Lake County Child Services (Indiana)

Search for Lake County, Indiana child services programs provided by Child, Youth and Family Services, Child Support Offices, Child Abuse Prevention Offices, Juvenile Justice Centers and WIC Offices.


A Lake County Child Support Office is a government agency at the IN State, Lake County, or local level that assists custodial parents in obtaining financial support for their children. Lake County Child Support Offices provide a number of services to support children’s welfare, including establishing paternity, locating non-custodial parents, and collecting Lake County child support payments. Child Support Offices also help enforce Lake County Court orders for child support and assist families in receiving additional benefits for children. Child Support Offices provide services for anyone in the community who may be eligible for child support payments.

Lake County Division of Children Service Gary IN 661 Broadway 46402 219-886-6000


Lake County Child, Youth, and Family Services is a government agency at the IN State, Lake County, or local level that provides a range of services to assist children, youth, and families. Child, Youth, and Family Services Offices offer early childhood services, including childcare support, family nutrition programs, and support for children with developmental delays. These offices may also run programs to end youth homelessness, prevent adolescent pregnancy, and prevent violence against children and youth in Lake County. Some Child, Youth, and Family Services programs also manage Lake County foster care and adoption services.

Gary Child Support Prosecutor Gary IN 15 West 4th Avenue 46402 219-883-3333


Lake County Juvenile Justice is a division of the legal system at the Indiana State, Lake County, or local level that focuses on youthful offenders. The Juvenile Justice System incorporates a number of government agencies, including Lake County Courts, law enforcement, corrections, and social services. Juvenile Justice Centers offer rehabilitation services, detain youth awaiting formal processing in Lake County detention centers, and provide education, counseling, and other services to youth. Juvenile Justice Centers also offer reentry services for youth who have been released from a juvenile correction facility.

Lake County Juvenile Justice Crown Point IN 3000 West 93rd Avenue 46307 219-769-4664


A Lake County WIC Office is a local branch of the Federal Special Supplemental Nutrition Program (SNAP) for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). Lake County WIC programs provide nutrition assistance for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, infants, and children. WIC Offices provide services to income-eligible families who require food assistance. In addition to nutritional assistance, WIC Offices provide additional benefits, including health screenings, nutrition and health education, breastfeeding promotion and support, and help obtaining other Indiana social services.

Crown Point WIC Office Crown Point IN 1450 East Joliet Street 46307 219-663-9279

East Chicago WIC Office East Chicago IN 100 West Chicago Avenue 46312 219-397-4577

Gary University Park WIC Office Gary IN 3229 Broadway 46409 219-239-2615

Hammond Northwest Family Services Incorporation WIC Office Hammond IN 5927 Columbia Avenue 46320 219-931-9527

Hessville WIC Office Hammond IN 3442 169th Street 46323 219-989-0449

Lake Station WIC Office Lake Station IN 2490 Central Avenue 46405 219-962-4116

Merrillville WIC Office Merrillville IN 6111 Harrison Street 46410 219-887-1038