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The past few weeks of unprecedented change related to the spread of COVID-19 has changed the landscape of our communities as schools and businesses have closed to help slow the virus. At Southeast Community Services (SECS), the health and safety of both our staff and our clients is important to us as we work together to provide critical resources to our neighbors who have been affected by these closures. SECS is still here for you, but we have implemented some changes in the way we interact with neighbors as we work to keep everyone safe. 















  • Food service

    • Southeast Community Services holds an open to the public food distribution on Friday afternoons from 1 - 3 p.m. at 924 Shelby Street. This is a no contact food distribution - drive up in your vehicle and please enter through the Hosbrook Street entrance. 

    • IPS Public Schools will be distributing lunches for children 18 or younger (you do NOT have to be an IPS student to receive these lunches) Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at multiple locations around the city. The distribution site closest to Southeast Community Services is IPS 34 (1410 Wade Street).

    • Indy Parks will be continuing their free After School Meal Program for youth aged 18 or younger. This program takes place in the evening from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., and the closest site for our neighbors is located at Christian Park.

    • SNAP Reimbursement: Expensify is soliciting donations to help offset $50 in groceries for families who use SNAP benefits. Families can file a reimbursement here

    • Community Compass App - this app is available for both iPhone and Android phones and helps identify food resources in the area.

  • Utilities

  • Unemployment

    • Helpful Unemployment Filing Tips:

      • For those filing for traditional unemployment insurance: ​

        • It typically takes up to 21 days for first-time claims to to be paid, even if there are no issues on the claim. 

        • Check your Uplink Homepage to see if there are any issues. If there are, a DWD Claims Investigator has already been assigned and notified to analyze the claim so there is no need to call the hotline.

        • The best days to apply are Tuesday-Saturday. The majority of individuals tend to apply on Sunday/Monday, which makes the Uplink program run slower.

      • For those filing for PUA:

        • File for traditional unemployment here. ​

        • Confirm that you've been denied traditional UI.

        • Apply for PUA - additional information here

        • Get approved to receive benefits through PUA. 

        • Start receiving UI benefits and the $600 weekly payment available through the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program. 

        • File your claim voucher each week to continue receiving UI benefits. 

      • Check out the FAQS for this program here

    • Mayor Joe Hogsett's Office, in partnership with EmployIndy, will be offering free financial counseling through Pete the Planner. Individuals interested in this service can get started by emailing  

    • A wide variety of virtual job seeker resources are available here

    • Individuals currently receiving unemployment insurance, and who have recently received letters requiring them to attend a Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment (RESEA) orientation workshop at WorkOne Indy are exempt for the next four weeks or through the week of April 17th. 

  • Assistance with unemployment insurance through the Indiana Department of Workforce Development can be found here. ​

  • Small Business Assistance

  • Evictions

    • All evictions for rental properties have been halted until July 1st. 

  • Stimulus/Economic Impact Payment (EIPs)

  • Immigrant Welcome Center​​

    • Contact the Immigrant Care Hotline if you've been affected by COVID-19: 1-866-711-1342​

  • Be Well Indiana Managing mental health is essential for the well-being​ of Hoosiers across our state and communities around the world.

  • Request a free face mask from the City of Indianapolis here

  • Indiana Legal Services has also compiled a comprehensive list of resources


  • Our volunteer needs are currently evolving as we continue to evaluate how best to assist our communities manage this crisis. We expect our volunteer needs to increase in the near future. Sign up to volunteer here. 


  • The Central Indiana COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund created by the United Way of Central Indiana and other community partners is a wonderful resource for those affected economically by COVID-19. Southeast Community Services is in close communication with our partners at United Way to learn the details of how this support will be distributed to our community in the coming weeks. If you would like to donate to this fund to help Indianapolis' most vulnerable populations, text HELP to 91999. Donations can also be made directly through the website

  • SECS is also working to mobilize resources to provide our neighbors with food resources, rent payments, and utilities assistance as many in our communities find themselves out of work during this time. Donations to support these efforts can be made online. We thank you for your support. 


TEL: 317-236-7400 | FAX: 317-236-7415


Mon - Fri: 8am - 5pm

Appointments can be held outside these hours


Southeast Community Services was formed as a community center in 1972. We have dedicated the past 46 years to addressing the diverse needs of our neighbors. 


- HSE/GED Classes

- Financial Coaching

- Employment Coaching 

- Income Support Coaching

- English Language Classes 

- Education Coaching 

- Basic Computer Classes


901 Shelby Street
Indianapolis, IN 46203

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