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Community Assistance



If you are in need of assistance please contact one of the following agencies:

DEMOTTE: Police Department: 219-987-3344

RENSSELAER: Police Department: 219-866-7602

WHEATFIELD: Jasper County Sherriff: 219-866-7344


There are several agencies in Rensselaer that may be of help. However, their funding is limited.

Township Trustees: May be able to assist with rent, utilities and telephone bills. (Funding varies from township to township)

Jasper County Community Services: Federal funding access that will help with utility bills on a very generously calculated sliding scale. (219) 866-8071

Crisis Center: If a woman is in an abusive situation, she may receive help. Men ARE NOT excluded, but are put in a local motel instead of the safe house. Some funds are set up to help victim into own apartment. 219-866-8825 OR 1-800-933-0374

Good Neighbor Food Pantry: Open Wednesdays 10 am – Noon (219) 987-3025 Located in DeMotte

Good Samaritan Food Pantry: Open Tuesdays 10 am – Noon, Thursdays 1-3 pm and the third Saturday of each month from 8-10 am. A five day supply of food is offered, but only ONCE a month. 219-866-0037 Located 130 S. Van Rensselaer St.; Rensselaer

Helping Hands Ministry Food Pantry Open Saturdays 9-11 am 219-956-3343 Located at Sorrowful Mother Catholic Church, 157 S. Grace St.; Wheatfield, IN

Wheatfield Food Pantry: Open Wednesdays 12-2 pm 219-956-3534 Located in the basement of the First Baptist Church, 58 W. High St. Enter from Concord St. WHEATFIELD RESIDENTS ONLY.