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Leave the Maze Behind

with the Coordinated Entry System

Simplifying the process of finding safe, affordable housing for survivors of domestic or dating violence, stalking, sexual assault or human trafficking is important. Indiana’s Coordinated Entry System (CES) provides a straightforward way for providers to help survivors navigate the system and find housing help.

Coordinated Entry in Indiana

Moving from a project-focused system to a person-focused system, CES shifts the focus for Continuum of Care. The person-focused system avoids excluding someone because they don’t exactly match the criteria of a specific program or service. The shift in focus encourages assessing the person’s situation to prioritize their immediate and long-term needs, while matching them with the best fit, regardless of how or where they sought help, the order in which they requested help or the admission criteria for specific projects.

Coordinated Entry Core Elements

Steps below show how Coordinated Entry’s Core Elements might relate to one another.

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Step 1.
Access

Welcome the survivor. No survivor is turned away, regardless of where they seek help.

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Step 2.
Assessment

Gather information about the survivor’s housing needs, preferences and vulnerabilities.

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Step 3.
Prioritization

Document the survivor’s housing needs, preferences and vulnerabilities to match with appropriate help.

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Step 4.
Referral

Follow prioritization guidelines to make the referral connecting the survivor with housing help.

Access Points in Indiana

The Indiana Balance of State Continuum of Care serves 91 of the 92 counties across the state. Use the map below to find organizations serving your area. For Marion County, contact CHIP – Coalition for Homelessness Intervention & Prevention. If you need advocacy or a safety plan, click here to find help.

= Lead agency in the region
= Domestic violence service provider
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Valparaiso (Region 1)
No locations in this region.
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Gary (Region 1a)
No locations in this region.
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South Bend (Region 2)
No locations in this region.
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Fort Wayne (Region 3)
No locations in this region.
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Lafayette (Region 4)
No locations in this region.
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Kokomo (Region 5)
No locations in this region.
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Muncie (Region 6)
No locations in this region.
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Terre Haute (Region 7)
No locations in this region.
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Greater Indianapolis - North (Region 8)
No locations in this region.
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Indianapolis
No locations in this region.
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Richmond (Region 9)
No locations in this region.
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Bloomington (Region 10)
No locations in this region.
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Columbus (Region 11)
No locations in this region.
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Evansville (Region 12)
No locations in this region.
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New Albany (Region 13)
No locations in this region.
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Lawrenceburg (Region 14)
No locations in this region.

Resources

Regional Processes & Procedures