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Family and Social Services Administration

2330 Poshard Drive

800-403-0864

Columbus

IN

47203

Adult Protective Services

Description

The Adult Protective Services program was established to receive and investigate reports regarding adults within the state of Indiana who may be endangered and, as appropriate, to coordinate a proper response to protect endangered adults who are victims of abuse, neglect, or exploitation.

APS field investigators operate out of the offices of county prosecutors throughout the state. If the APS unit has reason to believe that an individual who is 18 years or older is an endangered adult, the unit shall investigate the complaint or cause the complaint to be investigated by law enforcement or other agency and make a determination as to whether the individual reported is an endangered adult.

Hours

Eligibility

Anyone who suspects abuse/battery, neglect or exploitation of an endangered adult in Indiana

Fees

Intake Procedure

Individuals may file a report online or by calling the state hotline or calling an APS field office. See website for further information.

What To Bring

Address

Phone Number

(800) 992-6978

Additional Languages

Website

Blind and Visually Impaired Services (BVIS)

Description

BVIS provides services to eligible Hoosiers that are blind or visually impaired.

Hours

Eligibility

Blind and visually impaired individuals and their families throughout the state of Indiana

Fees

Intake Procedure

See website for further information, call, or email: BVIS@fssa.IN.gov

What To Bring

Address

Phone Number

(877) 241-8144

Additional Languages

Website

Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services (BDDS)

Description

The Bureau of Disabilities Services envisions a community where all people have equal access and opportunity to realize their good life. We are committed to partnering with individuals, families and professionals to ensure person centered services that empower people with disabilities and their families by connecting them to the resources and supports to live their best life. Our core value is that all people have the right to live, love, work, learn, play and pursue their dreams. BDS administers programs that support children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live their best life through community supports and residential options. Services are delivered using an individualized, person-centered approach where all people have equal access and opportunity to realize their good life. Ensuring quality supports are aligned with person-centered principles is accomplished through a variety of activities.

Hours

Eligibility

Children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Fees

Intake Procedure

See website for further information

What To Bring

Address

Phone Number

(812) 283-1040

Additional Languages

Website

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS)

Description

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services provides assistance to identify and find resources to meet the needs of deaf and hard of hearing individuals and their families, throughout the state of Indiana.

Hours

Eligibility

Deaf and hard of hearing individuals and their families, throughout the state of Indiana

Fees

Intake Procedure

See website for further information or email: DHHSHelp@fssa.IN.gov

What To Bring

Address

Phone Number

(317) 542-3325

Additional Languages

Website

Indiana SUN Bucks

Description

SUN Bucks is a new program to help families buy food for their school-aged children during the summer. Families will get $120 for each eligible child to buy groceries during the summer. Children who get SUN Bucks can still participate in other summer meal programs.

Hours

Eligibility

See website for guidelines

Fees

Intake Procedure

Complete online application via website

What To Bring

Address

Phone Number

Additional Languages

Website

Medicaid: HIP, Hoosier Healthwise, Medicare Savings Program, Traditional

Description

The FSSA Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning efficiently and effectively administers Medicaid programs for the state of Indiana. Medicaid is more than just health coverage—it provides a vital safety net to one in five Hoosiers.

Indiana Health Coverage Programs include traditional Medicaid, Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP), Hoosier Healthwise, Medicare Savings Program, and many other programs tailored to the needs of specific populations. 

Hours

Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm

Eligibility

Varies by program

Fees

Intake Procedure

To apply for assistance, individuals can utilize various methods:
1. Walk-in: Visit the local office to access computers and apply in person.
2. Online Application: Visit the organization's website to apply electronically.
3. Printed Application: Download and print an application from the website to fill out manually.
4. Phone Request: Call to request an application be mailed to you for completion.

What To Bring

Address

2330 Poshard Drive

Columbus

IN

47203

Phone Number

(800) 403-0864

Additional Languages

Website

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)

Description

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program provides food assistance to low and no income people and families living in the United States. It is a federal aid program administered by the Food and Nutrition Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, however, distribution of benefits occurs at the state level. In Indiana, the Family and Social Services Administration is responsible for ensuring federal regulations are initially implemented and consistently applied in each county.

Hours

Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm

Eligibility

Call for information

Fees

Intake Procedure

Walk-in to local office for computer access OR visit the website to apply OR call to request an application be mailed to you

What To Bring

Call for information

Address

2330 Poshard Drive

Columbus

IN

472013

Phone Number

(800) 403-0864

Additional Languages

Website

Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS)

Description

Vocational Rehabilitation helps individuals with disabilities achieve employment. Vocational Rehabilitation services are offered locally in 25 Area Offices throughout Indiana and Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors provide services in each county. Eligibility for Vocational Rehabilitation is not based on income or financial resources.

Hours

Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm

Eligibility

Have a physical or mental impairment that results in a substantial impediment to employment

Fees

Intake Procedure

Call to schedule an appointment

What To Bring

Address

1248 Washington Street

Columbus

IN

47201

Phone Number

(812) 376-9935

Additional Languages

Website

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