Health Center Location(s)

1835 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Phone Number: 317-957-2275

Hours

Office Hours: Mon-Thurs 8 AM – 5 PM

Walk-in Triage Hours:
Mon 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM; 1 PM – 4:30PM
Tues 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM; 1 PM – 4:30PM
Wed 1 PM – 4:30 PM
Thurs 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM; 1 PM – 4:30PM
Fri 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM; 1 PM – 4:30PM

Walk-in Veterans’ Program

Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program
Mon 9 AM, Thurs 1 PM

Mission

Helps homeless persons in Marion County reach a level of self-sufficiency consistent with their goals and capabilities for health and social well being.

Services

  • Walk-in triage for emergency needs (nonmedical)
  • Street and shelter outreach
  • Case management upon referral by triage staff
  • Mobile medical care in shelters, missions, transitional housing programs, streets
  • Employment training and placement by appointment
  • Special assistance for homeless veterans

We work in collaborations with other agencies to create a well-coordinated network of services.

HIP Resources

Connect 2 HelpA resource that helps to facilitate between people who need human services and those who provide them.

National Alliance to End HomelessnessAn organization committed to preventing and ending homelessness in the United States. By improving policy, building capacity, and educating opinion leaders, the Alliance has become a leading voice on this issue.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans AssociationThe nation’s first and largest group dedicated to the Troops and Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the civilian supporters of those Troops and Veterans.

Employment and Training

HIP’s Employment and Training Team equips clients with pre-employment skills, job search tools, and access to computers, telephones, and fax machines to empower their career search.  And to strengthen this employment focus, E & T Staff develops solid relationships with educational centers and local employers to provide both career training and direct placement opportunities.

Housing

By creating successful partnerships in the community, HIP is able to provide an array of housing programs and options. This allows staff to find the best situations to support each client’s needs as they reach new goals.

Case Management

HIP’s Case Managers help client’s with the process to become permanently housed.  Case Managers assist clients with accessing health services, entitlement programs, links to employment and advocacy both before and after they are permanently housed.  Case Managers often work side by side with the client in determining the best suitable place to live based on budget and wishes.  The Case Manager ensures that the client’s needs are met in a compassionate and caring man

Veteran's Assistance

The Employment & Training Team plays a special role by administering the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program, a special outreach supported by a grant from the Department of Labor.  In this federally-funded program, the E & T Staff takes special responsibility to assists homeless veterans to find stable employment and decent housing.

Outreach

HIP’s Outreach Team goes out on the street to locate and engage those clients that are unable or unwilling to come in for services.  By offering compassionate, regular support and essential needs, this team builds trust in order to respond when a client wants or needs to do something different.  At HIP this begins with the clients walking in and talking with professional triage staff who assist them with immediate needs while supporting them as they connect with long term solutions.