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Safe Place for Hope



Healing Support

We provide free, confidential and trauma-informed services to anyone directly or indirectly impacted by sexual violence in Dearborn, Franklin, Jefferson, Ohio, Ripley, and Switzerland counties. Anyone includes, but is not limited to, individuals of any age, gender, identity, culture, etc. Sexual violence is any sexual act committed against someone without that person’s freely given consent. This includes but is not limited to rape, sexual assault, stalking, harassment, sexual exploitation, etc.

If you're a person with a disability who requires an accommodation, please contact the office at 812-933-1990. Interpreters are available for non-English speaking persons as well as for ASL.

24-hour Help Line

Our help line operates 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Trained staff and volunteers provide support for survivors of sexual violence, their loved ones, and professionals seeking information. You can call us immediately after the experience, weeks later, or even years later.

  • We support survivors of all types of sexual violence, such as rape, assault, harassment, stalking, sex trafficking, incest, and child sexual abuse*. We also serve people who may not refer to what happened to them as sexual violence but who feel that they have been negatively affected by a sexual experience. Our services are available to all members of the community regardless of race, socioeconomic class, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age*, language, national origin, and immigration status.

-* If a minor tells us or if we suspect that they or another minor, an elderly adult, or a person with a disabiity is being harmed, we may be required by law to report this to the authorities.


Groups & Workshops

Groups offer a safe space to talk to people with similar experiences. Our groups give the opportunity to talk about sexual violence and its impacts, make supportive connections, and empower each other. All of our groups are completely confidential and any participation is voluntary.

  • Just Dented is a group for those who have been through unwanted sexual experiences. Please join us to speak safely with other survivors, empower one another in wholeness and healing, learn coping and self-care skills, and to build supportive connections with others. 

  • Supporting Survivors. Please join us to learn how to best support your loved one who is a survivor of sexual violence, speak safely about your experiences, and develop skills to take care of yourself while taking care of your loved one. 

  • Choosing Victory is a 10-week Bible Study created to bring hope and healing out of tragedy resulting from sexual assault.  Join in a survivor-led  Bible Study where victims, family or friends are able to study God’s healing words and choose victory. Tory Flynn, a resident of Batesville, wrote this study out of her own trauma and the hope and healing she found in Christ. You may have experienced the trauma of sexual assault and are looking for a way to heal. This journey will be different for each person in the group but is a confidential and free service. This is a closed group with up to 12 people.

-To register or for more information email us at, call us at (812) 363-6133.


Referrals and Recommendations

Safe Place has professionals on staff to assist in connecting you to the resources you need. We have contacts to social services in and outside the community. If you need assistance in navigating help, we can help to point you in the right direction. Contact us today for assistance. 




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    Safe Place Sexual Assault Center
    PO Box 235
    Batesville, Indiana 47006
    812-932-SAFE (7233)
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    This project is supported in part (or in whole) by grant, 03215VAGX006403 from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime through the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute. Views contained herein are those of the author and do not represent the position of USDOJ or ICJI.