Community Resource Hub
Maternal & Child Resources
Healthcare, Education & Pregnancy Support
Doula Services & Breastfeeding Education
Doulas are trained professionals who provide physical comfort, emotional support, and information to mothers during pregnancy, labor and delivery, and the post-partum period. The doula program is accepting clients who live in La Porte County and are eligible for Medicaid.
Minority Health Coalition (Bilingual English/Spanish) 574.274.1534
Nurse Family Partnership 574.835.7277
Services offered include primary care, prenatal care (La Porte only), dental, behavioral health, optometry, obstetrics, pediatrics, pharmacy services, outreach services, chronic disease management, civil-legal aid, and insurance enrollment services. HealthLinc does not turn patients away based on legal citizenship status.
LA PORTE 219.326.0043
MICHIGAN CITY 219.872.6200
Healthy Families – Dunebrook
Healthy Families supports parents with a new baby on the way and empowers them to be the best parents they can be. Parenting a new baby is not easy—Healthy Families is available to offer new parents support with a free, voluntary, personalized, confidential program. Visiting services in the home are also available.
Nurse-Family Partnership – Nurse Home Visiting Program for Pregnant Women in La Porte County
Pairs first-time parents with a registered nurse to support them throughout their pregnancy until their baby is two years old. Nurses provide moms with the advice and information they need to have a healthy baby and be a great parent. Families also receive case management support to help them with housing, education, employment, childcare, and more until their baby reaches five years old.
Perinatal Case Management – Northwest Health
The perinatal case management team cultivates connections for prenatal and postpartum patients. Your social worker and OB provider will help you determine areas of support and resources needed. Referrals for these can include, but are not limited to, referrals to mental health counseling, parenting support programs, WIC, transportation assistance, and more. The team works to advocate for the women and her family within the healthcare setting and as they access community supports.
LA PORTE 219.326.5700, ext. 455
MICHIGAN CITY 219.879.6262
Prenatal Assistance Program - Franciscan Health
Provides pregnant and parenting mothers with assistance in accessing hospital and community resources, including obstetrical care, education, and emotional support. The team includes a registered nurse, a behavioral health clinician, and a case manager. Support provided includes infant clothing and supplies, pack-n-plays, nutrition, and pregnancy-related education, including mental health services, WIC and SNAP assistance, and insurance navigation. All inquiries and participation remain confidential.
MICHIGAN CITY 219.214.4700
Samaritan Counseling Center
The Center’s perinatal trained counselors are available to help connect mothers with resources and develop a plan to decrease anxiety and stress for moms during pregnancy. Samaritan’s counselors also treat addiction and mental trauma issues, and offer services focusing on marriage and family problems, personal struggles with anxiety, depression, loss and grief, spiritual guidance, aging and family-related addiction issues.
Women’s Care Center
Provides free, confidential counseling, support and education for pregnant women. Free pregnancy testing and ultrasounds to help determine viability and dates. Prenatal medical care and abortions are not provided.
LA PORTE 219.324.4646
MICHIGAN CITY 219.874.4646
Women, Infants & Children (WIC)
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance for Women, Infants & Children (WIC). Special supplemental nutrition program, WIC food packages, breastfeeding promotion & support, and farmer’s market nutrition program.
LA PORTE 219.326.7565
MICHIGAN CITY 219.879.3025
App: Search “INWIC” or ”Indiana WIC” at the App Store or Google Play
Medicaid & Insurance Navigation
Support for parents requiring insurance
HealthLinc | 219.326.0043 or 219.879.6200
Healthy Communities of La Porte County | 219.210.3499
Northwest Health – La Porte | 219.344.6303
Prenatal Assistance Program - Franciscan Health | 219.214.4700
Free Items From Your Medicaid Provider
Families enrolled in Medicaid as their insurance provider may be eligible for these free items. Contact your insurance provider to learn more.
Rewards/gift cards for healthy living
Nurse midwife services and/or Nurse-on-Call Line
Discounts on car maintenance, food, shoes, etc.
Cell phone with minutes, data, and text capability
Dental care for moms-to-be
Diapers & Cribs, Bassinets & Pack-N-Plays
Support for parents in need of a safe place for babies to sleep in the home and diapers.
Diapers & More Distribution Center Of Northern Indiana | 219.730.3207 diapers@goodwill-ni-org
Geminus (covering La Porte County) | 888.357.4264
Healthy Families - Dunebrook | 219.874.0007
La Porte County Health Department | 219.326.6808, ext. 2200
Prenatal Assistance Program – Franciscan Health | 219.214.4700
Salvation Army | LA PORTE: 219.326.5342 or MICHIGAN CITY: 219.874.6885
Women’s Care Center | 219.324.4646 or 219.874.4646
Medical-related Transportation Available Through Your Medicaid Insurance Provider
For moms-to-be to schedule a trip to the doctor, pharmacy, etc. Call 855.325.7586, press option 1 for English or press option 2 for Spanish. Or book your trip online by setting up a secure member portal account by completing the member account profile form at https://member.southeastrans.com/Account/Register.
Additional Transportation Programs
Paladin provides non-emergency, non-medical transportation services, Monday through Friday, 6 AM to 6 PM. To schedule call 219.326.7889 between the hours of 8 AM to 3 PM. If you receive a voicemail message, leave a message that includes your name, date, time and length of appointment, and a call back number.
La Porte TransPorte
Serves residents of La Porte and 2 miles outside city limits. To reserve a ride for a scheduled appointment (call at least with a 24-hour notice, up to two weeks in advance) or to request same day pickup, call 219.362.6565, Monday through Friday, 6 AM to 7 PM, with last ride pick up at 6:15 PM, and Saturdays 9AM to 2 PM, last ride at 1:15 PM.
Bright Beginnings Academy
241 W. Hwy 20 • Michigan City, IN 46360
811 Royal Road • Michigan City, IN 46360
1200 E. Coolspring Avenue • Michigan City, IN 46360
Hours: 7 am – 5 pm
Toddlers (2 years old), Preschool (3-5 years old)
18 Pine Lake Avenue • La Porte, IN 46350
Hours: 5 am – 7 pm
901 Michigan Avenue • La Porte, IN 46350