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.
What the women say about Coburn Place
"I really appreciate the opportunity I had for 2 years to participate in Coburn's Program, it has helped me tremendously. I cannot put into words how grateful I am for Coburn Place Safe Haven and it's Therapy Programs, Children's Program, and Safe housing. From the bottom of my heart, I want the world to know what Domestic Violence is, and to help other women and children escape their situations and be "free" and have a "healthy healing opportunity " such as Coburn offers." - "Shenia", former Coburn Place resident
You can help
Heating and Cooling Matching Campaign
Many thanks to Tanya Spencer and our partners at RTV6 for helping us get the word out to their viewers! Here's the link to her story.
Our 22 year old heating and cooling system is failing, and we need your help! Imagine your own home when one of these systems fails. Now imagine this happening at Coburn Place, affecting 35 families at once.
The United Way of Central Indiana, through support from Lilly Endowment Inc., has generously provided a matching grant to help cover replacement costs. The total cost of the project is $268,000. We've raised $25,340 so far (as of 4/30/13), leaving us with an additional $108,660 to raise.
That's where you come in. When you make a donation to our heating and cooling campaign, your gift will be matched $1 for $1!
Contact Lara Chandler, Advancement Director at 317.923.5750 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Gifts accepted via phone (317.923.5750), mail/in person (Coburn Place, 604 E. 38th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46205) or online. Please mark your donation toward "heating and cooling". Thank you!
*UPDATE* - As of 5/10/13 we've raised an additional $12,983.10 toward replacement costs! This brings our goal down to $95,676.90. Thank you to our donors, including many individuals, the DOZ Charitable Foundation and employees at Eli Lilly and Company! We also couldn't do this without the matching grant support from the United Way of Central Indiana, through support from Lilly Endowment Inc., and help from our friends at RTV6 in sharing our story. Go Team Coburn!
Upcoming special events
Save the date for CoburnFest! - 9/14/13! Be sure to check our calendar for ALL Coburn Place events including: community-sponsored events benefiting Coburn Place, volunteer orientations and more.
Volunteering is a great way for your group to build your team and inspire camaraderie while giving back to your community. We have great opportunities for you, both as a group and individually, to get involved and make a difference for someone in need.
Many thanks to our friends at RTV6 for a great day of service!
Here are some fun ways for you to get involved:
perform grounds maintenance and landscaping
host parties and celebrations for women and/or children
assist staff in conducting activities with children
assist staff with basic office duties
sort, organize, and inventory donated items
plan, supervise, and set-up for a variety of special events
answer the phone and assist with receptionist duties
help students with homework and/or help women with GED study
Contact Leanne Schaub, at 317-923-5750 or email@example.com, to discuss more exciting ways to get involved today!