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"Helping Homeless Families
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Holy Family Shelter, a program of Catholic Charities Indianapolis, opened in 1984 as the first emergency shelter specifically for homeless families in Indianapolis. Our shelter has the capacity to house up to 22 homeless families every night. Depending on family size, there is an average of 55-85 individuals living at the shelter daily. We work diligently to provide food, shelter, basic material needs and a safe place for homeless families to begin the process of working towards permanent housing and self-sufficiency. Our case managers provide comprehensive integrated social services to assist families in setting goals & priorities, obtaining life skills, and accessing employment & housing. Holy Family Shelter annually serves 300 homeless families which include more than 600 homeless children.



We are still striving to practice the safest manner of social distancing due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We have separated a number of our homeless families by getting them into extended stay hotel rooms and other alternative safe housing. We are continuing to support these families offsite with supplies, direct financial assistance, and virtual case management. Please help us during this incredibly challenging time for our homeless families and staff. Your financial support is the most pressing need we have right now.

Secure online donations can be made by going to the Donate Online or Give Now links on this webpage, or checks can be made payable to Holy Family Shelter and mailed directly to the shelter (907 N. Holmes Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46222-3714). All contributions are deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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Holy Family Shelter
907 N. Holmes Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46222
Telephone 317-635-7830
Fax 317-635-8870

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