The E. Susan Bartlett Crisis Housing Center houses pets for owners who find themselves in need of housing due to:
- Experiencing sudden hospitalization with no other option for animal care assistance.
- Experiencing sudden displacement from the home due to circumstances beyond the pet-owner’s control.
- Fleeing domestic violence, seeking personal safety due to dangerous or life-threatening circumstances.
The Crisis Housing Center works in partnership with local law enforcement agencies, domestic violence shelters, social workers, and community shelters.For organizations or social services with a client who needs housing for a pet, email firstname.lastname@example.org.In November 2020, MCHA was awarded a $20,000 grant from RedRover to support increased security measures and facility improvements for the E. Susan Bartlett Crisis Housing Center.
Eligibility for the Crisis Housing Program is limited to the following circumstances:
In the event that the pet-owner and their pet(s) are displaced from their home due to circumstances beyond the pet-owner’s control.
In the event that the pet-owner and their pet(s) are fleeing domestic violence in any form. If you are fleeing domestic violence in an emergency situation, please contact Middle Way House at 812-336-0846.
In the event that the pet-owner finds themself hospitalized due to urgent medical needs.Only Monroe County residents are eligible for crisis housing. All listed restrictions allow us to operate within the capabilities of our staffing, supplies, and funding. Emergency housing cases are approved on a case-by-case basis.
Five of the dog kennels in the Crisis Housing Center are sponsored by Virginia Metzger in memory of her loving dogs, Kilt, Mackie, Lucy, Desi, and Niki.