INDIANAPOLIS — The Coburn Place received $400,000 to help address mental health of Black survivors of domestic violence.
The money comes from the Indianapolis African American Quality of Life Initiative. It will be used for a two-year effort to reduce the stigma of mental health for Black survivors of domestic violence and their families. It will also be used to improve their overall mental health across their lifespans.
The money will be used to bolster Coburn Place's current programs and add a community education and outreach campaign.
“We are committed to reducing the stigma of mental health and expanding opportunities for Black survivors of domestic violence and their families,” said Rachel Scott, Coburn Place president and CEO. “They need increased access to culturally affirming mental health care that addresses the layered traumas they have experienced. It’s the boost they need to heal and create a fresh start.”
Black women experience domestic violence at a disproportionately high rate, but they are less likely to seek mental health treatment from the trauma they experienced.