March 27, 2020

Catholic Charities agencies continue to offer various services

Criterion staff report

The response of Catholic Charities agencies in the archdiocese to the coronavirus crisis is continually evolving. The following information on available services was current as of March 24, when this week’s issue of The Criterion went to press. Check with the appropriate agency for the latest updated information.


Catholic Charities Indianapolis

Holy Family Shelter for families is open. For more information, call 317-635-7830,

Crisis Office is open only for individuals and families to receive prepared boxes of food and sack lunches. Clients must arrive at the following times and stand in line for the distribution of food: Monday, 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. For more information, call 317-236-1512.

Mental health/counseling services are offered via teleconferencing or by telephone. Please note: Medicaid is covering Telehealth counseling. For more information, call 317-236-1500.

School mental health counselors and social workers are working through principals via e-technology to support students/faculty.

While the facility of St. Elizabeth/ Coleman Pregnancy and Adoption Services is closed, the staff is working remotely and is available for adoption services that have critical timing needs. For more information, call 317-787-3412.

All senior programs and Refugee and Immigrant Services employees are working remotely and are available by phone. Staff is available for critical needs. For more information on immigration services, call 317-236-1526, and on refugee services, call 317-236-1553.


St. Elizabeth/Catholic Charities, New Albany

The three shelter programs for women and children are open. For adoption services that have critical timing needs, staff members are available. Residential client services are available for adults with developmental delays. The food pantry is limited to the staff delivering items to residential programs. School counselors are working through principals via e-technology to support students/faculty. Office staff are all working remotely and are available to be on-site when needed.

For more information, call 812-949-7305.


Catholic Charities Bloomington

Mental health/counseling services are available via Telehealth. Please note: Medicaid is covering Telehealth counseling. For more information, call 812-332-1262.

Becky’s Place shelter in Bedford for women and children is open. For more information, call 812-275-5773.


Catholic Charities Terre Haute

Terre Haute Catholic Charities Foodbank is open. So is the Bethany House shelter. At Ryves Hall, the food program is only available for carry out; there is no youth programming or congregate dining.

For more information, call 812-232-1447.


Catholic Charities Tell City

Only carry-out food is available at Table of Blessings. At Martin’s Cloak Food Pantry, boxes of food will be available at the door. This agency is working closely with United Way and the Council on Aging to ensure that all elderly residents are getting the food they need, as well as hygiene items. The agency is also working with local schools to ensure that all children are being fed as needed. It is also continuing to assist with utilities, rent and prescriptions as needed.

For more information, call 812-547-0903.


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