COUNSELING AND OTHER SUPPORT SERVICES
AIDS Ministries/AIDS Assistance of North Indiana
P.O. Box 11582
South Bend, IN 46634
Office: (574) 287-8888
Toll-free: (800) 388-2437
616 S. Main Street
Elkart, IN 46516
Office: (574) 293-9743
AIDS Ministries/AIDS Assistance of North Indiana (AM/AA) offers comprehensive services
to individuals infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS in North Central Indiana.
AM/AA offers the following free services: AIDS education; individual guidance and
support to clients, friends, relatives, companions, and children; assistance with
applications for federal, state, and local programs; housing program referrals;
emergency financial assistance; rural outreach; Spanish/English translation of all
services; and testing for HIV, Hepatitis B and C, and Syphilis. AM/AA also provides
specialized services to HIV+ detainees and former prisoners including testing, prevention,
and care coordination at the St. Joseph and Elkart County Jails, at juvenile justice
and juvenile detention facilities, and through work release programs. All services
are free and confidential.
The Caring Place
Attn: Sexual Assault Advocate
3107 Cascade Dr.
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Office: (219) 464-0840 x104
24-hour Hotline: (219) 464-2128
Toll-free 24-hour Hotline: (800) 933-0466
The Caring Place Sexual Assault Advocate offers support and advocacy to female and
male survivors of sexual assault in Lake, Porter, and Starke Counties. Services
include: 24-hour hotline and emergency shelter; crisis intervention; hospital accompaniment,
legal advocacy and personal advocacy; needs assessment and goal planning; support
groups; safety planning; and referrals. The Caring Place also offers a weekly support
group for women who are survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault at
the local jail. All services are free and confidential.
The Center for Women and Families
P.O. Box 248
Sellersburg, IN 47172
Office: (812) 944-6743
24-hour Hotline: (812) 944-6743
Toll-free 24-hour Hotline: (877) 803-7577
The Center for Women and Families is a non-profit organization that serves and advocates
for women and families affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, and economic
hardship in a 14 county area in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. The Center's Rape
Crisis Program provides counseling and support groups not only to rape survivors,
but also to their friends and families. Services include: emergency shelter, therapy
and counseling, support groups, walk-in crisis counseling, economic success programming,
hospital advocacy, and court advocacy. All services are free of charge.
26 N. Arsenal Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46201
Office: (317) 632-0123
Toll-Free: (800) 213-1163
The Damien Center is the largest HIV service organization in Indiana and provides
a range of comprehensive services in Indianapolis and ten surrounding counties.
The Damien Center offers free services to individuals living with HIV/AIDS, including
prevention and education as well as housing assistance, emergency funds, food, transportation,
care coordination, mental health services, and testing. The Damien Center also provides
limited testing and outreach in certain Indiana prisons and is willing to work with
any HIV+ individual regardless of a history of incarceration.
Fort Wayne Women's Bureau Rape Awareness Program
3521 Lake Avenue
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Office: (260) 424-7977
24-hour Hotline: (260) 426-7273
Toll-free 24-hour Hotline: (888) 311-7273
The Fort Wayne Women's Bureau Rape Awareness Program is the only multi-service program
in northeast Indiana offering a continuum of services to survivors of sexual violence
and their families. The program includes a rape crisis hotline, providing services
24 hours a day, seven days a week. Crisis intervention services are also available
for survivors, their family members, and friends. The Counseling Center offers free
counseling, information, and referrals. Other services include support groups, advocacy,
follow-up services, and a speakers' bureau. All services are free and confidential.
Indiana Coalition Against Sexual Assault
26 N. Arsenal Ave., 3rd Floor
Indianapolis, IN 46201
Office: (317) 423-0233
Toll-Free: (800) 691-2272
The Indiana Coalition Against Sexual Assault (INCASA) is a statewide coalition of
rape crisis centers and prevention programs providing resources, leadership, and
training to rape crisis centers, sexual assault nurses, advocates, and other entities
committed to the eradication of sexual assault in the state of Indiana. INCASA offers
a 40-hour advocacy training for rape crisis centers, as well as a wide array of
other trainings and resources related to sexual assault. With 32 rape crisis centers
throughout the state of Indiana, INCASA assists survivors of sexual assault and
their loved ones by connecting them with one of the rape crisis centers located
throughout the state of Indiana.
2505 N. Arlington Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46218
Office: (317) 554-5272
24-hour Marion County Crisis and Suicide Hotline: (317) 251-7575
Legacy House provides comprehensive services to adults and children who have been
affected by violence, including sexual assault. Services include: crisis intervention,
individual counseling, advocacy, support groups, emergency protective orders, and
information and referrals for survivors of violence. Legacy House also provides
counseling and education about healthy relationships through the Transition Program
at the Indiana Women’s Prison. All services are free and confidential.
Mental Health America of Greater Indianapolis
2506 Willowbrook Parkway, Suite 100
Indianapolis, IN 46205
Office: (317) 251-0005
24-hour Hotline: (317) 251-7525
Mental Health America of Greater Indianapolis operates the Crisis and Suicide Intervention
Hotline, which offers crisis intervention, suicide prevention, information, and
referral services for individuals in crisis and their family and friends throughout
Greater Indianapolis. Survivors of sexual assault in jail or prison can contact
Mental Health America of Greater Indianapolis for direct assistance, as well as
for referrals to other support services, including counseling and legal assistance.
All services are free and confidential.
Middle Way House, Inc.
P.O. Box 95
Bloomington, IN 47402
Office: (812) 333-7404
24-hour Hotline: (812) 336-0846
The mission of Middle Way House, Inc. is to end violence in the lives of women and
children by implementing or sponsoring activities and programs aimed at achieving
individual and social change. Middle Way offers many programs and services to women,
men, and child survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault including: 24-hour
hotline, crisis intervention, housing, case management, support services, and legal
advocacy. All services are free and confidential.
Up the Stairs Community Center Gay and Lesbian Hotline
P.O. Box 5537
Fort Wayne, IN 46895-5537
Office: (260) 422-2450
Hotline: (260) 424-1199
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 7-10pm; Friday-Saturday, 7pm-12am; Sunday, 8-9pm CST
Up The Stairs Community Center was established in 1982 to meet the needs of gay,
lesbian, bisexual and transgender people (GLBT) in Fort Wayne and the surrounding
area. The Gay/Lesbian Hotline is a telephone crisis intervention, information, and
referral service for the GLBT community. Reports of violence or harassment against
people in the GLBT community can be registered through the Hotline to be shared
with the local Metro Commission and the state organization Justice, Inc., who in
turn forwards them to the Indiana Civil Rights Commission. The Hotline is staffed
during the hours listed above. Callers may leave a message at other times. The Hotline
can respond to callers from throughout Indiana, but specializes in referrals for
GLBT residents of Fort Wayne and the surrounding area. All services are free and
Indianapolis Bar Association, Lawyer Referral Service
107 N. Pennsylvania Street, Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Office: (317) 269-2222
The Indianapolis Bar Association provides information on lawyers or legal service
providers based on the particular area of law that the lawyer practices. Referrals
are made for Indianapolis and the immediate surrounding area. There is a referral
fee and prices for initial consultations are determined by the attorney's office.
The Indianapolis Bar Association can also provide numbers and referrals to other
lawyer referral services around the state in conjunction with local bar associations.
Indiana Ombudsman Bureau
402 W. Washington St., W479
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Office: (317) 234-3190
Complaint Report Form: www.in.gov/icpr/webfile/formsdiv/51506.pdf
The Indiana Ombudsman Bureau receives, investigates, and attempts to resolve offender
complaints regarding the policies and procedures of the Department of Correction.
The Bureau operates independently of the Department of Correction and is housed
in the Department of Administration.
JDI has directly contacted each organization listed in the Resource Guide in hopes
of pointing survivors toward those currently accepting new clients. However, the
inclusion of any group or individual in the Resource Guide does not necessarily
constitute an endorsement or recommendation by JDI, nor can JDI guarantee the availability
of the services described here.