How can we help you?
Through many direct programs and community partnerships across our region, NWICA provides a network of support that empowers, educates, and improves the lives of people living with lower incomes. Our community services help over 50,000 people each year in Lake, Porter, Jasper, and Newton Counties in Northwest Indiana.
Our programs can help familes and individuals handle emergencies. They can help people become more self-sufficient and less dependent on public assistance.
NWICA is the place to turn in times of need. (To receive support through the following programs you must meet that program's eligiblilty requirements).
NWICA can provide assistance with utility bills through several different programs.
Professional energy auditors and licensed contractors can improve the comfort and efficiency of your home.
Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8)
Rental assistance vouchers in a seven-county region of Northwest Indiana.
Tax Preparation & Financial Literacy
Free Volunteer Income Tax preparation assistance and finacial literacy in Lake County.
Personalized coaching, counseling and motivating for families to work through barriers of poverty.
Individual Development Accounts
Matching funds help families multiply their savings by 3 to 4 times and prepare for purchasing a home, business, or education.
Providing access to health screenings and assessments; nutrition screenings, education and counseling; breastfeeding support and promotion; referrals to other existing Indiana health, family and social services; and supplemental healthy foods designed to meet special nutritional needs.
If you would like to learn more about these services and find out if you qualify, contact NWICA 2-1-1 Information and Assistance at 2-1-1 or 1-800-826-7871.