Coburn Place Safe Haven For Women

604 East 38th St
Indianapolis, IN 46205

(317) 923-5750 Visit Website
Class of Housing/Services: Domestic violence shelter for women and children. Transitional housing

General Information:
Coburn Place houses individuals who are homeless due to Domestic Violence by intimate partner only. We not only provide transitional housing for women and children but men who are victims of Domestic Violence as well. There is a process to becoming a resident in our program and we do not provide any emergency services for shelter. Coburn Place Safe Haven provides women who have suffered from domestic violence and their children a chance to start anew, to finally accomplish a dream that an abusive partner and circumstances prevented. We provide safe, affordable housing with fully furnished apartments. We provide the encouragement and supportive services necessary for self-sufficiency. And we provide time, six months up to two years, to begin healing and move toward a life of independent living. Housing Provided: Transitional Housing provided in an apartment-style building, with total capacity of 35 households: 15 1-bedroom efficiencies, 15 2-bedroom apartments and 5 3- bedroom apartments. The building is a former public school building. Support Services Provided: Case managers meet weekly with participants to assist in the development and progress of an achievement plan. Children’s services include: After-school activities from 4pm to 8pm every day and an all day summer camp; an on-site library is available. Residents can access individual, family, and child therapy services on-site. Adult residents are required to attend a weekly support group, as well as a community meeting. Additional classes include: Consumer credit counseling, family development, HIV/AIDS education, and sobriety. Sisters in Stitches is a micro-enterprise and job-training program which began in 2002. The maximum length is 24 months with flexibility to extend as needed. The average length of stay is 8-10 months. Residents pay 30% of adjusted gross income.


Helpful Definitions For Coburn Place Safe Haven For Women:
Transitional housing is affordable supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficient to move towards independent living on their own. Transitional housing locations are oftentimes called Halfway Houses. The naming of the two (Halfway House OR Transitional House) is oftentimes interchangeable.

Many Transitional Housing programs are subsidized and are income based. Income based transitional housing generally charges 30% of your income for rent when you do have income. Contact the transitional housing facility to see if this applies.

Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistance, job training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each of the transitional living locations for more detailed information. Transitional housing facilities also may or may not assist with alcohol and/or drug substance abuse treatment.

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