#CCHACares: Coburn Place

POST DATE: 2.12.21

Now into 2021, we are excited about and appreciative of the continued efforts of our amazing community partners. One of those partners — Coburn Place — has been serving domestic violence survivors since 1996 and has provided life-changing support to more than 4,000 people since then. That’s why we are proud to feature Coburn Place as our #CCHACares February feature.

Founded as a transitional housing program for survivors of domestic violence, Coburn Place has been changing lives for the better for the last twenty five years.Their mission — to empower people impacted by interpersonal abuse — aligns with their vision of a world where every adult and child may live free from interpersonal abuse, housed stably and safely, with adequate financial resources.


One in 3 women and 1 in 4 men experience domestic violence in their lifetime. Annually, 15.5 million children live in homes where domestic violence occurs. At any given time, more than 150 people are on the Coburn Place wait list, and during the pandemic, the need for services has soared.

In 2009, their services extended to children. In 2011, Coburn Place became the first residential domestic violence program in Indiana to implement a voluntary, trauma-informed model of service delivery. In 2020, Coburn Place served nearly 400 adult survivors of interpersonal abuse and more than 400 children. Seventy-eight adults and children moved into 35 fully furnished apartments in its historic building on 38th Street. Coburn Place advocates placed an additional 200 adults and children in safe housing in the community.

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We applaud you, Coburn Place. Your work is truly life-changing for those who need your services the most. You are responsible for turning victims into victors, and we stand behind you in those efforts. We are so proud our own Jessica Schnelker serves on your marketing committee and is a Board Member of your organization.

For more information on Coburn Place or to find out how you can help survivors and their children, visit coburnplace.org. If you need help, call (317) 923-5750 or text (317) 864-0832 24 hours a day, seven days a week.