About The Julian Center

A place for hope and healing.  An outreach.  A safe haven.

Since 1975, The Julian Center has been supporting victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other life crises.  Our mission is to provide the services victims need to recover and build a life absent of abuse.  Those services include counseling, safe shelter, case management, advocacy, education, transitional housing, and affordable housing.  Through outreach and consultation, we also seek to educate the community about the issue of domestic violence and its impact on all our lives.  Our programs and services are designed to contribute to a significant reduction in the incidence of domestic violence and sexual assault, to support survivors in healing, and to help break the intergenerational cycle of abuse.

The Julian Center is one of the largest facilities of its kind in the country and has been nationally recognized as a model for communities seeking to improve their responses to domestic violence.  We have a history of finding innovative ways to help victims choose safety.

Each year, we reach more than 6,500 victims.

Our Impact

Since 1975, we have helped more than 66,350 victims and educated more than 365,750 individuals on the effects of domestic violence and its impact on our community.

Every day we assist hundreds of women and children in their quest to live a life free of abuse.  It takes the strength of a dedicated staff, our Board of Directors, and the support of our community for us to succeed and to continue to meet those needs day in and day out. 

Thank you for believing in us, our mission, and in the victims we serve.

A Year of Expectations

Each year presents new opportunities, new hope, and new beginnings.  With your help, our accomplishments will meet our expectations.  Here are just a few.

  • Raise $4.2 million to provide a continuum of care to victims
  • Remain available to those in crisis 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Answer 8,500 crisis calls and make 10,500 referrals
  • Provide emergency shelter to 1,200 - 1,300 women and children
  • Provide counseling to 750 women and children
  • Provide 5,000 clinical hours of individual, family, and group therapy
  • Provide 125 art therapy group sessions 
  • Provide respite childcare, schooling, and psycho-educational group sessions to the 600 children resident in our shelter or transitional housing
  • Serve at least 85,500 hot meals and snacks to residents
  • Provide 27,500 nights of stay
  • Feed 1,050 hungry families for a week from our Food Pantry
  • Offer outreach services to 4,500 women who do not need residential services
  • Assist the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department at 1,800 domestic violence crime scenes by providing crisis intervention
  • Educate 7,500 members of our community on the effects of domestic violence and its impact
  • Assist in filing and acquiring orders of protection for 600 victims
  • Clothe women and children who come to shelter without personal belongings
  • Provide advocates to work hand-in-hand with an average of 103 women and children resident in Shelter on a daily basis
  • Prepare and distribute 1,000 personal care kits (toiletries, etc.) to those in need