The City of Indianapolis has awarded $2.7 million in CARES Act funding to seven organizations assisting people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
The Emergency Services grants will align with a number of initiatives the city has invested in to help vulnerable people during the pandemic. These include the increase and operation of emergency shelters, added hotel rooms for individuals and families at risk of homelessness and essential services like child care and substance abuse treatment.
“As we rebuild our city from the damage caused by COVID-19, these Emergency Services Grant recipients will help our most vulnerable neighbors,” said Mayor Joe Hogsett in an email statement. “Indianapolis is lucky to have a dedicated coalition of service providers who assist with shelter, food, healthcare, and other resources to help our residents experiencing homelessness.”
The organizations that will receive funding are ASPIRE Indiana Health, Coburn Place Safe Haven, Horizon House, HVAF of Indiana Inc., Stopover, Inc., Dayspring Center, and Family Promise of Greater Indianapolis.