A Safe Place for Healing

Our Emergency Shelter operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with at least two Triage and Intake Specialist and an Advocate always working our crisis desk. We provide secure, safe shelter, advocacy, and services to all clients who reside in our emergency shelter. The first step in healing is to ensure all basic needs are being met for the survivor and their children; understanding this; we offer a secure safe environment for survivors to heal, clothing vouchers to our thrift store, Thrifty Threads, and provide three nutritious warm meals and snacks to help with food insecurities.  Survivors seeking out services are first greeted by our Triage and Intake Specialist, that operates our crisis call desk 24/7. Our trained Triage and Intake Specialists will complete a triage assessment to determine the best use of services and the survivor's needs. During this time, a survivor can be provided emergency shelter if bed space is available, or the Intake Specialist will assist the survivor in securing another emergency shelter. Regardless, the Triage and Intake Specialists will ensure that an advocate will reach out to the survivor to assist through this challenging time.

20,839 Nights of Shelter Provided in 2021

Survivors seeking out services are first greeted by our Triage and Intake Specialist, that operates our crisis call desk 24/7. Our trained Triage and Intake Specialists will complete a triage assessment to determine the best use of services and the survivor’s needs. During this time, a survivor can be provided emergency shelter if bed space is available, or the Intake Specialist will assist the survivor in securing another emergency shelter. Regardless, the Triage and Intake Specialists will ensure that an advocate will reach out to the survivor to assist through this challenging time.

Most survivors state that their first meal at The Julian Center is one of the first meals they can safely sit down as a family. Our Food and Nutrition Service Team will eliminate food insecurities by servings three warm and nutritious meals a day and snacks in our emergency shelter and providing food pantries to meet the healthy food needs of clients residing in the community. Each meal served in our emergency shelter meets the requirements of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans created by the National Academy of Medicine. Each food pantry has approximately fifty pounds worth of food and hygiene items that meets the nutritional guidelines per person receiving a pantry.

All our services are voluntary, and survivors utilize the programs they feel are most beneficial to them. We encourage them to meet with their advocate to identify personalized goals to support their needs. As a supportive partner, the advocate provides service referrals for the survivor that align with those goals. During update meetings, survivors check in with their advocate and update their goal plans.

Our Programs

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.