The past year 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 do require everyone in the building to wear a mask to keep everyone safe. 


  • Food service

    • Southeast Community Services holds an open to the public food distribution on Monday afternoons from 3:30 - 5 p.m. and 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. 

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

  • 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.

    • 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

    • Rapid Re-Employment Response (RRR) - Get the support you need to find a job in Marion County with this free and easy-to-use online tool. RRR connects you with a recruiter and connects you to job opportunities based on your interests and skills.

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

  • Small Business Assistance

  • Evictions

  • 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


  • 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.