VINCENNES, Ind. (WTHI) - Harbor House in Vincennes, Ind. became the only safe home forhundreds of women and their children.
It officially closed on Friday after 25 years and this closure,just opens up an even bigger problem for the southern Indianacommunities.
Every year around 200 women came knocking on the Harbor Housedoor, but with local donations down and state funding cut in half,those women will have to knock elsewhere.
However, the next closest place is over 50 miles away and it'smiles, Harbor House Founder Myrna Brown knows many women won'ttravel.
"I'm concerned they won't make the extra call, because so manyrefuse to go out of town, they just will not," Harbor House founderMyrna Brown said. "We covered Knox, Pike, Daviess, and Martincounties and now there's no help out there."
Brown encourages all women who are in an abusive situation, tostill make that call even though the Harbor House is no longerthere.
You can still call Indiana Coalition Against Domestive Violence,the state hotline at 1-800-332-7385 or you can also call theshelters in Terre Haute, Evansville or Bloomington.
Council on Domestic Abuase (CODA) in Terre Haute
Trans Housing: (812) 234-3441
Albion Fellows Bacon Center in Evansville
Shelter: (812) 422-5622
Rape Crisis: (812) 424-7273
Middle Way House, Inc. in Bloomington
Shelter: (812) 336-0846
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