Gifts We Could Use

The Emergency Shelter, located at 2011 N. Meridian Street, is no longer a drop-off site for used donations. See details below:

  • Please deliver used donations to our Thrifty Threads Store, located at 1501 W. 86TH Street (on the corner of 86th and Ditch Road), Monday – Saturday, 10am to 5pm.
  • Please take new donations, including food and hygiene items, to the administrative building – front door for assistance, Monday – Friday, 9am to 4pm.

Supplies and Equipment

These items are always needed.  Your in-kind donations can help reduce the overhead of our daily operations.

Office supplies
School supplies


We welcome your special talents and services.  Here are a few areas where you can make the biggest impact.

Printing and design
Graphic artistry skills
Facility repairs
Facility maintenance and housekeeping

Clothing, Toys, Household Good and Furniture

We are always in need of gently used items for our clients. Donations are received and processed through our Thrifty Threads donation center.

Items donated to Thrifty Threads in good condition will be available to residents and clients of The Julian Center and other designated service providers as part of a voucher process so they can acquire necessary items at no cost. All items are available also to the general public and those monies go directly to support operating costs of The Julian Center.


Food Pantry Donations

The Julian Center maintains a Food Pantry as an outreach service to victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault. The program ensures that victims can continue to feed themselves and their children after ending and leaving abusive relationships.

Food from the pantry is offered to:
Clients exiting the shelter and the transitional housing programs
Victims receiving services from our outreach advocacy programs including those who work with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department
Clients receiving therapy in our counseling center who need assistance
Individuals referred from partnering service providers
Past clients who need further assistance

The Food Pantry is stocked with donations from individuals and groups throughout the community and local food drives. Without this help, our shelves would be bare.

Where do I drop off my donation?

The Food Pantry is located in our Shelter at 2021 North Meridian Street (entrance is off the alley behind our Administration Building at 2011 North Meridian Street). Look for the Shelter entrance sign on the building.

How can I organize a food drive?

If you are interested in coordinating a food drive, please contact Heather Parker at or 317.941.2219 before finalizing your efforts. Heather will provide you with the latest list of needed items and information about other groups  planning similar drives.

Food Pantry Wish List

Needed Items
Please consider donating non-perishable items to our Food Pantry today. Items needed are likely the same products you already have in your home pantry. Items currently needed are:

  • Sturdy paper plates, bowls
  • Plastic forks and spoons
  • Hot/cold cups
  • Hair nets
  • #10 can vegetables only

Gift certificates to local groceries are always accepted to purchase fresh produce, meats, and dairy.


Cell Phone Donations

As of 1/1/2022, The Julian Center will no longer accept donated cellphones. We will continue to accept wiped tablets and smart watches with unlinked Apple ID’s and personal ID accounts.

The Julian Center currently partners with the local organization, TCC Gives. TCC Gives (More Than a Phone) is a program that donates smartphones and data services to survivors of domestic violence. TCC Gives donates an approved amount of smart phones to The Julian Center each year. We are grateful for TCC Gives, as this program allows our agency to have cell phones readily available for our survivors.

We are forever grateful to our donors for thinking of us and donating their unused cellphones to our survivors over the years, and we look forward to our partnership with TCC Gives.