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    Community Resource List

    This list of resources is provided as a courtesy~~choosing a particular service is left to the discretion of individual need and preference.

     

    COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTERS:

    Regional Mental Health Center (serving Lake County) 219-769-4005 or toll free 1-888-398-7050. (Strawhun Center South Campus: 8555 Taft St, Merrillville, IN 46410) and (Borto Building/Children & Adolescent Campus: 1441 E 84th Pl, Merrillville, IN 46410). www.regionalmentalhealth.org

     

    HOSPITALS with INPATIENT MENTAL HEALTH & SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT:

    St. Margaret’s Hospital (Dyer): Behavioral Health Program. For consultation you can call 1-800-783-7663 or for questions about their programs you can call 219-865-2141 ext 45013

    Northlake Methodist Hospital (Gary): Inpatient for adults and youth (6-18) 219-886-4000 www.methodisthospitals.org

    Regional Mental Health Center (Merrillville): Inpatient and detoxification for adults 219-769-4005 www.regionalmentalhealth.org

    Michiana Behavioral Health (Plymouth): Inpatient for adults and children (5 & up) and detoxification for adults and children 574-936-3784 or 800-795-6252 www.michianabehavioralhealthcenter.com

    Campagna Academy: Youth Substance Abuse Treatment 7403 Cline Ave, Schererville, 219-322-8614 www.campagnaacademy.org

     

    COUNSELING/PSYCHOLOGIST SERVICES-GROUP PRACTICES:

    Crown Counseling: 250 N Main St, Crown Point 219-663-6353 www.crowncounselingservices.com *They are a Medicaid provider and accept most private insurance. They also provide a sliding scale fee and are able to serve some families pro-bono. They are able to see students within a 24-hr notice to provide risk assessments for suicide or homicide.

    Regional Mental Health: Various locations: Merrillville, Hammond, Highland, and Hobart. Main number/Crisis line: 219-769-4005 www.regionalmentalhealth.org  *They offer a variety of behavioral health services. They also have an In-School Therapy Program where a licensed therapist will come to the school and conduct counseling sessions (please see guidance for more information).

    Anxiety and OCD Behavioral Health Center: 900 Ridge Rd, Suite F, Munster. 219-228-7630 www.anxietybehavioralhealth.com *Works with students with ADHD, School Refusal, Test Anxiety, OCD, General Anxiety Disorder, and many more mental health issues.

    Purdue University Northwest Community Counseling Center: 2415 169th St. Hammond. 219-989-2923 www.purduecal.edu/ccc *short term individual counseling for adults and children with anxiety, depression, grief/loss, drug/alcohol abuse, identity/sexual orientation, trauma survivors, coping skills.

    Innovations in Learning: 8200 Georgia St Merrillville, IN 219-791-1400 ABA, Behavior management, psychological assessments, individual, family and group therapy. 

    Confidential Care: 720 45th St Munster. 219-934-6410 (24 hour answering service) *Psychiatric and Addictions Services as well as individual, family, and group counseling.

    New Leaf Resources: 11035 S. Broadway Suite D, Crown Point, 219-226-1810 www.newleafresources.org (Locations in Lansing and Wheatfield as well).

    Addictions and Behavioral Counseling Services: 7805 Taft St, Merrillville, 219-756-3791

    Fresh Start Counseling: 3490 81st Ave, Merrillville, 219-736-5990

    Higher Dimensions: 6111 Harrison Street, Suite 380, Merrillville, 219-980-1971

    Kingsway Counseling LLC: 5241 Fountain Drive, Suite C, Crown Point, 219-750-9450

    Dr. Michael Frampton, MD and Associates: 9120 Connecticut Drive, Merrillville, 219-793-1233

    Meridian Health Services: 8002 Utah Street, Merrillville, 219-942--0431 or 866-306-2647

    PSI Family Services of Indiana: 8120 Georgia Street, Suite D, Merrillville, 888-950-0774

    Faithful Counsel: 9150 E. 109th Ave Suite 1B Crown Point, 219-714-7147

    Samaritan Counseling Center: 1288 South Indiana Ave, Crown Point, 219-923-8110

    Infinity Counseling and Wellness Center: 1563 E. 85th Ave, Merrillville, 219-321-9300

    Awakenings: 10800 West 133rd Ave.  Suite 2, Cedar Lake, (219)374-4990 Substance abuse counseling

    MidAmerica Psychiatric and Counseling Center: 8300 Broadway, Merrillville, (219)736-1000, Provides counseling, testing and psychiatric services.

    Pillars of Wellness: 521 E 86th Ave, Merrillville, (219)323-3311, Counseling services, mental health evaluations/assessments

     

    COUNSELING/PSYCHOLOGY SERVICES-INDIVIDUAL PRACTITIONERS:

    Alicea, Aneece, MA. LMHC

    New Leaf Resources, 11035 Broadway, Crown Point, 219-226-1810

    Bonaventura, Suzy, LCSW

    Crown Counseling, 250 N. Main Street, Crown Point, 219-663-6353

    Briggs, John, LCSW

    8500 Broadway, Suite A, Merrillville, 219-805-3683

    Choi, Dr. Kwan & Helma, Dr. Anthony

    222 Indianapolis Blvd., Suite 206, Schererville, 219-322-6401

    Erickson, Dana, MSW, LCSW (Specializes in family counseling, ADD/ADHD, and parent support)

    9495 Keilman, Suite 5, St. John, 219-300-0259

    Farwell, Judy, MA, LMHC, (Specializes in play therapy, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and grief/loss)

    New Leaf Resources, 11035 Broadway, Crown Point, 219-226-1810

    Hale, Carl, PsyD

    285 W. 85th Place, Merrillville, 219-742-5122

    Harrison, Dr. Bridgett -- Innovations in Learning

    8091 Randolph Street, Hobart, 219-942-5590

    Hillegonds, Rhonda, LCSW, LCAC, CADACII

    (Child and adolescent behavioral issues, parenting support)

    1512 W. 96th Ave., Suite E, Crown Point, 219-354-6391

    Isailovich, Wayne (addictions counseling)

    7805 Taft Street, Merrillville, 219-756-3791

    Osborne, Catherine, MSW, LCSW

    9111 Broadway, Suite N, Merrillville, 219-793-1233

    Prince, Dr. Lisa, PsyD

    9111 Broadway, Suite Q, Merrillville, 219-736-0003

    Sperling, Sandra, C.N.S., B.C.

    Dr. Michael Frampton’s Office (Homeopathic medicine)

    9120 Connecticut Drive, Merrillville, 219-793-1233

    Urra, Kim, MSW

    Crown Counseling Services

    250 N. Main Street, Crown Point, 219-663-6353

    Mucha, Kelly LCSW

    Safe Haven Mental Health Services

    1465 E 84th Place Merrillville, 219-613-0332

    Huls, Kathryn PSYD, HSPP

    Innovations in Learning

    8200 Georgia Street Merrillville, 219-791-1400

    Wagner, Ashleigh LMHC

    Faithful Counsel

    9150 E. 109th Ave Suite 1B Crown Point, 219-334-2832

     

    AUTISM RELATED SERVICE PROVIDERS:

    Life Strategies
    5521 W Lincoln Hwy, Suite 301, Crown Point, (219) 359-3272
    A family therapy and counseling group that specializes in Autism, Asperger's, PDD, and other developmental issues.  

    Wee Care Therapy
    440 Edmond Drive,Dyer, (219)322-1415
    Behavioral, developmental, OT, PT, Speech and social skills groups

    Innovations In Learning
    8200 Georgia Street, Merrillville, (219)791-1400 

    Evaluation, Diagnosing, ABA, Individual, family and group therapy

    Children’s Therapy Plus
    6504 East 129th Avenue, Crown Point, (219)662-7654
    OT, PT, Speech and horse therapy

    Milestone Therapy
    2906 Highway Ave, Highland, IN 46322, (219) 513-8311
    ABA, OT, PT and Speech therapy

    Kidworks Developmental Intervention Center
    1120 S Calumet, Chesterton, (219)983-9675

    Carl Hale, Ph.D., Neuropsychologist
    285 W. 80th, Merrillville, (219)769-7233
    Evaluation and diagnosing

    Elizabeth Magno, M.D., Pediatric Neurologist
    8315 Virginia Street Suite M, Merrillville, (219)736-1500
    Evaluation and diagnosing

    Behavior Specialists of Indiana

    2101 Comeford Road, Valparaiso, (219)462-6705
    Evaluation, diagnosing, ABA, behavior, individual, family and music therapy

    Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services-BDDS WAIVER
    110 W. Ridge Rd Gary, IN (219)981-5313
    Medicaid waiver application. This is NOT an income based program so anyone can apply.



    SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVOCATES:

    IN Source-Indiana Resource Center for Families with Special Needs, (800) 332-4433

     

    SUPPORT GROUPS/CLASSES:

    MAAP Services  -- Autism support. 950 South Court Street, Crown Point, 219-662-1311

    Consumer Credit Counseling-Provides assistance with money/financing matters. 800 East 86th Ave, Merrillville 800-982-4801

    Expanded Food and Nutrition Educational Program (EFNEP)-Free service that offers a family nutrition advisor that will visit the home and help with shopping and mealtime preparation. 880 E 99th Ct, Crown Point. 219-755-3240

    STEP Parenting Program-Parenting classes throughout Lake County. 9722 Parkway Dr, Highland. 219-736-4955

    Parents Supporting Parents-1919 W 81st Ave, Merrillville. 219-922-3822

    Rollercoasters: A divorce education group for children. Classes held in the summer. 2293 N Main St Crown Point 219-755-3683

    Trails of Hope Camp: A free weekend camp for grieving children ages 7-17. www.trailsofhopecamp.org 765-742-7302

    Rainbows: provides free support groups for children grieving a divorce, death or other painful family transition. Groups being each fall. 321 East Joliet St Mary’s Church Crown Point, IN. 219-663-0044

    Compassionate Friends: Grief group that meets 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7pm at First Presbyterian Church 218 S Court St, Crown Point. Contact Carol at 219-662-0902.

    Domestic Abuse Shelter: St Jude House 219-662-7066 or 1-800-254-1286

    AA/NA Meeting:  Dyer Methodist Church: 2016 Church St, Dyer. 219-865-8947

    AA, Al-Anon and Alateen meetings: Trinity Lutheran Church (250 S. Indiana - 1 block S. of Hwy 231 on Hwy 55 in Crown Point, IN). Thursdays at 8:00 PM. You are able to enter through Door E. 219-663-1578

    IN-Pact (family support for families with children and adults with disabilities): 12300 Marshall St, Crown Point. 219-662-1095.

    Goodwill Industries (job placement for individuals with barriers to employment) 5490 Broadway, Merrillville. 219-985-6452

    Girl Scouts of America-219-838-3171 Boy Scouts of America-219-836-1720

    Boys & Girls Clubs Northwest Indiana (ages 6-12): 13000 Fairbanks St, Cedar Lake. 219-374-5306

    TRANSPORTATION:

    Triple A-Provides transportation to medical appointments at no cost to Medicaid participants. 219-972-3233

     

    FOOD PANTRIES:

    Project Love at the Cedar Lake United Methodist Church-7124 West 137th Pl, Cedar Lake. 219-374-7312 Wednesday, 9:00am-11:30am.

    Catholic Charities-175 West St. Crown Point. 219-663-8417 www.catholic-charities.org

    Crown Point Community Care Cupboard-First Christian Church of Crown Point 495 South Indiana Ave, Crown Point. 219-663-185 www.crownpoint.net/churches.htm

    St Mary’s Church-321 Joliet St. Crown Point, 219-663-0044

    St. Matthias Church - 101 W. Burrell Dr., Crown Point, 219-663-2201.

    Society of Saint Vincent DePaul-7667 East 109th Ave Crown Point 219-662-7424

    South Lake County Community Services-1450 East Joliet St Suite 202 Crown Point. 219-663-0627

    Dyer Baptist Church-735 213th St Dyer, 219-865-2910 www.dyerbaptsitchurch.org

    Food Bank of NWI-219-980-1777 https://foodbanknwi.org/get-help/find-a-pantry/

     

    ENERGY ASSISTANCE:

    South Lake County Community Services-1450 East Joliet St Suite 202 Crown Point. 219-663-0627. *The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program can help low-income households with grants for winter heating assistance and summer cooling assistance.

     

    PUBLIC ASSISTANCE:

    2-1-1: 5240 Fountain Drive, Crown Point. Dial 2-1-1 or 794-1829. 2-1-1 is the health and human service equivalent for 9-1-1. Call this number for help with food, housing, employment, health care, utilities, counseling and more. This service provides free and confidential information and referral.

    Center Township Trustee: 1450 E. Joliet Street, Condo A / Suite 103, Crown Point. 219-663-0250

    Family and Social Services: 1-800-403-0864,  Programs include: Hoosier Health wise-health care for qualified Indiana children up to age 19 and Healthy Indiana Plan-health care for qualified Indiana adults. Food Stamps-helps low income families purchase food. TANF-temporary cash assistance for needy families.

    Public Aid (TANF, Food Stamps, Medicaid): 1450 East Joliet Road, Crown Point. 219-662-3700

     

    ASSISTANCE WITH FINANCES/FOOD/CLOTHING:

    Geminus Community Partners -- Provide financial assistance (rent, utilities), job search assistance, child-care support. Merrillville, IN 866-641-7181.

    The Answer-Provides clothes, formula, diapers, furniture and other resources for moms and babies, when available. Hobart, IN-219-947-2272

    Lake County Women’s Center-Provides free pregnancy testing, counseling, building blocks for life program, clothes and furniture when available. 1845 E Summit, Crown Point 219-663-5311

    Salvation Army-Provides food, clothing and shelter to those in need. 8255 Columbia Ave, Munster. 219-838-0380

    Catholic Family Services-Provides families with emergency food, clothes, counseling and some financial assistance (when funds are available). 166 S West Street, Crown Point. 219-662-7677

    WIC-Headquarters 45 W 80th Pl, Merrillville. 219-736-8259. Provides free nutritional help for expectant mothers and children under the age of 5. 1450 East Joliet St, Suite 206, Crown Point. 219-663-9279

    Legal Services of Northwest Indiana-Provides legal assistance.

    Child Support Division-2293 North Main, Crown Point. 219-755-3474

    Indiana Legal Services-7863 Broadway St, Suite 205, Merrillville. 219-738-6040. Provides civil legal services to people of low income in cases of domestic violence, housing disputes, public entitlements and consumer issues.

    Disability Legal Services of Indiana-5954 College Avenues, Indianapolis. 317-426-7733. Disability legal services of Indiana is a nonprofit 501 c 3 corporation offering free and low cost legal services to children and adults with disabilities in Indiana.

     

    SHELTERS:

    Child Protective Services: 1-800-800-5556 *to report suspected child abuse (emotional, sexual, physical and neglect)

    St. Jude House:  12490 Marshall St, Crown Point. 800-254-1286

    Caring Place Crisis Hotline: 800-933-0466

    American Red Cross of NW Indiana: 791 East 83rd Ave Merrillville. 219-756-5360

     

    JOB SEARCH:

    Work One-Provides basic employment, training and testing opportunities, as well as applications for employment. East Chicago location 4818 Indianapolis Blvd, 219-398-2601. Gary location 3522 Village Court, 219-882-0033.

     

    MEDICAL ASSISTANCE:

    Saint Clare Health Clinic-1000 South Court St, Crown Point. 219-663-2160. Medical treatment and medication assistance for eligible adults. Payment based on sliding scale.

    North Shore Health Centers: A nonprofit organization dedicated to providing quality, affordable healthcare to the uninsured and underinsured in Lake Counties. Payment based on sliding scale. Locations:

    -2490 Central Ave (Medical Services)

    Lake Station, IN 219-962-2760

    -3099 Central Ave (Dental Services)

    Lake Station, IN 219-763-8112

    -6091 Broadway (Medical Services)

    Merrillville, IN 219-884-2493

    Health Departments-Provides free immunizations for children.

    2293 N Main St, Crown Point 219-755-3655

    Free antibiotic (generic) Meijer Food Store: Merrillville 219-650-3700 or Highland 219-934-2100

     

    CHILDCARE:

    NWI Childcare Development Fund: 8400 Louisiana St Merrillville. 219-757-1957

    Southlake YMCA: (219)663-5810

     

    EARLY INTERVENTION & EDUCATION SERVICES:

    First Steps (for developmental concerns for ages 0-3 years) 11045 Broadway Suite F Crown Point. 800-387-7837

    Special Education Contact List (for children over 3 years who need developmental services) 219-769-4085

    A.S.K (About Special Kids) Resource Referral for families with special needs kids. 219-678-4746

     

    GED and ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER (ELL) PROGRAMS:

    Crown Point Adult Learning Center: Crown Point Community Library, 122 N. Main St, Crown Point, 219-314-9904.  Programs for High School Equivalency (HSE), English as a Second Language (ESL), and basic reading, writing, and math classes. All classes are free.

    Merrillville Adult and Community Education-GED classes and testing site. 6701 Delaware St, Merrillville. 219-650-5310

    Hobart Adult Learning Center-100 Main St, Hobart. 219-942-2243

    Tri-Town Adult Learning Center-1515 Lincoln Hwy, Schererville. 219-322-6700

    Indiana University Northwest: 888-968-7486

    Kaplan College Vocational Training-Merrillville Campus 219-736-0436

     

    WEBSITES WITH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

    Autism:

    www.aspergersyndrome.org

    www.autism-resources.com

    www.autismsocietyofindiana.org

     

    Substance Abuse:

    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services National Helpline

    1-800-662-HELP, www.findtreatment.samhsa.gov

    1-800-QUIT-NOW-Tobacco quit line with helpful resources

    http://www.addictionrecoveryguide.com/

    Actual facts on alcohol abuse as well as policy and legal solutions to abuse related problems. http://www2.potsdam.edu/hansondj/

    Alcoholics Anonymous: http://www.aa.org/

    Alliance for consumer education-Inhalant Abuse is a serious problem for our nation’s youth. This website offers education and awareness. It is the goal of this site to arm parents with the necessary knowledge to keep their children from falling victim to inhalant abuse. Tips for talking to your kids and downloadable brochures available here.  http://www.inhalant.org/

    Face the issue: http://www.facetheissue.com/drugs.html A wonderful site containing information about drug abuse for high school students.

    Freevibe.com: From the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign. This website is aimed at informing teens about drugs, the danger of drug use, and where to go for help. http://www.freevibe.com/

    Drug Free info.org: Contains free downloadable PDF files on a variety of drug and health related information. http://www.drugfreeinfo.org/PDFs/

     

    Resources for LGBTQ youth, families, and supporters:

    Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Teens: Facts for Teens and Their Parents: https://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/teen/dating-sex/Pages/Gay-Lesbian-and-Bisexual-Teens-Facts-for-Teens-and-Their-Parents.aspx

     

    It Gets Better Project reminds teenagers in the LGBT community that they are not alone and it will get better  https://itgetsbetter.org/

     

    The Q Card is a simple and easy-to-use communication tool designed to empower LGBTQ youth to become actively engaged in their health, and to support the people who provide their care: http://www.qcardproject.com/

     

    Lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) youth and those perceived as LGBT are at an increased risk of being bullied. There are important and unique considerations for strategies to prevent and address bullying of LGBT youth: https://www.stopbullying.gov/at-risk/groups/lgbt/index.html

     

    The Trevor Project is a national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/#sm.000moa931ie5ddo10mr2fnux63c5s