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Our Mission

To help victims of domestic abuse become survivors through supportive services, education, and cooperative partnerships that foster hope, promote self-sufficiency, and rebuilds lives.

Our Vision

To equip survivors of domestic violence to live a life free of abuse.

Our History


The Julian Center was founded in 1975 to support survivors of domestic and sexual violence throughout Indiana and empower them to recover and build a life for themselves and their families absent of abuse. Over the past 47 years, The Julian Center has transformed from a simple referral service into a nationally recognized agency known for providing services outside the emergency shelter. The Julian Center is the largest domestic violence shelter in Indiana, providing 3,117 survivors with services last year alone. Our agency’s mission is to help victims of domestic abuse become survivors through supportive services, education, and cooperative partnerships that foster hope, promote self-sufficiency, and rebuilds lives.

OUR TESTIMONIALS

A Word from Our Survivors

Need Help? You Are Not Alone.
Call the 24-Hour Crisis Line (317) 920-9320.

Every Gift Makes an Impact

Your Donations Make Every Program, Meal Served, and Night's Stay Possible

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Can provide a gas card for a survivor to get to work.

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Can provide 4 hours of staffing for our 24 hour crisis line.

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Can provide a bus ticket to get a survivor out of town for safety.

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Can help run the entire Julian Center campus for one hour.

The Julian Center empowers survivors of domestic and sexual violence and creates a community where every individual is safe and respected. And we are proud to be the largest organization of its kind in Indiana.

Since 1975, we have assisted more than 66,350 people and educated over 365,750 others on the causes and effects of domestic and sexual violence and its impact on our community.