Horizon House

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Horizon House
Founded 1988
Type Non-governmental organization
Focus End homelessness
  • 1033 E. Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202
Website http://www.horizonhouse.cc

The Horizon House is a daytime-only homeless shelter in downtown Indianapolis. It is organized as non-profit, with no religious affiliation. Horizon House serves approximately 3,000 clients every year.[1]


It is located on E. Washington Street and Southeastern Ave., which is 1 mile (1.6 km) from the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument on Monument Circle. The Horizon House is accessible by public transportation, with IndyGo (Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation) buses via Route 8.

Horizon House provides services such as health care, mental health services, storage, laundry and job training.[2] The shelter's health care services are especially unique because Horizon House is one of the only providers of physical and mental health to the homeless free of charge in the United States.[3]

Outreach workers from the shelter have provided services beyond the usual scope of a homeless shelter. For example, in the winter of 2015, they helped a homeless man take care of his dog during sub-zero weather.[4]


  1. ^ Gilmer, Maureen C. (19 November 2014). "Teen Gets Assist From Reggie Wayne to Help Homeless". Indy Star. Retrieved 22 July 2015. 
  2. ^ Monroe, Howard (19 June 2014). "Indy's Horizon House Continues to Help Homeless". Wish TV. Retrieved 22 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "First-of-Its-Kind Health Center for Homeless Opens Indianapolis". ABC Indianapolis. 19 June 2014. Retrieved 22 July 2015. 
  4. ^ Yam, Kimberly (29 January 2015). "Homeless Man Who Refused to Leave His Dog During Below-Zero Temperatures Gets Shelter For Pup". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 22 July 2015. 

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