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Southeast Community Services

Joined in July 2020

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OUR HISTORY 

Southeast Community Services was organized in 1972 through Mayor Richard Lugar's office as a consortium of area agencies and neighborhood groups to deliver needed services to the near southeast side of Indianapolis. Originally known as the Southeast Multi-Service Center, the organization shortened its name to Southeast Community Services in 2000. Since our founding 46 years ago, we have been committed to addressing the diverse needs of residents, from youths to seniors. Our goal is to help residents lead dignified, fulfilling, and self-sufficient lives through the promotion of financial stability. 

OUR APPROACH

At Southeast Community Services we believe that everyone is "naturally creative, resourceful, and whole" and that belief shapes the way we interact with our neighbors. As a Center for Working Families, Southeast Community Services provides bundled services to help support our neighbors in multiple areas while they work to make a change in their lives. Our services help our neighbors break away from living paycheck to paycheck by connecting them to the resources they need to change their lives. We use the co-active coaching model to help our neighbors understand the opportunities available to them and make informed decisions about ways they can manage their finances, advance employment options, and participate in educational classes and trainings. 

Southeast Community Services uses bundled services to support you as you begin moving towards your goals. Our team can't achieve success for you, but will function as a support system to help you navigate your options and make sure you have access to resources that can assist you along your journey. 

EDUCATION COACHING

Education coaching can focus on:

Reading and/or math skills

Completing high school equivalency

Enrolling in college

Enrolling in vocational training

EMPLOYMENT & CAREER COACHING

Employment coaching can focus on:

Earning a certificate in a new field

Learning basic computer skills

Finding a job (regardless of criminal background)

Finding a better job

FINANCIAL COACHING

Financial coaching can focus on:

Repairing credit scores

Creating a budget

Planning to save money

Opening a bank account

Figuring out how to make large purchases (ie: car, house)

INCOME SUPPORT COACHING

Income Support coaching can focus on:

Applying for TANF or SNAP

Finding affordable housing

Applying for disability

Finding food pantries

Applying for health benefits

OUR HISTORY 

Southeast Community Services was organized in 1972 through Mayor Richard Lugar's office as a consortium of area agencies and neighborhood groups to deliver needed services to the near southeast side of Indianapolis…

Issue Areas Include

  • Education
  • Financial Literacy & Personal Finance
  • Job & Workplace
  • Poverty

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