Founded in 1975, THE JULIAN CENTER is the largest organization supporting victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other life crises in Indiana. We touch the lives of over 6,000 Hoosier survivors each year and empower them to recover and build a life for themselves and their families absent of abuse.
To empower survivors of domestic and sexual violence and end the generational cycle of violence.
A community where every individual is safe and respected.
The Julian Center Frequently Asked Questions:
Approximately $4 million per year.
Approximately $11,000 per day which includes staff salaries, utilities, security, food and overhead costs for our main campus.
Approximately 85 people (43 full-time and 42 part-time).
Emergency Shelter – 96 beds
Eleven units with a maximum of 52 beds
Between 3,000 and 4,000 receive direct services; an additional 3,000 receive information offering services through outreach efforts.
Donations – 18%, Foundations – 7%, United Way – 12%, Government Grants/Contracts – 41%, Thrifty Threads sales – 16%, Other – 6%.
In Emergency Shelter 45 days is the general guideline depending on circumstances. The average stay is between 50 and 60 days.
In Transitional Housing, the average stay is 9 months, but they can stay up to two years
Eligible individuals must be a survivor of domestic violence, sexual violence or stalking. Individuals cannot be a registered sex offender, appear in our abuser database, or have been previously banned from our agency based on prior incidents involving violence with staff or other clients.
There are no fees associated with our programs except our Transitional Housing and Permanent Supportive Housing Programs. In these two programs, clients sign a lease and are assessed a rental fee based on ability to pay.
This varies based on each survivor’s unique circumstances, but as a general guideline a survivor can stay in shelter for up to 45 days, enroll in our outreach program (extended support) for up to one year, and participate in empowerment programming for up to 18 months.
Shelter and supportive services are provided to all survivors regardless of gender expression and sexual orientation.
We receive approximately 12,000 calls to our crisis line every year; of those 39% are people who are in immediate crisis and are seeking shelter or outreach services. The others are those seeking information or referrals for non-immediate crises. On average, per day we field 13 crisis calls and 21 information and referral calls.
We serve over 54,000 meals in our emergency shelter annually; 36% of those are to children under the age of 12.
1970’s & Before
Domestic violence and sexual assault were considered “acts behind closed doors” and rarely considered a public concern
The Julian Center founded by The Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis as an information, referral and guidance resource for victims in crisis.
The women’s movement brought a significant shift in the public perception of violence. The term “domestic violence” took the form of brutality.
The Counseling Center, staffed with therapists, founded at The Julian Center to provide a way to healing and a path to a new understanding.
With the help of the United Way and the Lilly Endowment, The Julian Center opens the doors to the first shelter in Indiana. The shelter supports 35-45 Hoosiers at one time.
A new, larger shelter is built to meet an increased need. The shelter provides safety, counseling, health services, education for children and advocacy.
Julian Center expands services to include programs such as: the Hispanic Advocacy, Family Literacy, Non-Resident Outreach, IMPD Advocacy, Human Trafficking, Legal Services and Early Education Enrichment.
A new, still larger shelter complex was opened.
The Sara and Albert Reuben Counseling Center opens. The Interactive Intelligence Foundation Tech Center opens.
The Julian Center celebrates 40 years of giving back to Indiana communities.
The mission continues.