"The Challenge to Change" (video)
Did you Know?
In Indiana alone, over 2,000 female offenders are in the prison system on any given day. More than 400 are staying in the Marion County Jail in Indianapolis.
Research shows that over 80 percent of inmates are mothers, and the number of children impacted by a parent’s incarceration is skyrocketing.
Due to the great need for a facility like Craine House, we are often faced with a wait-list, and turning away applicants due to space issues.
Serving all Indiana residents Craine House works extensively with the Indiana Department of Corrections (DOC) and we accept qualified moms and children from counties all over the state. Craine House opens its doors to all Indiana residents – all of Indiana benefits from our programs and outreach.
The "Conviction Box"
Ban the Box: Employment Applications and the "Conviction Box"
Our recovering economy added a robust 288,000 jobs in April. For many this is a good sign, but for those with a criminal background, no matter whether they have redeemed themselves, a “no” from a prospective employer is an almost certainty when asked, “do you have any kind of criminal record?”
What can a person do once they have served their sentence, fulfilled their obligation to society for their mistake and want to re-enter their community honestly and work once more? Click here to learn about how our cities and states are “moving to ban the conviction box.”
Interested in Volunteering?
On the 3rd Sunday of each month at 6 p.m. to learn more about volunteering with Craine House. Register for the next meeting at 317.925.2833
2017 Bingo Fundraiser –
Save the Date – May 19th, 2017
Volunteer Informational Meetings
Join us on the 3rd Sunday of each month at 6pm to learn more about volunteering with Craine House.
Register for the next meeting at 317.925.2833.
2015 Wild West Bingo Fundraiser
Craine House hosted our second annual Bingo Night at the Knights of Columbus on Friday, April 24, 2015. The event was a huge success thanks to the support of the more than 300 guests who attended and all our donors and volunteers! A special thank you to Taylor Knots, who served as auctioneer for this year’s live auction, and our event sponsors for their generous support.
Proceeds from the event will go to support Craine House’s Culinary Vocational Program and commercial kitchen. Our hope is that, through our expanded services, the women we serve will gain new skills to aid them in their search for employment as well as in their daily lives. Craine House currently offers food planning and preparation and nutrition classes.
Community Informational Breakfast
Craine House hosted an exciting informational breakfast fundraiser for the community on Thursday, November 13, 2014. The response was wonderful! More than 200 guests attended this event to learn more about Craine House and our vision – “to break the cycles of abuse, poverty and crime.” The speakers were outstanding and the unveiling of our new informational video was a huge success. Our sponsors helped to underwrite the event and all funds collected at the breakfast were donated to Craine House. A special thanks goes out to the Montage and Kahn’s Catering, Creative Street Media and Alpha Graphics for their support.
Thanks again to all of our sponsors, guests and speakers for making these events spectacular. Our success depends on you!