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Community Resources

    Resources for New Residents

    Resources for New Immigrants

    Resources for Language Learners

    Resources for New Residents

    City of Carmel
    phone: 317.571.2400

    Hamilton County
    phone: 317.776.9600

    Find local nonprofits who work with families, seniors, food assistance, medical and mental health, housing, education, and employment

    Child Care Answers
    phone: 317.636.5727
    Assistance with finding child care

    Trinity Free Clinic
    phone: 317.819.0772
    1045 W. 146th St., Suite B, Carmel, IN 46032 (at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church)
    Free medical, dental, and health services for uninsured, under-insured, and low-income Hamilton County residents

    Community Activities

    Resources for New Immigrants

    Immigrant Welcome Center
    phone: 317.808.2326
    901 Shelby St., Suite B300, Indianapolis, IN 46203
    The center connects immigrants to local resources. Among the immigrant and refugee resources are naturalization and legal assistance, English language literacy, and the Connect database ( The database is available in multiple languages and provides information about documentation requirements for various programs.


    Archdiocese of Indianapolis Refugee and Immigrant Services (RIS)
    phone: 317.236.1400
    1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202
    RIS assists immigrants, refugees, and asylees with the transition to their new community. Support services fall into three categories: resettlement, rapid employment and acculturation, and legal assistance.


    National Immigration Legal Services Directory – Indiana Organizations
    This website provides a list of legal assistance providers who help immigrants with filling out forms, applying for citizenship, and more.

    Exodus Refugee Immigration
    phone: 317.921.0836
    2457 E. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46201
    Exodus provides resettlement services to refugees and asylees. The organization arranges for housing, food and clothing, and case management. Other services include education, employment training, and health services. Eligibility for services ranges from 90 days up to 5 years after arrival in the U.S.


    phone: 2-1-1 or 866.211.9966
    Indiana 211 is a free, confidential service that connects Hoosiers to health and human services agencies and resources right in their communities.

    Resources for Language Learners

    World Languages Collection
    Available for adults and children. These collections include materials in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Spanish. Children’s ebooks in all of these languages are also available on the Libby by OverDrive app (for iOS and Android) or at


    English as a New Language (ENL) Collection
    The library provides books, videos, and other resources to help patrons learn English as a New Language. Included are picture dictionaries and books that explain American customs.


    American Sign Language
    The library offers materials to help patrons learn American Sign Language, including print and video guides.


    International Children’s Digital Library
    Enjoy a free online collection of outstanding children's books from countries around the world and in many different languages at


    Use the Hoopla Digital app (for iOS and Android) or visit to borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and other digital items. These items are available in a variety of languages and formats, including language-learning ebooks.


    Libby by OverDrive
    Use the Libby by OverDrive app (for iOS and Android) or visit to borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and digital magazines.


    This language-learning service teaches sixty of the world's most popular languages. Designed for all ages and all literacy levels, this resource also includes English language learning for fifty non-English languages. Visit and click Pronunciator.


    Rosetta Stone
    This language-learning service offers beginning level access to 30 languages. Visit and click Rosetta Stone.


    LinkedIn Learning
    Use your CCPL card to access online classes, including a series on Business English for Non-Native Speakers. The course features sessions on small talk, writing emails, virtual job interviews and more for those with a basic knowledge of English. Visit and click LinkedIn Learning.


    News in Slow English
    Learn English by listening to the news as it is read in slow English with this free online resource. The news can also be translated into Arabic, Mandarin, Spanish, and Russian.

    Community Language Classes

    ENL Conversation Group at the Main Library
    425 E Main St., Carmel, IN
    phone: 317.814.3988
    Practice speaking English with other adults in a relaxed setting at the Main Library.


    Carmel Clay Schools: Multilingual Learners (MLL) Program
    For Carmel Clay students enrolled in grades K-12.


    Hamilton East Public Library: English classes
    5 Municipal Drive, Fishers, IN 46038
    phone: 317.579.0300


    Indy Reads (Indianapolis): English classes
    phone: 317.384.1496

    Immigrant Welcome Center (Indianapolis): English classes
    901 Shelby St., Suite B300, Indianapolis, IN 46203
    phone: 317.808.2326


    Faith International (Indianapolis): English classes
    9125 N. College Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46240
    phone: 317.848.1541


    Grace Church (Noblesville): English classes
    5504 E. 146th St. Noblesville, IN 46062
    phone: 317.848.2722


    Chinese School at Chinese Community Church of Indianapolis: Chinese classes
    3405 E. 116th St., Carmel, IN 46033
    phone: 317.706.0433