Resources for Residents Affected by COVID-19 Shutdown

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As we continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation, please know that our top priority has been to take every precaution to ensure the safety of our residents and staff and will continue doing so during this trying uncertain time. Our goal has always been to provide our community with the best customer service possible and we appreciate your patience as we continue to monitor this developing situation.

If at any point you need assistance, please call the office at (260) 485-3475 or email We will do everything we possibly can to help you in any way we can during this time.

We have compiled a list of area resources to help with rent, utilities, and food. If you have a more specific need and would like assistance finding those resources, we are available to assist.

Did you know that there are special rules with unemployment for job loss due to the COVID-19 virus?

Indiana unemployment benefits are available to any individual who is unemployed through no fault of his/her own. If an employer must lay off employees due to the loss of production caused by the coronavirus, individuals may be eligible for unemployment benefits if they meet the monetary criteria and the weekly eligibility criteria. Employees must stay in contact with their employer and be available to work when called back.

United Way has a COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund

United Way’s COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund can help with rent, bills, and food. Call 1-866-211-9966 and provide your zip code to receive a list of agencies that will provide assistance.

Do you need help with food?

Here is a list of a few area food pantries. For a complete list of area food banks, please visit

Grace Point Church of the Nazarene Food Pantry (260) 485-2110
St. Alban’s Episcopal Church Food Bank (260) 485-8022
Beacon Heights Church of the Brethren (260) 482-8595
Salvation Army (260) 744-2311

Rental Assistance:

St. Joseph Township Trustees (260) 485-5993

Due to COVID-19, the trustee is not allowing walk-ins at this time. They ask that you please call for an appointment.

The application is available online.

Energy Assistance Program

If you need help with your Winter heating Brightpoint (260) 423-3546.

The application is available to download online.

Pet Assistance

If you need assistance with food for your pet, please contact the Fort Wayne Pet Food Pantry at (260) 478-4851.

Pet food is distributed on the first and third Saturday of each month from 10:00 am to noon at 2502 Church Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46809. Guidelines are on the website.

We know that the COVID-19 shutdowns are hurting a lot of us and we hope this list of resources will help take the stress off of you while we continue under these difficult circumstances.

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