Access is a county-wide transportation system that offers curb to curb service to all. Riders must call 24 hours ahead to specifically schedule his/her ride. Van scheduling is five days per week and costs $5.00 one way per rider in County and $7.50 one way out of County. Young children must be accompanied by a designated adult. Persons over age 60 travel free.
The Brown County Guardian Ad Litem Program is a program of the Brown County Circuit Court, which uses trained volunteers to serve as court appointed special advocates who are committed to representing the best interests of children who are at risk of abuse or neglect.
GAL volunteers make recommendations regarding appropriate protective and rehabilitative services to ensure a safe and permanent home for every child adjudicated to be a Child In Need of Services, and/or children involved in other litigation who need an advocate.
Habitat for Community volunteers Join families and communities together with volunteers and resources to build affordable housing and remodel or repair. Partner families contribute “sweat equity.”
WIC is designed to provide food to low-income pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants and children until the age of five. The program provides a combination of nutrition education, supplemental foods, breastfeeding promotion and support, and referrals for health care.
Centerstone is a not-for-profit health care organization dedicated to delivering care that changes people’s lives. Family centered programming is available to promote mental health and wellness for children, teens and adults. Services available to individuals across the life span include individual, family, and group therapy, recovery coaching, life skills training, wraparound services, and employment coaching.
Indiana’s First Steps system is a family-centered, locally-based, coordinated system that provides early intervention services to infants and young children through age three who may have developmental delays or who have a diagnosed mental or physical condition that has a high probability of resulting in developmental delays. Service is generally provided in the home.
Services targeting the prevention and elimination of domestic and dating violence include a 24-hour crisis/help line; emergency residential shelter services; non-residential services; prevention education and professional training; children’s program and legal services.
Silver Linings is an emergency/long term women’s shelter, and outgrowth of the larger mission of Women’s Resource Center. It is both a crisis shelter for short-term needs of women in crisis due to homelessness, domestic violence and other circumstances in which women and their children are unable to find safe housing.