The Beaman Home
About Us

Saving lives one crisis at a time...

The Beaman Home was founded by members of Altrusa International of Warsaw.

To provide essential services to victims of domestic violence and their children by empowering them to live with dignity while helping to break the cycle of violence. We will do this by providing a safe haven and supportive services while partnering with and educating the community.
To become the most trusted and respected provider of confidential services in the communities we serve by reducing or eliminating domestic violence in the home and workplace.

Kosciusko County Shelter for Abuse, Inc.

Members of Altrusa International of Warsaw recognized the need for a shelter to help the abused in the early 1980s after members learned co-workers were being abused.  They worked long hours compiling a needs assessment.
In the meantime, a law was passed in Indianapolis allowing police to arrest a person who was obviously the abuser without the woman having to file charges.  Prior to the passing of the law, a woman had to file charges against the abuser or the officer would not arrest him.  Many times a woman would not file charges fearing retribution.
The Beaman Home opened on July 1, 1985, and the first client was college-educated wtih a degree in social work.  She was being abused by her husband.  She learned of the opening of The Beaman Home by reading about it in the Warsaw Times-Union.  Our Emergency Shelter has not been empty since.
The home was named after a nurse who worked at a nursing home she helped start with Hazel Bradbury.  Mrs. Beaman was very compassionate toward people who were abused and nearly homeless and often took them into her own home.  Hazel's daughter, Charlene Bradbury, donated the house and the first beds for The Beaman Home.  The first six weeks the director worked for free and Altrusa Club members took turns working at The Beaman Home.
Twenty-seven years later, the Kosciusko County Shelter for Abuse, Inc. operates The Beaman Home Shelter and its outreach programs.  It supports community families in growth toward full wellness potential in all aspects of their life...physical, emotional, intellectual, occupational, social and spiritual.   Services are provided to residents of Kosciusko, Fulton and Marshall Counties in Indiana.
Our Emergency Shelter is now nearly 100 years old and we have outgrown the original site.  Our Board has purchased an existing vacant building on North Parker Street in Warsaw.  It will be renovated and a two-story addition added to triple our client space and allow our three sites in Warsaw to be combined into one facility saving time and money.  If you can help with our Capital Campaign, please phone us at 877-725-9363.  WE NEED YOUR HELP!   More information about our Campaign appears under "News & Events" on this site.

Board of Directors
President - Hal Harting
President Elect - Lisa Gilman
Vice President - Sue Creighton
Secretary - Erin Rowland-Jones
Treasurer - Angie Ritchey
Chris Bidwell
Sheila Burner
Tony Ciriello
Mary Ann Cox
Denny Cripe
Gary Eastlund
Jane Green-Wear
Becky Grill
Kathleen Kostro
Paul Schmidt

Our Staff
Jessica Aguilar                              Janet Murphy 
Tonya Coldren                               Brandace Myers
Laura Cooper                                 Christy Myers
Katie Fruit                                     Taia Paine
Jessica Hermosillo                         Sandy Patterson
Tracie Hodson                                Diana Rish
Mary Hostetler                               Tracy Skipper
                                                    April Slone
Brandie Morrow                               Rachel Wallace

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