Unity Hospice needs volunteers.
7020 Broadway, Merrillville: Volunteer for office work and patient care, training provided. Contact Carol Massa, (219) 769-8648
United Way has a regional volunteer center where anyone can find opportunities to volunteer in the Lake and Porter County communities. Give a great gift, your time. Registration is free.
The Hobart Food Pantry needs supplies such as plastic or paper bags, nonperishable food and donations.
Items can be brought to 200 S. Hobart Road. For more information, call (219) 947-7779.
C.H.O.I.C.E.S. Natural Birth & Parenting Network
A non profit organization
Free monthly community meetings the 1st Wed. each month 7 pm
Topics/speakers pertaining to a healthy pregnancy, gentle birth & informed parenting.
Hebron Community Center
611 N. Main St.
Hebron, IN 46341
Community events, all are welcome to attend
Robin Joyce, CD (DONA)
Mothering By Nature - www.motheringbynaturecenter.com
C.H.O.I.C.E.S. Natural Birth & Parenting Network - www.Indianabirthchoices.com
Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana invites you to join our driving force. Become a volunteer and deliver food and sunshine into the lives of the homebound, elderly, ill and disabled in Hammond. You can help seniors remain independent and in their homes by delivering meals one day a week. Here’s your chance to put in two hours per week to help others. Because of the generosity of our volunteers, Meals on Wheels has delivered more than four million meals in Northwest Indiana! Won’t you help us feed those who need a hot meal and a friendly smile in the City of Hammond? For more information on how you may volunteer your time, please call Stephanie at 219.756.3663. .
Porter County Animal Shelter, 2056 Heavilin Road, Valparaiso, in need of dry or canned dog or cat food, nonscoopable cat litter, towels, blankets, unexpired medication, bleach, detergent, paper towels, Frontline Bio Spot flea treatment, Have-A-Heart traps, office supplies, rechargeable 9-volt or AA batteries, replacement milk (KMR preferred), heating pads, old beds, anything animal related will be appreciated and accepted, monetary donations welcome in any amount, 465-3550
Calling all Valpo Neighborhood and Community Groups
Behind every healthy neighborhood is a group of citizens who have stepped up to the challenge of providing leadership and organization in their area. Neighborhood and community groups are the backbone of any thriving community.
The neighborhood liaison of Valparaiso, Christine Hisick, would like to introduce herself to the established neighborhood and community groups in the city, and to begin building positive working relationships with each of them.
A neighborhood or community group can be a neighborhood watch group, a neighborhood or homeowner’s association, a community garden or even an annual block party congregation.
The city’s neighborhood liaison exists in part to serve these groups by being a communication conduit for them to the city government, administration and department heads, and by helping them to cultivate more participation and leadership in their neighborhoods.
The neighborhood liaison requests that a representative from each group contact her so that she may begin the relationship-building process, provide a means for mutual communication and offer her assistance where needed. Hisick can be reached at city hall, (219) 462-1161 x.3337 or by email at
The Portage Food Pantry is encouraging donations of bar soap, an item that clients cannot buy with food stamps.
Donations can be dropped off at the pantry, located in the back of the Portage Adult Education Center, 5391 Central Ave., from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays. They also can be taken to Portage First United Methodist Church at 2637 McCool Road any weekday from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monetary donations, made out to the Portage Township Food Pantry, can be mailed to P.O. Box 1582, Portage, IN, 46368.
The St. John Fire Department will begin hosting CPR classes the second Saturday of every month..
Classes are from 8 a.m. to noon at the St. John Public Safety building, 11033 W. 93rd Ave. They will include American Heart Association recertification, Heartsaver/AED, BLS Health Care Provider/AED and Friends & Family First Aid.
The fee is a $15 donation made payable to the St. John Volunteer Fire Department. To register for a class or for more information, call the Fire Department nonemergency number at (219) 365-6034 or e-mail
Lake County Public Library is looking for local school yearbooks. They can be dropped off at any of our branches in care of Susan Killian Genealogy Librarian at the Central Branch Library in Merrillville.
Passport services are now available in clerk-treasurer's office, 7820 Broadway.
Charges for a U.S. passport book for first-time applicants are $135 for adults and $105 for those younger than 16.
First-time applicants seeking U.S. passport cards are charged $55 if they are adults and $40 if they are younger than 16.
Applicants must bring proof of American citizenship, such as a certified birth certificate. They also are required to provide proof of identity, such as a driver's license.
Applications are available at www.travel.state.gov and at the clerk-treasurer's office.
Call (219) 769-3501 for information and to schedule an appointment.
A drop off box for used and worn U.S. flags is available in front of St. John VFW Post 717, 10400 W. 93rd Ave. Residents are welcome to bring used, worn flags to the post and deposit them for proper disposal by burning. New, 3-by-5-foot nylon U.S. flags, made in the U.S., are available for a $20 donation.
Call Americanism Chairwoman Marion Thiel at (219)365-8550.
Law Clinic offers free services: The Valparaiso University Law Clinic offers free legal services to residents who otherwise might be unable to access the legal system. Services are available by appointment Mondays through Fridays. Eligibility is based on income, case time and clinic availability. The clinic assists with tenants' rights, wills, divorce, domestic violence, child support, guardianship, visitation, debt collection defense, paternity and adoption. Only Indiana residents can receive assistance with IRS problems, tax collections and earned income tax credits. For more information or to make an appointment, call 465-7903.
The newsletter offers crime-fighting tips and gives updates on recent incidents and arrests in Hobart.
Patients Needed for Dental Cleanings
Cleanings done at Indiana University Northwest in Gary, IN, by Dental Hygiene Students
Please allow up to 3 1/2 hours per appointment. Cleanings may take multiple appointments.
Cost: $51 for cleaning $68 for cleaning with 4 x-ray films $81 for cleaning with complete set of x-ray films
Current college students receive 50% discount Seniors over 60 receive 25% discount
For appointments call (219) 980-6772
Fall hours Monday/Wednesday 8-4:30 Tuesday 1-4:30 Friday 8-11:30 Insurance claims may be filed by you to your insurance. Ask receptionist for proper codes.
Books, Brushes & Bands for Education, a Hammond-based nonprofit, is accepting gently used instruments for their youth band program. Call (219) 937-3737 for more information or to schedule a pick-up for your donation.
Certain elderly and handicapped persons in the greater Hammond
area may be eligible for limited basis transportation services.
For more information call LCEOC at 219‐882‐6159 or Dial‐A‐Ride
at 219‐932‐2530. The Town of Highland also sponsors a subsidized
taxi program for seniors and handicapped. Eligible riders can get a
half price discount (up to $5). Applications are available at Town
Hall, 3333 Ridge Road or call 219‐838‐1080 for more information.
A nutrition site is offered at the Lincoln Center weekdays from
9 am‐12:30 pm. Hot lunches are served at 11:30 am for a
$2 donation if the participant is over 60‐years of age.
Reservations must be made in advance by contacting Dorothy
at 219‐838‐0114 between 9 am‐12:30 pm.
The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donors now! Regular donations are critical to ensure that all patients have the blood they need today and throughout the summer. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org to make your appointment to give today!