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Break the Cycle and Speak Out

Welcome to Alternatives

Alternatives Incorporated strives to eradicate domestic and sexual violence through education, prevention, and intervention in Central Indiana.

Alternatives philosophy is all persons have the right to live in a loving, caring, safe and secure environment. We support victims through the initial crisis with the ultimate strategy of helping them achieve abuse-free and financially independent lives. In recognition of the complex needs of victims, we draw upon the resources of local communities to support victims in their quest for peace and security. Our services are comprehensive and collaborative. They include:

  • Emergency shelter
  • Transitional Housing (for a maximum of two years)
  • 24-Hour crisis call center
  • 24-Hour crisis response team
  • Emergency and essential transportation
  • Case management and ancillary services
  • Support, referral, and advocacy for victims of domestic and sexual violence
  • Specialized children's services



STATEMENT OF CORE VALUES:

PERSEVERANCE: Alternatives is dedicated to remain steadfast in the fight to end violence and support those who have the strength and courage to speak out.
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MPOWERMENT: Alternatives works with integrity to encourage individuals to speak in their own voice, increase their positive self-image, and transition from victim to survivor.

ADVOCACY: Alternatives assists those in need of services with dignity, respect, and compassion in addition to providing a modern facility that imparts a family atmosphere and fosters positive change.
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OLLABORATION: Alternatives strives to integrate the finest staff into the communities we serve through teamwork and dedication to promote a coordinated community response.
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DUCATION: Alternatives' is committed to education about domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, and homelessness so that men, women, children, and communities understand the aspects of healthy relationships and how to identify dangerous situations.  In addition, we offer the necessary tools and instruction for survivors and their children to increase knowledge, prepare for job readiness, and enhance overall life skills.

Latest News

  • Finishing alternative career

    Tuesday, March 21, 2017

    ANDERSON — Working in the nonprofit sector was never part of the plan. Mary Jo Lee went to her office in
  • Local advocate opposes gun bill

    Thursday, March 16, 2017

    About the bill Indiana House Bill 1071, authored by Rep. Sean Eberhart, R-Shelbyville, would allow people protected by a protection order to carry a handgun without a license for: 60 days after the date the protection order is issued or 60 days after the date the person applies for a license to carry a handgun, if the person applies for the license during the 60-day period following issuance of the protection order.

  • FULL TIME CASE MANAGER POSITION

    Friday, March 3, 2017

    Alternatives has a full-time opening for a Case Manager. The position is responsible for providing case
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