Huntington County

OUR
SUPPORTERS

Central Christian Church
College Park UB Church
Ecolab
Faith Community Church of God
Healing Waters Ministry
Huntington County Community Foundation                   
Issac Knapp Dental Foundation
Parkview Health
PHP Foundation
Our Lady of Victory
Trinity United Methodist Church                
United Way of Huntington County

Resources & Services Offered

(rollover each blue box to find out more)

Head Start-

Our mission at Head Start is to encourage eligible 3-5 year old children and their families to experience growth, using a variety of comprehensive services and dedicated professional staff. We will strive to build self-esteem, academics and social skills, remembering that all people are unique and special.

Energy Assistance Program (EAP)

Energy Assistance Program (EAP) provides financial assistance to low-income households (at or below 150% poverty level) to maintain utility services during the winter heating season. During cold winter months, this program helps prevent utility companies from shutting off home, residential service to low-income households during moratorium. During hot summer months, EAP provides limited funds for cooling expenses. EAP is provided in all 6 counties.

Women, Infants & Children (WIC)

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children known as WIC is a public health nutrition program that offers breastfeeding education and support, referrals, nutrition education, and supplemental nutritious foods to those who qualify. Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding up to a year after delivery, or non-breastfeeding up to 6 months after delivery, along with infants and children until they turn 5 years old are all potentially eligible for the program. WIC’s income guidelines are 185% above the poverty level so many working families still qualify for the program.

Clients set an appointment and bring proof of ID, address, and income to determine their eligibility. Every client meets with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) or Registered Nurse (RN) to establish their nutritional need and for one-on-one educational counseling. Clients are referred to other programs that may be beneficial like Medicaid, Healthy Families, smoking cessation, doctor, etc. The RDN or RN builds a supplemental food package for each client and issues vouchers that are redeemed at WIC approved stores throughout Indiana. Clients return about every 3 months for nutrition education and food voucher issuance, but a certification typically lasts a year.

Weatherization

The CFS Weatherization Department provides energy conservation measures and education to low-income Hoosiers every day. Weatherization reduces energy costs for low-income families by improving the efficiency of their homes. Cost-effective measures to reduce home energy consumption are installed in hot and cold climates. Typical measures include performing tune-ups and repairs to heating and cooling systems, replacing appliances to improve efficiency and safety, installing insulation, reducing air infiltration, and replacing incandescent lighting with compact fluorescent bulbs.

Weatherization workers also address energy-related health and safety conditions, particularly carbon monoxide and combustion safety. Weatherization prioritizes services to the elderly, persons with disabilities, and families with children under the age of 18. Services are delivered to single-family homes, multi-family dwellings and mobile homes. Weatherization clients save $1.65 in energy-related benefits for every $1 invested in the program.

Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8)

The HCV program is a Federal program from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Community and Family Services HCV Department adheres to Federal rules and guidelines in administering the program in our seven county areas. Clients may apply for services at designated times throughout the year. Applicants and then placed on a waiting list and selected based on matrix points when needed. The application process does not guarantee acceptance into the program. In some cases, there may be a delay of a year or longer before a name is pulled from the waiting list.

Once a name is pulled from the waiting list, background checks are conducted and other required information is verified. Rental assistance is based on income and need. HCV prioritizes services to the elderly, persons with disabilities, and families with children under the age of 18.

Free Health Clinic

Huntington County Free Health Clinic serves low-income and uninsured adult residents of Huntington County with various health related services including exams, medications and referrals. The clinic does diagnosis for 5 major areas of diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol, respiratory, and psychiatric.

Huntington House Homeless Shelter

Huntington House Homeless Shelter provides short-term, immediate housing for homeless families, women, and children who are in need. In addition to housing and meals, case management services are provided to assist and guide homeless persons as they seek to overcome their unique barriers and causes of homelessness in order to become independent and self-sufficient citizens.

Locations, Hours & Contact Information

1255 Engle St.
Huntington, IN 46750

Head Start

Contact: Heather or Angela

P: (260) 356-3890
F: (260) 359-2144

Angela's cell: (260) 251-8888

August - May

Function: Appointments and Walk-ins

Energy Assistance Program

(260) 356-1098

October - May
Tuesday-Friday 8am-12pm & 1pm-3:30pm

Function: Appointments and Walk-ins

WIC Approved Stores

*Owens #841
2718 Guilford Street
Huntington, Indiana 46750

Owens #840
1245 South Jefferson Street
Huntington, Indiana 46750

*Walmart Supercenter #2311
2800 Wal Mart Drive
Huntington, Indiana 46750

*These stores are also WIC approved pharmacies for ordering special formulas.

WIC Office  

Phone: (260) 356-4455 |  Fax: 260-356-2798

Mon, Tues, Wed        

9:30am-12pm & 1pm-5pm
Thursdays 1, 3, 5      

 8:30pm-12pm & 1pm-4pm
Thursdays 2, 4          

11:30am-2pm & 3pm-7pm
Fridays                        

8:30am-1pm

HuntingtonWIC@gmail.com

Weatherization/Section 8

(260) 726-6322

Monday-Thursday 7am-4pm

Contact – Ross Elwood (Weatherization) relwood@comfam.org
Contact – Zona Shoopman (Section 8)  zwestlake@comfam.org

Huntington County Free Health Clinic

(260) 355-0722

Tuesdays 11am-5pm (Clients that day can be seen from 11am-4pm)
Thursdays 2pm-4pm

HUNTINGTON HOUSE HOMELESS SHELTER

"More than just a shelter"

576 William St.
Huntington IN 46750

(260) 358-0748

Hours: 
Office hours 9am-4pm

huntingtonhouse@comfam.org

Huntington House provides short-term, intermediate housing for homeless women as well as women and children who are in need.

In addition to housing and meals, case management services are provided with assistance to set goals, link to community resources, and employment opportunities which lead toward success needed to become self-sufficient.