Van Buren Township

  • Bob - Caseworker
  • Name, Senior Caseworker
  • Name, Caseworker
  • Name, Accounts Clerk

Elected Officials
  • Rita Barrow, Trustee
  • Mary Rice, Board Member
  • Name, Board Member
  • Name, Board Member

Rita Barrow

The Trustee

The township trustee is an elected official charged with providing temporary emergency assistance to Van Buren Township residents who are experiencing an unforeseen hardship. The trustee helps with basic necessities such as rent, utilities, food, and some medical care.

A township trustee, as administrator of township assistance, may provide and shall extend township assistance only when the personal effort of the applicant fails to provide one or more of the basic necessities. IC 12-20-16-2. Click on the forms tab to download the full assistance guidelines and an application for assistance.

In accordance with Indiana law, the trustee adheres to Township Assistance Guidelines in determining an applicant’s eligibility. The Guidelines are posted in the trustee’s office. The Guidelines are reviewed and updated annually to reflect any changes in applicable federal and state regulations.

Other duties include: fire protection, maintenance of abandoned cemeteries, weed complaints, fence line disputes and indigent burials.

Contact Information

Van Buren Township Trustee
2130 S. Kirby Rd.
Bloomington, IN 47401

Phone: (812) 825-4490
Fax: (812) 825-9700

Buisness hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.,
Monday through Friday (excluding holidays)

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