FINANCIAL FREEDOM INSTITUTE

Organization name: Eastern Star Church Jewel Human Services Corporation

Program Type

Financial aid & financial literacy programs
Leadership skills & college/career prep programs

Ages Served:

12-18 Years
19-25 Years

Overview

Brief Program Summary: Eastern Star Church and its JEWEL Human Services provide assistance to the low income and working poor in Indianapolis, as well as the elderly, disabled, and families with children from the city. Emergency financial and cash assistance is offered from Community Partners and other JEWEL Human Services resources. Several different nonprofit organizations and charities work with the church to coordinate assistance. Depending on what the request is for (such as rent help, medications, utility bills, or a security deposit) in some cases applicants will receive a loan from JEWEL. There may also be referrals to community partners for low income housing and other services. Working with the Gleaner’s Food Bank, JEWEL Services may offer free meals and other forms of food assistance to the needy. Another similar resource is Garden on the Go, which will offer vegetables, fruits, and similar items. This is located at Eastern Star Church and IU Health is a key partner. EBT Cards / food stamps can also be used to pay for the items at the pantry and Garden. Self-sufficiency, such as education and employment resources are available. They can help develop skills or assist in other ways, such as increasing spiritual levels. As education, employment, lifestyle, and similar growth and development are also important for stability. Job Programs are being addressed as well by JEWEL Human Services, including through the Career Connection Computer Lab. This provides free use for activities such as job searching, creating a resume, computer skill development and free computer coding workshops.
Success Metrics: N/A

Demographics

Number Served & Racial Distribution:

Total Number of Individuals Annually Served

N/A

Black or African Americans Annually Served

85%

Hispanic or Latinos Annually Served

10%

Geographic Scope:

− Central Indiana Counties: Hamilton, Marion
− Additional/Other Areas of Focus: N/A

Resources

Annual Operating Cost: N/A
Initial Start-Up Cost: $0

Contact Information

Organization Name: Eastern Star Church Jewel Human Services Corporation
Website: https://www.easternstarchurch.org/
Respondents Name: Leigh Evans
Email: levans@easternstarchurch.org

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