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.
Everyone deserves a safe home.
Welcome to Coburn Place
145families were served by Coburn Place in 2022
83%of survivors living on-site went to safe, permanent housing
83families 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.
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.’”
Supporter Spotlight: Meet Carol Gassen
Both Merchants Bank of Indiana and Coburn Place are lucky to have Carol Gassen.
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.
Finding Safe Homes Is Her Job
When it comes to helping survivors find safe housing, Tina Oatts is a force.
Private: 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.
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.
Supporter Spotlight: Meet Amanda Wilson
Amanda Wilson and her husband, Trent, are teaching their children about giving back.
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.
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.”