Local Resources

Allen County Prosecuting Attorney - We are responsible for the prosecution of all felony and misdemeanor domestic violence and sexual assault cases within Allen County.  We have written resources to help individuals obtain Protective Orders, and to help victims recognize and report domestic violence and sexual assault and assist them through criminal prosecution of their perpetrators.

Center for Nonviolence – Fort Wayne’s Center for Nonviolence provides education, support, and advocacy to end domestic and other forms of violence while modeling equality and power sharing.  For 30 years, it has served men, women, and children on both the victim and perpetrator sides of violence with the ultimate goal to protect victims by holding those who use violence accountable for their actions and by helping victims heal.  The Center has one of oldest ‘batterer intervention programs’ in the country and serves all Northeast Indiana counties.

Crime Victim Care of Allen County (CVC) – Crime Victim Care’s mission is to bring wholeness to immigrants and refugee families who experience brokenness due to violence, crime, mental health, addictions, abuse and neglect. While serving a diverse community, CVC strives to help those who experience victimization.

Northeast Indiana Diversity Library (NIDL) - The Northeast Indiana Diversity Library is both a free-lending library of over 6000 circulating items and an archive of local and regional gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender (GLBT) history.

Northeast Indiana LGBTQ Coalition - The Northeast Indiana LGBTQ Coalition is an advocacy group whose goal is to serve the LGBTQ community in Allen County and surrounding areas.  Comprised of LGBTQ-affirming non-profit organizations, the NEI LGBTQ Coalition seeks to act as a collective alliance and voice for the LGBTQ community.  NEI LGBTQ Coalition members include the Bowen Center (Columbia City), the Center for Nonviolence, Congregation Achduth Vesholom, Fort Wayne Pride, Fort Wayne Sexual Assault Treatment Center, Indiana Youth Group, Northeast Indiana AIDS Task Force, Northeast Indiana Diversity Library, PFLAG Fort Wayne Chapter, the Resource Center at IPFW, Safe Zone at IPFW, Safe Zone for Students at IPFW, the Sarah & Albert Reuben Partners in Health Education – Planned Parenthood of Indiana, the Women’s Bureau Inc., and the YWCA of Northeast Indiana.

Sexual Assault Treatment Center – The Fort Wayne Sexual Assault Treatment Center’s Forensic Nurse Examiners provide first-response medical forensic examinations to women, children and men who have been sexually assaulted.  Services are available 24/7/365 days a year at no cost.  The Center is the recognized and credentialed provider for patients who have been victims of sexual assault in Northeast Indiana, including:  Allen, Adams, Blackford, DeKalb, Elkhart, Grant, Huntington, Jay, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Miami, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, and Whitley counties.

Womens Bureau - The Fort Wayne Womens Bureau serves to advance women through advocacy, education, and economic empowerment.  Programs include a 24-Hour Rape Crisis Hotline (260-426-7273 or 888-311-7273) and programming to relieve the trauma of sexual assault.

YWCA – The YWCA Northeast Indiana operates Indiana’s longest-serving domestic violence crisis shelter.  It also supports Northeast Indiana’s most diverse refugee community.  It serves Allen, Dekalb, Huntington, Noble, Wells, and Whitley Counties.

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