We maintain a large, well stocked pantry. Food and personal supplies (when available) are provided for Miami County families and individuals in need. Applicants can receive food every 2 weeks. Call us at 765 472-1875 to discuss your needs.
If you or someone you know is suicidal or in emotional distress, contact the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. Trained crisis workers are available to talk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your confidential and toll-free call goes to the nearest crisis center in the Lifeline national network. These centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals.
Call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org
Financial assistance is available to families and individuals for rent, heat, electric and water bills. Miami County residents who have experienced an emergency or crisis and are unable to pay their monthly expenses may qualify for this assistance. When a household has received an eviction notice or utility cut-off notice, they may apply at Helping Hands for financial assistance.
Vouchers to pay for immediate need of prescription medications (not controlled substances) may be available. Note that Helping Hands does not prescribe or distribute prescription medications.
Referrals to local vision specialists and possible financial assistance obtaining new or replacement eyeglasses. Contact us via the button below detailing your need.
List of area homeless and domestic violence shelters call 2-1-1 or review the list here.
Referral services and coordination of services are a very important part of our work. For services which are available only through other providers, such as food stamps, Medicaid, clothing, job placement and household needs, referral is necessary in order for individuals to access these services.
We remain in close contact with the Township Trustees, Salvation Army, United Way, Area 5, and St. Vincent DePaul in order to assist clients as they go through the system and to coordinate support services. Communication and cooperation between these agencies and Helping Hands allows for the coordination of services to best meet our clients' needs.