Mission: The mission of Holly's House is to provide a safe reporting location for victims of intimate crime, their families, and communities while providing support, promoting justice, and preventing violence.
Results: Over 1500 victims of intimate crimes have been interviewed at Holly's House. After the interview clients are connected with additional services available in the community to support thier healing journey.
In addition, over 5900 elementary school children in southwest Indiana have participated in our school based prevention program, "Think First & Stay Safe".
Target demographics: Soutwest Indiana residents who have been victims of sexual assault, domestic violence or child abuse.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Approximately 1500
Geographic areas served: Southwest Indiana, including the following counties: Gibson, Knox, Pike, Perry, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh and Warrick
Programs: Forensic Interviewing, Multidisciplinary Collaboration and Child Abuse Prevention. Victim Advocacy and Mental Healht Services are also available in our facility through partnership with other community agencies.
I have been involved with Holly's House almost from it's inception, having become a Board Member after the idea was launched, but prior to the actual, physical location being completed. I have prosecuted many cases that have been investigated utilizing the services of Holly's House. The cases I am presented from this organization, are so much more thorough in their presentation, and therefore, much easier to prosecute than others. Our community is very fortunate to have such an organization, with the dedication of a staff who is fully vested with the intent and ideals of protecting those who find it hard to protect themselves.
I so appreciate your time to post such a thoughtful review. It has been an amazing journey from an idea to our current level of operations. I look forward to our continued partnerhsip and success in "assisting victims and supporting survivors".