Empowerment & Counseling Center FAQ

What is the Sara and Albert Reuben Empowerment and Counseling Center?

The Sara and Albert Reuben Empowerment and Counseling Center will merge several critical services for domestic violence and sexual assault victims into one location including: one-on-one advocacy for non-residential clients; extended case management for clients in transitional housing; counseling services – individual, group, and family therapy, substance abuse counseling, and art therapy; legal services; crisis call center; self-sufficiency/economic empowerment programs; and human trafficking advocacy.
 

Who can use the programs or services of the Sara and Albert Reuben Empowerment and Counseling Center?

Sara and Albert Reuben Empowerment and Counseling Center is available for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Central Indiana. We serve both female and male victims. Victims are connected to an advocate who will assist in determining essential services for each client.
 

Do you charge for programs or services at the Sara and Albert Reuben Empowerment and Counseling Center?

No. We are able to provide services free of charge to clients because of the generous support of the community.
 

You recently closed the Counseling Center how is the Sara and Albert Reuben Empowerment and Counseling Center different?

Counseling services for the general public were concluded October 1, 2013. However, counseling services for clients in the emergency shelter and transitional housing program have continued. Counseling services are available for victims connected to a Julian Center advocate.
 
The Empowerment Center realigns many of the current programs to more efficiently provide support for victims. The ever increasing demand for diverse and comprehensive services supports the creation of the Sara and Albert Reuben Empowerment and Counseling Center to serve the complex needs of victims.
 

What will it cost to operate the Sara and Albert Reuben Empowerment and Counseling Center?

The Sara and Albert Reuben Empowerment and Counseling Center operations are projected to cost approximately $1.12 million dollars, annually and are included in the agency’s approximately $4 million annual budget.   Anticipated grants will provide approximately 57% of the needed funding; contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations will be needed to fund the remaining cost of operation.
 
Like all human services organizations, community support for the Julian Center and the newly created Sara and Albert Reuben Empowerment and Counseling Center is essential to providing services to the community.
 

How can I support the work of the Sara and Albert Reuben Empowerment and Counseling Center?

Financial support is critical for all programs at the Julian Center, your gifts are appreciated. Host a drive to collect items needed by Julian Center clients – from deodorant and shampoo to windshield repair and new door locks, client needs are extensive and your help is important. Learn more about domestic violence and sexual assault and its impact on our community by hosting a Julian Center staff person at your company or place of worship. Volunteer – we can always use the time and talents of those willing to share.
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