Day 12 of 25 Days of Giving: The Julian Center

Each day, for 25 days during the month of December, the Indians will highlight one community partner organization and how you can give back this holiday season. For more information, visit the 25 Days of Giving main post.

Day 12: The Julian Center

Domestic violence takes no Holiday. Shelter overflowing. Give back & help meet the Holiday Wish List. Need food, clothing & gifts

A home for the holidays … a home where memories are created and cherished.

During this holiday season, hundreds of women and children – all victims of domestic violence – will come to us asking for help.  Devastated, yet brave, they leave their home and memories behind.  For many, leaving is the only option for survival.

This holiday season you can help.  By reaching out, you can offer hope.

Each year, The Julian Center helps more than 5,500 victims.  Over the next month, our emergency shelter will be overflowing with families longing for a stable, violence free home.  Their needs are many.

How can you help?  Please consider:

  • Organizing a Food Pantry drive so that families leaving shelter can feed their children.
  • Visiting our Wish List and asking your friends, associates, and family members to purchase items to help those in need.
  • Collecting gently used blankets, sheets, towels, and facecloths to provide personal comfort to others.
  • Giving a gift of safety by making a donation to The Julian Center so those fleeing domestic violence can have a safe place to stay.  To access a secure donation page, click here.
TJC offers Art Therapy as part of the recovery process s- Owl-Lioness: Wisdom and Courage Rediscovered

Questions?  Please call Molly Barrick at (317) 941-2220 or email her at mbarrick AT

About The Julian Center:  For 36 years 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.

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