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Break the Cycle and Speak Out

Welcome to Alternatives

Alternatives Incorporated of Madison County strives to eradicate family violence in all its facets 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 family violence and sexual abuse
  • Specialized children's services



STATEMENT OF CORE VALUES
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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

  • JOB OPENINGS

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

    We currently have two part-time positions open in the shelter. We are looking for a Children's Case Manager
  • Supreme Court Keeps Guns Away from Domestic Violence Abusers

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

    "Victims of domestic violence and their advocates are breathing easier today, since the U.S. Supreme Court has
  • WHY I work at Alternatives...

    Monday, March 24, 2014

    We asked our staff to share why they work at Alternatives. Here's what Lisa shared: "I work here to try and
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2014 Play for Family Peace