Learn More About Indiana Originals Member Coburn Place
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Coburn Place Information Sheet 2015
2014 Successes and Impact Report
On average, a victim of domestic violence returns to an abuser 5-7-times before leaving for good (Burman, 2003; Ferraro, 1997; Miller, 1999). Maintenance of abusive relationships jeopardizes victims’ safety, social and emotional wellbeing, housing, and self-sufficiency and puts children at higher risk for becoming a victim or perpetrator of domestic violence.
Coburn Place meets the needs of homeless, low-income survivors of domestic violence by providing them with safe, transitional housing and comprehensive supportive services for up to two years. During their stay, survivors have access to comprehensive case management and supportive programming that helps them achieve Coburn Places’ four impact pillars:
- immediate and long-term safety;
- social and emotional wellbeing;
Children who have experienced or witnessed domestic violence have access to age-appropriate supportive services and Enhanced School’s Out Programming designed to help them overcome the impact of abuse and achieve Coburn Place’s impact pillars for each child:
- sustainable permanent housing; and
- establishing safety;
- social, emotional, and physical wellbeing; and
- preparedness to reach self-sufficiency in adulthood.
Please visit www.coburnplace.com for more success stories and to review the 2014 Annual Report.
- 65 adults and 112 children benefited from 31,779 days of safe housing as Coburn Place residents
- 158 waitlisted adults were provided with supportive services
- Guided 64 of adult residents to establish their own personal plan for independence;
- Provided more than 511.5 hours of individual and family counseling
- 92% of Coburn Place program graduates exited to safe housing of their choice
- Provided more than 12,300 hours of children’s programming, life skills development and tutoring
- Responded to more than 315 domestic violence phone calls
- Presented information about domestic violence and Coburn Place to 1,652 community members
Money is one of many ways abusers are able to control their victims. When Molly arrived at Coburn Place, she was on the verge of losing her car. She was far behind on payments, had several unpaid traffic tickets and was without insurance and legal plates. Her situation was in a downward spiral. Molly arrived at Coburn Place with a determination to make her life better. She quickly found a good job, but it was far away from her new apartment. The bus wasn’t an option; it would only take her part way. She needed the car to keep the job. She also needed the job to keep the car. Molly’s advocate worked with her to create a plan of action. Her rent-free housing allowed her to use her income toward fixing her mistakes. Molly has successfully achieved her goals. She was so busy doing so that it took her advocate charting her progress to realize just how far she has come. With her newly gained confidence, she’s ready to tackle a new set of goals and a new role – SURVIVOR.
- When Victoria arrived at Coburn Place, she was devastated - emotionally, financially and physically. This is what domestic violence does to even the strongest of souls; it breaks them completely. By providing a safe and supportive home for Victoria, you are helping put her life back together. You are helping her heal, and she is giving that back to the Coburn Place community. Victoria is the kind of person who works for change and justice. She is the first to compliment a young mother when her children are well-behaved. But she’s not afraid to speak up when she sees something is not right, either. Children learn behaviors, both good and bad, from the adults in their lives. Devin, the 4 year old son of resident Lacey, is no exception. As is often the case with young boys who witness violence, they imitate those actions, right down to their choice of victim. Victoria happened to be walking by as Devin was hitting his mom. She quickly intervened, taking him aside. Victoria got down on Devin’s level and looked him carefully in the eyes. She said, “Devin, you’re a GREAT kid. And you know what? Great kids DO NOT HIT others and certainly not their mothers!” A week later Devin’s mom shared with Victoria, “I’m not sure what you said to him, but it worked. He hasn’t hit me since.” Victoria is helping Devin break the cycle of violence. She is making her community a better place. With champions for peace like you and Victoria on our side, together we can end domestic violence.
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