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"Helping Homeless Families
Help Themselves"

 

Holy Family Shelter, a program of Catholic Charities Indianapolis, opened in 1984 as the first emergency shelter specifically for homeless families in Indianapolis. Our shelter has the capacity to house up to 22 homeless families every night. Depending on family size, there is an average of 55-85 individuals living at the shelter daily. We work diligently to provide food, shelter, basic material needs and a safe place for homeless families to begin the process of working towards permanent housing and self-sufficiency. Our case managers provide comprehensive integrated social services to assist families in setting goals & priorities, obtaining life skills, and accessing employment & housing. Holy Family Shelter annually serves 300 homeless families which include more than 600 homeless children.

 

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

We are still striving to practice the safest manner of social distancing due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We have opened up shelter space at a limited capacity and are still continuing to provide services to families who have been diverted to extended stay hotels and other safe alternative housing. We are continuing to support our families both offsite and onsite with supplies, direct financial assistance, and case management. Please help us during this incredibly challenging time for our homeless families and staff. Your financial support is the most pressing need we have right now.

Secure online donations can be made by going to the Donate Online or Give Now links on this webpage, or checks can be made payable to Holy Family Shelter and mailed directly to the shelter (907 N. Holmes Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46222-3714). All contributions are deductible to the extent allowed by law.
  

November's Most Needed Items:

Baby Items (body wash, lotion)

Diapers (most needed: size 6 and Girls/Boys Pull-ups 4T-5T)

Tissue boxes

Breakfast and lunch items (Frozen breakfast items, cereal, chips, deli meat, canned soup)

Hygiene Items (Men’s deodorant & body wash/ Ethnic Hair conditioner)

Household supplies (trash bags, dish soap, paper towels, laundry detergent, dish soap)

New Underwear (all sizes and genders)

Gift Cards (Walmart, Kroger, Goodwill, gas cards)

Disinfectant cleaning supplies (wipes and sprays)

Children’s Clothing: Sizes 3T-16

Winter Jackets (sizes 5T and smaller/Men’s L-XL/Women’s L-XL)

Adult Pajamas

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Secure online donations can be made by going to the GIVE NOW link, or checks can be made payable to Holy Family Shelter and mailed directly to the shelter (907 N. Holmes Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46222-3714). All contributions are deductible to the extent allowed by law.
 

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Contact Information

Holy Family Shelter
907 N. Holmes Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46222
Telephone 317-635-7830
Fax 317-635-8870

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