General Client Assistance
GSN is the umbrella organization that coordinates and develops various events and opportunities for our clients with consistent programming and services that can assist and empower them in building better lives.
Assistance normally begins with the Township Trustee or with Primelife Enrichment (for seniors & disabled) in a typical needs assessment process. The individual/family needing assistance will need to contact his/her Township Trustee before any appropriate help can be determined. The Trustee may be able to assist or they will refer the individual/family to other agencies such as: FEMA, Salvation Army, and/or Good Samaritan Network, etc. If a referral is not made a letter of denial is provided. Upon receiving either one ( a referral or denial) a contact should be made to GSN for next step options.
We are persistently researching available resource streams that will help fund client financial assistance for: gas utility, electric utility, water utility, rent, limited medical - including small medical equipment, prescription, and cancer-related assistance, and limited car repair. It is compulsory that the client participates in financial ownership along with the application process and its completion.
Further, we are constantly working within the collaborative efforts of the Network to provide referrals for essential life needs - typically brought about by life crisis or emergencies - often including, but not limited to, small appliances, basic furnishings, clothing, household goods, etc.
GSN consistently researches programming and service opportunities that will assist our clients in building a better life. Including the ability to offer educational and life skill training instances through a series of structured workshops and courses.
Contact our office to confirm assistance availability. A hard-copy application in advance of your appointment will save time or you may complete one upon your arrival. Client assistance is available by appointment only (317-842-2603, x200).
Hamilton County Resource Link
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Holiday Client Assistance
GSN's signature holiday assistance program significantly impacts thousands of families every year. GSN clients are always able to receive food baskets for both Thanksgiving and/or Christmas if needed. Additionally, our clients may be able to receive new or gently used toys and clothing that they use during the Christmas season.
Everyone who applies will receive some form of assistance from only ONE Hamilton County agency or source. No one will receive assistance without submitting an application annually (digitally/online or hard copy/mail). All names requesting assistance will be cleared through our computer system/process.
Thanksgiving Distribution - Nov. 21, 9am-3pm
Christmas Distribution - Dec. 12, 9am-3pm
Click on "Holiday Assistance Info/Application" button for complete details concerning the process and or to apply for Holiday Assistance ONLINE.
Before applying for Holiday Assistance online, be reminded a primary applicant will need to provide valid information: address, phone number and social security number, including notifying GSN any
Hamilton County Energy Assistance Program
General questions - Hamilton County EAP Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Energy Assistance Program (EAP) provides financial assistance to low-income households to maintain utility services during the winter heating season. Click on ENERGY ASSISTANCE DETAILS button for more information and an application.
Indiana's Energy Assistance Program provides financial assistance to low-income households to maintain utility services during the winter heating season. During cold winter months, this program helps prevent utility companies from shutting off home heating service to low-income families. During hot summer months, the Energy Assistance Program provides limited funds for the purchase of fans, distributed at the local level.
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a United States federal social services program first established in 1981 and funded annually through Congressional appropriations.
Homeowners and renters including households whose cost of heat is included in the rent can apply. Eligibility is based on household size and the gross annual income of every household member,18 years of age or older.
Being qualified for LIHEAP does not guarantee that you will receive help. This depends on how much LIHEAP funds are available for the year. On average, about 20% of households that are qualified for LIHEAP receive benefits. When LIHEAP funds run out for the year, no more benefits can be given out until more funds are made available by Congress.
FREE Pet Food Wednesdays
CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Hamilton County Residents Only
Front Lot Parking Only
Photo ID Required
When this program is active and available, GSN, in collaboration with various organizations, including HUMANE SOCIETY for HAMILTON COUNTY, is pleased to provide FREE PET FOOD on WEDNESDAYS weekly from 9am-3pm. Lunch: 12pm-1pm.
Various Dog/Cat food products and accessories are available. The type of food available varies from week to week. This is a first-come-first-served program for residents of Hamilton County facing pet food budgetary needs.
“I didn’t know how I was going to bring in enough money for food and pay for my medication, then I heard about GSN.”
“Our drivers were so touched by the Holiday work and the hope you gave to the community.”
“We hope to be a part of your organization and make a difference in someone else's life-like you have in ours.”