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Jefferson County, Indiana
Community Resources

Our community is blessed to have many resources to build resiliency and to overcome the impact of ACEs. Listed below are resources for you to consider if you or a loved one needs help or support.

Many resources can also be found by contacting the Indiana 211.

Just dial 211 or click here.

If you have an emergency, dial 911.

Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Resources
Suicide and Crisis Lifeline - Dial 988
Crisis Text Line - Text IN to 7411741

Centerstone - Comprehensive mental health and substance use disorder services

3008 North Bevcher Drive

Madison, IN  47250

(800) 344 - 8802

A full range of mental health and substance use disorder services to help you get through the tough times and live your best life.

1405 Bear Street

Madison, IN  47250

(812)  265 - 4513


LifeSpring is a provider of mental health and primary care services in southern Indiana.  LifeSpring provides a comprehensive array of mental health and primary care services: education, prevention, information, assessment, intervention, and treatment.

Veterans Affairs - Mental health resources, information, treatment, etc. for veterans, veteran supporters, and the general public Veterans Affairs Mental Health Clinic

1911 Highway 227

Carrollton, KY  41008

(502) 287 - 6060

VA has a variety of mental health resources, information, treatment options, and more — all accessible to Veterans, Veterans’ supporters, and the general public.

Domestic Violence Resources

Domestic Violence
National Domestic Violence Hotline - (800) 799 - 7233 (SAFE)

Safe Passage, Inc. - Domestic and sexual violence recovery services, resources, and shelter

24/7 Toll-Free Helpline:  (877) 733 - 1990 

Providing Help, Healing & Hope to build a community free of domestic and sexual violence with a local office in Madison. 

24/7 Helpline:  1 (812) 932 - SAFE (7233)


Providing services for all survivors of sexual  violence, including healing support, advocacy, and education and awareness. The mission of Safe Place is to provide help, healing and hope to survivors of sexual violence through intervention and advocacy services. A program of Safe Passage, Inc.

Disarm Domestic Violence Indiana - Online information source on seeing an order of protection
This website provides information on the types of order of protection available in Indiana and how to seek an order of protection. 


Youth in Need of Services

Youth in Need of Services

Children's Advocacy Center of Southeastern, IN - Facilitate forensic interviews of referred child abuse victims.

Indiana Child Abuse Hotline:  (800) 800 - 5556

The Children’s Advocacy Center of Southeastern Indiana is a child-friendly nonprofit corporation created to minimize the trauma suffered by victims of child abuse.Children who are believed to witness a crime, be a victim of assault or abuse, or who are sexually abused come to a Child Advocacy Center (CAC). They arrive by referral from law enforcement, a prosecutor’s office, or a Department of Child Services caseworker.

Ireland Home Based Services - Behavioral services and programs for children and families

112 North Main Street, Suite 2

Versailles, IN 47042

(877) 403 - 0380

Ireland Home Based Services provides comprehensive home and community based services to families and children in 40 counties in Southern Indiana. Services are scheduled Monday - Friday, from 8am - 5pm, however 24-hour crisis and emergency services are also available as needed. IHBS provides crucial services to children, families, and persons with developmental disabilities.

Jefferson County Youth Shelter - 24-hour emergency shelter for youth ages 10 to 18

212 East Street

Madison, IN  47250

(812) 265 - 3777


Jefferson County Youth Shelter provides 24-hour emergency care for youths, aged 10 to 18 years, within a residential home of 10 beds, for both males and females, referred primarily through the Indiana Department of Child Services and County Juvenile Probation Departments. 

Southeastern Indiana Voices for Children  - Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) & Guardian ad Litem program

319 West Second Street

Madison, IN  47250

(812) 274 - 0877


Southeastern Indinana Voices for Children serves local abused and neglected children through the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)/Guardian ad Litem (GAL) volunteer program. These volunteers are recruited and trained to advocate for the best interest of children both inside and outside of the courtroom. They work with attorneys, mental health professionals, and service providers to meet the needs of these children and help them find safe, permanent homes. 

Youth Villages  - Emotional, mental, and behavioral health programs for youth, including those in foster care

130 Demaree Drive

Madison, IN  47250

(812) 265 - 1770


Youth Villages works with children and youth who have serious emotional, mental, and behavioral disorders, or have been the victim of physical, sexual, or substance abuse, or have had suicidal ideation or attempts. They serve children from birth to age 22, but the majority are between the ages of 12 and 17. Services include: Residenttial Treatment, Intensive In-Home Treatment, Transition Assistance Out of Foster Care, Foster Care & Adoption, and Specialized Crisis Services and Support.

Financial Assistance Programs

Financial Assistance Programs

493 West Hutchinson Lane

Madison, IN  47250

(800) 403 - 0864


Two common programs provided by the FSSA are Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) is a program that provides cash assistance and services to assist families with children under age 18. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), previously known as "food stamps," provides food assistance to low-income individuals. Other services include support for childcare, mental health services, and health coverage.

421 Walnut Street

Madison, IN  47250

(812) 265 - 5858


Ohio Valley Opportunities, Inc. (OVO) is a Community Action Agency. It has innovative programs to meet the needs of the elderly, disabled, and families with children and low-income individuals in our community. Programs include energy assistance, energy education, Head Start, La Casa Amiga, Section 8 housing, and weatherization. ​

Township trustees are charged to assist low-income residents with basic needs. Residents must apply for assistance and show that they are unable to provide those needs through personal effort.

Youth Development Agencies

Youth Development Agencies

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Southeast Indiana - Mentoring program for children

411 West Main Street

Madison, IN  47250

(812) 273 - 0797


A one-to-one mentoring program to support the critical social and emotional development of children to help build resilience and promote mental health and well-being.

5625 East State Road 46

Bloomington, IN  47401

(812) 336 - 3809


The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) provides a youth program of character development and values-based leadership training. BSA programs are divided by age and activity: Cub Scouting is for boys and girls in kindergarten through 5th grade, Scouts BSA is open to young men and young women in grades 6 through 12, and co-ed Venturing and Sea Scouting are available for young men and young women age 14 through 20. The BSA also offers career-oriented co-ed Exploring programs to youth age 10 through 20. 

Girls Inc. of Jefferson County - Youth development & after-school program

109 West Third Street

Madison, IN  47250

(812) 265 - 5863


The Girls Inc. experience consists of people, an environment, and programming that, together, empower girls to succeed. Trained staff and volunteers build lasting, mentoring relationships in girls-only spaces that are physically and emotionally safe and where girls find a sisterhood of support with shared drive, mutual respect, and high expectations. 

Girls Scouts USA - Kentuckiana - Youth development program

2115 Lexington Road

Louisville, KY  40206

(888) 771 - 5170


Girl Scouts prepares girls to empower themselves by promoting compassion, courage, confidence, character, leadership, entrepreneurship, and active citizenship.  Girl Scout membership is organized according to grade, with activities designed for each level, such as camping, community service, learning first aid, and earning badges by acquiring practical skills.

Jefferson County 4-H - Youth development program

Jefferson County Extension Office

3767 West State Road 256

Madison, IN   47250

(812) 265 - 8919


4-H provides kids with community, mentors, and learning opportunities to develop the skills they need to create positive change in their lives and communities. There are two levels of 4-H. Mini 4-H Age Requirements: K, 1st, and 2nd grade. 4-H Age Requirements are 3rd through 12th grade. 

Boys and Girls Club of Jefferson County - Youth development & after-school program

1551 M.S.H. Northgate Road

Madison, IN  47250

(812) 265 - 5811


The Boys & Girls Club provides programs and services that promote and enhance the development of children. Their mission is to enable all young people, especially those most in need, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. They provide a safe place to learn and grow, where children can develop ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals, and participate in life-enhancing programs and character development experiences.​

Food Resources / Pantries

Food Resources / Pantries

100 East Second Street, Suite H

Madison, IN  47250

(812) 274 - 0349

Food Pantry Hours: 

Tuesdays, 5 - 7pm                          

Fridays, 9 - 11am


The Jefferson County House of Hope is a food pantry sponsored and supported by seventeen churches of Jefferson County, Indiana. The pantry is open to the public twice weekly.

Jefferson County National Guard Armory

1533 Clifty Drive

Madison, IN  47250

Food Pantry Hours: 

2nd Monday of the month, 11am - 1pm

151 West Main Street
Hanover, IN  47243

(812) 866 - 3073

Food Pantry Hours:  

1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month, 9 - 11am


The Hanover Baptist Church Food Pantry is open to Jefferson County, Indiana residents only, and is located behind the main church campus.

220 East Lagrange Road

Hanover, IN  47243

(812) 866 - 3101

Food Pantry Hours: 

2nd & 4th Friday of the month, 9 - 11am


The Hanover United Methodist Church Food Pantry serves the residents of Hanover, Deputy, Chelsea, and Lexington Indiana.

1400 East State Road 62

Madison, IN  47250
(812) 273 - 1601

Food Pantry Hours: 

Last Saturday of the month

8 - 10am

1429 Clifty Drive

Madison, IN  47250

(812) 273 - 3525

Food Pantry Hours: 

1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month, 4 - 5pm

331 East Main Street

Madison, IN  47250

(812) 265 - 2157

Meal Service Hours: 

Monday - Friday

Breakfast:  9 - 10am
Lunch:  12 - 1pm

The Lord's Kitchen serves as the only regular feeding program in Jefferson County, Indiana providing free and healthy meals. 

Employment and Educational Resources

Employment and Educational Resources

Office of Admissions

517 Ball Drive

Hanover, IN  47243

(800) 213 - 2178


Hanover College is a private, liberal arts institution where brains and beauty truly intersect. They offer a rigorous, interdisciplinary academic program with 34 majors that attracts the best and the brightest from across the region and beyond. Financial aid is available.

590 Ivy Tech Drive

Madison, IN  47250

(888) IVY - LINE (888 - 489 - 5463)


Ivy Tech is a state-supported community college that provides short-term career training, one-year technical certificates and two-year associate degrees, some of which are designed to lead to a four-year degree. Additionally, Ivy Tech provides career counseling and employment assistance.

River Valley Resources - Education and employment assistance programs

101 East Second Street

Madison, IN  47250

(812) 273 - 9270


River Valley Resources (RVR) provides a variety of educational and employment assistance programs, including adult education, Rural Works (an employment program for the unemployed or under-employed), WorkOne, and Young Adult Services (education and employment services for youth ages 16-24).  RVR operates of The Clearinghouse, a multi-tenant facility where workforce development entities and agencies providing short-term assistance live and work under one roof. 

Health Care

Health Care

Jefferson County Health Department - Free/low cost immunizations and testing

715 Green Road

Madison, IN  47250

(812) 273 - 1942


The Jefferson County Health Department provides basic level health care needs such as blood pressure measurements, blood sugar testing, and STI testing for free. It also provides immunizations for children and adults immunizations.  Immunizations are free to clients who are uninsured or under-insured. 

331 East Main Street

Madison, IN  47250

(812) 265 - 2157


The Madison Salvation Army provides a free dental clinic to those persons who do not have dental insurance and qualify. Appointments for the dental clinic can be made by applying online. 

Support Groups

Support Groups

Grief Support Groups - Support for residents dealing with a past or current loss of a loved one

Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre
(812) 265 - 5577


Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre sponsors three support groups for residents dealing with a past or current loss of a loved one: Child Grief Support - available for personal and small group appointments; Compassionate Friends - group meetings to support those dealing with the loss of a young or adult child; Group Support Series - group meetings to support anyone dealing with the loss of a loved one. Meeting times vary per program, and are held at North Madison Christian Church.

PFLAG of Hanover & Madison - Support for LGBTQ+ residents 

(812) 624 - 5244


PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer persons, their families and friends, and allies. The organization provides an opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation, gender identity, and healthy and respectful human diversity. PFLAG chapters provide: support to cope with an adverse society, including group meetings for LGBTQ+ youth; education about LGBTQ+ issues to the public; and advocacy to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights.

This is a listing of support groups that meet in Jefferson County as well as information to connect to virtual meetings. It is updated periodically.

Recovery Communities

Recovery Communities

Choices Emergency Response Team (CERT) - Substance use recovery support

(317) 205 - 8302


The Choices Emergency Response Team (CERT) responds 24/7 with one-on-one recovery support to individuals and families struggling with substance use.

(812) 274 - 2907
Jefferson County Transitional Services has three homes in Jefferson County, including two Ruth Haven homes in Madison and Hannah's Harbor in Hanover. This is a residential program for women in recovery from alcohol and/or substance abuse which houses women as they transition back into society. Residents will learn responsibility for maintaining personal sobriety and the necessary living skills which enable them to become increasingly independent. 

(812) 493 - 9255


Jefferson House/Lum Hall are homes for adult men in recovery from substance addiction.

Parenting Support

Parenting Support

Building Blocks - Child Care Resource and Referral agency for Southern Indiana

414 SE 4th St., Suite 214
Evansville, IN 47713
(812) 423-4008
Building Blocks can help families find information about the different types of child care available locally. Agencies focus on meeting your specific needs. Additionally, they can share characteristics of a quality child care program and connect families to community resources.

Centerstone Healthy Start - Prenatal and family education services

(765) 983 - 8101


Centerstone Healthy Start offers services designed specifically for pregnant women, their partners, families with infants, and anyone thinking about getting pregnant. These services are delivered with the goal of strengthening families physically, mentally, and emotionally. Potential clients must submit a referral and meet the following criteria: Reside in Fayette, Henry, Jackson, Jefferson, Rush, Scott, Union, or Wayne Counties in Indiana; are pregnant or trying to conceive OR have a child younger than 18 months.

Jefferson County W.I.C - Supplemental nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children

200 Spruce Lane

Hanover, IN  47243

(812) 273 - 3942


The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children - better known as the WIC Program - serves to safeguard the health of low-income pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating including breastfeeding promotion and support, and referrals to health care. 

Norton King's Daughters' Health - Prenatal and family education services

One Bethany Drive/1373 East State Road 62

Madison, IN  47250

(812) 801 - 0990


To assist expectant mothers, King's Daughters' Health offers a variety of prenatal and family education classes. KDH also provides a lactation consultant for moms who have questions or need assistance with breastfeeding. Social services assist moms who may need additional resources before and after delivery.

Life Choices Clinic - Prenatal and family education services

220 Clifty Drive

Madison, IN  47250

(812) 273 - 0400
24/7 Helpline:  (800) 712 - 4357


The Life Choices Clinic provides free pregnancy testing, consultations, and sexual health education.

New Hope Services Inc. - Prenatal and family education services, Healthy Families Indiana program

Gardner Place
279 N. Gardner Street
Scottsburg, IN 47176
(812) 752-4892
Healthy Families is a home-based service designed to support families in preparing for and adjusting to a new
baby. Services are free, voluntary and confidential. The Scottsburg office also serves Jefferson County.

Nurse-Family Partnership - Prenatal and family education services

1329 Apple Lane

Clarksville, IN  47129

(812) 283 - 7900


The Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) serves low-income, first-time mothers. Beginning during pregnancy and until the child turns two, nurses visit moms at home to educate them on parenting, share resources, and perform health checks. 

Batesville Area Resource Center
920 County Line Rd., Suite C
Batesville, IN 47006

(812) 932-1026

OCOF strives to continually improve services and systems in Southeastern Indiana, including Jefferson County and beyond in order to improve social and emotional outcomes for children and families. This is accomplished through a variety of programs, including Parent Cafe's and a program called Safety Pin, that helps those who just had a baby (under the age of 1) or are pregnant.

Cultural Support

Cultural Support

La Casa Amiga - Support and resources for Spanish speaking residents

419 East Street

Madison, IN  47250

(812) 273 - 2394


La Casa Amiga is a cultural hub for Jefferson County to help Spanish speaking residents gain access to the services they need and become active participants of the community. La Casa Amiga functions as a cultural hub for Jefferson County, providing necessary services for the Spanish-speaking residents of the county.  All are welcome at La Casa Amiga to use the following resources:  English as a Second Language classes, computer classes, tutoring & education, bilingual library & story hour, translation & interpretation, ID cards, medical assistance, legal assistance, housing assistance, childcare, nutritional counseling, substance abuse counseling.

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