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IWC Neighborhood Branches

The Immigrant Welcome Center provides immigrant newcomers and refugees with the information they need to get off to a good start in Indianapolis. Our new neighborhood branches are staffed by Natural Helpers, established immigrants who know the challenges of moving to a new country and who share a common language with those they serve.

We can assist you with information and referrals for employment, ESL and language needs, housing, transportation, education, legal services and more.

Visit One of Our Four Indianapolis Branches

Mondays
Southeast Community Services
901 Shelby Street, Room A204 (Second Floor)
Indianapolis, Indiana 46203
Hours: 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Languages: English and Spanish

Tuesdays
Eskenazi Health West 38th Street
5515 West 38th Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46254
Hours:  1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Languages:  English, Spanish, French, Burmese, Somali and Wolof

Wednesdays
Decatur Excel Center
5125 Decatur Boulevard
Indianapolis, Indiana 46241
Hours:  11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Languages:  English, Spanish, Burmese, and Arabic

Thursdays
Hawthorne Community Center
70 North Mount Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46222
Hours:  5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Languages:  English and Spanish

Sundays
Saint Monica Catholic Church
6131 North Michigan Road
Indianapolis, Indiana 46228
Hours:  2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Languages:  English, Spanish, and French

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you help with emergency needs like food, clothing or shelter?

The branches do not provide food, clothing, shelter, money, payment assistance or other types of direct services. Our Natural Helpers can provide information and refer you to the community organizations that may be able to help you if you have these types of needs.

Do you provide services to undocumented immigrants?

Natural Helpers connect newcomers to agencies, organizations, or clinics and are not required to ask a newcomer about his or her status. We will help any immigrant in need, regardless of legal status.

What if I need someone to translate?

Assistance is available in English, Arabic, French, Kiswahili and Spanish. See the branch listings above for the specific languages spoken at each branch. If you need assistance, you can visit any of the branches, and a Natural Helper will try to assist in finding someone who speaks your language.

How much do you charge for your services?

Our services are FREE to any immigrant or refugee in need.

For additional information about the branches, call (317) 808-2326 or send an e-mail to help@immigrantwelcomecenter.org.


Immigrant Welcome Center John H. Boner Community Center 2236 East Tenth Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201-2006 (317) 808-2326 Natural Helper Form