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What To Expect
Coburn Place’s transitional housing program provides two styles of transitional housing options.

1) On-site housing is provided through 15 studio, 15 two-bedroom, and 5 three-bedroom apartments and allows you to stay with us for a minimum of 6 months. Lease extensions may be granted, dependent upon good faith progress moving toward permanent housing goals, up to a maximum stay of 24 months.  On-site apartments are provided fully-furnished, rent- and utility-free while residents are encouraged to save those funds toward their permanent housing and self-sufficiency once they graduate from Coburn Place On-Site Transitional Housing.

2) Community-based transitional housing is available on a limited basis to survivors with or without children who are dealing with less severe safety, self-sufficiency, and permanent housing barriers. This program offers rent-assistance for up to 12 months on a tiered level of support. Survivors are required to pay 30% of their income toward their rent and work with their Advocate on an employment advancement/increased income plan in order to be fully self-sufficient at the end of the 12-month rental assistance program. This short-term rental assistance is meant to assist those with fewer barriers to get back on their feet in a short amount of time. It will require dedication and hard work – and we are here to help you!

You will be matched with a Self-Sufficiency Advocate, soon after application, who will work with you to help you get back on your feet and develop a plan for when you graduate from either of Coburn Place’s styles of Transitional Housing.

Only the housing component (on-site or community-based transitional housing) of our program has an income guideline.  All of our other programs and services are available to anyone experiencing domestic violence, regardless of income.  To access any of these services, call us at 317-923-5750 or email us, especially if you have transportation or child-care needs. Your Self-Sufficiency Advocate is here to assist you!  Here’s a list of our services.

Every journey begins with a step… that’s how we view your experience with Coburn Place.  It is a step in your journey to self-sufficiency, economic independence, and a life free from abuse!  Congratulations on your decision to start this journey!

This journey that you are on is going to be a process – it’s going to be many steps that you take before you reach your goal.  Every person is unique in this journey – some travel quicker than others; some take different routes.  Sometimes, there are detours and roadblocks that present themselves that can seem overwhelming.

We’ve designed a program here at Coburn Place that hopefully will make your journey smoother than if you were making it alone.  You’ll find that there are lots of different types of services available to you – you might use all of them or you might only use a few.  But that’s the best part – YOU get to choose! We know that you are the expert in your own life and we empower you to make the best choices for YOU. Services are here for you to choose from, based upon your individual circumstance and what goals you set for yourself.  Your Advocate is here to walk with you on your journey, but you are the one in charge, because we know that self-sufficiency, economic independence, and overall well-being look different for different people. 

From day one, we’ll work with you to plan for the day that you move on from Coburn Place to your permanent home.  We know that we’re just one step in your journey!


GENERAL On-Site Transitional Housing Program Expectations
  1. Each resident will actively engage in a Personal Plan for Independence as well as a Permanent Housing Action Plan, meeting with their Advocate at least monthly to discuss progress and explore resources.
  2. Residents will be expected to maintain a safe and supportive building community.
  3. Residents will be responsible for maintaining their apartments and common areas and abiding by the rules outlined in their lease.
  4. Only persons on the lease may live at Coburn Place Safe Haven.
  5. Coburn Place is a non-smoking building.
GENERAL Community-Based Transitional Housing Program Expectations
  1. Each participant will actively engage in a Personal Plan for Independence as well as a Permanent Housing Action Plan, meeting with their Advocate at least monthly to provide income-verification, discuss progress and explore resources.
  2. Participants will be responsible for maintaining their apartments and abiding by the rules outlined in their lease.
  3. Participants will be required to sign a Participation Agreement and will be accountable to program expectations outlined therein.