Mortgage Assistance

The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority is now accepting applications for Indiana Homeowner Assistance Fund (IHAF​).  Please visit – for more information and to submit your application.


Mt. Carmel Benevolence is currently out of funding.   No applications are being processed effective 8/9/22 until further notice.

Benevolence is the church’s way of providing assistance to those in our community who are in need of help. Our Benevolence program is provided through grants and the compassionate giving of our church congregation.

Please read before completing this form:

  • You must not have received assistance from the Mt. Carmel Benevolence Funds during the last twelve months,
  • You must be 30 days or more delinquent or have a disconnect notice. (anything less than 30 days will not be considered)
  • The processing period may take 14 business days or more pending proper documentation by the requestor.
  • Incomplete applications will not be processed and must be resubmitted with all required information. No contact will be made. Please check your application before submitting it.

Click Here To Complete The Mt. Carmel Church Benevolence Request Form

Please email questions to



Indiana’s Hardest Hit Fund………………………………1-877-438-4673 Mortgage assistance for Indiana Homeowners based on income

Military Family Relief COVID-19 Emergency Grant… 317-232-3910  Covers up to 2 months of household needs with at least 12 months qualifying military service.

Marion County COVID-19 Rental Assistance…  Sign up to receive notification of future opportunities under this program.



Mt. Carmel Church Food Pantry

Our Mission: To provide assistance to families in need.  Hours: Wednesdays from 12:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M.

IU Health/Mt. Carmel Care Touch 

Mt. Carmel is partnering with IU Health to engage those who are experiencing social isolation.  The Care Touch program comes alongside to help IU Health patients and Mt. Carmel’s members to listen to their concerns, gain access to community resources, networks, and navigate systems.  Please contact the church at 317-890-2740 ext. 12 or email Rev. Bartlett at 

Mt. Carmel Second Sunday Seasonal Farmers Market

Throughout the growing season May – November we host a farmers market each 2nd Sunday in our parking lot. Urban farmers bring their fresh produce to provide the Far East Side with fresh from the farm produce and meats. Also, come check out some of our community small business selling clothing, jewelry, purses, home decor, etc.

Community Cupboard

Community Cupboard of Lawrence……7101 Pendleton Pk. 317-355-7395 Foodbank sponsored by the Lawrence Township Trustee’s Office and Community Health Network Hours: Wednesday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m., Friday 10 a.m – 4 p.m.

CAFE’s Pull-up Pantry

CAFE has partnered with Gleaners Food Bank to provide a pull-up pantry for Far Eastside residents. Food boxes will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Simply drive up to our office 8902 E 38th St, during the hours of 2 pm-5 pm and one of our staff members will place a food box directly into your car. Food boxes are limited and on a first come first serve basis.

Gleaners, Indy Hunger Network, and 913 Sports

Partnering on delivery service. If you know someone who cannot access a food pantry because they are seniors, pregnant, immunocompromised, or have been asked to stay home by a physician, this program will deliver a box of emergency food to their homes (in Marion County). To request a food delivery, clients can text “Gleaners” to 55433 or call 317-742-9111.


Pending further direction from the federal government, the State of Indiana (FSSA) is exempting able-bodied adults without dependents so that SNAP (food stamp) benefits will continue. Individuals who had previously timed out of benefits can apply and should be approved.



WorkOne Indy Career Services………………………

CAFE Indy Center for Working Families…………


Academic Support

AskRose Homework Help…………1-877-ASK-ROSE (1-877-275-7673)  Rose-Hulman’s AskRose hotline for math and science homework problems.  Hours are Monday through Friday from noon to 3 p.m. (Eastern); Sunday through Thursday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Eastern).  Students in grades 6-12 may call or email/chat on  The site offers more than 500 resources through videos and downloadable reference materials.


Community Partners:

Café – A Community Alliance of the Far Eastside.
Address: 8902 E. 38th St. 46226-6073
Office hours: Monday-Thursday 9am-12pm, 1:00pm-5pm.
Contact Information: (317)890-3288
Fax (317) 898-4397.
CEO: Michael Howe

Pathway Resource Center-A HUD “Service Coordinator Center
10119 John Marshal Drive 46235
Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 9 am-5 pm, closed Friday
Contact Information: (317)890-9816
Fax (317)890-9816
Website:                 Email:

Cupboard of Lawrence Township
7101 Pendleton Pike Contact Information: (317)964-0801
Hours of Operation:
Wednesday: 10am-4pm & 6pm-8pm
Thursday: 1pm-4:40pm
Friday: 10 am-4 pm & every 3rd Saturday provide monthly shopping.