As you are aware, the mission of the Lawrence Township Trustee’s office is to model excellence in local government through accountability to the community.  To that end, our staff continuously strives to address the emergency assistance needs of the Lawrence community in a compassionate and fiscally responsible manner.

 

Last year saw some of the most unique and greatest challenges we have ever faced.  On behalf of the Lawrence Township Trustee’s Office, I am pleased to report the Trustee’s office was available, open, and ready to aid our Lawrence Township residents facing COVID-19 and the many challenges 2021 brought us.

In 2021 alone, our office processed a total of 1,336 assistance applications which resulted in a total of $278,900.06 in direct assistance being granted to Lawrence families impacted by COVID or other family emergencies. The Lawrence Township Trustee’s office provided 12,881 households or 41,211 individuals of Lawrence with food assistance through our partnership with Community Health Network at the Community Cupboard of Lawrence.

 

Our partnership in the Indyrent program with the City of Indianapolis began on December 1, 2021, with the first applications processed on December 8, 2021.  In the first three weeks alone, this new collaboration assisted 143 families for a total of $428,169 who were either on the verge of having an eviction filing made against them or who were immediately facing eviction at a pending appearance in the Lawrence Township Small Claims Court.

 

Meeting the needs of our Lawrence Township residents in a safe and responsible manner will always be my top priority for the Trustee’s office.   Please accept my commitment to always providing the highest level of service to Lawrence Township as we work to meet the challenges facing our community.

 

For more information, visit the Lawrence Township Trustee’s website at www.lawtwp.org