Mainstreet Christian Church
Resources & Services Offered
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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.
WeatherizationThe 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.
Locations, Hours & Contact Information
Lynn Head Start
Randolph Southern Elementary
3 Rebel Dr.
Lynn, IN 47355
Contact Lindy Pollic at (765) 874-2575 or cell (260) 251-2532
Union City Head Start
Randolph Eastern Elementary
603 N. Walnut St.
Union City, IN 47390
Contact Betty at (765) 964-7770
Winchester Head Start
325 S. Oak St. Suite 104
Winchester, IN 47394
Contact Betty at (765) 584-1250 ext 102 or cell (260) 251-2085
Energy Assistance Program
325 S Oak St.
Winchester, IN 47394
Tuesday-Friday- 8am-12pm & 1pm-3:30pm
October - May
Function: Appointments and Walk-ins
WIC Approved Stores
731 East Elm
Union City, Ohio 45390
380 West Deerfield Road
Union City, Indiana 47390
*Walmart Supercenter #1480
950 East Greenville Pike
Winchester, Indiana 47394
*These stores are also WIC approved pharmacies for ordering special formulas.
325 S Oak St, Suite 104
Winchester, IN 47394
P: (765) 584-4090 or (765) 584-1250
Mondays 1, 2, 4, 5- 9am-4:30pm
Monday 3rd- 11:30am-7pm
Wednesday- 9am-12pm & 1pm-4:30pm
Thursday- 9am-12pm & 1pm-4:30pm