The mission of the Beaman Home is to provide shelter, education and confidential services to survivors of domestic violence, and sexual assault.
The Beaman Home strives to break the cycle of domestic violence in all its forms, which will lead to safe homes and communities.
Kosciusko County Shelter for Abuse, Inc. (better known as The Beaman Home) was founded by Altrusa International of Warsaw, Club members identified Kosciusko County domestic violence victims had no place to go to make a fresh start when escaping their abusive relationship. The nearest emergency shelter was over an hour away, and the distance made leaving seem impossible to many victims.
With a lot of faith, a home donated by N. Charlene Bradbury, and the help of community leaders and volunteers, Beaman Home welcomed its first battered woman on July 1, 1985.
Today, trained staff and volunteers annually provide assistance to approximately 350 domestic violence victims from Kosciusko, Marshall, and Fulton Counties. More than 50% of the victims we serve are children who enter our programs with their abused parent. Over the years, we have expanded our services to better meet the needs of our community’s victims. Now, comprehensive domestic violence services include the Beaman Home Emergency Housing, Nonresidential Program, and the Basic Needs Center, Mary Ann's Place.
Beaman Home strives to provide quality service when meeting the needs of our community’s victimized families.
The Beaman Home recognizes the complex needs of victims and their children and has established a network of community partners to draw upon our local community's resources to help families heal and move forward after abuse.
The Beaman Home provides services and/or resources to all domestic violence victims without discrimination or preference in regard to age, ethnicity, culture, race, ability, gender, language preference, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, nationality, or other historically oppressed groups.
As one of our victims stated, we are “Saving Lives…One Crisis at a Time.”