Local Community Resources
Dove Recovery House is the largest recovery housing program for women in Marion and Dubois counties and is certified as a Level IV Recovery Residence through Indiana Alliance for Recovery Residences.
The mission of the Indiana Department of Health is to promote, protect, and improve the health and safety of all Hoosiers.
The mission of Indiana Household Hazardous Waste Task Force Task Force is to seek and develop opportunities to protect Indiana’s environment and human health through environmentally and economically sound management of universal and EPA exempt hazardous wastes. They promote cooperative efforts among public and private entities emphasizing a regional approach to education, and the proper handling and disposal of environmentally harmful materials.
Indiana Medicaid: Hoosier Healthwise is a health care program for children up to age 19 and pregnant individuals. The program covers medical care such as doctor visits, prescription medicine, mental health care, dental care, hospitalizations, and surgeries at little or no cost to the member or the member's family.
Safe Kids Indianapolis is led by Marion County Public Health Department, which provides dedicated and caring staff, operation support, and other resources to assist in achieving a common goal: keeping your kids safe. Based on the needs of the community, this coalition implements evidence-based programs, such as car-seat checkups, safety workshops and sports clinics, that help parents and caregivers prevent childhood injuries.
National Community Resources
America's Poison Centers represents 55 poison centers across the country. Through the national Poison Help hotline (800-222-1222) and website, PoisonHelp.org, expert medical advice is available 24/7/365, at no cost. They also maintain the National Poison Data SystemTM, the nation’s only near real-time poisoning surveillance system, integrating the latest data from the Poison Centers.
Animal Poison Control | (888) 426-4435 | ASPCA is your best resource for any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you think your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, call (888) 426-4435. A consultation fee may apply.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the nation’s leading science-based, data-driven, service organization that protects the public’s health. For more than 70 years, they’ve put science into action to help children stay healthy so they can grow and learn; to help families, businesses, and communities fight disease and stay strong; and to protect the public’s health.
The Children's Safety Network works with state and jurisdiction Maternal & Child Health and Injury & Violence prevention programs to create an environment in which all infants, children, and youth are safe and healthy. Their goal is to equip states and jurisdictions to strengthen their capacity, utilize data, and implement effective strategies to make reductions in injury-related deaths, hospitalizations, and emergency department visits.
DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day reflects DEA’s commitment to Americans’ safety and health, encouraging the public to remove unneeded medications from their homes as a measure of preventing medication misuse and opioid addiction from ever starting.
The Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) provides equitable health care to the nation’s highest-need communities. Their programs support people with low incomes, people living with HIV, pregnant people, children, parents, rural communities, transplant patients, and the health workforce.
Pet Poison Helpline® is a 24-hour animal poison control service available throughout the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean for pet owners and veterinary professionals who require assistance with treating a potentially poisoned pet.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation and to improve the lives of individuals living with mental and substance use disorders, and their families.