Children's Bureau, Inc. (Indianapolis, IN)


  • Name:Joli Heavin

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Children's Bureau, Inc.
  • Address:1575 Dr Martin Luther King Jr St
    Indianapolis, IN 46202
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:(317) 375-5258

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  • Mission:
  • Children's Bureau's mission is to preserve families and protect the future of Indiana's children.

  • Overview:
  • Children’s Bureau operates 17 facilities, with services in 44 counties. It employs more than 300 individuals and served approximately 46,000 kids in 2014. Children’s Bureau offers a continuum of services, focusing on the prevention of child abuse and neglect, preservation of families, and placement for children who lack safe and healthy homes. The programs fall into two categories: prevention and intervention.

    Prevention programs include:
    - Home-based case management and therapy;
    - Children’s Shelter, providing temporary shelter for endangered children and runaway and homeless children in Central Indiana;
    - Community Partners for Child Safety, a state-wide child abuse prevention program and Neighborhood Alliance for Child Safety, a Marion County child abuse prevention program;
    - Forever Fathers, providing free therapy and care management services addressing healthy relationships, parenting skills, employment, etc. to dads in Marion County;
    - Project Safe Place, providing help to Marion County children in crisis situations who may require counseling or shelter care;
    - Administration of Child Care Development Fund resources to low-income families.

    Intervention programs include:
    - Home-based case management and therapy for families where abuse, neglect or juvenile delinquency has been a problem;
    - Father engagement services for fathers involved in the child welfare system;
    - Residential care and case management programs for youth in the child welfare system;
    - Adoption and foster care recruitment and placement services.

  • History:
  • Children’s Bureau began operations in 1851 as the Indianapolis Widows and Orphans Friends’ Society, a designation that reflected its main intent. Both women and children were at risk when the man of the family, the main bread winner, died, abandoned them, or lost his job. Concern was soon concentrated on the children, leading the Society to establish an orphanage. The Indiana General Assembly changed the name of the association to the Indianapolis Orphans’ Asylum in 1875 to reflect this focus. In Indianapolis, as elsewhere in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, people wrestled with theories of childhood development and the cause of poverty. Ideas about the value of family life and institutional care were evolving. Children came to be valued less for their ability to work and more for the love and joy they brought to a family. The economic realities of the 1930s spelled the end of the asylum as an institution and in 1934 the Organization was re-named Children’s Bureau. Nonprofit status was granted in 1964. Children’s Bureau’s history reveals how social circumstances and the ideological underpinnings of caring for children have changed over the past 164 years.

  • Year established:1851
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:25
  • Advisory board size:0
  • Staff size:300


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:509(a)(1)
  • Tax ID:35-1061264

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:351061264
  • Organization Name:CHILDRENS BUREAU INC
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  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:1575 DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR ST
  • Organization City:INDIANAPOLIS
  • Organization State:IN
  • Organization Zip:46202-2250
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:March, 1965
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):179
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Other health services
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:P30
  • Asset Amount:$10,573,950
  • Asset Code:8 ($10,000,000 - $49,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$30,097,760
  • Income Code:8 ($10,000,000 - $49,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$30,029,309
  • Last Updated:3/21/2018 6:59:12 pm

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