If you are homeless or living with another family due to economic hardship within PortageTownship Schools' district, please contact Dr. Michael Stephens at (219) 764-6004 or email [email protected]. Families may also contact the state for assistance at the following information:
If you are in need of services, please contact your child's school and ask to speak with a School Adviser or Social Worker. Additional resources are available through United Way of Porter County. Visit their website for a list of available community resources.
2022 Porter County Reference Guide (Nonprofit and Government Services)
Free & Reduced Meal Application
Social & Emotional Support Resources
Portage Backpack Program
The BackPack Program is funded by community support as all BackPack Fund donations support feeding our children in Portage Township Schools.
Online donations can be completed at https://foodbanknwi.org/donate-online/ or mailed to Crisman Elementary School (Principal Scott Hufford, Attn: BackPack Program, 6161 Old Porter Road 46368). Please make sure to specify the Portage BackPack Fundraiser in either the memo section of your check or in the comments section of the online donation form. Your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness
United Way Housing Assistance Guide
Internet & Technology Assistance
Family Promise of Porter County - Housing assistance
Online Schools by the Indiana Department of Education