Social Services


Finding Food:  

  • To find a nearby a food bank, use the Good Samaritan Food Pantry guide to find the pantry closest to your home. Be sure to have a current ID and proof of residency. 
  • Serving 21 counties across central and southern Indiana, Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana operates as the state’s largest food pantry.
  • The Good Samaritan Network (GSN) is a network of non-profit agencies in the county.  It assesses the true needs of its clients and assists them with county-wide support services while reducing duplication of effort. GSN offers life skills training through a series of structured courses that provide at-risk people with the skills necessary to provide for themselves and their families.  It enables clients to take steps toward life changes that will break the cycle of poverty and poor choices.
  • Meals on Wheels of Hamilton County supports individuals who are elderly, disabled, chronically ill and home-bound by delivering nutritious meals, reducing hunger, improving health and promoting independence. 

Housing and Utilities: 

  • Reach out to your mortgage company or landlord to discuss payment options. Know your responsibilities and your rights. A source for help is your Township Trustee: Find and call your township trustee (click “accept,” enter your address and click “trustee” on the right). If you are unable to get in touch with your trustee, contact Good Samaritan Network.
  • If you are homeless or at risk of homelessness, contact Family Promise of Hamilton County
  • Reach out to your local utility company to discuss payment options. In addition, Good Samaritan Network provides financial assistance to low-income households to maintain utility services.

Health and Medical: 

Domestic Assistance:

  • Prevail - A private, not-for-profit organization serving the need of crime victims and their families in Hamilton County and surrounding areas through support and awareness.
  • The Indiana Center for Prevention of Youth Abuse & Suicide - Offers evidence-based; high-quality prevention programs to end the cycle of abuse; and to help reduce trauma for child victims.
  • The Cherish Center - Provides a unique approach to the investigation on cases of abuse and neglect of children in Hamilton County by utilizing a multi-disciplinary approach.
  • Welfare and Child Services - State agencies that provide assistance and protection within our Community. Both have local offices in Noblesville. Includes information on how and where to apply for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (formerly known as AFDC or welfare), the Food Stamp Program, Medicaid or other types of assistance.

Quality of Life and Independence:

  • Janus Developmental Services, Inc. - A non-profit organization that works with communities to model and teach acceptance of individuals with disabilities in ways that advance beyond governmental funding, professional expertise, and legal mandate.
  • Good Samaritan Network (GSN) is the umbrella organization that coordinates and develops opportunities and various events for our clients with consistent programming and services that can assist and empower families in building better lives. 
  • Senior Services - Not for profit organizations that provide services for adults 55+. 
  • Hamilton County Express is fully operational and able to provide rides to those in need of transportation.  The shuttle can take you to the pharmacy or grocery store and wait for you.