We empower survivors of intimate partner 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.
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.
Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Connie Burton
“Getting to know the kids has been a real joy for me and one of the most rewarding things I have ever done.”
When Pets Are Victims, Too
Many survivors stay in abusive relationships because they fear their pets will be harmed if they flee – and for good reason. Beacon of Hope Crisis Center has a program to ease their worries.
Meet the President and CEO
Learn a little more about our new leader, Rachel Scott.
Playing 10 to 5
Experience a typical day at Coburn Place summer camp – with commentary from the kids!
A High School Project Lights a Fire
“There’s a sense of fulfillment when you’ve done something to empower other women,” says IU student Ana Gaston.
They’re in the Empowerment Business
Jessica, left, and Natasha of Jessie Clean are on a mission to give back in a meaningful way – by lifting up survivors with well-paying, flexible work.
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.