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 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.
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.