Supporter Spotlight: Meet Amanda Wilson

Photo of the Wilson familyAmanda Wilson and her husband, Trent, live in Fishers with their two children, Naomi and Annelise. Originally from Michigan, Amanda moved to Indianapolis after graduating college in 2009 and worked as a social worker. She and Trent, who grew up in Fort Wayne, married in 2014, and she decided to become a stay-at-home mom in 2017. Trent has been working as a CPA in Carmel since his college graduation in 2010.

How did you get connected to Coburn Place?
I learned about Coburn Place during my time as a social worker providing services to survivors of domestic violence in Indianapolis. And Trent was connected to Coburn Place through his employer, whose foundation supports Coburn Place financially.

What do you enjoy about supporting Coburn Place?
As a former social worker, I was able to see on a regular basis the barriers survivors have that prevent them from leaving violent and abusive relationships – a major barrier being safe and stable housing. Combined with Trent’s experience as a CPA specializing in auditing multi-family low-income housing, we believe in the mission to provide a safe haven for survivors, inspiring our hearts to support Coburn Place.

What is the favorite thing you have done here?
The apartment setup has been by far our favorite experience at Coburn Place! With an opportunity to involve our children in serving, we can begin to teach them about giving back to our community. Additionally, we were able to introduce our close friends to Coburn Place at the same time.

What do you do in your free time?
In our free time, we spend time as a family and with our extended family. We enjoy spending time outside and completing household projects.

Why do you think it’s important to support Coburn Place?
We believe it is important to support Coburn Place because it is a unique organization providing a highly needed service to a vulnerable population who we are passionate about serving through both our time and our financial resources.

Learn how you can get involved here.