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Domestic violence occurs when one person in a relationship uses power to gain control over another. The abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional, financial or spiritual. Abusers gain control in many ways – through intimidation, coercion, threats and isolation. They may use children as a manipulation tool or engage in economic or emotional abuse. They may blame their partner and minimize or deny their concerns.

We believe everyone deserves a safe home. We can help you begin to heal and work with you to plan a strong, independent life free from abuse.

75%

of survivors living onsite exit to safe, permanent housing.

4,767

sessions of case management and individual advocacy offered last year.

What do I do?

Next steps and additional resources

I need help right now!

Coburn Place isn’t an emergency shelter. If you are in a physically unsafe environment, please call 911. Consider whether you would be safe to stay temporarily with friends or family, or contact one of these local emergency shelters and resources:

The Julian Center – (317) 920-9320 or info@juliancenter.org

Salvation Army – (317) 637-5551

Dayspring Center – (317) 635-6780

Holy Family Shelter – (317) 635-7830

Center for Women & Children/Wheeler Mission Ministries – (317) 635-3575

Indiana211 – 211 or (866) 211-9966, online database

Do you only serve women?

No! Coburn Place serves all people impacted by domestic violence in the Greater Indianapolis area, regardless of race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age or religion.

How do I get on your waiting list?

The first step is to call us at (317) 923-5750. Our mentor will ask you some questions to help us learn how we can best assist you. We may be able to provide transitional housing and referrals if you’re eligible, but that requires an assessment with one of our advocates. If our mentor determines you should talk to an advocate, you’ll get a call back. (Please understand there are many people seeking help right now, and you won’t hear back right away.)

If you’re eligible for our housing waitlist, it could be up to 12 to 18 months before you have access to housing supported by Coburn Place. Once you’re on the waitlist, you and your advocate will work together to match you with the best housing and well-being resources for you. While you’re on the waitlist, you can access resources to support your well-being.

"Coburn Place saved my life. When someone doesn’t have a support system and then all of a sudden a whole building of people are there for you it changes your life. Because of Coburn Place I learned what I wanted and what I didn’t want in my life and how to fight for that.”
Juana, Coburn Place Graduate
"Coburn Place showed me more love than any other. The last time I felt this love is with my parents. From a 1 to 10 – with 10 being the best – I give Coburn an overall 10+! It's just pure love, compassion, kindness, caring, help. These people here are exceptional!"
Coburn Place Survivor
Her Life Is Spinning In Control
Breaking Down Barriers
When Pets Are Victims, Too
Turning Victims into Victors
Keeping Survivors Safe
How Survivor-Led Advocacy Works
A Layered Look at Domestic Violence in the Black Community

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

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.

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Coburn Stories

Turning Victims into Victors

Meet the amazing women who run the Coburn Place support groups and learn how they help survivors and their children heal.

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Coburn Stories

Keeping Survivors Safe

We talked about survivor safety with experts from Coburn Place and the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

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Coburn Stories

How Survivor-Led Advocacy Works

At Coburn Place, survivors are the captains of their own lives. Learn what that means.

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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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Children's Services

Children's Services

Where kids thrive

Our Children’s Services include plenty of play spaces, therapy, support groups, homework help and tutoring, healthy relationship classes, after-school programs, and field trips.

The West Garden

The West Garden

A Place to Heal

In Coburn Place transitional housing, survivors and their children have their own fully furnished apartments and outdoor spaces that feel like home.