Legal Advocacy

We are here to support you as you navigate the legal system.

Call (812) 336-0846 to speak
with a legal advocate

All services are free and confidential

The Middle Way House Legal Advocacy team assists survivors of sexual violence, domestic violence, and human trafficking. We understand that the legal system can be complicated and intimidating, and we are here to guide and support you through the process. We do not offer legal advice or provide legal representation. Our advocates serve survivors throughout six southern Indiana counties: Monroe, Greene, Lawrence, Owen, Morgan, and Martin.

Legal advocates are available at the New Wings Administrative Building Monday - Friday from 8 AM - 6 PM. Walk-ins are welcome, but it may be helpful to call ahead to let an advocate know to expect you. No prior relationship with Middle Way House is required to receive legal advocacy services. Outside of Monroe County, advocates are available at our three county outreach offices located in Greene, Owen, and Martin counties. We work with clients both over the phone and in-person to help with issues such as protective orders, safety planning, divorce petitions, and custody options. We may also make referrals to pro bono and reduced-fee legal programs, private attorneys, therapists, and other helpful resources including The Hope CardAddress Confidentiality, or survivor's compensation.

Helpful Resources

Monroe County Child Support Program

Curry Building, 214 W 7th Street, Suite 110
Bloomington, IN 47404
M-F, 8am-4pm
Phone: (812) 349-2675

Monroe County Prosecutor’s Office

301 N. College Ave, Room 211
Bloomington, IN 47404
M-F, 8am-4pm
Phone: (812) 349-2670

Monroe Country Clerk’s Office

301 N. College Ave, Room 201
Bloomington, IN 47404
M-F, 8am-4pm
Phone: (812) 349-2614

IU Mauer School of Law’s Protective Order Project

211 S. Indiana Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405
Phone: (812) 855-4800

Indiana Legal Services

214 College Ave., Second Floor
Bloomington, IN 47404
M-F, 9am-5pm
Phone: (812) 339-7668

District 10 Pro Bono Project

PO Box 8382
Bloomington, IN 47407
Phone: (812) 339-3610