Our Programs

The Julian Center has been providing services to people experiencing domestic violence, sexual violence and stalking for over forty years. Our core purpose is to assist survivors through collaborative advocacy and support to achieve long-term safety, stability and self-sufficiency. The Julian Center has carefully constructed a continuum of care to offer services for survivors throughout their journey. By utilizing survivor-defined practices, we meet survivors where they are in their own process of healing and support them in whatever way we can.

All of our programs are confidential.


Our 24-Hour Crisis Line provides survivors with access to a trained crisis interventionist to discuss options. If a survivor just has questions, needs to come in to shelter or wants to enroll in our other services, the crisis interventionist can assist them. This support is available to survivors before, during and after they leave a traumatic situation. As always, if you are in immediate danger, please call 9-1-1.


Our Emergency Shelter houses over 100 individuals each night of the year. After completing an assessment and intake through our Crisis Line, eligible survivors and their dependent children have access to a safe place to stay while working with a Family Advocate to begin to heal from their trauma.


Our counseling and support group services are designed to offer an array of therapeutic options for survivors to help them heal from domestic/sexual violence and stalking. This support is available to survivors before, during and after they leave traumatic situation. Our services include talk and art therapy for survivors and their children in individual, group or family settings conducted by licensed therapists. We also offer advocate-led peer support groups for survivors who may not want or need clinical services.


Our Empowerment Support Program is designed to support survivors throughout their journey to work toward financial and emotional autonomy and independence. This program includes job readiness groups, financial literacy classes and parenting support. This program also includes our 16-week Getting Ahead workshop and 18-month Propel Indy program for qualifying survivors that focuses on life skills such as emotional intelligence, household budget, nutrition, health and family connections.


Our Sexual Assault Advocacy program focuses on working with sexual violence survivors identified through IMPD, local hospitals or through self-identification on our crisis line. The specially-trained advocates in this program respond to local hospitals when needed as well as providing supportive services on-site at The Julian Center.


Our Law Enforcement Advocacy program works directly with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) to follow up on high-risk situations identified through police reports. This program is designed to offer information, triage and crisis intervention services for survivors while making a connection to our larger continuum of care for those who want it. This support is available to survivors before, during and after they leave a traumatic situation.


Our New Life Transitional Housing program provides a safe living environment within our main campus while also encouraging residents to be more independent and self-sufficient after leaving our shelter. Eligible survivors sign a lease for up to 2 years and pay a portion of their rent while still having access to shelter dining services and an on-site advocate.


Our Permanent Supportive Housing is located at 34th and Meridian in an apartment building owned by The Julian Center. There are various housing options available depending on survivor circumstances and an on-site advocate to help with on-going needs. This program is designed to provide long-term, stable and safe housing for survivors who qualify.


Our Community Engagement programs include events that raise awareness and/or educate the community about domestic violence, sexual violence and stalking. These events include information tables at events, public speaking at conferences and rallies, facilitating classes for professionals and our social media presence.


Our Legal Services Program provides access to quality and free legal representation for a variety of non-criminal needs including civil Protective Orders, divorce, immigration, custody and housing. We partner with local legal agencies to connect survivors with attorneys who can answer questions and/or represent them in court proceedings.


Our Extended Support Advocacy program focuses on survivors who do not need emergency shelter and those who have just left shelter to provide longer-term case management and collaborative advocacy services to ease the transition after trauma. Survivors in this program may work with an advocate for up to one year on areas such as child care, health insurance, emotional support, financial literacy and much more.

Need Help? You are not alone. Call the 24-Hour Crisis Line 317.920.9320