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Hollys House Inc

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Causes: Crime & Law, Domestic Violence, Family Violence Shelters, Homeless & Housing, Human Services

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.

Community Stories

17 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I must say that this is quite possibly one of the most useful places/programs in my recovery. Though I never continued my case with Holly's House, I felt very comfortable and safe as I talked with the staff. Holly's House inspired me to share my trauma story throughout my recovery process while in Behavioral Facilities for teens with mental health issues. And since November 15, 2016, I remain clean of any self-injurious behaviors.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a safe place to report intimate crimes for women, men and children. They have a wonderful staff that is trained to help victims and help them become a strong survivor. I have had the pleasure of helping with fund raising for HH. I will continue to do what I can to insure they remain in our community. They have helped over 1300 people since they opened and they help 9 counties in Indiana. I can not say enough about how awesome they are and how much good they do in our community!

1 Jennifer108

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hollys House is a calm and loving environment where individuals go after horrific situations and/or crimes. Instead of sitting in a cold interrogation room, a victim has soothing surroundings and nurturing counselors that ask questions about what has happened.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I am not a victim of any sort of violence. I just wanted to say after watching Holly's story on 48 Hours what an inspirational person she is. I am 41 years and lost my fiance who I was with for over 11 years, my Mom and my friends as well as relatives. I do because of my loses know how hard life can be, but to see a person go through such a horrific event as Holly did and to dedicate herself to help others instead of wallowing in misery, is by all means a hero in my eyes. Holly is someone who was the complete opposite of her attacker, she has a strong value for human life. I admire her strength and moral that she demonstrated by testifying against her attacker/friend's killer. It is awful to see that people can ruthlessly kill, unimaginable. On the other hand someone like Holly, with her value for life, wanting to help others, live for the victims of her attacker, represents the ideal human, a mentor, a hero.

1 Lisa P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

As the mother of a victim, words can not express how thankful I am that Evansville has Holly's House. To compound our daughters plight, she also has Aspergers Syndrome. From the time we arrived to the time we left, this unbearable time in our life stood out as our first step to recovery. We felt somewhat enpowered to know that the truth was heard and no matter what happened in the legal system, the crime had been reported and was now going forward for prosecution. We, as all victims, are blessed to have a safe haven like Holly's House.

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1 Lori M.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Holly's House is an amazing asset to our community! The employees are top notch - and it is so obvious that they love what they do. So many people have been helped by this organization and Evansville is so lucky to have it!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the great pleasure of working with members of the Board of Directors and other key people of this organization. The work they do for the community is outstanding and very much a key part of the healing cycle for victims. The devotion to the clients and the understanding and help they provide is a part of the recovery and trust the victims need to get through the difficult time. I am proud to have this organization as part of the Evansville community, we all wish the services were not needed, but we do and they are always ready to handle the details professionally with a caring heart.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Holly's House is a tremendous asset to the community. Holly's House provides service to the most vulnerable among in awful situations in the most professional and caring way.

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sidney 02/04/2011

Thank you for making time to post a review of Holly's House. Our success is tied to the many, many members of the community who believe so strongly in what we do. Sincerely, Sidney

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Holly's House has helped so many people, it is a fantastic resource in our community. I've talked to so many who have been helped directly or indirectly by Holly's House. Students at University of Southern Indiana also benefit enormously from the connections they have and work they have been able to do there.

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sidney 02/04/2011

Hello Anne, Thank you for making time to post a review of Holly's House. We are very grateful for the support we receive from the community. The talent and energy brought to us by the USI community and our student interns is a gift beyond measure. Best Wishes, Sidney

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Holly House has been a fantastic addition to the community. They are a very organized and compassionate team who fill a need.

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sidney 02/04/2011

Hello Debra, Thank you for making time to post a review for Holly's House. We are truly blessed by the support we recieve fromt he community. I miss those "days" we spent together. We should all find a way to retreat again soon. Best Wishes, Sidney

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

What a great resource! Not only does Holly's House provide the perfect, comforting, welcoming environment for victims but the building now houses space for additional resources too - Lampion and Albion Fellows Bacon Center. Then there is the community outreach - Think First Stay Safe was a huge hit at my son's school. Thank you to the staff, supporters, and board of directors.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Holly's House provides a safe and non-threatening environment for victims of sexual abuse. They play a vital role in our community and fill a much needed niche. When I toured the facilities, I was most impressed with the staff and the premises and the extra effort and thought they have put into everything to make the experiences there the best they can be under very difficult circumstances. I applaud the board, the employees, and the volunteers for being a beacon of light in the Evansville area.

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sidney 02/04/2011

Hello Kavonne, Thank you for this wonderful review. We have been very blessed with the community support we receive. Not to mention that every agency needs a good insurance agent. I appreciate the time you have taken to get to know more about Holly's House. Best wishes, Sidney

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Holly's House is a fantastic facility that our community must have. it provides services that help victims move on with their lives. The staff is incredible to be able to do the work that is required. Holly's House works with other organizations to offer the best expertise for the needs of the victims. Thanks to all for the work.

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sidney 02/04/2011

Thank you so much "ST" for making time to post a review for us. Holly's House is lucky in so many ways. Two of which are our wonderfully talented Board Leadership and the generous support of your business partners. Thank you, Sidney

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

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sidney 02/04/2011

Dear "buckeye", 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". Best Wishes, Sidney

Review from Guidestar

hollykdunn

Advisor

Rating: 5

I am so proud of all Holly's House is doing! They are serving a need in our community. Assisting victims... encouraging survivors! Thank you to everyone who has helped make Holly's House a success! Please continue your support!

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sidney 02/04/2011

Hello Holly, Thank you so much for this posting. The leadership you have provided for Holly's House is one of our greatest gifts. It is an honor for me to follow in your foot steps and be part of this wonderful agency. Best Wishes, Sidney

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Holly's House provides a safe haven for children who have been abused. I have witnessed the caring and compassionate way the staff handles the victims of abuse at the house. Everyone one of the staff believes in the Holly's House mission and it is evident in the way they conduct every day business at the House. Holly's House partner agencies are also fully engaged in the advocacy center. A victim can be interviewed once, and in a safe place where everyone is focused on the victim.

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sidney 02/04/2011

Thank you "JLW" for making time to post this review. One of many assets is the talent and dedication of our Board members. I also agree with your comment about our partner agencies. They bring so much strength and knowledge to the services that our clients receive. All which results in a better experience for those recovering from trauma. Thank you, Sidney

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Holly knows first-hand the pain of violent and sexual crimes. Her story is so powerful, and despite the suffering in her life, she has gone on to help others heal from their pain. This is a worthy charity!