INDIANA ORIGINALS RADIO ON 93.1 WIBC FEATURING Coburn Place
On Sunday, September 6, 2015, Terri Stacy and Mel McMahon spoke with Lara Chandler, Vice President of Mission Advancement for Coburn Place. Learn how they are helping domestic violence survivors get back on their feet and how you can help! Listen to the Indiana Originals Local Business Spotlight every Sunday at 10:45AM on 93.1 WIBC! [audio mp3="https://www.indianaoriginals.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Indiana-Originals-Coburn-Place.mp3"][/audio] About Coburn Place: In 1995, WRTV-6 and the Indianapolis Mayor’s Commission on Family Violence created the Safe Haven Campaign to address the lack of transitional housing in the city for victims of domestic violence. A result of that partnership was Coburn Place Safe Haven which opened in December 1996. Since opening, Coburn Place has provided housing and support services to more than 610 women and 1,013 children and is the only agency in Marion County solely dedicated to providing transitional housing individuals and families that are homeless due to domestic violence. Coburn Place meets the needs of homeless, low-income survivors of domestic violence by providing safe transitional housing and comprehensive supportive services for up to two years. Survivors have access to case management services to achieve safety and self-sufficiency, a greater level of economic independence, and permanent housing. Coburn Place is committed to providing a welcoming, safe, and supportive environment for families throughout their stay. The primary service provided by Coburn Place is free and safe transitional housing. Coburn Place’s 35 fully private apartment homes range in size from one to three bedrooms, each including living space, kitchen, and bath. Units are fully furnished and decorated with donations from the community. Housing is provided, without cost, for a maximum of 24 months. To participate in the program, an adult must be homeless due to domestic violence, low-income, and able to sign a lease. Coburn Place recognizes that domestic violence survivors also benefit from a range of support services. At application, clients are paired with an Advocate who helps them establish goals and find resources that will support their journey toward independence. Eligible applicants are placed on a waitlist and receive advocacy services while waiting for an apartment unit becomes available. Children also have access to services. Children’s Services exists so that children have the support they need to grow up as healthy and functioning adults who do not repeat the intergenerational cycle of violence and homelessness.