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An Organization of Hope & Restoration

Providing shelter and services for domestic violence victims in Morgan County since 2005

About Our Center

Desert Rose Foundation, Inc. was formed as a result of a college survey conducted for a Sociology class in 1998, as 76% of those surveyed indicated they had been victims of domestic violence and there were no shelters for victims of abuse and their children in Morgan County. 

The name Desert Rose is taken from Isaiah 35:1-4, which states; “The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for the; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.”  We are an organization of hope and restoration.

Our Services

Emergency Shelter

Emergency shelter services are provided at no-cost to victims of domestic violence and their dependent children who need a safe environment to begin the process of rebuilding their lives in the aftermath of violence and trauma.

Non-residential Services

When many people think of a domestic violence shelter, they might assume that services are only available to people who actually live at the shelter. While this is one of Desert Rose’s primary functions, many non-residential services are available to domestic violence survivors who might need some type of assistance but don’t necessarily need the safety and security offered at the shelter facility.

Therapeutic Counseling

Desert Rose provides free therapeutic counseling to the Morgan County community to improve mental health for domestic violence victims.

Community Outreach

Desert Rose offers many different programs to connect with our local communityIf you are interested in learning about our services or coordinating an event for a local community partner, we are always looking for new opportunities to connect with local individuals and organizations. 

Get Involved

Are you interested in working with us We have many opportunities for individuals, families, and organizations to contribute toward our mission! There are many ways to help – volunteering, donations of money or material goods, sponsorship opportunities, and outreach events – take the steps to help Desert Rose break the cycle of violence in families for good! 

Upcoming Events

and Awareness Months

Desert Rose's Annual Mother's Day Flower Sale

Friday, May 10th, 2024 and
Saturday, May 11th, 2024

Support victims by surprising the mothers in your life with a beautiful hanging flower basket!

Live flower sale beginning at 10 am on Friday & Saturday in Martinsville.

Two locations:  Downtown across from the Martinsville Post Office or Grand Valley Plaza next to PetSmart.

Morgan County Fair

July 2024

Martinsville, IN

Desert Rose advocates will be in the Merchant’s Tent each evening answering questions and providing information about services available for victims. 

Fall Gala

October 5, 2024
Time: 5:15pm VIP Reception, 6:00pm Event Starts

Location: Harris Glen Event Venue

Martinsville, IN

Contact our event coordinator, Carmen Elliott, for information about sponsorship opportunities!

celliott@desertrose.cc or 765-346-2943 

Stalking Awareness Month

January 2024

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 2024

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 2023

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