Area 9 provides services and/or funding of services to help prevent premature nursing home placement.  We offer home delivered meals, bill payer program, senior employment, information and assistance, education, resource library, case management, caregiver assistance, respite for caregivers, ombudsman, pre-admission screening for nursing home placement, point of entry for Medicaid waiver and CHOICE programs for in-home services, service coordination for children with special needs.
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ASPIREindiana.org

  Address: 600 East Main Street, L-14
    Richmond, IN  47374
  Telephone: 765.962.8742 Care Coordination
FAX:  765.962.8347
765.962.8778 Supportive Care & General Questions
  Email: erin.holbert@ASPIREindiana.org
  Web Site: http://www.aspireindiana.org/
  Office Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  Contact Person: Sonja Hendrickson, Care Coordination Erin Holbert, Testing & Education
  Assistance Available:
  • Counseling & Information
  • Care Coordination
  • Testing & Education
   

HIV Care Coordination as well as Special Populations Support program which deals with disease prevention and testing/education.

Erin Holbert assists with the Special Populations Program which has a testing and education component of our service.  Our support specialist is Jessica Zurwell. The support specialist works with HIV positive clients with substance use issues. The Special Populations Support Program is directed toward lessening the stigma of substance use and outreach to those populations in the community and criminal justice system. Our number is the 765.962.8778.

Our care coordination for HIV positive individuals contact is Sonja Hendrickson. Her number is (765) 962-8742. She helps clients with numerous issues including prescription assistance, insurance programs and many daily life issues when living with HIV.

We not only serve Wayne County but provide Region 9 care coordination under ISDH funding. We serve Wayne, Union, Fayette, Franklin, Rush, Henry, Decatur, Ripley, Dearborn and Ohio Counties.

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Aurora Addiction Services

Address: 1430 Chester Boulevard
Richmond, IN  47374
Telephone: Phone: 765.983.3150
Fax:  765.983.3318
Emergency Phone: 765.983.3150
Email: aurora@reidhospital.com
Web Site: http://www.reidhospital.com/
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Contact Person: Tom Pennington, Clinical Supervisor; Allison Wilson, Counselor; Janet Sparks, Secretary
Assistance Available:
  • Alcohol, Drug and Gambling Treatment for Adults
 
   
  • Substance abuse and problem gambling evaluations for adults.
  • Medical detoxification
  • Intensive outpatient treatment (day & evening programs)
  • Individual Counseling
  • Substance abuse and problem gambling education programs
  • Group therapy
  • Family counseling
  • Dual-diagnosis treatment
  • Codependency treatment
  • Relapse Intervention
  • Aftercare
  • Parenting Classes
Additional Information:  
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Center Township Trustee

Address: 618 East Main Street
Centerville, IN  47330
Telephone: 765.855.5105 Emergency Phone: 765.855.5105
(answering machine)
Email:
Web Site:
Office Hours: Monday thru Thursday, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Contact Person: Karen or Chris Steele
Assistance Available:
  • Rent Payments
  • Food
  • Utility Payment
  • Medical
Additional Information:
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Children's Counseling Center

Address: P.O. Box 2081
Richmond, IN  47330
Telephone: 765.965.4531 FAX: 765.965.1033
Email: childcounselctr@myvine.com
Web Site:
Office Hours: Mon, Thur & Fri, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; Tues & Wed, 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Contact Person: Kari Van Buskirk, LCSW
Assistance Available:
  • Child Counseling
Additional Information: Child-centered psychotherapy provided in the home, school and/or office setting with an emphasis on play and art therapy techniques. Serving ages 2-18. Occasionally groups are offered for clients and their parents addressing such issues as divorce, sexual abuse, out-of-home placement, family violence, and parental mental illness. Most insurances accepted, including Medicaid.
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Circle You Help Center

Address: 19 North 13th Street, P.O. Box 491
Richmond, IN  47375
Telephone: 765.966.1013
Email: rick@circleu.org
Web Site: http://www.circleu.org/
Office Hours:  
Contact Person: Rick Pegg
Assistance Available:
  • Hot Meals
    Monday 10 am to noon
    Tuesday 10 am to noon
    Saturday 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Food Pantry
    Third Saturday of Every Month
    2 - 4 pm
Additional Information:

No fee is charged for any service.

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Community Action of East Central Indiana, Inc.

Address: 1845 West Main Street, P.O. Box 1314
Richmond, IN  47375
Telephone: 765.966.7733
Email: contactus@caeci.org
Web Site: http://www.caeci.org/
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Contact Person:
Assistance Available:
Additional Information:

The Energy Assistance Program consists of several smaller programs which assist consumers with heat and electric bills, as well as energy savings.  The application process begins in November of each year.

The Section 8 Housing Program is for consumers willing to live outside of Richmond or in Union County.

The Weatherizaion Program installs material which will help reduce and lower your heating bills.

The Head Start Program is an educational program for 3 to 5 year old preschoolers.

The Case Management Program assists families in becoming self-sufficient.

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Covenant Hospice

Address: 2013 Chester Blvd.
Richmond, Indiana  47374
Telephone: 765.939.3756
Emergency -765.939.3756
FAX:  765.939.3758
Email: info@covenany-hospice.com
Web Site: http://www.covenant-hospice.com/
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Contact Person: Stephanie Baker, Office Manager, Volunteer Coordinator
Chris Toney, Admission Nurse
Josh Cartee, Community Relations
Assistance Available:
  • Medications related to terminal diagnosis (most pain and bowel medicines).
  • Durable medical equipment (hospital beds, wheelchairs, walkers, etc.)
  • Supplemental nutrition, oxygen, and other equipment and supplies as needed.
  • Nursing care (at least weekly with 24-hour on call availability).
  • Home Health Aides to provide assistance with daily activities such as: bathing, feeding, light housekeeping, etc.
  • Social Workers to assist with emotional support and connecting patient and family with resources available in the community.
  • Chaplains to assist patient and family with spiritual needs or to facilitate communication with established relationships.
  • Volunteers to visit or sit with patients to establish relationships with patients or allow caregivers the opportunity to have some time for themselves.
Additional Information:  
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First Steps

Address: 7221 Engle Road, Ste. 100
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46804
Telephone: 877.494.5115 Toll Free FAX: 877.494.5116
Email:  
Web Site: http://www.in.gov/fssa/ddrs/4655.htm
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Contact Person: East Central Indiana Office, serves the counties of Blackford, Delaware, Henry, Jay, Madison, Randolph & Wayne
Assistance Available:
  • Early Intervention Services for Children
 
Additional Information: Early intervention services for infants and toddlers ages birth to three years old who are experiencing a developmental delay or disability.
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Fountain City Wesleyan Church Food Bank

Address: 5600 US Highway 27 North, corner of Hartley Ave. and Green St.
Fountain City, IN  47341
Telephone: 765.935.4353
Email:  
Web Site: http://www.fcwesleyan.org/#/MINISTRIES/outreach
Office Hours: Third Saturday of the month, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Contact Person: Theresa Million, Director; Lynn Gardner, Co-Director
Assistance Available:
  • Food Pantry
 
Additional Information:  
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Gateway Vineyard Food Pantry

Address: 3361 State Road 227 North
Richmond, IN 47374
Telephone: 765.966.6016
Email: office@gatewayvineyard.org
Web Site: http://www.gatewayvineyard.org
Office Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Contact Person: Pastor Chirs Monaghan, Harold Young or Linda White
Assistance Available:
  • Food Pantry
 
Additional Information: Once a month we have a food giveaway. It falls on the fourth Saturday of every month. The hours are from 9:00 a.m. to Noon.
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Hellfighters Christian Ministries

Address: 1018 South E Street
Richmond, IN  47374
Telephone: 765.960.0154  
Email:
Web Site:  
Office Hours: 24/7/365
Contact Person: Ron Wolf, President; John Proctor, Vice-President
Assistance Available:
  • Counseling
  • Emergency Shelter
Additional Information: Worship Service Sundays 3PM
Thrift Store - Mon-Sat 9AM-4PM
Christian Counseling 24/7/365
Near Future: Mission At The Cross is a 40 Bed Mission. Aimed mainly at providing men the tools to restore their life as God had intended it to be. Men will learn life skills, trade skill, interview skills. They will focus on Christian principals and be educated according to God's word. We also will provide a overnight safe house to women and children and then get them plugged into a more fitting ministry/community program that caters to their needs.
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Hope House Addiction Recovery Center

Address: 275 Grove Road, P.O. 1828
Richmond, IN  47375
Telephone: 765.935.3000
Email: hopehse00@aol.com
Web Site: http://www.waynet.org/nonprofit/hopehouse.htm
Office Hours: 24 hours/day; 365 days/year
Contact Person: Don Griffin, Executive Director; Brenda Oldham, Program Coordinator
Assistance Available:
  • Emergency Shelter (men only)
  • Residential Recovery Program
Additional Information: Hope House's goals are to provide emergency shelter for the poor and indigent in the community and to offer a residential mutual-help/self-help addiction recovery program for those lacking resources.

Overnight Emergency Shelter - serving men only at the current time. Entrance is between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. each day. In addition to safe and comfortable lodging, dinner, and breakfast are provided for all overnight guests.  Shelter guests exit the facility at 7:00 a.m. each morning.  They may return each evening they are in need of shelter as long as bed space is available. The program may accept those under the influence after staff assess health and safety issues for the person in question and other guests. Police and emergency room referrals are accepted after hours. Referrals are offered as the guest's needs become known.

Off-the-Street - The Off-the-Street (OTS) program is available to men who state they have troubles with drugs and/or alcohol. Entry into the program from the shelter component is quick and easy, based on the person's stated desire to end his addiction. OTS participants have a guaranteed bed space and may leave their belongings at Hope House during the day.

Recovery Program - This is a 4-6 month residential drug and/or alcohol recovery program for those coming through the OTS component. It is based on a 21 step, mutual-help/self-help approach.

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Hope Ministries Church, Inc.

Address: 306 South 10th Street
Richmond, IN  47374
Telephone: 765.935.7779
Email:
Web Site:
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Contact Person: Bishop Ellis E. Washington or Rev. Jacqueline Washington
Assistance Available:
  • Alcohol Abuse Counseling
  • Drug Abuse Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Refuge of Hope Addiction Recovery Program
  • Summer Lunch Program for Kids
Additional Information: The summer lunch programs runs Monday thru Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. throughout the summer.

The Refuge of Hope uses a comprehensive four to six month residential recovery program for women with children birth to age 12. Our program includes spiritual and life skills, parenting and home management training, educational and job preparedness as well as accountability and consequences for behavior and attitude. Our "family" environment is structured to build futures of hope and wholeness for mothers and children. The Refuge of Hope uses a behavioral and motivational model of addiction recovery.  Restored to health and wholeness they will have hope for the future and the skills needed to live in restored lives.

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The Independent Living Center of Eastern Indiana

Address: 1818 West Main Street
Richmond, IN  47374
Telephone: 765.939.9226 FAX: 765.935.2215
Email: info@ilcein.org
Web Site: http://www.ilcein.org
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Contact Person:  
Assistance Available:
  • Advocacy
  • Referrals
  • Information for all types of disabilities
Additional Information: We provide assistance for people with all types of disabilities. Services include advocacy, peer mentoring, information and referral, and the teaching of independent living skills.
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KidsPeace Foster Care & Family Services

Address: 3027 North Thirty Court
Connersville, IN  47331
Telephone: 877.531.2191 FAX: 765.827.5989
Email: gcomer@kidspeace.org
Web Site: http://www.kidspeace.org; http://www.teencentral.net
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Contact Person: Gregg Comer, Program Manager; Beth Runyon, Foster Parent Recruiter/Trainer; Pam Bowling, Home Based Services
Assistance Available:
  • Referrals
  • Training
Additional Information: Provide therapeutic foster care services and home based services. This includes recruiting/training/licensing foster parents and supervision of children in placement. Home-based services are provided to help in keeping the family intact.
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Lutheran Counseling Center

Address: 2300 West Main Street
Richmond, IN  47374
Telephone: 765.935.3166
Email:
Web Site:
Office Hours: Monday thru Thursday, Evening Appointments
Contact Person: Bob Swanson
Assistance Available:
  • Couples Counseling
  • Individual Counseling
  • Marital Counseling
Additional Information: The Lutheran Counseling Center is a combined community outreach program sponsored by Wernle Youth & Family Treatment Center and Trinity Lutheran Church.  We operate on a sliding fee scale payment basis.
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Oasis Ministry Center

Address: 100 North 9th Street
Richmond, IN  47374
Telephone: 765.965.0342 (church) 765.939.3742 (Adult Day Care)
Emergency Telephone: 937.437.6205
Email:
Web Site:
Office Hours: We Care, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; Adult Day Care, as needed
Contact Person: We Care - Pastors Ron and Becky Borck; Adult Day Care - Jeanette Longanecker
Assistance Available:
  • Adult Day Care
  • Clothing
  • Food
Additional Information: We Care - There is clothing an food assistance provided to all people expressing a need. Clothing is distributed on Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and food is given every Monday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Both are also available on an emergency basis.

Adult Day Care - The non-profit organization provides care for elderly persons who need assistance with the activities of daily living. We provide health monitoring, showers and personal hygiene assistance, age appropriate activities, exercises, meals and snacks, recreation, and much more.

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Open Arms Ministries

Address: P.O. 1012, Building 415, Richmond State Hospital Grove Road & NW 2nd
Richmond, IN  47374
Telephone: 765.962.9100 Fax: 765.962.9100
Email: richmondopenarms@gmail.com
Web Site: https://sites.google.com/site/richmondopenarms/
Office Hours: Monday thru Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Contact Person: Sharlene George, Executive Director or Madelaine Rummel, Administrative Assistant
Assistance Available:
  • Clearing House & Referral Service
  • Some Financial Assistance
  • Budget Managment Training
Additional Information:

 

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Original Church of God

Address: 811 North 14th Street, P.O. Box 1622
Richmond, IN  47374
Telephone: 765.966.4221 (church)  
Emergency Telephone: 937.270.4967
Email: bgwbennett@aol.com
Web Site:
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Contact Person: Bishop G. Wesley Bennett - Senior Pastor,  Chanda D. Bennett, Chairlady of Women's Ministry, Berdita Bailey, Asst Chairlady of Women's Ministry
Assistance Available:
  • Clothing
  • Food
Additional Information:

 

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Reid Hospital & Health Care Services

Address: 1100 Reid Parkway
Richmond, IN  47374
Telephone: 765.983.3000
Email:
Web Site: http://www.reidhospital.org/
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Contact Person:
Assistance Available:
Additional Information:
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Richmond Dream Center

Address: 310 North 19th Street
Richmond, IN  47374
Telephone: 765.939.2975 Emergency Phone: 765.939.2975
Email:
Web Site:
Office Hours: Monday and Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Contact Person: Rick McCarty
Assistance Available:
  • Clothing Closet
  • Drug and Alcohol Counseling
  • Emergency Shelter
  • Energy Assistance
  • Food Pantry
  • Summer Lunch Program for Children
Additional Information: The food pantry and clothing closet are available to the community Monday thru Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
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Richmond Treatment Center

Address: 2230 4265 South A Street
Richmond, IN  47374
Telephone: 765.962.8843
Email:  
Web Site: http://www.crchealth.com
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Contact Person: Tom Locke, Program Director
Shana Kemp-Price, Counseling Supervisor
Vickie Grimme-Powell, Counseling Supervisor
Assistance Available:
  • Addiction Recovery
  • Gambling Abuse Recovery
Additional Information: Opiate addiction counseling and pharmacotherapy.
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Rock Solid Ministries

Address: 1025 East Main Street
Richmond, IN  47374
Telephone: 765.962.5099 765.962.0703
Email:
Web Site:
Office Hours: Tuesday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Contact Person: Dave Eales
Assistance Available:
  • Feeding Program
Additional Information: The feeding program takes place on Sunday afternoon at approximately 1:00 p.m.
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S.O.S.

Address: 400 South 4th Street
Richmond, IN  47374
Telephone: 765.962.1010
Email:
Web Site:
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Contact Person: Vicky Brim, Director
Assistance Available:
  • Craft Shop
  • Homemaker
  • Home Repair
  • In-Home Respite
  • Senior Employment
Additional Information:
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The Salvation Army

Address: 100 South 4th Street, P.O. Box 1485
Richmond, IN  47375
Telephone: 765.966.7791 Fax: 765.966.7792
Email:
Web Site:
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Contact Person: Commanding Officer: Captain Richard Roberts
Corps Officer: Captain Cynthia Roberts
Social Service Coordinator: Chenon Times
Assistance Available:
  • Back to School
  • Car Seats
  • Christmas Assistance
  • Clothing
  • Diapers
  • Educational Mentoring
  • Food Pantry
  • Furniture
  • Housing
  • Medicine
  • Utility
  • Youth Enrichment Programs
Additional Information: All assistance is subject to income guideline restrictions.  Clients are asked to come in during regular business hours and complete an application. For any financial assistance, clients must apply at the Trustee's office first. A referral can be presented to us from the Trustee, and we set an appointment with them to review the case within the next 72 hours.  Medication assistance is available for emergency cases only and cannot be used for any Psychotropic or Controlled Substances.

Vouchers given for the Thrift Store are not applicable on any sale items and are emergency-based only. Gas vouchers are written for medical appointments and require verification of the appointment being in the next 36 hours. Emergency disaster services are available 24 hours a day.

Educational Mentoring is available by appointment throughout the week for school-aged kids. The mentors are college students and non-licensed staff. Youth Enrichment programs are run Wednesday evenings for girls and boys grades 1st thru 12th.

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United Way of Whitewater Valley

Address: 129 South 9th Street
Richmond, IN  47374
Telephone: 765.962.2700
Email: contactus@givetheunitedway.com
Web Site: http://www.givetheunitedway.com/
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Contact Person: Scott Zimmerman, President
Assistance Available:
  • Referrals
  • Fund Raising
Additional Information: Information and referral program to connect citizens seeking help with local programs that can meet their needs. Fund-raising umbrella for local health and human service organizations.
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Vocational Rehabilitation Services

(Region V, Area 23)
Address: 52 South 2nd Street
Richmond, IN  47374-4212
Telephone: Voice/Relay  765.966.0932 Toll Free Voice/Relay  877.715.3171
    Fax  765.966.0086 TDD 765.966.4394
Email: bob.jacobsen@fssa.in.gov
Web Site: http://www.in.gov/fssa/2328.htm
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Contact Person: Bob Jacobsen, Area Supervisor; Edith Bailey, Area Secretary
Assistance Available:
  • Employment Services
  • Supported Employment
  • Assistive Technology
  • Independent Living Services
Additional Information: The purpose of Vocational Rehabilitation Services is to assist eligible individuals with disabilities to achieve employment and independence. Serving Fayette, Rush, Union & Wayne counties.
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Wayne County Division of Family and Children

Address: 50 South 2nd Street
Richmond, IN  47374
Telephone: 800.403.0864
Email:
Web Site:
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Contact Person:
Assistance Available:
Additional Information: IMPACT stands for Indiana Manpower Placement and Comprehensive Training.  It is the employment and training section of the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, Division of Family and Children. The goal of IMPACT is to help people on public assistance achieve self-sufficiency.

IMPACT operates the Community Work Experience Program (CWEP). This program places IMPACT clients into unpaid job positions. The participant gains work experience and employment skills.

The Food Stamp Program helps low income families buy nutritious food.  The state and federal government run Indiana's Food Stamp Program through the Division of Family and Children (DFC).  There are strict rules about household eligibility for food stamps. You may apply for food stamps in any country.  Most eligible applicants receive food stamps within 30 days after applying. It takes this long for processing.

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Wayne Superior Court 3

Address: 301 East Main Street, Second Floor, Wayne County Courthouse
Richmond, IN  47374
Telephone: 765.973.9269
Email:
Web Site:
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Contact Person: Karen Jacobs, Receptionist; Jimmy Bailey, Bailiff; Nikki Cox, Reporter
Assistance Available:
  • Information
  • Referrals
Additional Information: Wayne Superior Court 3 hears all juvenile cases for the County. Also Traffic, Misdemeanor, Felony, and Small Claims Court.

Information on court dates and times is available to the public by phone, or by stopping in the office. We can also assist those who have made it as far as the Courthouse, but are not able to locate which office or court they need to visit/attend.

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Wayne Township Trustee

Address: 401 East Main Street
Richmond, IN  47374
Telephone: 765.973.9392 FAX: 765.973.9374
Emergency Telephone 765.973.9392 (answering machine)
Email: SusanIsaacs@parallax.ws
Web Site: http://www.waynetownshiptrustee.com
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Applications taken daily from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Contact Person: Susan Isaacs, Trustee; Tammy Brown-Creech, Deputy Trustee; Karen Steele, Township Clerk
Assistance Available: Emergency assistance for basic needs:
  • Food
  • Rent or Mortgage
  • Utilities
  • Medicine
Additional Information: The Township Trustee has a statutory responsibility to investigate the circumstances of anyone found to be in distress within the township and to provide temporary emergency assistance as needed to relieve the distress. Individuals must complete an application and meet the township's eligibility standards and guidelines.

To determine eligibility, the Trustee will consider resources and assets of the household such as: cash on hand, checking and savings, certificates of deposit, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, recreational vehicles, etc.

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WIC

Address: 855 North 12th Street
Richmond, IN  47374
Telephone: 765.983.8044
Email:
Web Site: http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/
Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Contact Person: Tracy Fortman, WIC Coordinator
Assistance Available:
  • Food Supplement Program
Additional Information:

WIC is a special supplemental food and nutrition education program for women, children, and infants.  Those who may be eligible for WIC include: pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers (up to one year after delivery), postpartum non-breastfeeding mothers (up to six months after delivery), infants, and children under the age of five.

WIC participants receive vouchers which can be redeemed for special nutritious foods at designated grocery stores. WIC participants also receive nutrition education, nutrition counseling, and referrals to other health and social services.

To participate in the WIC program a person must meet the following conditions:  live within a WIC service area, meet income guidelines, and have a nutritional need.

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The WIT Shelter (Women in Transition)

Address: P.O. Box 128, 498 NW 18th Street, House #209,
Richmond, IN  47374
Telephone: 765.488.1649
Email:
Web Site:  
Office Hours: Call for information.
Contact Person:  
Assistance Available:
  • Halfway house for women
Additional Information: Since 2007, the WIT Shelter has served as a halfway house for women in Wayne County and surrounding counties to assist them in the transitional phase between incarceration and freedom.
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YWCA/Genesis

Address: P.O. Box 2430
Richmond, IN  47375
Telephone: 765.935.3920
Email: beckyywca@yahoo.com
Web Site: http://www.waynet.org/nonprofit/ywca.htm
Office Hours: Genesis: 24 hours a day
YWCA: Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Contact Person: Becky Studebaker or Kelly Persinger
Assistance Available:
  • Counseling
  • Emergency Shelter
  • Victim Advocacy Program
Additional Information:

The Emergency Shelter has tow sites, one for women and children and one for men, serving victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and homelessness.

Shelter services include lodging, food for meal preparation, clothing, personal hygiene products, emergency transportation, referrals, support groups, emotional support, counseling, and victim advocacy.

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The first county seat in Wayne County was located in Salisbury, a town that no longer exists. The county seat was moved to Centerville in 1818 and finally to Richmond in 1873.