The Julian Center Awarded Nearly $100K in Grants to Support Survivor Services through 2019
Posted on December 12, 2018 in news
Indianapolis, IN (December 10, 2018)—The Julian Center is Central Indiana’s leader in serving victims of domestic and sexual violence, and as the agency prepares for the new year, they’re celebrating nearly $100,000 in local grants to support survivors of domestic and sexual violence.“We’re thankful to our community partners for recognizing the positive impact we’re able to have on a survivor’s journey to a better life,” stated Catherine O’Connor, CEO, The Julian Center. “These funds will enable us to continue providing innovative, impactful, and meaningful services for those in need.”The Julian Center was awarded $75,000 from the Glick Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), and $20,000 from Women’s Fund of Central Indiana, a fund of CICF. It costs The Julian Center $11,000 per day to keep their doors open. Costs include those related totalities that support a safe and secure campus, technology to support services for survivors and their families, and the cost of operating its crisis line—the first step for up to 12,000 people who call seeking help each year.Ripple EffectsAccording to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States—more than 10 million women and men per year. The sheer number of those affected by violence helps explain the need for community-wide partnerships and education.Throughout 2018, The Julian Center partnered with Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, Indianapolis Fire Department, Domestic Violence Network, Indianapolis Public Schools, the Center for Victim and Human Rights, the Jewish Community Center, and more. By taking a holistic approach, The Julian Center is able to spearhead new initiatives from prevention through assistance with short and long term housing options and community education and training, helping to ensure that community partners know how to recognize the signs of abuse and support survivors on their journey.Holiday ReminderThe Julian Center’s call center maintains high call volume year-round; however, the center always sees increased demand during the holiday season. If you or someone you know is in an abusive situation, call The Julian Center Helpline at (317) 920-9320. Call 911 if you are in immediate danger.# # #About The Julian CenterThe Julian Center has been a leader in providing shelter and hope to victims of domestic and sexual violence and their families in Central Indiana since 1975. The Julian Center assists thousands of people annually who are dealing with domestic violence and sexual abuse and helps them discover a path to independence through crisis assistance, economic empowerment, transitional services, and long-term support.The Glick Fund at Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) was established by Eugene and Marilyn Glick in 1998 to support a variety of philanthropic organizations and programs in Central Indiana, particularly those benefiting the arts, cultural and civic causes, education, self-sufficiency, and basic needs. The Glick Fund at CICF also supports initiatives aimed at elevating the quality of life in Central Indiana, including through its $18 million gift to the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, an asset connecting core neighborhoods of Indianapolis and driving urban economic development. The Glick Fund at CICF is a part of Glick Philanthropies, a family of charitable initiatives, programs, and organizations focused on building community and creating opportunity.About Glick PhilanthropiesGlick Philanthropies is a family of charitable initiatives, programs, and organizations focused on building community and creating opportunity. Together, Glick Philanthropies strives to strengthen the quality of life in Central Indiana and in communities where Gene B. Glick Company properties are located to ensure that people in those communities can reach their full potential and lead lives of dignity. Glick Philanthropies includes the Glick Family Foundation, Glick Family Housing Foundation, Glick Fund at Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), Glick Fund at the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis (JFGI), and corporate social responsibility efforts of the Gene B. Glick Company. Since 1982, Glick Philanthropies has awarded over $150 million to charitable causes and has led a transformative effort to improve education and economic opportunity on Indianapolis’ far eastside, where the Gene B. Glick Company was originally headquartered.About the Women’s Fund of Central IndianaWomen’s Fund of Central Indiana creates options and opportunities for women and girls in Central Indiana through the effective distribution of grants to women and girl serving organizations and through the philanthropic engagement and education of current and potential donors.