A Message Regarding COVID-19 to our Community:
STAY HEALTHY, GIVE HEALTHY!
During the public safety concerns surrounding COVID-19, we at Middle Way House are taking extra precautions. We are sanitizing bathrooms, kitchens, light switches and door knobs every two hours. We are asking anyone entering the building to thoroughly wash their hands, get a temperature check and wear a mask. We are asking that employees who are sick please stay home. We are supporting our employees during personal challenges that may arise during this pandemic, and doing our utmost to keep all of our clients and employees healthy.
The demand for MWH services is high and will increase in the coming weeks. Our shelter was already operating at a 50% increase, and with our current community crisis, we expect a further increase of need. We also expect a rise in calls to our crisis line, as many may be stuck at home with their abusers for longer amounts of time. Vulnerable populations are most at risk during times of crisis. Based on local and state recommendations, we are not accepting donations of clothing and other goods right now. Financial support is even more important for our agency to maintain service to those who depend on us.
We know there is an increase in domestic violence cases when schools are not in session, and we have increased concerns about shared spaces and gatherings (like in our emergency shelter’s shared bathrooms and kitchens), youth program demands (no school equals more needs of children looking for stability during a difficult time including for regularly dependable meals), etc.
We thank you, our generous, sustaining donors for support to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking as we work to keep everyone safe and healthy at this critical time.
Donate below or text GIVEHEALTHY! To 44-321 to support survivors!
Middle Way House works to empower survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence, and human trafficking through a wide range of supportive services and advocacy.
If you need immediate help or support, call our 24/7 Help and Crisis Line, Linea de Ayuda :
Since 1971, Middle Way House has been providing services to people in crisis. Today, we provide supportive and empowering services for survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence, stalking and human trafficking such as emergency shelter; a 24/7 help and crisis line; on-scene advocacy, transitional and permanent housing solutions; legal advocacy; support groups; personal advocacy; childcare and youth programs; and educational and prevention programs. Middle Way House serves six counties in southern Indiana and relies on a staff of 70 and a volunteer force of 300+ to provide services. It is not necessary that an individual reside in our emergency shelter or transitional housing program to access most of our services.
Domestic violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking affect individuals in every community.
We believe, support, and affirm the identities of ALL survivors.