An overnight fire at the crisis intervention shelter run by Albion Fellows Bacon Center, has left the organization in need of assistance from the public.

Serving Victims Since 1981

Albion Fellows Bacon Center has been serving victims of domestic and sexual abuse since first opening its doors in 1981. This organization works tirelessly to help those that need their services but right now, the organization needs our help.

Albion Fellows Bacon Center Shelter Residents Displaced

In a press release Albion Fellows Bacon Center says the fire, which occurred in the overnight hours between Thursday, June 6th and Friday, June 7th, caused damage inside the facility, displacing its residents.

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One Member of the Staff Was Treated for Smoke Inhalation

One staff member has been treated for smoke inhalation after heroically putting out the fire and evacuating not only the shelter's residents but their pets who were onsite as well. Officials with Albion Fellows Bacon Center say that all shelter residents have been relocated safely and plans have been enacted to continue providing services.

A New Sprinkler System Prevented the Fire from Spreading Through the Building

Fortunately, the shelter had recently added a new sprinkler system during a recent renovation. They say the new system worked well to contain the fire and prevent if from spreading throughout the building.

The organization had just recently added a sprinkler system during a renovation of the emergency shelter part of the building, with grant funding made available through the Westside Nut Club, the City of Evansville Endowment Fund, and The Brave Heart Foundation. That project had just been completed when the newly installed sprinkler system was called upon last night and successfully contained the fire from spreading throughout the building.
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Restoration Work Will Now Begin

The staff and Board of Directors of Albion Fellows Bacon Center are now hard at work as restoration efforts begin in hope of reopening the shelter soon. In the interim, Albion Fellows Bacon Center has partnered with the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Holly’s House, and the YWCA Evansville to continue to  provide shelter and crisis intervention services for those who are survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking.

Despite the Fire, Services Continue at Albion Fellows Bacon Center

Despite the fire, Albion Fellows Bacon Center will continue to provide mobile advocacy and crisis intervention support services 24/7 and they are working with area partner programs to provide emergency shelter until the Albion Fellows Bacon Center shelter can be reopened.

How You Can Help Albion Fellows Bacon Center Through This Challenging Time

If you would like to assist Albion Fellows Bacon Center with financial support as they navigate this challenging time, you may make a contribution online at or you can mail them a check at:

P.O. Box 3164
Evansville, IN 47731

They say they are not currently able to accept physical donations at this time but they do need gas and grocery gift cards to assist survivors with basic needs.

More About Albion Fellows Bacon Center

Albion Fellows Bacon Center is an organization that works as an advocate, providing resources and education to empower victims of domestic and sexual violence. The 501 c3 non-profit serves eleven Indiana counties including VanderburghWarrickPosey, and Gibson, as well as Pike, Crawford, Dubois, Spencer, Harrison, Orange, and Perry. The organization offers emergency and crisis services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Albion’s services are free and confidential and offered to those impacted by sexual or domestic violence, including human trafficking and stalking. In addition to serving primary victims/survivors, those who have experienced abuse, Albion provides advocacy and support to secondary survivors, those impacted by violence through the abuse of a loved one.

If you or someone you know needs help and assistance can call: 812-422-9372, EMAIL: or find Albion on social media: Albion Fellows Bacon Center.

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