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Ross Township is located in Northwest Indiana and includes Merrillville, Northern Crown Point, and Southwestern Hobart in Lake County.

Joseph D. Shudick Jr.

Ross Township Trustee


Contact Information:

Ross Township Trustee's Office                         24 W 73rd Ave  219.769.2111

For Reservations for Hidden Lake Park, call Ross Township Office!

Hidden Lake Park Office 6355 Broadway  219.980.8790

Ross Township Pool  5311 Tyler St. 219.980.0732



Copyright 2012 Ross Township
Email: Trustee
      Last update 06/12/2014

    The Ross Township Trustee's Office provides a number of services for township residents. In addition to facilities and events listed on their respective pages the township offers the following services:

Township Assistance

Emergency financial assistance is available for necessities based on family size and income. Assistance includes rental/mortgage payments, utilities, medical bills, burial expenses and food. Workfare programs are required for able-bodied assistance recipients.

Special Non-Tax Supported Programs

Food Pantry

Qualified Township residents are referred to the Ross Township Food Pantry located at the St. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral staffed by volunteers and funded entirely through generous donations.

Holiday Assistance

Ross Township coordinates food programs for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter for eligible Ross Township residents. Donations from local business, churches, schools, service clubs, organizations, labor unions and generous local private citizens help us with providing holiday dinners for residents of Ross Township.

Angel Tree Program

During the Christmas holiday season, presents and clothing are distributed to eligible children of Ross Township through special programs coordinated through the township office. Local businesses, churches, organizations, and generous local private citizens provide eligible children with the experience of opening presents from Santa Claus.

Back to School Assistance Program

Ross Township partners with the Merrillville Police Department and Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #168 to assist children in back to school clothing and supplies.

Energy Assistance

Ross Township is the only Township office in Lake County to directly process applications for Federal Energy Assistance program for qualifying individuals.

Bus Service

Ross Township subsidizes bus transportation through South Lake County Community Services for the disabled and senior citizens of Ross Township. This subsidy allows riders to pay a discounted fee. Call 219-663-3869 to schedule a ride.


Ross Township acts as a support agency by referring people to the proper local social service agencies as needed. Reference brochures are available.