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Early Resource Connections Center

The Early Resource Connections Center (ERCC) is a system that houses a wide variety of services for Ivy Tech Community College students.

For assistance, please stop by our intake office located in NMC140. Staff will be available to help you between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Services

The ERCC offers a wide variety of services to help you succeed. Explore all options below or us the links to get right to the area you are interested in learning about. 

Financial Coaching  Employment Coaching Counseling Services
Ombudsman Services Community Resources Emergency Aid

Center for Working Families

The Center for Working Families is an evidence-based approach to helping individuals reach greater financial stability through education and asset building. The Center for Working Families includes the following services:

  • Financial Coaching
    • The Financial Coach works with students on an individualized basis in order to develop both short-term and long-term financial plans with the student
    • The Financial Coach also provides free financial literacy courses to students on a regular basis
  • Employment Coaching
    • The Employment Coach works in collaboration with our Career Center to provide individualized career planning for students
    • This service would be appropriate for students who are struggling to find work or are underemployed

Counseling Services

Students of Ivy Tech Community College qualify for free and confidential counseling services

Ombudsman Services

The Ombudsman’s office helps students navigate the necessary course of action needed to resolve concerns with classroom issues, grade disputes, and other academic issues

Access to Community Resources

Students facing challenges often benefit from connection to community resources. The ERCC is well-connected with community resources in the city and works with students to find the resources to meet their needs.

Emergency Aid

At times, the Early Resource Connections Center is able to offer emergency financial assistance to students participating in ERCC programming.

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Intake Office

Location: North Meridian Center, Room 140
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Contact: 317-916-7968, ERCC@ivytech.edu

Contact Information

Counseling Services

Indy-StudentTherapist@ivytech.edu

Employment Coach

Deb Daniels
317-921-4602
ddaniels69@ivytech.edu

Financial Coach 

Michelle Robinson
317-916-7621
mrobinson289@ivytech.edu

Lead Coach

Brianna Henderson
317-921-4993
bhenderson37@ivytech.edu

Director

Bradley Pearson
317-921-4669
bpearson20@ivytech.edu

Assistant Director

Gisele "Gigi" Brown
317-916-7539
gbrown106@ivytech.edu