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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

8 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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 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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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

Review from Guidestar

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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

Review from Guidestar

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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

Review from Guidestar

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

Review from Guidestar

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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!