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Abuse doesn't stop at the court room. Melinda has shared her battles in her life and through the court room as she navigates through the legal system Bringing encouragement, insight and empowerment to those that are in a abusive relationship. She is in the process of creating a new life, speaking engagements to "Break the Silence" of abuse, while putting a face to abuse. She is currently working on writing a book about her experiences as a Survivor.View short Bio here- https://www.patheos.com/blogs/ahappymedium/2013/02/notbrokenbutbrave/

Sunday, January 9, 2011

2011 Growth in DV Shelters

The collation between jobs, money and domestic violence are just a few things that seem to go hand in hand. Even in relationships with no DV there are hardships but enter in DV you have a recipe for trouble. I know this first hand! I found this article from the Associated Press- Indianapolis on 1/4/2011

Indianapolis - Domestic violence shelters report they are filling more frequently, in part because the economic downturn has forced victims to leave the care of overburdened families and friends and seek help elsewhere.
Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence executive director Laura Berry tells The Indianapolis Star that the demand for safe shelter has been rising steadily for the past 18 months. She says previous resources these victims would turn to have dried up.
In Indianapolis alone, the number of families using two shelters rose by 9 percent last year over the previous year. The increase in demand comes at a time when funding from federal and state sources for programs and shelters is shrinking.

You may wonder where to turn or where to send someone you know for help. My children and I were clients at a shelter and the staff was wonderful and caring! There are many resources in the shelter that can be utilized to get a person back on their feet. Many of the women I met and shared experiences came from many various backgrounds and ages! All situations were different as, all the reasons for finally leaving were just as different. Everyone has a breaking point and a tolerence level that varies from person to person. You can not make a person seek help until they are ready, but you can arm them with information when they are ready or be that shoulder they need to talk. Here are some shelters for IN-

Indiana Domestic Violence Shelters:




  • Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence 2511 E. 46th St., Suite N-3 Indianapolis IN 46205 (317)543-3908  













  • Women's Alternatives, Inc. : Center for Victim Services P.O. Box 1302 Anderson IN 46015 Business #: 317-643-0218 Hotline/Crisis: 317-643-0200













  • Middle Way House, Inc. P.O. Box 95 Bloomington IN 47402 Business #: 812-333-7404 Hotline/Crisis: 812-336-0846













  • Turning Point P.O. Box 103 Columbus IN 47402 Business #: 812-379-9844 Hotline/Crisis: 800-221-6311 Toll Free #: (800)221-6311













  • Family Crisis Shelter of Montgomery Co., Inc. P.O. Box 254 Crawfordsville IN 47933 Business #: 317-362-2030 Hotline/Crisis: 317-362-2030













  • ASSIST 200 North Jackson Blvd Elkhart IN 46514 Business #: 219-295-6915 Hotline/Crisis: 219-293-8671













  • Elkhart County Women's Shelter P.O. Box 2684 Elkhart IN 46515 Business #: 219-294-1811 Hotline/Crisis: 219-293-8671













  • Albion Fellows Bacon Center P.O. Box 3164 Evansville IN 47731 Business #: 812-422-9372 Hotline/Crisis: 812-422-5622 Toll Free #: (812)424-7273













  • YWCA Battered Women's Shelter 118 Vine Street Evansville IN 47708 Business #: 812-422-1191 Hotline/Crisis: 812-422-1191













  • YWCA Shelter for Women Victims of Violence P.O. Box 11242 Fort Wayne IN 46856 Business #: 219-447-7233 Hotline/Crisis: (800)441-4073













  • Gary Commission for Women/The Rainbow Shelter 475 Broadway Suite 508 Gary IN 46402 Business #: 219-883-4155 Hotline/Crisis: 219-886-1600













  • Putnam County Family Support Services 122 W. Washington Greencastle IN 46135 Business #: 317-653-4820 Hotline/Crisis: 317-653-5115













  • The Caring Place, Inc. 426 1/2 Center St. Hobart IN 46342 Business #: 219-942-8027 Hotline/Crisis: 219-464-2128













  • Breaking Free, Inc. 3833 N. Meridian, Suite 305A Indianapolis IN 46208 Hotline/Crisis: 317-923-4260













  • Julian Center, Inc./ Sojourner P.O. Box 88062 Indianapolis IN 46208 Business #: 317-635-4674 Hotline/Crisis: 317-251-7575













  • The Salvation Army Family Service Center 540 N. Alabama Street Indianapolis IN 46204 Hotline/Crisis: 317-637-5551













  • Crisis Connection P.O. Box 903 Jasper IN 47547 Business #: 812-482-1555 Hotline/Crisis: 812-357-2200 Toll Free #: (800)245-4580













  • YWCA Family Intervention Center 408 E. Sycamore Kokomo IN 46901 Business #: 317-457-3293 Hotline/Crisis: 317-459-0314 Toll Free #: (800)241-3041













  • YWCA Women's Shelter 605 N. Sixth Street Lafayette IN 47901 Business #: 317-742-0075 Hotline/Crisis: 317-423-1118













  • Women's Services of Family Service Society, Inc. 428 S. Washington St. Suite 327 Marion IN 46952 Business #: 317-664-0701 Hotline/Crisis: 317-664-0701













  • The Stepping Stone P.O. Box 1045 Michigan City IN 46360 Business #: 219-879-4616 Hotline/Crisis: 219-879-4615













  • A Better Way P.O. Box 734 Muncie IN 47308 Hotline/Crisis: 317-747-9107













  • The Center for Women and Families 2818 Grant Line Road New Albany IN 47150 Business #: 812-944-6732 Hotline/Crisis: 812-944-6743













  • Prevail P.O. Box 755 Noblesville IN 46060 Business #: 317-773-6942













  • North Central Indiana Rural Crisis Center, Inc. P.O. Box 212 Rensselear IN 47978 Business #: 219-866-8281 Toll Free #: (800)933-0374













  • Genesis 100 South 12th Street Richmond IN 47374 Business #: 317-935-3920 Hotline/Crisis: 317-935-5824 Toll Free #: (800)886-4508













  • YWCA of Saint Joseph County 802 N. Lafayette Blvd. South Bend IN 46601 Business #: 219-233-9491 Hotline/Crisis: 219-232-9558













  • Bethany House/Catholic Charities of Terre Haute 721 Wabash Ave., Suite 501 , Tribune Building Terre Haute IN 47808 Business #: 812-232-1447 Hotline/Crisis: 812-232-4978













  • C.O.D.A. Family Crisis Center P.O. Box 392 Terre Haute IN 47808 Hotline/Crisis: 812-232-1736













  • Harbor House P.O. Box 601 Vincennes IN 47591 Business #: 812-882-7900 Hotline/Crisis: 812-882-7900













  • The Beaman Home P.O. Box 12 Warsaw IN 46581 Business #: 219-267-7701 Hotline/Crisis: 219-267-7701








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