A Crisis in Indianapolis


Homelessness among women and children in Indianapolis is growing, and our Center for Women & Children runs above or at capacity every night. To provide safety for everyone who needs it–unprecedented numbers of women and children–we regularly put cots on our gym floor… but that’s no solution.

It’s time to make room NOW!


We’re “Building for Change,” and raising $12 million to expand our facility. Our Center for Women & Children’s expansion more than doubles our program capacity and shelter beds, enabling us to serve hundreds more women and children each day.

We’re adding:

  • An additional 164 permanent beds
  • An improved children’s ministry space, education center, bathroom & laundry facilities
  • An indoor play space families may use together
  • Additional staff to improve our staff-to-guest ratio, security, & programs
  • New space for medical clinics


Will you help us?

We need YOUR help to make this expanded center a reality. Your gift provides the funds we need to break ground and serve hundreds more women and children.


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