Division of Family & Children

LaPorte Office

Terrance K. Ciboch, Director
1230 State Road 2 West
P.O. Box 1402
LaPorte, IN 46352
Phone: 219-326-5870
Fax 219-326-5510

Office are from Monday - Friday, 7:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.


Michigan City Office

Kay M. Borg, Assistant Director
1621 Woodland Avenue
Michigan City, IN 46360
Phone: 219-878-6370
Fax: 219-879-8711

Office are from Monday - Friday, 7:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.


The LaPorte County DFC is a single point of entry for many social services available to Hoosiers. For those of you who would like to apply for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (formerly known as AFDC or welfare), the Food Stamp Program, Medicaid or other types of assistance, you must apply at the DFC office.

To apply for assistance, please visit our office. Once an application is filed with our office, you will be assigned a caseworker and an appointment will be set up for you. Your caseworker will discuss your needs and assess if you are eligible for services. This initial interview with your caseworker will take from 1-1 1/2 hours.

Your eligibility is determined within the following time frames:

Qualifications Food Stamps - 30 days
Qualifications TANF/Medicaid - 45 days
Qualifications Disability Medicaid - 90 days


More Information

We invite you to visit the LaPorte Division of Family and Children web site for more information and resources.

  • Step Ahead Coordinator
    Michael McDonald
    219-872-1338
  • Community Action Agency
    219-872-0351
  • Area Agency on Aging
    574-233-8205
    1-800-522-2916