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.
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.”
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
Craine House depends on the generosity of our community to meet the needs of the women and children we serve. Following is a list of items we frequently need:
Please note that we can accept only new bedding and towels.
Disposable diapers (all sizes)
Car seats for ages NB-8
Crib and toddler bedding (new)
Twin size sheet sets (new)
Mattress covers (new)
Maintenance and yard work assistance
Non perishable food items
Wash cloths (new)
Bath towels (new)
Plastic storage containers
First Aid Supplies
Donations can be made online or arranged by phone at 317.925.2833.