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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
    carmel.in.gov
    phone: 317.571.2400

    Hamilton County
    hamiltoncounty.in.gov/31/Community
    phone: 317.776.9600

    Trinity Free Clinic
    trinityfreeclinic.org
    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
    immigrantwelcomecenter.org
    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 (immigrantwelcomecenter.auntbertha.com). The database is available in multiple languages and provides information about documentation requirements for various programs.

     

    Archdiocese of Indianapolis Refugee and Immigrant Services (RIS)
    archindy.org/cc/refugee/index.html
    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
    immigrationadvocates.org/nonprofit/legaldirectory/search?state=IN
    This website provides a list of legal assistance providers who help immigrants with filling out forms, applying for citizenship, and more.

    Exodus Refugee Immigration
    exodusrefugee.org
    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.

     

    Indiana211
    in211.communityos.org
    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 Language 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 carmel.overdrive.com.

     

    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 en.childrenslibrary.org.

    Hoopla
    Use the Hoopla Digital app (for iOS and Android) or visit hoopladigital.com 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 carmel.overdrive.com to borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and digital magazines.

     

    Pronunciator
    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 carmelclaylibrary.org/research and click Pronunciator.

     

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

    Community Language Classes

    NEW:  ENL Conversation Group at the Main Library
    425 E Main St., Carmel, IN
    Begins January 2023 – Practice speaking English with other adults in a relaxed setting.

     

    Carmel Clay Schools: English as a New Language (ENL) Program
    For Carmel Clay students enrolled in grades K-12.

     

    Hamilton East Public Library (2 locations): English classes
    Noblesville: 1 Library Plaza (phone: 317.773.1384)
    Fishers: 5 Municipal Drive (phone: 317.579.0300)

     

    Westfield Washington Public Library: English classes
    333 W. Hoover St., Westfield, IN
    phone: 317.896.9391

    Indy Reads (Indianapolis): English classes
    phone: 317.275.4040

     

    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

     

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