Learn about the many services we offer!
Most people know MWH for its crisis line and emergency shelter, but MWH does so much more! Staff members also teach prevention education classes in Bloomington’s middle and high schools, train law enforcement as well as other first interveners, and provide on-scene advocacy for victims of assault. Click any of the links below to learn about our different services.
24-Hour Crisis Line
MWH’s 24-Hour Crisis Line offers immediate intervention and support by trained peers and advocates. Help is available in multiple languages, as well as TDD for the hearing impaired. (812) 336-0846
Middle Way House provides shelter for survivors and their children fleeing violence at home. The shelter is a safe place available to families until they have found an appropriate, affordable place to live.
Affordable Transitional Housing
The Rise!, which opened its doors in 1998, provides affordable housing for 28 poor and very poor, homeless families headed by survivors who have experienced life-threatening violence. Transitional Housing is a two-year program.
Advocates help residents articulate future goals, determine action steps and time lines for their achievement. They meet with survivors to track progress and make adjustments to the plan. Advocates provide information and referrals to local community resources and various social service agencies to help residents make informed decisions.
MWH staff members offer Building Healthy Relationships classes in local schools to educate youth and teens about interpersonal and dating violence. Primary Prevention Coordinators facilitate workshops on primary prevention to organizations and groups interested in this service.
Our Legal Advocates assist persons over the phone and in person with issues and questions relating to domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, harassment, child abuse and other crimes. Advocates can describe legal processes and discuss available options.