Memorial Funds

Thank you for your generosity to Middle Way House and the survivors we support.

Martha Voyles Fund

Martha Voyles dedicated her life to standing with others in times where a friend and advocate was needed. For 27 years, Martha touched the lives of survivors and their children at The RISE! She also dedicated some of her time to criminal justice reform and other causes she believed she could bring her light. Martha believed in kindness and offering support unconditionally and without expectations. A dedicated mother working in social work, Martha also understood that sometimes what stood between peace and stability for families could be as small as a car repair, a month or two of rent, or a washing machine. Martha’s kindness, empathy, and ability to connect with ALL survivors without judgement allowed her to build strong partnerships with those she worked with.

The extended Voyles family decided to set up the Martha Voyles Fund for residents of The RISE! to honor their mother’s lifelong commitment to helping survivors. Taken from a song by her favorite band, the Grateful Dead, our hope is that this fund will create ripples of positivity throughout people’s lives as they get the support they say they need when they need it most. The Martha Voyles Fund provides survivors with financial support for their stated needs. Martha believed that survivors are experts of their own lives so these funds can be used for any items that would create peace and stability for survivors and their families. The love and wisdom that Martha shared so effortlessly with us all is a true gift that we all will carry with us in our future work. If you would like to contribute to the Martha Voyles Fund, you can make a donation through our online portal. Or, you can mail a check to Middle Way House’s PO Box 95, Bloomington, IN 47402.

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Toby Strout Fund for Education and Infrastructure

The Toby Strout Fund for Education and Infrastructure was created to maintain Middle Way House’s general infrastructure as well as pay for education-related expenses for our clients and residents. Toby believed in the importance of education and wanted to create a fund where the money was designated towards assisting residents and clients with class registration fees, bus passes to reach campuses, and financial aid for textbooks and school supplies. To contribute to the Toby Strout Fund for Education and Infrastructure, you can make a donation through our online portal. Or, you can mail a check to Middle Way House’s PO Box 95, Bloomington, IN 47402.

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Toby Strout VOICES Fund

The Middle Way House family mourns the loss of our long time leader, co-worker, mentor and friend, Toby Strout. With the generous support of our community, we continue to honor Toby’s legacy through the Toby Strout VOICES Fund.
VOICES stands for Visualizing Opportunities, Independence, Choices, and Empowerment for Survivors.
The Toby Strout VOICES fund is for people to donate in honor of Toby, with all funds going directly to programs and outreach.
Toby was dedicated to providing survivors of domestic and sexual violence a voice. You can donate to the Toby Strout VOICES fund online through our donation portal or by sending a check designated to the VOICES fund to Middle Way House, P.O. Box 95, Bloomington, IN 47402.
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