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Healthy Families
This is a voluntary service that parents can choose to use in order to improve child
rearing. It offers advice and education on raising children. It provides individualized
information and support to families who need it. It also provides information of
community resources. This is a free program which operates M-F, 9 am to 430 pm.
Wendy Kaplan
9722 Parkway Drive
Porte De Leau Plaza
Highland, IN 46322
219-922-3822

Planned Parenthood of Greater Indiana
Sliding scale facility which administers annual female exams such as pap smears, breast
exams, and self-exam instruction. It can supply all birth control methods, including
emergency contraception. Doctors can diagnosis and treat urinary tract, vaginal, and
sexually transmitted infections. Women or men can also receive HIV/AIDS testing. All
services are confidential.
7121 Indianapolis Boulevard
Hammond, IN 46324
1-800-230-7526
219-845-5937
-or-
8645 Connecticut Street
Merrillville, IN 46410
219-769-3500

Hoosier Healthwise
This is a health insurance program offered by the Indiana Family and Social Services
Agency. Little or no cost medical assistance for pregnant women and children with
incomes at or just above poverty level.
1-800-889-9949.
        Presumptive Eligibility (PE)
        Allows for pregnant women to receive earlier coverage of prenatal care while
        their Hoosier Healthwise applications are in process. Contact 1-800-577-1278 or
        email PEHelp@fssa.in.gov.

Pregnancy Assistance Center
Free pregnancy testing, counseling, and referrals to legal services. They also offer
maternity clothing, baby clothing, and furnishings.
2305 North Roosevelt Road
Valparaiso, IN 46383
219-477-4460
Lake County Division of Family and Children--Hammond
State agency administering all public assistance. Aid to families with dependent children.
Medicaid services. Food stamp services. Child welfare services (adoption and
placement).
420 Hoffman Street
Hammond, IN 46327
219-937-0232

Mental Health Association in Lake County
Provides parent support groups and parenting classes.
9722 Parkway Drive
Highland, IN 46322
219-922-3822

Birthchoice of Lake County Indiana
Provides counseling and support for pregnant women.
2450 169th Street
Hammond, IN 46323
219-554-1774

St. Claire Health Clinic
A free service of Saint Anthony Medical Center providing primary healthcare for
uninsured residents of NW Indiana who meet income guidelines but are not eligible for
governmental assistance or insurance programs.
1000 South Court Street
Crown Point, IN 46307
219-757-6272

WIC (Women, Infants, and Children)
At no cost, WIC provides nutritious foods to supplement your diet, information on
healthy eating, and referrals for health care.
1450 East Joliet
Crown Point, IN 46307
219-663-9279

Catholic Family Services
Counseling, adoption, foster care, expectant parents program, and material aid.
Hammond, IN 46323
219-844-4883
Indiana Family Helpline
This is a free helpline provided by the Indiana Department of Health, Maternal, and Child
Health Services. Adults may call this number to obtain information about prenatal and
child healthcare, Medicaid services, or for referrals to emergency housing or food
pantries. Specialists will make referrals to whatever community resources are needed
and are available from 730 am to 5 pm.
1-800-433-0746

Children’s Tree House
Provides counseling and parenting class referrals.
2900 W. 93rd Ave.
Crown Point, IN 46307
219-756-8015

Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
A free, home-based program helping low to middle income families with children under
12 to improve their nutrition. They also provide a free, six week “Have a Healthy Baby”
program which targets pregnant teens to help improve their diets in order to have
healthier babies.
Francis Laudig
2293 North Main Street
Crown Point, IN 46307
219-992-2121

Lake County Division of Family and Children
A (city/county) government agency providing all public assistance: aid to families with
dependent children, Medicaid, food stamps, child protective services, and child welfare
services.
1450 E. Joliet Road
Suite 102
Crown Point, IN 46307
219-662-3700

Sunny Ridge Family Center
Birth parent counseling, domestic/international adoptions, specialized foster care for
pregnant women and infants.
900 Ridge Road, Suite H
Munster, IN 46321
1-800-BABYMOM
219-836-2117
Answer for Pregnancy Aid, Inc.
Provides pregnancy counseling and support.
Infant and toddler car seats ($5-$10 deposit, all money refunded when items are
returned).
Cribs leased with $30 deposit.
Other baby items given.
Free pregnancy tests by referral.
Maternity clothes.
Educational literature and videos.
Layettes for newborns.
Clothing up to size 4T.
A 'friendly ear' when needed.
Serves about 30 clients weekly.

7553 EAST RIDGE ROAD
HOBART, IN 46342-2462
(219) 947-2272

Women’s Center of NW Indiana/Merrillville
Counseling center for women.
-Free pregnancy tests.
-Post-abortion counseling.
-Ongoing counseling and support.
-Education about pregnancy, abortion and alternatives.
-Infant and childcare instructions.
-Maternity and baby clothing.
-Baby furnishings.
-Referral for housing during pregnancy.
-Referral for legal and financial assistance.
-Sexual abstinence counseling.
-Family counseling, including for unplanned pregnancy.

64 WEST 80TH PLACE
MERRILLVILLE, IN 46410-5405
219-769-4354


Prenatal Assistance Program
Provides free pregnancy testing, prenatal education, and a donation closet.
St. Anthony Medical Center
Crown Point
219-681-6892
The Caring Corner
Shaken baby, rollover death, and family value clarification training designed to help
decrease the number of incidents of shaken babies and infants due to suffocation.
Available to train on site.
6111 Harrison Street Suite 222-224
Merrillville, IN 46410
219-884-8484

Alcance/REACH US
Assistance with accessing medical care and insurance, community services, pregnancy
and health classes, parenting resources, transportation referrals, free pregnancy tests,
English/Spanish interpreting services.
7725 Broadway Suite B-2
Merrillville, IN 46410
219-795-1866 or 219-392-4044
alcance@hvusa.org

Birthright International
Caring, non-judgmental support to girls and women who are distressed by an unplanned
pregnancy. Birthright presents many services and refers for many more.
1-800-550-4900

Teen Mops: Better Moms Make a Better World
Teen Mops provides a supportive and nonjudgmental environment where teen mothers
can come together with others who are in a similar life situation. No cost, dinner and
childcare provided. Make connections and find support. If you are pregnant or already
have a baby and are under 21, Teen Mops is for you.
Faith Reformed Church
100 – 81st Avenue, Dyer, IN 46311
Contact Meagan Barrett
219-365-5796
meaganjamesb@aol.com

				
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