Holly’s House is a non-residential child and adult victim advocacy center serving individuals in southwest Indiana. Holly’s House exists to empower victims of intimate crime and abuse by providing support, promoting justice, and preventing violence. The vision for Holly’s House is to be a local leader in preventing intimate crime and supporting victims and their families, while bringing awareness to the community. Individuals who have experienced child abuse, domestic violence, or sexual assault can contact Holly’s House to learn more about their services.
How May Holly’s House Help You?
Giving women and children a comfortable safe place to begin healing the wounds of homelessness and building foundations for successful lives.
From Sr. Joanna Trainer, O.S.B., founder of the House of Bread and Peace:
At a Christmas dinner in Evansville, Indiana in 1979 I was shocked by the hunger of the poor. I was moved to do something about this issue and found motivation from the Catholic Worker Houses started by Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin. Dorothy Day showed love and compassion to the homeless.
Her philosophy was built on the Gospels, especially that of Matthew 25: Feed the Hungry, Shelter the Homeless, Clothe the Naked, Visit the Sick, Give Drink to the Thirsty, Visit those in Prison
And Jesus said: “Whatever you do to the least of my brothers and sister you do it to me!”
The Women They Work With
They come from every walk of life, every financial background, every race, and religion. They share the desire and the hope that they will be independent again.
House of Bread and Peace helps
- the mother and child who have been asked to leave a shared residence
- the woman who has worked for 30 years and now finds herself homeless with a permanent disability
- the young woman who dropped out of high school and had a child, whom social service has taken away
It is the goal of the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office to provide the most efficient and effective law enforcement service to the citizens of Vanderburgh County. To increase the safety of our community, we have established multiple ways for you to furnish information anonymously regarding criminal or suspicious activity. Vanderburgh County is a wonderful place to live, work, relax and raise a family. Working together, we will keep it safe for everyone.
- Domestic violence shelter, outreach, support groups, advocacy and services for victims and their children.
- Emergency housing for homeless women and children.
- YES! recovery residence for homeless women in recovery.
- Live Y’ers after-school and mentoring program for girls in grades 3-12.
- Batterer’s Intervention Program
YWCA empowers women and girls. Through life-changing services and advocacy, we help our clients overcome their barriers to safety and self-sufficiency.
The YWCA is one of the oldest and largest multicultural organizations promoting solutions to enhance the lives of women, girls and families. The YWCA in Evansville has been serving the local community since 1911. In 1979, the YWCA opened the first domestic violence shelter in Evansville where we still provide shelter and services 24 hours per day. We work closely with law enforcement and local prosecutors to provide assistance to those who have been impacted by domestic violence. Our YES! recovery residence has been providing housing and services to homeless women in recovery from substance abuse since 2001. YWCA also provides after-school programming and mentors for at-risk girls in grades 3 through 12. YWCA advocates for racial justice and the health/safety/empowerment of women and girls through special events and collaborations.
The YWCA is a 501(c)3 United Way member agency open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Business office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Other Service Areas: Crisis Advocacy, Intervention Program, Mentoring Program, Outreach, Recovery Residence, Shelter