Click the pictures below for contact details and more information! Also, check all the local churches for other resources they offer.
CHEAP THINGS TO DO AS A FAMILY
United Way of Madison County
Check out the community resources guide pictured here or get many other resources from United Way itself
Read n Feed
Book and food pantry all in one. FREE food, hygiene items and book/dvd rentals for families of Fall Creek, Green and Adams Townships. Only thing they need is your address--NO OTHER REQUIREMENTS!
Every Thurs, but Thanksgiving:
5pm Markleville Town Hall
6pm Pendleton First United Methodist Church
7pm First United Methodist Church, Ingalls Pantry
Provides clothing to low income families. Youth get personal shopping appointment where they can pick out clothes/shoes at NO COST to them.
contact @ 765-778-9097 to learn more/set up appointment
PCC Community Dinner
Every Thurs, 5-7pm, Pendleton Christian Church-1170 S. Pendleton Ave. Pendleton, IN
Free Dinner that all are welcome to join. There's no catch, no sermon, no strings attached. Invite others and just come and eat!
Anderson Impact Center
Through education, job readiness and small business development, they are empowering our fellow community members to create a healthier, happier future for themselves and their neighbors.
Charlie's Fund for Children
Established to help chilren. Funds may be used to address various needs, including, but not limited to: Tutoring, Counseling, Food, Clothing, Medical and Activities/Outings.
Click on the picture to fill out an application.
Bible-based discipleship program specifically designed to help people from all walks of life who struggle with stubborn habits. Here you’ll find a caring, non-judgmental environment that will give you the support and accountability that can help you achieve true freedom in your life.
Located on SR 67, past Huntsville Rd.
Individual counseling, day/weekend retreats, small groups from two Christian women who simply want to give the "gift of mattering" to all who enter their doors.
They long to heal the wounded through listening, art, love, prayer and community.
Sign up for emails supporting the institution of family and the biblical principles it's built on-- loads on parenting, marriage, faith, culture, etc.
South Madison Food Pantry
Every Saturday 10am-12pm, 301 N. Alfonte St. Ingalls, IN
ands out free food and clothing. You must reside in Adams, Fall Creek or Green Townships to receive food (if emergency, can call anytime to make appointment)
This office also provides assistance to Green Township residents ONLY with utility help, shelter assistance, etc.
for more info, contact office @ 765-606-7780
Common Sense Media
Rates entertainment based on age-appropriateness. Helps parents know what is in the movies, TV, video games and books their kids are into.
Safe, loving homes are provided where parents may voluntarily have their children cared for while they seek to restore stability in their lives.
To learn more contact Emma Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org
As well as their well known men's housing facilities, they also offer community/family dining and assistance.
Non profit that provides crisis intervention, nutrition and wellness, clothing and household, pharmaceutical, emergency, and financial assistance.
You have a need? They want to help fill it and get you back on your feet.
Describes addiction, related issues, tools and helps you find treatment centers near you.
Managing Finances After Emergencies
Medical emergencies are inherently difficult for families, but the financial problems that often accompany them only worsen the hardship and stress – often for many years. The statistics are shocking – in
2018, 62% of Americans don’t have enough saved to cover an unexpected $1000 medical expense. This is a great, accessible guide covering general preparations, specific scenarios and more.
Focus on the Family
Posts on everything from marriage, parenting, to life challenges and how to talk to your kids about sex. Tons of Christ-focused resources.
Provides transitional housing and education programs in a supportive, nurturing, Christ-centered environment that invites growth towards spiritual and emotional wholeness.
Family Dinner Project
A resource for planning relaxed family dinners with food, fun, and conversation.
Seeks to restore those affected by crime and incarceration by introducing prisoners, victims, and their families to a new hope available through Jesus Christ. They offer programs in and out of prison, blogs for families with a member in prison, and sponsored summer camp for youth with a parent incarcerated
Understanding a Veteran with PTSD
Servicemen and women oftentimes face unique challenges when leaving active duty and readjusting to civilian life. However, sometimes soldiers also return home with challenges related to their mental wellbeing as a result of what they’ve witnessed while on active duty. And one of the most common mental challenges is post-traumatic stress disorder (commonly known as PTSD).
MTC Family Fun Nights
Free dinner and entertainment to any family in the community. Usually the last Thursday of every month. Check "events" tab for details.
Madison County Visitor's Bureau
Click for a schedule of local events for Madison County
Pendleton Community Library
So many free events and resources for adults and kids that live in Pendleton.
free art classes, yoga, video game classes, book clubs, etc. Also, online resources like Hoopla (like netflix), Rosetta Stone, Ancestry.com and more.
Check the website and calendar of events weekly.
Anderson Public Library
free events, classes, etc. for residents of Anderson
Feeling down? Bored? Help someone else and I promise you'll find joy. Simply put in your interests and Volunteer Match will find you local organizations that fit you.
Free things to Do
A list of free things to do with your familiy
Allows you to search for music, art, food and sports activities and events. Search by type, date, venue, etc. Even a free option!
It doesn't matter where, but it is important to get filled up spiritually and to find a place that feels like home.
*ask staff if you are curious. We have attended or are connected with all of these churches
**if you can't make it to service, most of these websites have sermons online
Bright Point Ministries
Service Sundays at 10
Service Sundays at 10am
Pastor Jay Harvey holds services Sundays at 11am, family style.
Located at 641 S. Main St. Anderson at the Christian Center Chapel
Fall Creek Christian Church
Traditional Service Sundays at 9:30,
Contemporary Service at 11
First United Methodist Church
Service Sundays at 9:45 (Pendleton campus), 10:30 (Ingalls campus)
4 campuses to choose from. Services Sundays (@ 96th st. campus) at 9am, 10:30am and 12pm.
11 services at 3 locations each weekend: Carmel, Castleton and Fishers. Check the website for times!
Living Water Church
Service Sundays at 10am
Services Sundays 9 & 11am
Ovid Community Church
Service Sundays at 10:30
Pendleton Christian Church
Services Sundays at 9:45 and 11:30
Pendleton Community Church of God
Service Sundays at 10:15am
Iglesia de Dios de Emmanual Saturdays at 2pm
Solid Rock Baptist Church
Service Sundays at 11
Bus ministry which picks up youth for Sunday School/church
Call Jim Wilder @ 765-609-1731 if interested!
RESOURCES For YOU
Blogs about sex, lust, porn, etc. An authentic, Christian talk that goes into depth about how God's boundaries are made to keep us from harm, not happiness. Also, has online support groups for porn addiction.
For those days when you need to see cats doing silly things.
Communion With God
If you want to truly discover God and the power He has given you as believers, CHECK THIS OUT! Prophetic words, TRULY healing prayers, dream interpretation, understanding of heart language, how to journal and hear from God, and on and on. Sign up for the emails with free videos!
I Am Second
Website of videos/testimonies of celebrities/individuals that have endured many struggles and came out on the other side with Christ.
WARNING: parents please preview content. Some testimonies cover intense topics
The Bible Project
Short, animated videos that walk through the Bible book by book. Super helpful for quick overviews and understanding how it fits in big picture.
Dove Self Esteem Project
Everything on this website is designed to help girls overcome beauty-related anxieties that stop them from being happy and confident enough to reach their full, amazing potential.
Awesome articles based on your biggest questions: God's existence, sexuality, life's questions, etc. REAL TALK!
Anonymously chat for free with a soul medic for any struggle you're in, any time! Also, lots of videos and support for issues like abuse, self-harm, pornography, eating disorders, etc.
Fun website that motivates us to get involved! They advertise different, meaningful campaigns that anyone can help with or contribute to.
Funny, cute, inspirational, music; all kinds of videos that bring joy
Info for any and all things that affect teenagers.
From healthy eating, to sexual health info, to ways to cope with stress and facts on drug and alcohol use; this website has it all.
Primarily a radio station (101.7fm), but so much more. Listen to the station on your computer, read Christian news, get encouraging scripture & testimonies, see concerts near you, etc
Do you have a question about God, Jesus, the Bible, or theology?
Do you need help understanding a Bible verse or passage?
Are there any spiritual issues in your life for which you need advice or counsel?
Guide to mental health and well-being. Has tons of strategies and coping techniques and connections to other resources.
To Write Love on Her Arms
Presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery
Good News Network
Only positive and encouraging news stories. There is still good in the world- "Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise." Philippians 4:8
Amy Poehler's Smart Girls
“CHANGE THE WORLD BY BEING YOURSELF.” – AMY POEHLER
Sharing support with the teen girls who are ready to move against the crowd. Funny, focused, and powerful, Smart Girls seeks to help future women channel their intelligence, imagination, and curiosity into a drive to be their weird and wonderful selves.