Sara and Albert Reuben

Empowerment and Counseling Center


The Sara and Albert Reuben Empowerment and Counseling Center provides supportive services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Central Indiana, extending services offered by the Julian Center’s emergency shelter. We provide survivors with resources to overcome barriers and move toward self-sufficiency and a life free from domestic violence.

Overview of Services

The Sara and Albert Reuben Empowerment and Counseling Center merges several critical services into one location including:

Outreach Services/Advocacy

Non-residential Outreach Advocates work one-on-one with more than 150 survivors annually in the Sara and Albert Reuben Empowerment and Counseling Center to help connect them to resources and services through on-going case management—legal issues, relocation, public benefit applications, court accompaniment, and financial assistance.

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Transitional Housing Advocacy

The Julian Center’s 11 transitional housing units provide long-term housing for clients who may need more time to move toward self-sufficiency. 
Clients may live in transitional housing for up to two years. Each client has an advocate who continues to provide one-on-one case management—legal issues, financial assistance, education support, and access to medical care. 

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Counseling Services

Julian Center clients access individual, group and family therapy, substance abuse counseling, and art therapy through their advocates.
Non-residential clients can take advantage of group, substance abuse and other mental health services. Children also have counselors available for their therapeutic needs.

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Legal Services

Many Julian Center clients must navigate the legal system. Whether it is getting a protective order, legally breaking a lease, seeking a divorce, establishing paternity or child support, or beginning the immigration process, The Julian Center provides limited legal assistance through the Sara and Albert Reuben Empowerment and Counseling Center and connects clients to community-based legal services.


24-hour Crisis Line

The Julian Center crisis line operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, providing intervention, safety —bringing a victim and family to safe shelter, and outreach—connecting services and referrals to other local service providers. For more information, click here. 
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Self-Sufficiency/Economic Empowerment Programs

The Julian Center’s economic empowerment team, located in the Sara and Albert Reuben Empowerment and Counseling Center, provides ongoing case management to help victims manage the basic requirements of housing, utilities, and food. Each client identifies their own strengths, evaluates their needs, and works with staff to establish goals. 

Human Trafficking

This crime is the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the 21st century— a $32 billion industry. Every year more than 50,000 men, women and children are brought to the United States to work as slaves. 80% of those individuals are women; 50% are minors. The Julian Center partners with IMPD, Indiana’s Attorney General, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and other local providers to serve human trafficking victims. The Julian Center provides advocacy services to these clients similar to those for outreach and self-sufficiency clients, but with additional support for the complex legal challenges that these victims will face.

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Victims connect to services through their personal advocate, who assists in determining the unique needs of each victim.

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If you need help, call The Julian Center 24-Hour Crisis Line at (317) 920-9320.