Everyone deserves a safe home.

Welcome to Coburn Place

Survivor and child
The front door of Coburn Place
Portrait of survivor
Photo of apartment
Portrait of survivor

We offer compassionate support and safe housing choices for survivors of domestic violence and their children. We specialize in fresh starts – letting survivors lead the way in creating their own paths forward. We serve everyone – women and men, transgender and nonbinary – because everyone is welcome, everyone belongs. We have transitional housing at our historic building in Midtown Indianapolis, as well as in our community-based housing program. Breaking the cycle of abuse creates stronger people, stronger families and – ultimately – stronger communities.

  • 145
    families were served by Coburn Place in 2022
  • 83%
    of survivors living on-site went to safe, permanent housing
  • 83
    families were placed in safe housing in the community

We meet survivors where they are.

“Coburn Place is transitional housing, and it's exactly what I did. I transitioned into a stronger and better woman for myself and my kids.”
LaToya
Coburn Place Graduate

Services

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    Transitional Housing

    Survivors live rent-free in their own fully furnished apartment in our safe and secure building.

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    Community-Based Housing

    We place survivors in safe housing with rental assistance and a plan for self-sufficiency.

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    Well-Being Services

    Our menu of support services is trauma-informed and survivor-led, with a focus on healing and independence.

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    Children's Services

    We support the brave children of survivors with programs and opportunities that allow them to thrive and just be kids.

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Safe Home, Fresh Start: Lexi’s Story
Welding a Stronger Future: Kelly’s Story
Reclaiming Her Life After Seven Years of Stalking: Athena’s Story
Domestic Violence + Guns: A Deadly Equation
Supporter Spotlight: Meet Carol Gassen
Meet Colton: Future Basketball Star
Finding Safe Homes Is Her Job
From Homelessness to Homeowner: Diamond’s Story
Having a Disability Can Mean Danger
A Blue-Haired Girl with a Lime Green Goal

Coburn Stories

Safe Home, Fresh Start: Lexi’s Story

Lexi is just beginning her fresh start at Coburn Place while juggling a new baby and an energetic 5-year-old. “I would leave him and go back and leave him and go back,” she says. “I’m not going back anymore.”

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Coburn Stories

Welding a Stronger Future: Kelly’s Story

Last year, Kelly’s life changed in an instant due to domestic violence. Today, she’s working hard to heal and rebuild.

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Coburn Stories

Reclaiming Her Life After Seven Years of Stalking: Athena’s Story

“I love me right now,” says Athena. “I like this new woman I’m becoming, and I like learning about myself. I’m learning what makes me happy and what my soul desires.”

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Coburn Stories

Domestic Violence + Guns: A Deadly Equation

“If we pay attention to any documentary or any news story, every single family member – whether it’s the abuser’s family or the victim’s family – the first words are ‘I never thought they would do something like that; I never thought it was to this extreme.’”

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Supporter Spotlight: Meet Carol Gassen

Both Merchants Bank of Indiana and Coburn Place are lucky to have Carol Gassen.

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Coburn Stories

Meet Colton: Future Basketball Star

“Colton is a smart, energetic, fun-loving little man,” says Children’s Service Coordinator Teia Sherrell. Learn more about him and how he’s grown at Coburn Place.

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Finding Safe Homes Is Her Job

When it comes to helping survivors find safe housing, Tina Oatts is a force.

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Coburn Stories

From Homelessness to Homeowner: Diamond’s Story

Diamond’s journey has been remarkable. Motivated by her children, she worked hard to heal. Now, she owns a home.

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Coburn Stories

Having a Disability Can Mean Danger

Women and girls with disabilities are more at risk for violence, experience violence more often and more severely, and have more barriers to getting support.

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A Blue-Haired Girl with a Lime Green Goal

Opening up isn’t easy, but Annabelle, a teen living at Coburn Place, knows it’s important.

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