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What does Indigo do?

Coburn Place’s Young Professionals Engagement Committee is a group of young advocates that serve as a support network for Coburn Place, Indiana’s largest and most comprehensive provider of transitional housing and supportive services for victims of domestic violence. The Young Professionals committee serves as an advisory board and engagement network for twenty-/thirty-somethings connected with Coburn Place’s mission of empowering victims of domestic violence to live as survivors. They further the mission of Coburn Place by organizing and hosting fundraising events, volunteering a minimum of 40 hours per year, and cultivating as well as connecting the next generation of leaders and advocates to Coburn Place.

Advisory Board, Indigo Council:
Emily Shrock, Chair

Emily began volunteering for Coburn Place 10 years ago through her sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma at Butler University. Since then she has continued to volunteer and has been actively involved the Special Events Committee for the past 4 years. Emily’s day job is an attorney serving as the Voter Protection Director for the Indiana Democratic Party. She also spends much of her free time helping with local political campaigns and clubs. Emily’s favorite thing about Coburn is the true impact it makes on survivors of domestic partner violence for their entire lives.


Tyler Cobb, Vice Chair

Tyler was introduced to Coburn Place for the first time as a guest at Blue Breakfast in April 2015.  The survivor who spoke during this event talked about her challenge in establishing herself in a full time job, and being that Tyler had spent 7 years in the recruiting space at that time, saw this as an opportunity to share his knowledge.  In conversations with Coburn Place staff, they encouraged him to consider joining Indigo. In June of 2017, he made a transition out of the recruiting space and is now an Account Executive within the Technology space.  Outside of work, he looks for any excuse to utilize his Yeti 35 or anything that allows me to be active outdoors; skiing, golfing, fishing. He is also a huge Indianapolis Colts fan and may own the world’s largest Peyton Manning autograph collection (not joking).



Lauren Laski, Secretary

Lauren began volunteering with Coburn Place in early 2017. She works for United Way of Central Indiana. When not working or volunteering, Lauren’s favorite things are singing and hanging out with her cat. Her favorite thing about Coburn Place is how thoughtful and caring the Coburn staff and board are to all residents and survivors, empowering them to grow and treating each person with dignity.



Haley O’Brian, Treasurer

Haley began volunteering with Coburn in early 2017. Haley is the Vice-President of Operations and Finance at Indianapolis’ based Design and Innovation firm, Studio Science. Haley enjoys traveling and practicing yoga in her free time. Haley’s favorite thing about Coburn Place is their holistic approach to care with every resident and family.



Olivia Hawbaker, Development Chair

Olivia began volunteering with Coburn after attending Blue Breakfast in 2017 and jumped into service projects and Special Events planning. Olivia is a Project Manager for Citizens Energy Group’s engineering design team and continues to serve at Coburn on the Indigo Council. Olivia’s favorite thing about Coburn is the care and advocacy shown for every resident and client that helps them feel safe, heal, and live fully into their lives and futures.



Sara Soukup, Community Liaison Chair

Sara began volunteering with Coburn Place in 2016. Sara works as a clinical trial manager with Eli Lilly and Co. in Indianapolis. Sara’s favorite aspect of Coburn Place is how welcoming the support for survivors is by providing not only housing but creating a true home.

Alice Duers, Social Media Chair

Alice is an AmeriCorps VISTA at a new Indianapolis-based non-profit, Ascend Indiana. On the weekends, you can find her hosting at “Fire by the Monon” in Broad Ripple. She got involved with the Coburn Place last year because she lived nearby. In her free time, Alice enjoys seeing live music and supporting local art.

















































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