The Albion Fellows Bacon Center is overwhelmed with gratitude for the incredible outpouring of support from the Evansville community following a recent fire incident at their shelter.


The fire, while contained thanks to a recently installed sprinkler system, did cause damage and necessitate temporary closure of the shelter. However, it remains dedicated to its mission of empowering survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking.

"We are deeply moved by the concern and assistance we've received during this challenging time. The Evansville community's support has been truly heartwarming."

Sprinkler System Minimizes Damage

The quick response of the newly installed sprinkler system, made possible by generous donations from the Westside Nut Club, the City of Evansville Endowment Fund, and The Brave Heart Foundation, played a critical role in containing the fire.

"We are incredibly thankful for their foresight and investment in our safety." 

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Unwavering Support from the Community

While the shelter undergoes restoration, Albion is actively collaborating with partner organizations like the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Holly's House, ECHO Housing, and the YWCA Evansville to ensure that survivors have continued access to safe shelter and support services.

Albion's mobile advocacy and crisis intervention services also remain available 24/7. Survivors in need can reach out via the hotline at (812) 422-5622, email at, or through Facebook.

How You Can Help

Financial contributions are crucial for Albion Fellows to continue its mission during this challenging time. Donations can be made online at or mailed to P.O. Box 3164, Evansville, IN 47731. Additionally, gas and grocery gift cards are greatly appreciated to assist survivors with their basic needs.

Thank You, Evansville

"Once again," said the spokesperson, "we extend our heartfelt thanks to the Evansville community for rallying behind us. Your solidarity and generosity are pillars of strength as we work towards reopening our shelter and continuing to provide vital services to those in need."

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Domestic Violence ☎️1-812-422-5622
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