We empower survivors of domestic violence in the Greater Indianapolis area. We believe in starting with safe housing and letting them lead the way. We offer supportive services and lift survivors – and their children – up so they can soar. We serve everyone – cisgender, transgender and nonbinary survivors. We have transitional housing at our flagship 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.
Everyone deserves a safe home.
Welcome to Coburn Place
1,235adults and children were served by Coburn Place in 2020
75%of survivors living on-site went to safe, permanent housing
80families were placed in safe housing in the community
We meet survivors where they are.
Survivors live rent-free in their own fully furnished apartment in our safe and secure building.
We place survivors in safe housing with rental assistance and a plan for self-sufficiency.
Our menu of support services is trauma-informed and survivor-led, with a focus on healing and independence.
We support the brave children of survivors with programs and opportunities that allow them to thrive and just be kids.
Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Andrea Jacobson
“I think it is easy to take for granted having stability in life,” says IUPUI student leader Andrea Jacobson. She and the members of the student organization she founded are familiar faces at Coburn Place.
One Driving Goal
“Samantha” had been trying for more than 10 years to get her driver’s license. Teaming up with Denise Saxman was just what she needed. “There’s some pride in that I helped this woman achieve this goal,” she says. “It’s a personal accomplishment for me, but it’s huge for her to make that big stride.”
She Has a Plan
“I don’t set long-term goals. I set three-month goals. I had all my goals for three months accomplished within two weeks of moving here.”
Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Judy Donner
“My first volunteer activity was to help set up an apartment for a newly arriving family. I remember thinking how impactful it must be for a family coming to this safe space from an abusive, unsettled household.”
Her Life Is Spinning In Control
“I know my value, period. I know who I am.” Survivor and small business owner Vikki Gladney once lived at Coburn Place. Now she’s at home on a bike.
Breaking Down Barriers
“I was homeless for a year,” says Melissa. “It was hard and scary.” Now, she has safe housing and a job she loves.
A Layered Look at Domestic Violence in the Black Community
Black and African American women experience violence at a rate 2.5 times more than white women. We look at why – and why they often suffer in silence.