Mission: Coburn Place seeks to Improve intimate partner violence survivors’ immediate and long-term safety, overall well-being, long-term self-sufficiency, and permanent housing stability.
Results: Since opening in 1996, 598 women and 971 children have called Coburn Place their home. In 2013, staff responded to 460 domestic violence calls 24/7. 57 adults and 96 children lived at Coburn Place during 2013. 83 adults were served on our wait list. 82% of those who completed our program exited to safe housing of their choice. 100% established a personal plan for independence.
Target demographics: victims of domestic violence
Direct beneficiaries per year: 57 adults and 96 children with transitional housing, and an 83 families received support services while on our waiting list
Geographic areas served: Indianapolis, IN
Programs: transitional housing for up to 24 months, a voluntary service approach to care, comprehensive case management, weekly therapeutic support groups, individual and family counseling, economic education, job training and placement referrals, education referrals, family development classes, children's activities including seasonal camps and support groups, legal advocacy, and permanent housing assistance and referrals.
I have been volunteering at Coburn Place for 5 years. I started by decorating apartments and getting them ready for the women and their children to move into. It is an amazing feeling to look at a completed apartment and know that a women that has been struggling can walk in to her own apartment and everything she needs is right there for her. I feel good in knowing that I was helped take one of her many stresses off her shoulders, b/c she now has a SAFE place to sleep and begin her journey.