A Safe Place to Call Home

Thanks to a generous grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), we are thrilled to be overseeing new statewide housing programs and services for survivors in the state of Indiana.

In the Re-Centering report, survivors told us that housing and economic security were two of their most pressing needs. These funds will allow us to meet those needs by expanding the availability of critical resources and continuing to work towards reducing homelessness and economic instability.

The projects funded fall into three major categories:

1. Coordinated Entry: creates a statewide system for survivors to access housing services while maintaining safety and confidentiality.

2. Rapid Rehousing: Provides up to two years of rental assistance to survivors needing economic assistance to regain independence and safety, along with additional economic supports like childcare, transportation assistance and case management services.

3. Transitional Housing: Temporary, secure housing facilities (such as traditional domestic violence shelters). From here, survivors can transfer into rapid re-housing.

ICADV will work collaboratively with the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority to administer this funding and oversee sub-grantees, who will implement housing programs under one or more of the above pillars in their communities. Congratulations to our sub-grantees: the YWCA Domestic Violence Intervention and Prevention and Program (Lafayette), the YWCA Northeast Indiana (Fort Wayne), Sheltering Wings (Danville), A Better Way (Muncie), Aurora Inc./Albion Bacon Fellows (Evansville). We look forward to seeing how these programs create more safe, stable and nurturing communities in our state.

We are counting on community members like you to help make this project a success, as the grant requires a match from ICADV and our sub-grantees.

This holiday season, we hope you’ll consider making a tax-deductible gift to ICADV to support this project, and others like it, that provide economic stability to survivors and their families.

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