Promises made and promises kept

Every Gift Matters

Every day, staff at The Julian Center answers the crisis line. Every phone call begins a conversation with a person in need of help on the other end of the line. Some of the people in need have children, some do not. Some of the people have resources and places to go, many do not. And in every single case we’re here – ready to provide for, shelter, listen to, and help the healing process for everyone who calls. We can make promises and keep promises to everyone who calls because of monetary and in kind donations from people like you who care.

Your gift is not just a donation. It’s an investment in their independence. It is a sign of your compassion and care. It’s a way of saying: You are not alone. We are here for you. Please, give what you can today and help our survivors and their families by providing safety, comfort, and a place to heal. Thank you for your compassion and generosity!

The Julian Center is a 501c3 organization under the Internal Revenue Code and all monetary and in-kind donations to The Julian Center are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Your donations make every program, every meal served, and every night’s stay possible.

To speak with someone about making a donation, please contact Heather Parker at or 317-941-2219.

You may set up a recurring gift at times of your choosing. Our secure online credit card service will automatically charge an amount you choose to your credit card monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annually. You can set your gift for a term of months, or continue your scheduled gifts until you notify us to stop. This helps us sustain our live-saving programs.

“Safety, Comfort, and Healing” Brick and Paver Campaign
You now have the unique opportunity to purchase a brick or paver to honor a loved one, in memory of someone special, celebrate an important milestone or accomplishment, or include an inspirational quote that is meaningful to you. This unique and historical marker will allow you to leave a visible legacy that shows your commitment to our mission to help victims of domestic violence and abuse become successful survivors as they work towards self-sufficiency and independence. More information

“A Place to Heal” Room Sponsorship Campaign
You can directly impact our survivors and their families by participating in our “A Place to Heal” Room Sponsorship Campaign for 2024! Your gift would allow you to name a room at our emergency shelter that our survivors can stay in as they seek safety, comfort, and healing while fleeing domestic violence and sexual abuse.

Each room includes twin beds, clean linens, dressers, and other storage furniture to secure their belongings. Your gift will provide updated mattresses, bedding, paint, furniture, and other décor items that will give our survivors and their families a comfortable place to stay. More information


If you would like to make a gift for the future, please click here to take a look at our Planned Giving information.

Many companies sponsor matching gift programs where they match the charitable contributions made by their employees. If you or your spouse work for a matching gift company, you can multiply the impact of your gift by requesting a matching gift form from your Human Resources office. Simply complete the form and mail it with your gift to:
The Julian Center
Attn: Jeff Brown
2011 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Gifts of appreciated stocks, bonds and/or mutual funds that have been held for one or more years can provide great tax savings for you since the capital gain on unrealized appreciation is waived.

Gifts of securities will be recorded at fair market value on the date of transfer.

Certificates held by you
You may give securities you hold in certificate form to The Julian Center by hand delivering or mailing the certificate to our office. If you plan to mail the certificate, please call Jeff Brown at 317.941.2200 for specific instructions.

Securities held by your broker
Due to current statutes, your broker is not allowed to disclose any personal information when they transfer your securities. This includes your name. If you wish to gift stock through your broker, please use these three steps so that we may recognize your gift.

  1. Click here to complete the Gift of Security Transfer Form.
  2. Provide your broker with your name and address, the name and number of shares/certificates to be donated, and how you wish your gift to be designated (if any).
  3. Give your broker the following contact information so he/she may contact us for specific transfer instructions.
    The Julian Center
    Jeff Brown
    2011 North Meridian Street
    Indianapolis, IN 46202-1305

Other Ways My Gifts Make a Direct Impact

Self-Sufficiency Programs

Lack of reliable transportation. Financial instability or no access to adequate finances. Food insecurity and limited resources for clothing, necessities, and meals. Your generous gift helps to remove these barriers for our survivors and their families when they come to The Julian Center.

One of the biggest challenges our survivors face is securing reliable transportation. Without it, they struggle to get to work, take their kids to school, and look for safe and affordable housing. Your generous donations make an immediate impact for our self-sufficiency programs. You are providing gas cards, bus passes, funds to repair vehicles, and assistance with getting current with their vehicle payments or fees as needed for our survivors. Your support will help to alleviate these barriers to achieve their goals of self-sufficiency and independence.

Children’s Programs
Domestic violence and abuse affect people of all ages, especially children. At the Julian Center, we helped 1,795 survivors and their families in 2023, including 451 youth under 17. These children have endured horrors that no one should ever face. They need a safe, caring environment to heal and thrive.

Your generosity makes an immediate impact on the children who reside in our shelter. Your gift will support our programs that help children feel safe, learn about healthy relationships, and get academic assistance. You will also help us provide fun and engaging activities for children at our emergency shelter, such as playground updates, field trips, art supplies, and sports equipment. You will allow these children to heal and enjoy their childhood. Every child deserves a childhood free from domestic violence and abuse and your gift will create a better reality for those children we serve.

Wellness Programs
Survivors of domestic violence and abuse often struggle to prioritize their health and wellness, while securing a safe environment. Your generosity will expand programs and resources to help them achieve their self-care goals.

Your gift will help to expand our wellness opportunities by providing exercise equipment, volunteer-led fitness classes, mental health awareness, mindfulness options, and other onsite wellness initiatives for survivors and their families.
These activities will help our survivors heal physically and mentally and overcome the trauma of an unsafe environment. Your gift will make a lasting difference in their lives.

Privacy Policy

This policy explains how we gather, use, and protect personal information submitted to us.

The Julian Center respects the privacy of our donors, volunteers, students, staff members, and other visitors to our website and/or facility. The information we collect is only used to complete the actions or provide the services that have been requested. Your name, address, phone number, or credit card information will not be used outside of our organization. We do not lend, sell, or trade personal information gathered with anyone else, nor do we send mailings on behalf of other organizations. The only time information would be shared is when the donor, volunteer, student, or staff member has been given specific permission to do so.

A donor may choose to remain an anonymous donor at any time. We subscribe and adhere to the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Donor Bill of Rights.

The Julian Center is recognized as a 4-star rated charity through Charity Navigator because of our “commitment to accountability and transparency”.

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.