By Bob Scott—
MUNCIE, IN—Muncie Mission Ministries, Inc. has announced the installation of an Indiana Legal Help Kiosk at their location at the Muncie HUB, 318 W. 8th Street in Muncie. This self-service kiosk helps local residents access IndianaLegalHelp.org, an Indiana Bar Foundation program connecting Hoosiers to legal resources and services. The Indiana Legal Help website, which has seen over one million visits since its launch, includes legal forms, instructional videos, referrals to free and low-cost legal services, and a statewide calendar of free legal advice clinics. The Indiana Legal Help kiosks will initially focus on serving Hoosiers facing eviction or housing instability and will expand to include other legal topics later next year. The ADA-accessible kiosk has a printer and scanner.
Frank Baldwin, President and CEO of Muncie Mission Ministries, Inc. and Chairman of the Region 6 Continuum of Care, states, “We are so pleased to offer this incredible resource to members of our community. An Indiana Legal Help kiosk at the Muncie HUB means that more people can access legal information and resources, including those who don’t have access to internet or the ability to print or scan documents at home.”
The Indiana Legal Help Kiosk is part of an initiative to place 120 kiosks in communities around the state. This opportunity is the result of a partnership between the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority and the Indiana Bar Foundation to increase housing stability legal services using federal funds made available through the Emergency Rental Assistance 2 Program (ERA2).
“We are grateful to the organizations around the state that are partnering with us to make this valuable resource available in their community. Through IndianaLegalHelp.org and a network of statewide partners engaged in assisting Hoosiers facing housing-related civil legal issues, the Foundation is uniquely positioned to expand services statewide and connect more Hoosiers with legal services,” said Foundation President, CEO Charles Dunlap.
The Indiana Legal Help Kiosk will be available to the public at the Muncie HUB Monday through Friday between the hours of 8AM – 4PM (closed for lunch between 12-1PM).
For housing and other legal needs, you can always check out the legal resources available at IndianaLegalHelp.org.