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 believe in letting them lead the way. We lift survivors – and their children – up so they can soar, illuminating a path forward to restore hope and promote healing. 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.

  • 1,235
    adults and children were served by Coburn Place in 2020
  • 75%
    of survivors living on-site went to safe, permanent housing
  • 80
    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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Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Andrea Jacobson
One Driving Goal
She Has a Plan
Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Judy Donner
Her Life Is Spinning In Control
Breaking Down Barriers
A Layered Look at Domestic Violence in the Black Community

Coburn Stories

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.

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Coburn Stories

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.”

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Coburn Stories

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.”

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Coburn Stories

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.”

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Coburn Stories

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.

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Coburn Stories

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.

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Coburn Stories

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.

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