Service Society, Inc.
Encourage, Empower, Educate...
Individuals, Families, and Communities...
For a better life!
Contact us at:
101 S. Washington St.
Marion, IN 46952
Mon. - 9am to 7:30pm
Tue. - 9am to 7:30pm
Wed. - 9am to 7:30pm
Thu. - 9am to 6:30pm
Fri. - 9am to 5pm
& Closed, by appontment only
Health & Financial - Food, Clothing, Housing - Legal - Domestic Violence - Seniors - Other
Benefits QuickLINK- If your family is in need of financial assistance, this link will help connect you will public benefits which may help meet your family's need.
Bridges to Health- Bridges to Health is the only FREE HEALTH AND DENTAL CLINIC in Grant County, located at the Kem View Medical Building at 1251 W. Kem Road in Marion, Indiana. Open since 2005, our purpose is to serve Grant County residents by providing primary healthcare and health education services to individuals and families who lack adequate resources. For more information, to find out how to become a patient, to volunteer, to donate, or to contact the clinic, please click the link above.
Carey Services- Carey Services was established in 1954 through the efforts of parents of persons with disabilities and concerned citizens of our communities. Supports and services are determined through person-centered planning, whereby consumers and their families direct the planning and allocation of resources to meet their own individual life goals.CDC.gov is CDC's primary online communication channel. Annually, there are close to 500 million page views to the site, averaging 41 million page views per month. CDC.gov provides users with credible, reliable health information on: Data and Statistics, Diseases and Conditions, Emergencies and Disasters, Environmental Health, Healthy Living, Injury, Violence and Safety, Life Stages and Populations, Travelers' Health, Workplace Safety and Health, And more…
Eye Care America- Founded in 1985, EyeCare America is a public service foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.Our mission is to reduce avoidable blindness and severe visual impairment by raising awareness about eye disease and care, providing free eye health educational materials and facilitating access to medical eye care. Our award winning organization provides eye exams and up to one year of care to US citizens and legal residents through volunteer ophthalmologists (EyeMDs) often at no out-of-pocket cost to those who qualify.
Family Social Service Administration (FSSA)- FSSA is in charge of administering Food Stamps, TANF, and Mediaid. To apply for assistance, check the status of an application, make a change, or see if you are eligible for services, follow the link.
First Candle- First Candle/SIDS Alliance is a national nonprofit health organization uniting parents, caregivers and researchers nationwide with government, business and community service groups to advance infant health and survival. With help from a national network of member and partner organizations, we are working to increase public participation and support in the fight against infant mortality.HealthCare.gov- If you hare in need of insurance for a variety of reasons or wish to understand the Affordable Care Act, follow this link.
Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP)- HIP is for uninsured Hoosier adults between the ages of 19-64. For more information and eligibility requirements follow the link.
Hoosier Healthwise- The Hoosier Healthwise Program is a health care program for low income families, pregnant women, and children.
Marion General Hospital- MGH is a non-profit hospital that operates under the auspices of a 15-member board of directors. With a dedicated, qualified and professional hospital and auxiliary staff of more than 1,300, we are teamed with more than 100 physicians from multiple specialties to meet the needs of our healthcare community. Together, with a focus on 100-percent customer satisfaction, we work to fulfill our mission to be the first choice for healthcare services and to promote wellness in our region.
Pregnancy Help Center- Pregnancy Help Center (formerly Crisis Pregnancy Center) provides services to mothers and fathers who need assistance during and after their pregnancy. They offer various services such as: free pregnancy tests, education about pregnancy, child development, and parenting, post-abortion support, and education about how to express sexuality in a healthy way.
Community Youth Outreach- The Community Youth Outreach was established in 1999 in response to the tremendous emotional, socio-economic and spiritual needs in the Marion youth. In addition to its various services to youth, it provides monthly give aways (including clothing, school supplies, furniture, appliances when available and more. They also provide free meals and annual dinners served throughout the year such as: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter.
St. Martin Community Center- St. Martin Community Center is a source of assistance in the community by providing hot nutritious meals, pantry food, clothing, medicine and support. They can be contacted at 765-651-9324.
Salvation Army- The Salvation Army, for over a hundred years, has supported Grant County residents by providing needed programs and services to assist in times of crisis, emergency, and despair. Every year thousands of Grant County residents benefit by some assistance program or service of The Salvation Army. They offer assistance with food, rent & utilities, transportation, prescriptions, furniture & clothing, lodging, disaster relief, and other needs as funding is available.
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)- CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children, to make sure they don’t get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or languish in an inappropriate group or foster home. They stay with each case until it is closed, and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence—the one adult who cares only for them.
First Light Child Advocacy Center- First Light is a place where people, children, and caring come together. The center provides a location for members of a multi-disciplinary team to come together and perform a forensic interview of a child who is alleged to be a victim of abuse or neglect. The objective is to provide a quick, professional response by law enforcement, child protection services and the prosecutor's office to a case, so the trauma to the child can be minimized and an appropriate course of action to the specific case can be charted expeditiously. Since first opened its doors, February 16, 2004 the center has served well over 1200 children. First Light has regionalized our services and now also serve Wabash, Blackford and Miami county children.
Bono Legal Services- The
County Bar Association and District 6 Access to Justice, Inc. recognize
that our system of justice is founded on the principle that all persons
should be treated fairly and equally.
also recognize that not all
Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV)
ICADV is committed to the elimination of domestic violence through: providing public awareness and education; advocating for systemic and societal change; influencing public policy and allocation of resources; educating and strengthening coalition members; and promoting the availability of comprehensive services.
Indiana Coalition Against Sexual Assault (INCASA)
The Indiana Coalition Against Sexual Assault (INCASA) believes that sexual assault is a violent crime of power and domination that can be perpetrated against all persons, and that the healing of victims cannot be separated from the healing of society. INCASA is part of that society, and it recognizes that it must continually reassess its own attitudes and consciousness.
Dove has started a "Campaign for Real Beauty around the world. Once you get to the website, choose your country and then click on the "girl's only" button at the bottom of the page. They are hoping to smash beauty stereotypes for every generation through advertisements, workshops, and messages that include women of all shapes, sizes, and colors. On this website, you can learn about self-esteem, body facts, find a place to ask questions, and do interactive activities like quizzes and games.
ChooseRespect.org is an interactive website where you can learn about healthy relationships. The motto is "Respect. Give it. Get it." and the website offers ways for you to incorporate that motto into your life. Students, as well as parents, can find ways to make get involved and make the community safer for everyone. Also, before you leave the site, send an e-card to all of your friends!
RAINN stands for Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network. One the website, you can go to three main areas: Get Help, Get Info, and Get Involved. The Get Help section gives the National Sexual assault Hotline as well as an Online Hotline. You can also find a counseling center near you and learn about sexual assault. The Get Info section has statistics, tips on how to reduce your risk for assault, and can answer your questions about policy and state resources. The Get Involved section gives volunteer opportunities and a way to donate to RAINN.org.
Thatsnotcool.com is attempting to raise awareness about digital dating abuse and stop it before it gets worse. Sponsored and co-created by the Family Violence Prevention Fund, the Office on Violence Against Women and the Ad Council, the site is designed to address new and complicated problems between teens who are daBakc ting or hooking up—problems like constant and controlling texting, pressuring for nude pictures, and breaking into someone's e-mail or social networking page.
Savvy Senior- Resources for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren.
Always Best Care Senior Services- Provider of senior care needs including: Assisted Living Placement Services, Home Care Services, and Skilled Care for Seniors.
Community Partners for Child Safety- Successfully launched in the 1990's in five states and has been in Indiana since 2000. Community Partners is now available in all 92 counties. The program offers a free and voluntary, in-home visitation program. Community liaisons (case managers) assist families in developing specific family centered goals to reduce stress and help find the balance in life. Liaisons help families discover and connect with local community supports and services.
Life Stream- LifeStream Services is an award winning non-profit that offers a wide variety of quality services, products and help to people at risk of losing their independence, their families and their communities in East Central Indiana.
The Partnership at Drugfree.org- The Partnership at Drugfree.org is a nonprofit organization that helps parents prevent, intervene in and find treatment for drug and alcohol use by their children.
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