The RISE! Transitional Housing Program
For survivors, and their children, who are transitioning out of violent relationships
If you are escaping violence and need secure and safe transitional housing, you may call 1-(812) 337-4510 to find out more information.
The RISE! is a residential community of 28 two- and three-bedroom apartments equipped with appliances, including a stove, refrigerator, microwave, and dishwasher. Furnishings are also available on a first-come, first served basis. Utilities are provided, with tenants paying for telephone and cable. The cost of housing is based on the residents’ ability to pay. On-site programming, such as support with tutoring for GEDs and college coursework; financial education programming; and resume and practice interviews, are all offered at no cost to participants. Client-driven programming, such as tai chi and resident meetings, is also available to increase access to social capital, enhance overall quality of life, and foster a sense of empowerment and community.
A lack of access to safe, affordable housing is often a significant barrier to survivors of violence and is a critical factor to achieving long-term safety. In 1998 our transitional housing program, The RISE!, first opened its doors to low-income adults recovering from the impacts of violence in an effort to help mitigate these challenges. The mission of the program is to provide survivors with access to permanent, safe, and affordable housing; to achieve economic security, and foster their strengths to further develop their capacities for self-determination.
Over the course of the past two decades, The RISE! has served 452 families. During their time with us, residents have utilized programming designed to help address a number of constraints that so often impede the transition from danger to self-determination.