A local family-service program is hosting free provider fairs this month. Community Partners says local social service and community providers will be available provide information and support to local families struggling to obtain legal services, financial assistance, healthcare, childcare and substance-abuse treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic. The first fair will be Wednesday, September 16th from 10am until 1pm at Porter County Expo Center in Valparaiso, and a second fair will be held Wednesday, September 23rd from 10am until 2pm at Avalon Manor in Merrillville. All CDC precautions to keep everyone safe from COVID-19 will be implemented. Masks are required to gain entry, and all who attend will have a mandatory temperature check at the door.