DECATUR, INDIANA, May 9 – After more than two decades serving Adams and Wells County, Adams Wells Crisis Center will be closing temporarily, effective at noon today. The administrative staff cites long delays in contract reimbursements from state-awarded grants as the main reason for the closure.
“We are deeply saddened to make this decision,” said Barry Humble, the president of Adams Wells’ board. “We understand it is another hardship for our staff and clients “We understand it is another hardship for our staff and clients who have already faced trauma and uncertainty. But it is our fiduciary responsibility to pause services until stable funding is secured.”
Employees of Adams Wells will be laid off during the closure. Current clients will be relocated to other shelters. Residents of Adams and Wells County in need of services related to intimate partner violence are encouraged to call the YWCA in Fort Wayne (1-800-441-4073).
In order to be able to open its doors sooner, Adams Wells is seeking local financial support. If you are interested in donating, please visit their GoFundMe page. Please call 260-728-9800 with questions about the closure. While crisis calls are being referred elsewhere, Adams Wells will be monitoring their voicemail and returning calls as needed.
About Adams Wells
The Adams Wells Crisis Center was created by a group of concerned citizens to provide basic help for those experiencing some form of abuse in their lives. Adams Wells Crisis Center (AWCC) provides food, shelter, clothing, and essential and supportive care in a safe and secure environment. Through an extensive referral network of resources in Adams and Wells Counties, assistance with basic needs are addressed, including housing, employment, training and job placement, education and counseling. All support services including support group meetings are offered to residential clients and non-residential (outreach) clients free of charge.