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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. With safe housing choices and compassionate support, we can help you begin to heal and work with you to plan a strong, independent life free from abuse.

82%

of survivors living onsite exit to safe, permanent housing.

94%

of survivors in our community-based housing program exit to safe, permanent housing.

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:

Indy Champions for Domestic Violence – (317) 210-0866 or champions@indypsf.org

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

The 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?

We don’t have a waitlist. Survivors are generally referred to us as we have space by partner shelters and organizations, or through the city. We can serve 35 families on-site and up to 45 families in the community at any given time.

"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
Welding a Stronger Future: Kelly’s Story
Reclaiming Her Life After Seven Years of Stalking: Athena’s Story
Meet Colton: Future Basketball Star
Her Life Is Spinning In Control
When Pets Are Victims, Too
Turning Victims into Victors
A Layered Look at Domestic Violence in the Black Community

Coburn Stories

Welding a Stronger Future: Kelly’s Story

Last year, Kelly’s life changed in an instant due to domestic violence. Today, she’s working hard to heal and rebuild.

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Coburn Stories

Reclaiming Her Life After Seven Years of Stalking: Athena’s Story

“I love me right now,” says Athena. “I like this new woman I’m becoming, and I like learning about myself. I’m learning what makes me happy and what my soul desires.”

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Coburn Stories

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.

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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

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

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.