United Way’s Winter Assistance Fund

Long winter months mean drastic increases of heat and electricity bills for families and individuals who are already struggling to afford the basics to survive. These households are being forced to make tough decisions just to keep the lights on and stay warm.


That’s why United Way administers the Winter Assistance Fund (WAF), an option for those who struggle to afford high heat and electricity bills, but who fall just above the qualifications for the federal Energy Assistance Program (EAP).


LocationAddressContactAvailability Information
CAFE8902 E. 38th Street., Indianapolis, IN 46226 317-890-3288 x 114Accepting Applications Monday-Thursday, 9:00 - 4:00 p.m., Friday 9:00 - 12:00 p.m.
CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions8440 Woodfield Crossing Blvd #175Indianapolis, IN 46240
317-803-6131Monday-Friday 8:00 - 5:00 p.m. Offering remote applications.
Concord Neighborhood Center 1310 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46225 317 637-4376 x 2118Applications will be processed by phone, email, fax. Monday-Friday 9:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Edna Martin Christian Center 2605 E. 25th St., Indianapolis, IN 46218 317-637-3776 x 307Monday to Friday 10:00 - 4:00 p.m. Accepting applications in person and remotely.
Fay Biccard Glick2990 W 71st St., Indianapolis, IN 46268
317-293-2600 x 122Monday-Friday 9:00 - 5:00 p.m. Accepting In person and remote applications.
Flanner House 2424 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St., Indianapolis, IN 46208 317-925-4231
Processing Remote Applications. Mon- Friday, 9:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Franklin Township Trustee 4455 McCoy Street, Lawrence, IN 46226317-890-0011Remote applications only. Monday thru Friday, 8:30 - 4:30 p.m.
MLK Center40 W 40th St, Indianapolis, IN 46208317-923-4581Remote Applications. 9:00 - 5:00 p.m. Contact: Help@mlkcenterindy.org
Perry Township Trustee 4925 Shelby St., #300, Indianapolis, IN 46227 317-788-4815Remote applications only. Call or email contact@perrytownship-in.gov
Pike Township Trustee 5665 Lafayette Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46254 317-291-5801Only accepting remote applications. Monday - Friday 9:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Shepherd Community Center 4107 E. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46201 317-375-0203Both In-Office & Remote applications. Monday-Friday.
Southeast Community Services 901 Shelby St., Indianapolis, IN 46203 317-236-7400Accepting remote applications. Monday through Friday, 8:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Warren Township Trustee 501 Post Road, Indianapolis, IN 46219 317-327-8947No walk ins, call for appointment. Monday- Friday 8:30-4:00 p.m.
Washington Township Trustee 5302 N Keystone Avenue Suite E., Indianapolis, IN 46220 317-327-8828Accepting applications Monday- Friday, 8:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Wayne Township Trustee 5401 W Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46241 317-241-4191Serving Current Clients Only. Call for appointment. Monday - Friday, 8:30 - 2:00 p.m.

WAF is funded by tax deductible donations from generous community members like you. From January to April, or as long as funding is available, United Way serves Marion County residents during the time our region experiences its lowest temperatures. WAF is only available for Marion County residents.


While we can’t predict the weather in Indiana, we can guarantee you’ll make a difference in someone’s life by donating to the Winter Assistance Fund through United Way. The gift of warmth means so much to these families this season – thank you!


Donate to the Winter Assistance Fund Today