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 have implemented some changes in the way we interact with neighbors as we work to keep everyone safe. 


  • Effectively immediately, SECS will no longer be accepting walk-ins or in-person meetings. Instead, all appointments will be conducted via phone. Our coaches are reaching out to all of their clients to notify them of this change and get phone appointments scheduled. If you are new to SECS, please call us on our main line     (317) 236-7400 to be connected with a coach and learn about the resources we are able to provide. 

  • The SECS Public Computer Lab is also closed until further notice. 


  • 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. 

    • 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.

    • 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. 

    • 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

  • 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

  • COVID Vaccines - COVID vaccines are now available for Hoosiers 50-years-old and over. Details here


  • 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.