Coburn Place Names New President and CEO

Rachel Scott and Coburn Place exterior

Coburn Place, which provides shelter for victims of domestic abuse, has named Rachel Scott as its new president and chief executive officer.

Scott was previously chief strategy officer at Indiana United Ways, where she focused on corporate engagement and worked closely with United Ways during a business model transition that includes a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Most recently, she led the organization’s process of securing and managing emergency funding related to the COVID epidemic.

Before joining Indiana United Ways in 2016, Scott was an administrator for the Iowa College Student Aid Commission and operated her own consulting company, Forward Growth Strategies, LLC. As a consultant, she worked with organizations that included the Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence and EMBARC, a refugee-led human services organization. She also served as director of the Iowa Commission on the Status of Women.

Coburn Place, located at 604 E. 38th St. in Indianapolis, offers on-site transitional housing and community-based housing in a Domestic Violence Housing First approach to identify and eliminate housing barriers and improve survivors’ overall housing stability and well-being. It is a nationally recognized model program and has provided life-changing support to more than 5,000 adults and children since 1996.

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Midtown’s Coburn Place: A National Model of Excellence