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Albion – Emergency Shelter Fire

Evansville, IN – Local crisis intervention shelter, Albion Fellows Bacon Center, has experienced an overnight fire that has caused damage within its facility. Shelter residents have been safely relocated and alternate plans for providing services have been enacted. One staff member has been treated for smoke inhalation and is recovering. That staff member is being hailed as acting calmly and heroically in trying to put out the fire, seeking assistance, and evacuating the facility of its residents and residents’ pets who were being sheltered.
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 prevented the fire from spreading throughout the building.
The staff and board of directors are working diligently to begin restoration efforts so that the shelter might open again soon. In the meantime, Albion Fellows Bacon Center is working with the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Holly’s House, and the YWCA Evansville to continue providing survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking with shelter and crisis intervention services.
Albion Fellows Bacon Center continues to provide mobile advocacy and crisis intervention support services 24/7 and is working with partner programs to provide emergency shelter until its own shelter can reopen. Anyone needing help and assistance can call: 812-422-9372, EMAIL: hope@albioncenter.org, or find Albion on social media: Albion Fellows Bacon Center
The community can financially support Albion Fellows Bacon Center through this challenging time by making contributions at www.albionfellowbacon.org or by mailing them to P.O. Box 3164, Evansville, IN 47731. The organization is not able to accept items currently but needs gas and grocery gift cards to assist survivors with basic needs.