Empowerment and Counseling Center

The Sara and Albert Reuben Empowerment and Counseling Center provides extended services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Central Indiana.

The center, located at the Julian Center, provides several critical services that propel survivors toward self-sufficiency and a life free from domestic violence.

The center provides the following:

Outreaching & Advocacy Services

Transitional & Affordable Housing Assistance

Counseling & Therapeutic Services

Legal Services

Economic Empowerment Programs

Human Trafficking Advocacy


Outreach & Advocacy

The Julian Center provides non-residential outreach and advocacy services to more than 5,500 victims of domestic and sexual assault throughout the greater Indianapolis area each year.

Outreach Advocates are located in The Julian Center complex.  The advocates work with victims who either do not need shelter or clients who have exited a residential program.  Our Outreach Advocates help plan for safety, obtain protective orders and access supportive and practical services.

Some of those services include:

Legal Aid


Support Groups

Court Accompaniment


Housing and Job Searches

Food Items

Referrals to community agencies

Human Trafficking Advocacy


Safe, permanent housing is essential in creating a supportive, violence-free environment. At the Julian Center, we believe no one should have to make the difficult decision between moving into a small, unsecured apartment and moving back into a home with their abuser. Because of this belief, we provide both affordable and transitional housing.

Transitional Housing

Our transitional housing program, New Life Transitional Housing, is a continuum of services available to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault who need a bridge to self-sufficiency and permanent housing. The program is based on a holistic, victim-centered model where survivors focus on achieving self-determination, increasing skills and/or income, obtaining and remaining in permanent housing and enhancing parental and relational skills.

As a participant, you live within The Julian Center complex in a protected housing unit similar to a studio apartment and work with the Program Director, Case Manager and Children’s Advocate to reach your goals. During your time in the New Life Transitional Housing, have access to counseling, support groups, legal services, safety planning, child care, employment services, housing searches, transportation, and much more.

Affordable Housing

34 North is supportive, income-restricted housing that works in conjunction with the Julian Center. The apartment complex offers 71 apartment units ranging from studios up to four-bedroom units.  The amenities include walk-in closets, washer/dryer hookup in select units, dishwashers, kitchen appliances, off-street parking, fitness center, and free membership to Indianapolis Children’s Museum.  The building also offers a computer room, community room with a flat-screen television, on-site community laundry facility, playground, secured entrances and an IndyGo bus shelter located in front of the property.  On-site management and maintenance staff are also available.

Residents of 34 North may receive access to the Julian Center food pantry, counseling and therapy services, individualized case management, drug and alcohol assessments and legal services.

The project is managed by a dedicated Case Manager who coordinates services and referrals. For inquires, schedule a visit by contacting the Property Manager at (317) 283-4470.


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