We understand how stressful it can be to face housing insecurity while you're trying to finish your degree. This page outlines a variety of resources if you are experiencing homelessness or needing assistance with utilities or household goods. If you need additional assistance, reach out to an advocate.
Find help with housing
Hand of Hope
Homeless Resources and Services
Location: 1033 East Washington Street Indianapolis, IN 46202
Indiana Housing and Community Development Agency (IHCDA)
Toll-free phone: 1-877-428-8844
For shelter and assistance, call 317-635-6780.
Salvation Army Ruth Lilly Women and Children's Shelter
Location: 540 N. Alabama St., Indpls., IN 46204
Shelter for Men
520 E. Market St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
Center for Women and Children
3208 E. Michigan St., Indianapolis, IN 46201
Catholic Charities Indianapolis Holy Family Shelter
Location: 907 N. Holmes Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46222
Good News Ministries
2716 E. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46201
2717 E. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46201
11 Eastern Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46201
Phone for all locations: 317-638-2862
Queen of Peace Shelter
Location: 2424 E. 10th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201
Emergency housing resources
Support for youth and young adults (18–24 years of age) who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of becoming homeless.
If you’re in need of emergency shelter, contact Indiana 2-1-1. Help is available 24/7.
Dial 211 from a landline or 866-211-9966 from a cell phone.
Indianapolis ‘Keys to Housing’ Resource Guide
A guide to Indianapolis housing resources for folks experiencing homelessness or are at risk of becoming homeless.
View the guide
Household goods and appliances
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul can assist you with finding household basics. You can call their help line at 317-687-0169 or fill out their form online. Please review their website for hours of operation and to learn more about the services they provide.
The organization also offers food pantries, a legal clinic, a health clinic, and other programs.
The Marion County Energy Assistance Program provides financial help to low-income households to maintain utility services in the winter months. Learn more online about eligibility and the application process.
Assurance Wireless provides eligible low-income customers free monthly data, unlimited texting, free monthly minutes, and a free phone. You can learn more about if you qualify on their website.
If you are searching for additional resources or need help, contact the Office of Student Advocacy and Support.
Office: Campus Center Suite 350
Referral: Have us reach out to you through our referral process by filling out the form at go.iupui.edu/refer2osas.