Advocacy and Resources

We’re in your corner

Sometimes life throws one too many curveballs your way. Do you need somewhere to stay? Help finding your next meal or balancing your budget?

Here at IUK, we’re here to help, with access to free or low-cost resources such as clothing, budgeting help, housing assistance, food, and many other necessities that will make meeting your personal, academic, and career goals much easier.

Don’t see what you need? Want a helping hand to connect you with any of the sites listed? Our resource navigator is available in the Office of Student Life and Campus Diversity, at


Learn where to meet your basic needs both on and off campus. Find information about food, housing, transportation, and more.

Take a closer look at how you can financially prepare for your college experience.

Place an online shopping order for free with our own Cougar Cupboard. Pick-up your order in the Student Life office, Kelley Student Center Room 210. Non-perishable food, hygiene products and class supplies (paper, pens, pencils, binders) available.

Community food pantries (call ahead, as hours and locations can change):

Hands of Grace: 2012 S. Goyer Road, Kokomo

Monday 3:30 to 6 p.m., and Wednesday 1 to 3 p.m.

Drive in from the south and follow around to the awning over the church. Bring ID and proof of address.

Samaritan Love Center: 124 W. Elm St., Kokomo. Wednesday 9 to 11 a.m.

Bring bags or boxes, ID if it’s your first visit, and proof of income.

Yeshivat Tzion Synagogue Free Food Pantry: 614 W. Monroe St., Kokomo

1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday. Bring bags or boxes. ID required.

Salvation Army: 1105 S. Waugh St., Kokomo
Thursday and Friday 8:30 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m.

Hygiene and food products. Bring bags or boxes.

Kokomo Rescue Mission: 321 W. Mulberry St., Kokomo
Monday and Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. (Call 765-456-3838 for an appointment)

Food Finders Mobile pantry. Locations and times vary. Follow link for schedule and location.

Food Assistance Availability Map

If you are experiencing homelessness please contact the resource navigator at or call at 765-455-9353.

Housing note: IU Kokomo does not provide student housing. Off-campus housing is offered by private parties.

IU Kokomo off-campus apartment listings

Consider posting an ad on the IU Buy/Sell/Trade page of your One.IU app to find an apartment or roommate.

Indiana Emergency Rental Assistance Program


Household Goods and Appliance (Used)

Legal Aid: Discover how a legal professional can further assist you.

Indiana Legal Help for low-income individuals.

Howard County Prosecutor’s Office

104 N. Buckeye St., Room 208, Kokomo

Criminal: 765-456-2230

Child support: 765-456-2231

Criminal office hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday

Indiana Legal Services: Non-profit law firm that provides free civil legal assistance to eligible low-income residents of Indiana
Contact: 844-243-8570

Indiana Supreme Court

Indianapolis Legal Aid Society: Free legal assistance to eligible Indianapolis residents.

Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic: Provides assistance to low-income Hoosiers: DACA renewal, expungement, housing and consumer justice, wills, and more.
Location: Indianapolis and Fort Wayne, but serves all of Indiana.
Contact: 317-429-4131