NWICA

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Northwest Indiana Community Action Corporation (NWICA), is the largest combined Area Agency on Aging and Community Action Agency in Indiana. We help to eliminate barriers that make life difficult. We offer a variety of services with advanced regional knowledge to help people with low-income, veterans, caregivers, and Medicaid recipients.

We help struggling individuals and families in Northwest Indiana to become independent and advocate for those who can't.

How can we help?

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Our Care Managers arrange services and support for older adults, individuals with disabilities and their caregivers based on individual needs, goals, and resources. 

Programs designed to promote healthy aging and the maintenance of optimal physical, mental, and social well-being in older adults

Give the gift of companionship! Volunteer to be a Senior Companion or a Foster Grandparent. Become a host site or school, or refer a senior for services.

Individual Matched Savings Accounts (IDA); free income tax preparation (VITA); credit/ budget planning & other workshops.

Our Ombudsman’s primary purpose is to promote and protect the resident rights guaranteed to residents under federal and state law. We are resident-directed.

Broadway Lofts is coming to Gary, IN early 2022. Each spacious floor plan will include modern amenities you would expect to find in a luxury home, at rental rates that are affordable!

ADRC is a professionally staffed office that assists seniors and persons with disabilities in navigating the systems and choices for care.

The local and trusted Resource Connections Call Center provides information & referrals based on caller’s needs. SHIP counselors provide reliable and accurate answers to Medicare questions.

Information, support, and resources to assist family caregivers with their concerns related to caregiving and helps caregivers find solutions to their caregiving.

The Energy Assistance Program (EAP) offers eligible clients a credit on their heating and cooling expenses and provides clients with the opportunity to learn about energy conservation.

The Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP)  provides rental assistance to eligible families and guarantees monthly payments to owners.

Our services include both home-delivery for individuals and congregate site options, providing roughly 300,000 meals to 4,000 individuals.

Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants & Children (WIC)  improves access to nutritious foods and promotes healthier eating and lifestyles.

NWICA’s Lake County Weatherization Program helps families reduce overall household energy use through energy efficiency upgrades that help them live in a warm, safe, and healthy home while saving money- Weatherization Works!

On behalf of SSVF, NWICA provides temporary financial assistance for veterans and their families who are unhoused or at risk of becoming unhoused.

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COVID 19 Updates

Stay informed of the latest COVID updates and our agency requirements.

Caregiver Support

Are you a caregiver? Learn helpful tips and ideas from our online forum.

A good heart cannot be taught, and NWICA employees have an abundance of that. They are unremitting continuously looking out for the best for thier clients. I think Northwest Indiana Community Action should consider itself very lucky to have such employees.

I just wanted to say thank you and I say thank you for those that just can’t find the time to do so.

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S. Robinson, Caregiver

Making a Difference

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Providing community assistance in Jasper, Lake, LaPorte, Newton, Porter, Pulaski, and Starke Counties.

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Our Partners

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NWICA is a member of the INConnect Alliance and the Community Action Partnership.