B.A.B.E. (Beds and Britches, Etc.) Boutique is an incentive program designed to encourage parents to take an active role in their baby's health and wellbeing. Earned coupons are redeemed at the Boutique for items needed to care for an infant or toddler.
The Kosciusko County Cancer Care Fund, administered by K21 Health Foundation, provides assistance to financially-eligible residents of Kosciusko County who are suffering from cancer. The purpose of the fund is to relieve some of the financial strain that often accompanies that dreaded diagnosis. The assistance provided includes but is not limited to items such as rent or mortgage payments, utilities, insurance, food, car payments, and prescription medications.
The Child Support office deals with paternity duties and establishing and enforcing child support, establishes orders for health insurance where appropriate and regularly deals with other issues related to child support such as modification of support, emancipation questions, locating absent parents, review and adjustment of support orders, support in foster care cases, collection of medical reimbursement for parents and criminal felony nonsupport cases.
Members of the Kosciusko County Bar Association offer pro bono (free) consultations every second and fourth Thursday of the month. The participating attorneys offer information and referrals to assist you if you are in need. Please call to schedule an appointment. Make sure that you bring any relevant documents or paperwork with you to your scheduled appointment. This will make it much easier for the generous volunteers to assist you with your needs.
The Elkhart County Women's Shelter (ECWS) is the only domestic violence shelter in Elkhart County. The 40 bed shelter is open 24 hours a day, 365 days per year to provide crisis intervention and safe shelter for victims of domestic abuse.
Family Concern Counseling is committed to offering comfort and hope through counseling, consultation and education. These services are provided by professionally trained clinicians and educators who strive to integrate Biblical truth and principles of psychological health.
The goal of First Steps is to help Hoosier families make sure their infants and toddlers receive services now to help them in the future. Services through First Steps are designed to meet the developmental needs of the child.
Heartline Pregnancy Center offers free pregnancy testing, Medicaid verification, and limited obstetrical ultrasounds. Additional services offered include Rock Solid Fatherhood, Sexual Integrity, Earn While You Learn (EWYL), and STD Testing. Through the EWYL program, clients receive education and support for pregnancy and infant care as well as B.A.B.E. coupons. All services are free. Call or Text 24 Hours a Day.
Emergency shelter on first come first serve basis. Tends to fill up in the afternoon. Includes a community kitchen which provides free meals (lunch and dinner) for any man, woman, or child in need of food, 365 days a year.
Traditional Medicaid is a program created to provide health care coverage to individuals with low income. Like other health care programs, eligibility and coverage are based on the member's aid category. Members in the following categories will be covered by Traditional Medicaid: Members eligible for home and community-based services Members who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid Members in nursing homes, intermediate care facilities for the intellectually disabled, and state-operated facilities Some individuals may be eligible for emergency services only. Applicants will automatically be enrolled in the program that is right for them.
Kosciusko Cares is comprised of seveal programs that use evidence-based strategies to create positive community change and strengthen families, teens, adolescents, and children. Programs include: Strengthening Families, a 14-week family skill building program; Al's Pals a program that teaches children how to make healthy choices; Botvin Life Skills Training Program for elementary, middle, and high schools; Safe Place Program: coming soon; Teen Court; Drug Free Kosciusko Coalition and iCare Youth Coalition.
The County Clerk maintains court records, collect court fees, issues marriage license, collects and distributes child support payments, voter registration and conducts Federal, State and Local elections.
Kosciusko County Shelter for Abuse, Inc. (The Beaman Home)
NIHHC’s mission is to provide preventative health care programs to the community through education, advocacy, physician referral, research, and the building of leadership among Hispanics, so that they may lead healthier lifestyles.
The Help Center is dedicated to connecting Kosciusko County residents to health providers and information, increasing appropriate utilization of health and wellness services and providing financial assistance to individuals who are challenged due to a medical condition.
FC is a federally funded program that provides childhood vaccines for those that do not have insurance or have Medicaid and are age 18 and under. This program is provided by the Kosciusko County Health Department.
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 8 – 4:30, Thursdays 1-4:30
Warsaw Hoursing Authority offers several programs, including: Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program: financial assistance for rent and utilities to very low income families; Good Housekeeping Award Program: offers coupon award packets to Section 8 families with good housekeeping skills; General Rehabilitation: offers low interest and deferred payment loans to low income resident homeowners in the City of Warsaw; Family Self-Sufficiency Program: offers case management services to families to become self-sufficient from assistance programs by setting goals and a plan of action to achieve economic independence through training and education. Warsaw Housing Authority also offers a variety of helpful brochures on topics such as: Landlord/Tenant Relations, Housing Discrimination, and Lead-Based Paint.
Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor- and volunteer-supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 22, in communities across the country.
The mission of Cardinal Services is to assist and advocate for people with disabilities and challenges to live lives full of dignity, growth, and opportunity. Programs that serve adults with disabilities include adult day services, residential (group home) living, and community (apartment) living. Programs that serve families with young children include Early Head Start, Head Start, Healthy Families, and the Kosciusko County WIC Program. Programs that serve other community members include Career Links, KABS (Kosciusko Area Bus Service), and CCI Manufacturing (provides employment to those with disabilities).
If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, call Indiana's Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline today. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. You do not have to be afraid anyone will find out who made the report because you can report abuse and neglect anonymously.
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 9 – 4, Wednesdays 9-Noon
Combined Community Services (CCS) is a non-profit organization that "helps neighbors help neighbors" by providing a single location for multiple community programs that serve Kosciusko County residents. They provide comprehensive assistance to those in crisis and remove barriers for low-income individuals and families by offering programs that educate, support, and equip them to achieve a higher quality of life. CCS offers an Emergency Assistance program that works with people to stabilize their situation in a crisis. CCS also provides economic Self-Sufficiency programs to help individuals and families down a path toward independence through case management.
The Low‑Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally funded program through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). LIHEAP assists low-income families with the high cost of home energy. Throughout Indiana, this program is known as the Energy Assistance Program (EAP). The program is managed by the local community action programs known as Local Service Provicers (LSPs). EAP can provide benefits to off‑set the high costs of energy, but does not have the funds available to pay all of a household's energy costs.
Family Christian Development Center, often referred to as 'FCDC' or 'The Center' offers a food pantry, provides regular assistance to area residents through a Medication Assistance Program, provides rent and utility assistance if funds are available, offers baby check-ups and vaccinations at no charge, and operates Clothing and Baby Care Closets.
Fellowship Missions provides shelter, clothing, meals, hot showers, and mentoring to those in crisis. Their program is not permanent. Residents are required to participate in programs aimed to teach, help and plug into the community.
Healthy Families is a family support program for parents of newborns to get their children off to a healthy start. Weekly home visits are provided through the first three years of the child's life. The program offers developmental screenings, parenting information, and community resources.