The agency's programs are made possible by a combination of federal, state, and local grants, fundraising activities, and private gifts and donations. An 18-member Board of Directors, composed of volunteers representing the low-income community, the private sector, and the public sector, governs LHDC. Volunteer policy and advisory councils guide some of the programs LHDC administers.
What is LHDC and what do we do?
LHDC is the designated Community Action Agency for Crawford, Perry, and Spencer Counties. LHDC exists to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve. In addition to Crawford, Perry, and Spencer Counties. LHDC also offers services in Dubois, Gibson, Harrison, Lawrence, Orange, Vanderburgh, and Warrick Counties.
LHDC offers a variety of programs in the communities we serve including housing, education, health insurance navigation, and more...to help you, your family, your friends, and your neighbors.
Head Start Birth - 5 Program
LHDC Early Head Start is a home-based program that provides services to pregnant women and children 0-3. LHDC Head Start provides services to children 3-5. Our educational philosophy is based on the theory that children learn best through child-initiated play.
LHDC owns, or provides management services for, housing developments in several area communities. Rental assistance subsidies are available on many apartments. Affordable, quality apartments are available for those looking for low income housing. Some apartments may have immediate availability.
Covering Kids & Families
Through a partnership with Covering Kids and Families – Indiana (CKF-IN), LHDC employs Outreach and Enrollment Specialists (health insurance navigators) to help individuals and families access and enroll in affordable health insurance. Services are provided in Crawford, Harrison, Lawrence, Orange, Perry, Spencer and Warrick Counties.
Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
The Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is one of the largest volunteer networks in the nation for people age 55+. RSVP volunteers use skills and talents learned over the years. They also develop new skills while serving in a variety of volunteer activities within their community.