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Our Work

Coburn Place is constantly evolving to be a “best in class” program and a leader in the field of domestic violence programs to support our clients in the best possible way. In 2011, we became the first residential domestic violence program in Indiana to implement a voluntary, trauma informed model of service delivery. We recognize that survivors are the experts in their own lives and therefore do not mandate programming. We also  recognize that each survivor is on their own unique journey to immediate and long-term safety, to emotional and social well-being, to self-sufficiency, and to permanent housing. Our programs and services are designed to empower our clients on this journey and partner with them along the way. National trends in service delivery have begun to recognize voluntary services as a best practice.

In 2013, we were invited to join a group of 10 field-leading domestic and sexual violence organizations around the country, known as the Domestic and Sexual Violence Cohort Demonstration Project (DVS Cohort). The DVS Cohort is an action-oriented collaboration of the Full Frame Initiative. As cohort members we are working collectively to increase our, and the field’s, capacity to respond to survivors of violence facing multiple challenges in the “full frame” of their lives; and recognizing each survivor as a whole person with a multitude of assets as well as needs. Central to this work is explicit attention to the Five Domains of Wellbeing, an evidence-informed framework that helps people, families and communities make and sustain lasting, positive change by focusing on people, not problems.

In May 2014 FFI released a report of the DSV Cohort’s work and our collective call to action, to move the DSV field from services to reclaim our roots in social change and social justice. Read and download the report here.

Overview of the Five Domains of Wellbeing


DSV Cohort Members include:

Caminar Latino in Doraville, GA
Caminar Latino’s mission is to create possibilities for Latino families affected by violence to transform their lives and their communities. Caminar Latino has been serving the Latino community since 1990 and remains the first and only comprehensive domestic violence program for Latino families in Georgia.
Click here for more information about Caminar Latino.

Center for Hope and Healing in Lowell, MA
The Center for Hope and Healing (CHH) is dedicated to the healing and empowerment of survivors of rape and sexual assault through counseling, advocacy, and education and to preventing sexual violence in all its forms.
Click here for more information about the CHH.

The Cherokee Family Violence Center (CFVC) in Canton, GA
The Cherokee Family Violence Center’s mission is to enhance the safety of victims of intimate partner violence and their children through culturally and linguistically competent crisis intervention services.
Click here for more information about CFVC.

Coburn Place Safe Haven in Indianapolis, IN
Coburn Place Safe Haven seek to improve intimate partner violence survivors’ immediate and long-term safety, overall well-being, long-term self-sufficiency, and permanent housing stability.
Click here for more information about Coburn Place Safe Haven.

District Alliance for Safe Housing (DASH) in Washington, DC
District Alliance for Safe Housing (DASH) is an innovator in providing access to safe housing and services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their families as they rebuild their lives on their own terms.
Click here for more information about DASH.

DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence (DCCADV) in Washington, DC
DCCADV’s mission is to build a community where domestic violence is replaced with human dignity. We advance our mission through advocacy, community education, public policy, technical assistance and training, resource sharing and research.
Click here for more information about DCCADV.

Empower Yolo in Woodland, CA
(formerly: Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center (SADVC)
Empower Yolo’s mission is to eliminate sexual assault and domestic violence through sensitive prevention, intervention, and treatment.
Click here for more information about Empower Yolo.

Friendship Home in Lincoln, NE
Friendship Home exists to support, shelter, and advocate for victims of domestic violence and their children. Our goal for them is to break the cycle of violence and surround them with lessons of hope, understanding and acceptance.
Click here for more information about Friendship Home.

New Orleans Family Justice Center in New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Family Justice Center is a partnership of agencies dedicated to ending family violence, child abuse, sexual assault and stalking through prevention and coordinated response by providing comprehensive client – centered, empowerment services in a single location.
Click here for more information about the New Orleans Family Justice Center.

REACH Beyond Domestic Violence in Waltham, MA
REACH is committed to advancing the safety, healing and empowerment of those who experience domestic or relationship violence through direct services and education while promoting social justice for individuals and families of all backgrounds.
Click here for more information about REACH.