Elderly & Special Needs Assistance
The Contact Assistance and Referral (CARE) Program was developed to assist the elderly and special needs individuals who have little or no family support in the Valparaiso area.
Seniors or special needs individuals that live within the City of Valparaiso may register with the Care Program. When extreme weather conditions occurs individuals from the Valparaiso Police Department will contact these individuals to confirm their welfare.
Registration to the program may be completed by the individual or a family member living outside the city. The program will be activated under the following conditions:
- When the heat index, combination of air temperature, and relative humidity exceeds 100 degrees Fahrenheit for two consecutive days
- When the air temperature falls below five degrees Fahrenheit for two consecutive days
- When there is a snow accumulation of six inches within a 24-hour period
- When any other weather condition exists that threatens the health and safety of individuals
To register for the program, contact the Valparaiso Police Department at 219.462.2135 or download the registration form and return it to the Valparaiso Police Department at:
355 S. Washington St.
Valparaiso, IN 46383
For additional questions about the program contact Captain Joe Hall by calling 219.462.2135.