HealthNet Homeless Initiative Program

Post by Matt Holland, Homeless Initiative Program

HealthNet’s Homeless Initiative Program (HIP) has been serving the homeless population in Marion County since 1988 with Health Care, Street Outreach, Walk-In Triage services, Intensive Case Management, Employment & Training as well as Housing services.  All of our services are available to homeless Veterans, as well as to anyone experiencing homelessness.  In 2013, the Homeless Initiative Program served:

  • 2868 clients
  • 1193 persons in 361 families with 756 children
  • 1668 (60%) single men and (40%) women
  • 466  or 16% Veterans
  • 438 individuals experiencing Domestic Violence
  • 1323 (46% of those served) individuals with a diagnosed disability including substance abuse, mental health diagnosis

HIP is located at 1835 N. Meridian the middle of downtown Indianapolis and is accessible via public transportation.  No appointments are necessary and individuals can come in to seek assistance with challenges that they have as they either work to prevent becoming homeless or redirect themselves from this experience.

Our hours are as follows:

Monday/Tuesday/Thursday: 8am to 4:30pm
Wednesday: 1pm to 4:30pm
Friday: 8am to 11:30am

Employment Assessments: Monday @ 9am OR Thursday @ 1pm

For more information about HealthNet’s Homeless Initiative Program and how you can help, please call 317-957-2275 or visit


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