Resource Guide

This guide was created for you, our neighbors, to provide quick and convenient access to the resources available to you on the Near Eastside.

This project was developed by the Indy East Promise Zone team with the help of their partners John Boner Neighborhood Centers, Shepherd Community Center, The Learning Tree, and the Indiana University Public Policy Institute.

Crime, Safety & Legal

Report a Crime

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD)

  • Emergency Line:
  • Non-emergency:

Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana: (Report Anonymously)

Hate Crimes

FBI Tip Line:

Marion County Hotline:

Gun Safety And Storage

Firearms Safety Information:

Free Gun Lock Program:
Riley Hospital for Children’s Safety Store

Free Gun Safety Kit: Find a Project ChildSafe distribution partner:

Crime Victim Assistance

Government Crime Victim Assistance: 

Child Protection Services

Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline:

Visit or call the local DCS office:

Child/Internet Safety

Internet Safety Tips for Parents:

Internet Scams

Report an Internet Crime:

Report Fraud, Waste, Abuse, and Mismanagement:

Report Nuisance Properties, Potholes/Road Issues & Graffiti

Mayor’s Action Center:

Submit an issue to RequestIndy:

Animal control resources

Report Animal Cruelty:

  • In an Emergency:
  • Mayor’s Action Center:
  • How-to Guide and Resources:

legal resources

Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic

Indianapolis Legal Aid Society

Indiana Legal Services

Health & Basic Needs

Mental Health & Addiction Resources

Indiana Addiction Hotline (SAMHSA):

National Suicide Hotline:

Safe Syringe (needle exchange) Program Locations*:

*Program locations, dates, and times are subject to change. Please confirm on before visiting a Safe Syringe location

Emberwood Center: (Addiction Treatment)

Gennesaret Clinic at Westminster Neighborhood Services:

Youth & Family

Early Education & Childcare Services

Shepherd Neighborhood Childcare at Minnie Hartmann

East Tenth United Methodist Children & Youth Center

Edna Martin Preschool Program

DayStar Childcare & Infant Learning Center

IPS Elementary, Middle & High School Enrollment

Enroll Indy

Afterschool Programming

John Boner Neighborhood Centers EDGE Programs

Brookside Play

Shepherd Neighborhood Childcare at Minnie Hartmann

Edna Martin Leadership & Legacy After School Program


Bus/Public transportation


Senior transportation

CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions:


Indianapolis Bike Safety:

Education & Employment

Financial Coaching & Employment Support

John Boner Neighborhood Centers Center for Working Families:

Edna Martin Christian Center Center for Working Families:


Shepherd Community Center Center for Working Families:

High School Equivalency (HSE)/GED Classes

John Boner Neighborhood Centers HSE/GED Courses:

Indy Reads HSE:

Higher Education/Vocational Training Programs

IvyTech Community College: