Neighbors Helping Neighbors

It's a simple, old-fashioned idea that endures because we know it makes a community strong. While we may be reluctant to ask strangers for aid, we can ask our neighbors because we know we'd do the same thing for them. Neighbors offer a helping hand, giving support, encouragement, and preserving our dignity when we are most vulnerable. Neighbors helping neighbors is what Southeast Community Services is all about.

When was the last time a neighbor helped you? Maybe you borrowed a ladder to fix a loose shutter. Or maybe your neighbor with the snow blade shoveled your driveway after that big snowstorm. Neighbors can help each other in lots of ways-some big, some small. And different neighbors need different kinds of help.

The residents of southeast Indianapolis are your neighbors too. Though you may not live across the street from them, they are important to Indianapolis' prosperity.

By contributing to SECS, you are reaching out as a

Recent and Upcoming News


SECS 40th Anniversary Block Party

On Saturday, October 6th from 4-7pm, Southeast Community Services will be hosting a Block Party celebrating 40 years of success at providing educational and employment opportunities for our community! 

We'll have food, games, door prizes, and musical entertainment courtesy of Arthur''s Music.  Free admission, RSVP on Facebook. Help us celebrate 40 years of helping the neighborhood!









































Indiana University Health’s Garden on the Go’s goal is simple: To get more produce into the hands of those without access to convenient and affordable fruits and vegetables.   The Garden on the Go stop will be here at Thursday at 1 pm next to our offices here at 901 Shelby.


· The produce is fresh and affordable

· Garden on the Go is brought to you by Indiana University Health, in partnership with Green B.E.A.N. Delivery

· Anyone can visit any stop throughout the city

· For more information please visit us at

· The truck will visit the same 12 citywide locations at the same day, place and time and it will be there year-round

· They accept: Cash, Credit, Debit, and SNAP/EBT


The FSSA Office Has Moved from 901 Shelby Street

to a New Location!

The FSSA office, which handles cases involving food stamps, Medicaid and/or TANF has moved.  They can now be located at 3906 S. Madison (near the intersection of Hanna Street) Indianapolis, Indiana 46227.  Their hours will be 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.


Map and directions to the new FSSA Offices (From 901 Shelby)


GED Registration– Because the longer you wait the harder it gets!  The new GED exam will be much harder to pass starting January 2014.  Talk to our GED instructor Jan Hise Here at SECS for more information


Sign up your child for our Free Tutoring Program

Does your 12 -17 year old need assistance with their homework? Southeast Community Services homework support program is a free program offered to 12 –17 year olds students living on the southeast  side of Indianapolis.  Each student will receive homework assistance, afternoon snack and a $$$ incentive for completing the program.  For additional information contact our Youth Program Coordinator Tiffany at 236-7400 ext. 241 or email

good neighbor to help improve the dignity and quality of life of thousands of southeast Indianapolis residents.

The educational and employment opportunities that SECS provides aren't handouts; they're helping hands for low-income individuals who are committed to increasing their self-sufficiency and improving their families' lives.

By partnering with SECS, you have the opportunity to be a good neighbor to the people of southeast Indianapolis. And we can all use a few more good neighbors.


If you didn’t already know, our boss is a big deal…..


Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is a national organization committed to helping neighbors build communities, and  our Executive Director Terri Garcia is featured as an Indianapolis Neighborhood Visionary on their website! Great job and very much deserved, Terri!