213 E Jefferson, Kokomo, IN 46901
P.o. Box 905
Phone: 765-452-8259

 "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door."

- Emma Lazarus

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 12:30 PM and 1:30PM - 4:30PM

Wednesday 8:00AM - 12:00PM

Holiday Schedule

Office is closed on most state holidays and signs will be posted on building as well

Call Us

If you have any questions or issues before you visit us please call our office during our business hours at 765-452-8259

Requesting Assistance

What does the township assist with?

Basic Utility Bills

  • Electric, water, sewage, and gas 

Housing Expenses

  • Rent and Mortgage expenses

Funeral Expenses

  • Direct cremation, and burials

Medical Expenses

  • Insulin

Walk In Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM, and 1:30 - 3:00 PM

Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM

*Returning clients with current applications must schedule appointment in advance. Please call 765-452-8259

Do you reside in Center Township?

In Howard county there are eleven townships in total , Center Township is the largest in Howard County. 

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What documents do you need to bring?

When visiting office to request assistance please bring: 

  • Valid Howard County ID for all Adults living in household.
  • Birth Certificates for anyone under 18 living in household
  • Social Security Cards for every individual living in household
  • Proof of any income and receipts for the last 30 days
  • All current utility bills

How does the process work?

When visiting our office to request assistance understand that this is a two-step process, and takes place on two different dates (normally 2-4 days apart). 

First Visit: This portion is called an "In-take". This is an initial meeting with one of our case workers. This meeting usually lasts an hour to an hour and a half. This is the case workers opportunity to understand your situation, ask questions, and send out requests for information to different agencies. You will receive a document at the end of this meeting stating what information is needed when you return for your appointment. You will also receive an application to be completed by your next visit.

Second Visit: This is your appointment, and will last about an hour to an hour and a half. It is required to have all adult members of the household present during this meeting. During this portion the case worker will go over your application and verify your information. They will be expecting you to have the information requested during your intake, and your completed application. This is when your request will either be approved, pended, or denied.

Our Mission

We are Team Trustee, committed to the relief of all who have acute and chronic needs concerning the basic necessities of life. Our strategy of service is intake, discovery, investigation and determination. We are trained to deliver these services efficiently, speedily, and accurately with compassion and good stewardship of the taxpayer's funds.

We move to be ever relevant in the prosecution of our duties in the ever changing landscape in which we are called to serve. We do a large portion of this service through collaborative efforts with our community-service providers who are not-for-profit agencies who give service to the poor and needy and operate as our force multipliers of service.

We are the oldest form of local government still in existence today and operate under the oversight of local, state and federal government. The state of the township is strong, hardy and solid as we continue to be government of the people, by the people, and for the people.

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Upcoming Events


Public Hearing

1:30 PM

Center Township Community Building

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Public Hearing

Center Township Advisory board will be having a public hearing to discuss a possible partnership with Kokomo Community Development Corporation. The request is for $500,000 and warrants an additional appropriation . Public is invited to attend and voice opinions  

1:30 PM

Center Township Community Building

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Available Downloads

Here are some of the forms and information used by our office.

Center Standards & Guidelines (pdf)


Landlord FAQ (pdf)


Local Food Panties (pdf)


Request for use of Township Parking Lot (pdf)


Township Assistance Brochure (pdf)


Township Funerals (pdf)


W-9 for Vendors and Landlords (pdf)