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Emergency Information

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Emergency Services in Indy
Available 24 hours a day, 7 Days a Week

If you are hurt or in imminent danger, dial 9-1-1 immediately. 

CHIP's Handbook for Help:
A guide for those facing homelessness in Indy.
View CHIP's On-Line Handbook and/or Download

Please Note: We suggest that when calling any of the below service providers, if they say they can not help you for one reason or another, while you have them on the phone, ask them if they know someone else that may be able to help you.
Addictions with Drugs, Alcohol, Sex, Opioid, Smoking, etc.:  If you, or someone you know needs information or help with any addiction, please go to our "Resources" page and scroll down to the "Addictions" section

Indy's Emergency Service Agencies - w/Web Links & Phone Numbers

 For Non-Emergencies dial 3-1-1
Marion County residents in need of non-emergency police assistance have a new number to call. 

Cellphone users in Marion County may now dial 3-1-1 to reach the non-emergency line for IMPD and other Marion County dispatchers. The non-emergency phone number for callers using landlines is (317) 327-3811.

Indy's Emergency Service Providers - Offers Direct Services to Anyone in Need

Family Support

Family Support, Congregations that

Seniors - Veterans or otherwise

Street Outreach (24 hour service)

Support Services for the Homeless

Day Shelter for Adults

Day Shelter for Youth

Domestic Violence Shelters (women only)

Medical Services

Shelters for Teens

Shelters for Men only

Shelters for Women & Children Only

Shelter for Married Couples

Substance Abuse Reecovery Center for Women

Veterans - Link to our Veterans Page

Indy's Homeless Emergency Services - Information on where to get service

Click here for a list of
Food Pantries Around Town

You can also dial 2-1-1 or (866) 211-9966 for the latest list of Food Pantries.

Click here for a list of
Meals Around Town

Community Compass

Indianapolis, check out this new tool launched to help connect people with food assistance.

The app helps people find local food pantries, meal sites, SNAP assistance and other affordable healthy food options.

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Download the App

A directory of shelters that provide assistance to the homeless in Indianapolis and other cities throughout the country. 

For Medical or Physical Emergencies:

  • If you or someone you are helping is hurt or in imminent danger, please get to a phone and dial 9-1-1 for immediate help.
  • If you or someone you know is feeling suicidal, or facing a crisis, dial 2-1-1 in Indy or 1-(866) 211-9966 for immediate help.
  • If you are a victim of domestic violence dial 1-(800) 332-7385 in Indy for help.

For Non-Emergencies:

  • If you are a Veteran, or a family member of a Veteran, in search of information on how to get goods or services you/they may need, you can dial 2-1-1or contact one of the Service Providers or Veterans Organizations listed on our "Resources" page.
  • Cellphone users in Marion County may now dial 3-1-1 to reach the non-emergency line for IMPD and other Marion County dispatchers. The non-emergency phone number for callers using landlines is (317) 327-3811.

Please Note:

  • VSC & MACV are not providers of any financial assistance or direct services other than Information and Referrals on where to get goods, services, programs, and benefits for Veterans, Military, and their Families.


  • This is a private website that is NOT affiliated with the U.S. government, U.S. Armed Forces or the U.S. or Indiana Department of Veteran Affairs.
  • We reserve the right to monitor the content of this website and regret that some recommended resources may not be accepted for one reason or another. 
  • The information and organizations listed on this website do not necessarily mean that we endorse their information and/or their resources.  We have done our best to include information and resources that could contribute to and benefit our Veterans, the Military Community, and their Families.

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