About

Founded in 1975, THE JULIAN CENTER is the largest organization supporting victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other life crises in Indiana. We touch the lives of over 6,000 Hoosier survivors each year and empower them to recover and build a life for themselves and their families absent of abuse.

Mission

To empower survivors of domestic and sexual violence and end the generational cycle of violence.

Vision

A community where every individual is safe and respected.

Values

Diversity

Integrity

Compassion

Empowerment

Systems Advocacy

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24-HOUR CRISIS CENTER

The Julian Center Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the Julian Center’s annual budget?

Approximately $4 million per year.

How much does it cost per day to run the Julian Center?

Approximately $11,000 per day which includes staff salaries, utilities, security, food and overhead costs for our main campus.

How many people work at the Julian Center?

Approximately 85 people (43 full-time and 42 part-time).

How many beds are in the emergency shelter?

Emergency Shelter – 96 beds

How many beds are in the Transitional Housing program?

Eleven units with a maximum of 52 beds

How many people does the Julian Center serve each year?

Between 3,000 and 4,000 receive direct services; an additional 3,000 receive information offering services through outreach efforts.

What are the funding sources for the Julian Center?

Donations – 18%, Foundations – 7%, United Way – 12%, Government Grants/Contracts – 41%, Thrifty Threads sales – 16%, Other – 6%.

How long do people stay in shelter?

In Emergency Shelter 45 days is the general guideline depending on circumstances. The average stay is between 50 and 60 days.

How long do people stay in Transitional Housing?

In Transitional Housing, the average stay is 9 months, but they can stay up to two years

Are there any requirements for receiving services?

Eligible individuals must be a survivor of domestic violence, sexual violence or stalking. Individuals cannot be a registered sex offender, appear in our abuser database, or have been previously banned from our agency based on prior incidents involving violence with staff or other clients.

Are there fees?

There are no fees associated with our programs except our Transitional Housing and Permanent Supportive Housing Programs. In these two programs, clients sign a lease and are assessed a rental fee based on ability to pay.

How long can survivors access services?

This varies based on each survivor’s unique circumstances, but as a general guideline a survivor can stay in shelter for up to 45 days, enroll in our outreach program (extended support) for up to one year, and participate in empowerment programming for up to 18 months.

Do you help men?

Shelter and supportive services are provided to all survivors regardless of gender expression and sexual orientation.

How many calls are received by the 24 hour crisis line daily?

We receive approximately 12,000 calls to our crisis line every year; of those 39% are people who are in immediate crisis and are seeking shelter or outreach services. The others are those seeking information or referrals for non-immediate crises. On average, per day we field 13 crisis calls and 21 information and referral calls.

How many meals are prepared annually?

We serve over 54,000 meals in our emergency shelter annually; 36% of those are to children under the age of 12.

1970’s & Before

Domestic violence and sexual assault were considered “acts behind closed doors” and rarely considered a public concern

1975

The Julian Center founded by The Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis as an information, referral and guidance resource for victims in crisis.

1978

The women’s movement brought a significant shift in the public perception of violence. The term “domestic violence” took the form of brutality.

1978

The Counseling Center, staffed with therapists, founded at The Julian Center to provide a way to healing and a path to a new understanding.

1982

With the help of the United Way and the Lilly Endowment, The Julian Center opens the doors to the first shelter in Indiana. The shelter supports 35-45 Hoosiers at one time.

1996

A new, larger shelter is built to meet an increased need. The shelter provides safety, counseling, health services, education for children and advocacy.

2000

Julian Center expands services to include programs such as: the Hispanic Advocacy, Family Literacy, Non-Resident Outreach, IMPD Advocacy, Human Trafficking, Legal Services and Early Education Enrichment.

2001

A new, still larger shelter complex was opened.

2011

The Sara and Albert Reuben Counseling Center opens. The Interactive Intelligence Foundation Tech Center opens.

2015

The Julian Center celebrates 40 years of giving back to Indiana communities.

Today

The mission continues.