Be sure to check the CRIME VICTIMS Resources page on this website!
MORE WEBSITES & RESOURCES LISTED AT BOTTOM OF PAGE!
National Domestic Violence Hotline
PO Box 90249
Austin, TX 78709
Administrative Line: 737-225-3150
Phone: 800-799-7233 CRISIS LINE
Every contact to The Hotline is personal. Some
people who reach out to us identify as survivors
of abuse, some as concerned friends or family
members, some as abusive partners seeking to
change themselves. While every contact is unique,
our advocates are guided by The Hotline’s Consent
and Ethics policy and will emphasize several key
points throughout your conversation.
Through the National Deaf Domestic Violence
Hotline (NDDVH), a partnership with the Abused
Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services (ADWAS),
advocates are available 24/7 via TTY and live
chat to help people affected by domestic vio-
lence who are Deaf or hard of hearing.
Need help now?
Advocates who are Deaf themselves
are available to answer your call 24/7 by:
Video phone: 855-812-1001
Instant messenger: DeafHotline
Free, confidential support services for Native American
and Alaska Native survivors of domestic violence and
sexual violence are available daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
CST through the StrongHearts Native Helpline, a partner-
ship with the National Indigenous Women’s Resource
Center. Contacts made to StrongHearts after hours will
be provided with the option to connect with advocates
from The Hotline. Phone: 844-7NATIVE (762-8483)
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)
RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline in partnership with more
than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD
Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense.
National Clearing House for the Defense of Battered Women
990 Spring Garden Suite 703
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Phone: 215-763-1144 800-903-0111 x 3 Toll-Free
We accept collect calls from incarcerated victims of battering at 215-763-1144
The mission of the National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women is to secure
justice for victims of battering charged with crimes related to their battering and prevent
further victimization of such people who have been arrested, convicted, or incarcerated.
National Center for Victims of Crime
P.O. Box 101207
Arlington, VA 22210
The VictimConnect Resource Center is a place for crime victims to learn about their rights
and options confidentially and compassionately. A program of the National Center for Vic-
tims of Crime, it combines:
- A traditional telephone-based helpline:
- 855-4-VICTIM (855-484-2846)
- Web-based information and service referrals:
With extensive specialized training, our Victim Assistance Specialists stand ready to help
crime victims understand their rights and options, find information and connect with res-
ources, access referrals, and craft next steps to regain control over their lives.
Michigan Coalition To End Domestic & Sexual Violence
3893 Okemos Suite B-2
Okemos, MI 48864-4209
MCEDSV is dedicated to the empowerment of all the state’s survivors of domestic
and sexual violence. Our mission is to develop and promote efforts aimed at the
elimination of all domestic and sexual violence in MI.
MCEDSV is Michigan’s catalyst for creating empowered and transformed individuals,
communities, and societies committed to building a lasting legacy of equality, peace
and social justice, where domestic and sexual violence no longer exists.
DATING VIOLENCE HELP
The Michigan Domestic Violence Prevention
and Treatment Board (MDVPTB)
235 S. Grand Ave. Suite 506
P.O. Box 30037
Lansing, MI 48909
Lakeshore Legal Aid
Counsel & Advocacy Law Line
16250 Northland Dr. Suite 363
Southfield, MI 48075
Phone: 248-443-8068 New Client Intake: 888-783-8190
Lakeshore Legal Aid is a not-for-profit law firm providing a range of free civil legal services
to people who are low-income, seniors, and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault
in our communities.
Covers a WIDE variety of legal matters!
Now serving residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. Lakeshore Legal Aid has
14 locations across Southeast Michigan.
- Personal Protection Orders (PPO)
- Senior Exploitation – Financial or Physical Abuse
Federal Civil Pro Bono Project
Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association
645 Griswold Suite 1356
Detroit, MI 48226
Detroit Legal Services Clinic
13th Floor, Smart Detroit Conference Rooms
Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: 313-961-6120, #206
The Detroit Legal Services Clinic provides information and advice from volunteer attorneys
in the areas of: Divorce, Child Support, Domestic Relations Issues, Expungements, Self-
Representation, General Civil Law.
Wayne State University Law School
Free Legal Aid Clinic, Inc. (FLAC)
5425 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48202
Established in 1965, the Free Legal Aid Clinic (FLAC) provides legal assistance to low income
and elderly residents of Wayne County in the areas of family law and elder law. FLAC focuses
on assisting victims of domestic abuse, elder abuse, or those who experience great barriers
to justice. This organization is the only student run legal aid clinic in the nation staffed entirely
by Wayne State University Law School students who provide legal services under the super-
vision of licensed attorneys, pursuant to Michigan Court Rule 8.120.
DETROIT AND METRO DETROIT
Wayne County SAFE
(Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner Program)
2727 Second Ave. Suite 300
Detroit, MI 48201
Phone: 313-964-9701 / Crisis Pager: 313-430-8000
We are staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our services are free of charge. Services are
available to ALL ages – men,women, and children. Medical-forensic exams are provided up
to 120 hours post-assault. Counseling and advocacy services are available to anyone who
identifies as a survivor of sexual assault, sexual abuse or incest ~ no matter when it occurred.
Our services are available to any-one, despite where they live or where they were assaulted.
YWCA of Metropolitan Detroit
985 E. Jefferson Ave. Suite 101
Detroit, MI 48207
YWCA Interim House, a program of the YWCA of Metropolitan Detroit, first opened its doors
in 1979, becoming one of the first and largest shelters in MI.
Offers the following:
1. 24-hour crisis help line services
2. Emergency temporary shelter
3. Food and clothing
4. Individual, family and children and group counseling
5. Residential and non-residential support groups; case management
6. Legal advocacy referrals
7. Sexual assault advocacy referrals
8. Childcare services
9. Transportation and many other community referrals (legal, financial
assistance, medical services and transitional & permanent housing)
Many referrals have qualification guidelines. These services are offered in a 67-bed facility
to women and children survivors in a safe, comfortable and supportive environment. The
average length of stay ranges from 30 to 60 days with varying circumstances.The YWCA
Interim House’s Mission is to empower survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault
by helping them to realize the ability to control their lives.The YWCA Interim House’s goal
is to help every woman and child recover from the effects of domestic violence and sexual
assault by providing safety options for building healthy relationships.
Personal Protection Orders
As part of a collaborative agreement between the City of Detroit Police Department (DPD) –
2nd and 4th Precincts, and the Wayne County Prosecutors’ Office, a YWCA victim advocates
is located in each precinct to provide assistance with personal protection orders PPO) and
Victim advocates provide assistance with PPO filings, court accompaniment, safety planning
options, efforts to hold perpetrators accountable for their crimes, increase survivor’s under-
standing and knowledge of the criminal justice system, provide victim advocacy, outreach
and supportive services, improve efforts to elevate victim/survivor confidence and to ensure victims/survivors that the community cares.
For more information or assistance with PPO’s or court issues:
Please call the 2nd Precinct at 313-596-5296, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
M,W,F (days may alternate)
4th Precinct at 313-596-5354, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday
The Detroit Police Victim’s Assistance Program
4707 St. Antoine Suite M-167
Detroit, MI 48201
If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, help is available. The Victim’s
Assistance Center provides FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL individual and group counseling.
Our services are completely free of charge and Our staff of Licensed Social Workers are
bound by State of Michigan, Board of Social Work requirements for confidentiality. Victim’s
Assistance Center staff respond to sexual assaults reported to Detroit Police Sex Crimes
and Detroit Receiving Hospital.
Domestic Violence, also called “intimate partner abuse,” refers to physical, sexual, psych-
ological and economic abuse or control that takes place within an intimate relationship,
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS A CRIME!
Individual and Group counseling and support is available.
1. Learn how domestic violence affects children
2. How to establish a safety plan
3. How to identify Domestic Violence warning signs, and much more
The unlawful killing of one human by another, produces deep and bitter grief
for the surviving loved ones or secondary victims.
Understand this, the Victim’s Assistance Center provides:
1. Grief and Loss, Individual and Group, Counseling
2. Community Debriefing/Response
3. Assistance with Victim Compensation Claims
4. Advocacy and Information
5. Support during the Criminal Justice Process
First Step / Western Wayne County Project
on Domestic and Sexual Violence
44567 Pinetree Dr.
Plymouth, MI 48170
24 Hour Help Line: 734-722-6800 / 888-453-5900
1394 Cleophus Pkwy.
Lincoln Park, MI 48146
Survivor Services Redford
Redford, MI 48239
Karen Wilson Smithbauer Center
4400 S. Venoy
Wayne, MI 48184
- 24-hour on-call assault response team
- Temporary emergency housing
- Legal, financial, medical and housing information
- Transitional supportive housing
- Education awareness and risk reduction programs
- In-service training on domestic violence,
- sexual assault, stalking, etc.
- Children’s counseling & support groups
CHASS Community Health & Social Service Center
5635 W. Fort
Detroit, MI 48209
5635 West Fort All services are provided in English and Spanish
Detroit, MI 48209
LA VIDA Partnership, a community program of CHASS Center, is a domestic violence
and sexual assault intervention and prevention program that provides linguistically &
culturally appropriate services and resources targeted to Latino/a youth and families
in SW Detroit and SE MI.
LA VIDA provides the following services:
Groups take place weekly and are available for women in Spanish, both at CHASS
Center and local community agencies.
Short-term counseling is available for women and youth for both Spanish and
Legal Advocacy/Court Accompaniment:
LA VIDA staff provides assistance in navigating the legal process for survivors
of intimate partner violence and sexual assault
We work with survivors of dating violence, domestic violence and sexual assault
to develop a plan that addresses complex safety needs and concerns
LA VIDA offers classes focusing on signs of financial abuse and building financial
literacy and the skills to become financially independent
Services are provided to local schools and organizations targeting children and
adolescents to prevent dating violence and promote healthy relationships
A range of youth services are provided including counseling for direct victims
of dating violence & sexual assault and youth exposed to domestic violence,
both at CHASS and on-site at local schools
Education and awareness-building efforts to help inform the community of
our services and work to reduce intimate partner violence and sexual assault
in Southwest Detroit
LA VIDA offers training to agency-based service providers, schools, law
enforcement, court staff and clergy
THE ANGEL HOUSE
26150 Five Mile Suite 33
Livonia, MI 48154
Email: You must complete a application before going through our intake.
We are working at bringing awareness to domestic violence / sexual assault.
As of now ,The Angel House helps victims to relocate to other states for safety.
We are connected with 12 other states that we are working with to help women
victims and their children start a fresh new life.
SASHA (Sexual Assault Services for
Holistic Healing and Awareness)
P.O. Box 2118
Detroit, MI 48202
The SASHA CENTER support group program has four components. Each support
group series will be lead and facilitated by a Licensed Clinical Master Level Social
Worker and/or co-facilitated by a trained survivor of sexual assault. Survivors can
contact the agency for consideration to participate in groups and the Center will
also take referrals from courts, schools, agencies, organizations, police, private
practitioners, and community members.
ALL GROUPS are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL!
Uniting Three Fires Against Violence
Michigan's Native American domestic violence and sexual assault coalition.
Provides technical assistance to tribal advocacy programs.
Zaman International-Hope for Humanity
Inkster, MI 48141
Case Management Program provides emergency relief to stabilize marginalized low-
income women and children suffering from abandonment, abuse, disability, divorce,
grief, resettlement or terminal illness.
Perfecting Community Development Corporation
Amelia Agnes Home for Women & Children
Macomb County Shelter
7616 E. Nevada
Detroit, MI 48234
Phone: 586-323-7066 313-365-2273
THE AMELIA AGNES TRANSITIONAL HOME FOR WOMEN’s mission is to provide
quality housing and support services to women and children while assisting them
with becoming self-sufficient by identifying their own strengths and solutions through:
- Self- Actualization and Spiritual Growth
Serves Oakland, Wayne & Macomb Counties.
The Amelia Agnes Transitional Home is our homeless shelter program where women
and children can begin again with dignity and respect. The program provides each
family with a private suite and support services in efforts to assist them with becom-
ing self-sufficient. Residents learn to combat homelessness while improving decision-
making and problem solving skills along with eliminating barriers hindering educational
and economic growth while gaining intervention tools for life restoration.
W.R.I.P. Resource Center
Highland Park, MI 48203
W.R.I.P.- Resource Center prepare women to become economically independent and
accomplish employment achievement, educational goals & also to make healthy life
choices. W.R.I.P.- Resource Center meets clients where they are in their lives and coach
them how to improve their situation in a non-threatening and nonjudgmental environment.
- Dress For Success/ Etiquette Program
- Referrals for Clothing, Food, and Shelter Assistance
- Financial Freedom Workshops
- Referral Counseling Assistance
- Addiction Recovery Resources For All Walks Of Life
Catherine Cobb Family Counseling & Children's Services
220 N. Main
Adrian, MI 49221
Catherine Cobb Safe House:
Phone: 517-265-6776 800-874-5936 Toll-Free
The Catherine Cobb Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program provides services
to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Services provided include: crisis intervention with a 24-hour hotline, emergency housing,
and support groups for both domestic violence and sexual assault victims. Program Ad-
vocates assist clients with financial, legal, and housing issues.
The program's goals are to: provide safety and support during the transitional phase
for families whose lives have been shattered by domestic violence and sexual assault.
Domestic violence and sexual assault prevention education is provided to groups and
organizations to help stop the cycle of violence.
Elder Abuse & Late Life Domestic Violence
Region 2 Area Agency on Aging
8363 West US 12
Onsted, MI 49265
Phone: 800-335-7881 517-467-2204
Hillsdale County Shelter:
Domestic Harmony 517-439-1454
Hillsdale County Senior Services Center
Adult Protective Services 517-439-2200
Jackson County Aware Shelter: 517-783-2861
Jackson County Dept. on Aging 517-788-4364
Adult Protective Services 517-780-7600
Lenawee County Catherine Cobb Domestic Violence Shelter
Phone: 517-265-6776 See above!
Lenawee County Dept. on Aging 517-264-6428
Adult Protective Services 517-264-6428
The Safe Haven program provides a community-based, non-institutional option for
older adults seeking to leave an abusive or neglectful home situation. Participants
who are referred to the program are connected with local temporary housing options.
Utilizing a person-centered approach, our social workers, along with other community
partners, assist program participants to secure a long-term housing option.
Turning Point, Inc.
PO Box 1123
Mount Clemens, MI 48046
Phone: 586-463-4430 ext. 222
24 hour crisis line 586-463-6990
Business and Counseling
Personal Protection Orders
Forensic Nurse Examiners
- Personal Protection Orders and Legal Help
- Children and Teen Programs
PO Box 923
Mt. Clemens, MI 48046
Our overall goal is to change the pattern of abuse in the lives of women and children.
Touching Heart's commitment to providing a comprehensive, centralized base of sup-
port for women and children is evident by the programs and services provided for the
women and children who seek our assistance.
Destiny & Purpose Women’s Resource Center:
The purpose of this center is to give women a one-stop resource place where renewing
of their minds and spirits becomes possible as soon as they walk through the doors.
The center will have a private library, child care area, computer lab, workshop and con-
ference rooms, day rooms, and an education center.
Residential Program- The Brooks J. Young Home:
Operated in a confidential location of Macomb County, our residential program is a two
year transitional home with the ability to accommodate 21 domestic violence survivors
and homeless women 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Residents receive food, clothing
and medical assistance to address their physical needs. Additionally, individual & group
counseling, crisis intervention, domestic violence education, legal and social services
advocacy are provided to address their emotional needs.
Touching Heart’s Children’s Program provides children of all ages a safe, nurturing atmo-
sphere where they are offered individual counseling to raise self-esteem and educational
group services that focus on prevention and intervention of family violence. Additionally,
mothers receive family counseling promoting positive and effective parenting skills.
Children may attend local public schools while in residence.
Family Counseling & Shelter Services
14930 LaPlaisance Suite 106
Monroe, MI 48161
Phone: 734-241-0180 24 hour hotline: 734-242-7233
Our focus is on family preservation, and on assuring access to all those in need regardless
of financial circumstances or location. Our counseling and Sup-port Center in the Harwood
Plaza provides professional counseling, therapeutic visitation, play therapy, domestic vio-
lence prevention and intervention, and support groups.
Sunrise House Domestic Violence Shelter
Phone: 734-242-7233 (24 Hours)
Our Sunrise House provides a safe haven for domestic violence survivors and their children,
and the services essential to recovery, and to empowerment and independence.
Grace Centers of Hope
35 E. Huron
Pontiac, MI 48342
Phone: 248-334-2187 #1123
Eligibility for Emergency Shelter or Life Skills Program:
- Children accompanied by parent or legal guardian
- Homeless, addicted and/or victim of domestic violence
In the event you are not eligible for our programs or we have reached our capacity,
we will strive to find programming suitable for your needs.
YWCA of Greater Flint / SAFE House
801 S. Saginaw
Flint, MI 48501
Phone: 810-238-7621 #351 24 hour Crisis Line 810-238-7233
The YWCA Safehouse provides FREE safe, emergency shelter and supportive services
to survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual assault and their minor children.
Counselors provide tools to empower survivors to increase their safety and lead lives
free from violence. Support groups provide a safe place to learn & grow with others who
have gone through similar situations.
We provide information about the criminal justice system, provide court support, assist
with filing personal protection orders & work with local police jurisdictions who receive
domestic violence & sexual assault complaints. Our advocates are also embedded in the
Flint Police Department, as well as circuit and district court, working alongside our part-
ners to provide services to victims.
Since 1980, our 32 bed facility has provided safe, emergency shelter for victims and children
who are homeless as a result of abusive situations. Residents receive support services such
as counseling and advocacy, as well as assistance with finding permanent housing.
In 2017, we began offering free rape examinations on site with 24-hour access to specially
trained Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE).
CRISIS LINE 810-238-SAFE
The 24/7 crisis line offers trained staff who are available to respond to victims, answer
questions, provide information & referrals, and assist with the intake process for Safe
House for those in need of shelter.
SEXUAL ASSAULT RESPONSE TEAM (SART)
Multi-disciplinary group representing law enforcement, hospitals, and service providers
who work collaboratively to ensure coordinated response and support for sexual assault
victims in Genesee County.
801 Vanguard Dr.
Pontiac, MI 48341
Phone: 248-334-1284 TTY LINE 248-972-2540
24 hour Crisis & Support 877-922-1274
HAVEN was founded in 1975 as the first and only sexual assault counseling center in Oakland
County. In 1977, HAVEN broadened its services to include domestic violence counseling.Today,
all of the programs at HAVEN provide specialized, comprehensive services in the areas of do-
mestic violence and sexual assault. By serving the community through a series of innovative intervention, treatment, prevention and education programs, HAVEN can help individuals and
families through all stages of crisis and help work toward our goal of eliminating domestic vio-
lence and sexual assault.
Most important, all services are offered free of charge.
- THE HAVEN RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM
- SAFE THERAPEUTIC ASSAULT RESPONSE TEAM (START)
- PERSONAL PROTECTION ORDER (PPO)
Common Ground Crisis Resource Center
1200 N.Telegraph Bldg #32E
Pontiac, MI 48341
Phone: 248-451-2600 / 800-231-1127 Crisis Line
Victim Assistance Program
Common Ground provides 24-hour access to counselors and advocates for victims of
crime, domestic and sexual abuse, and workplace violence. We offer on-site advocacy,
death notification, personal protection order assistance, and accompaniment of victims
to hospitals, police stations, and court rooms. To learn more, call 1-248-451-2600.
Twice weekly, our unique team of volunteer attorneys and crisis counselors offers per-
sonalized legal advice combined with emotional support, free of cost.
Growth & Healing Support Group
This free 10-week empowerment group is for girls who have experienced sexual abuse,
date rape, or incest. This group usually meets on Mondays.
To register or learn more, call 1-248-451-2621.
Centro Multicultural LaFamila
35 W. Huron Suite #100
Pontiac, MI 48342
We offer a culturally sensitive, Spanish language program to help victims of abuse.
It provides individual advocacy-based counseling and a support group for victims
of abuse in the areas of domestic violence, sexual assault, physical assault, hate
crimes, bullying, teen dating violence, child abuse and human trafficking.
Some of the services provided at this time include:
Support group Las Rosas
This is a support group for women who have been victims of abuse. It gives them
an opportunity to share their experiences and learn new skills and independence.
Referrals to services at HAVEN and linkages with their shelter
Interpretation and translation in accessing community resources
Referrals to legal services when needed, especially those needing to apply for
immigrant visas. Assistance with applications for Victims of Crime Compensation
and education about their rights as victims of crime
Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County
CSSW Main Building:
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
ADA is a program that specializes in working with men to stop their use of abuse or
battering. We offer services on a non-denominational basis. This website serves as
a resource for a variety of people affected by violence in different ways. Please look
at the links below for the category that best suits your needs to get started. Costs are
on a sliding scale.
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734-973-0242 / Crisis: 734-995-5444
SafeHouse Center provides support for those impacted by domestic violence or sexual
assault. SafeHouse provides free and confidential services for any person victimized
that lives or works in Washtenaw County. Our services include emergency shelter for
those in danger of being hurt or killed, counseling, legal advocacy, support groups,
and especially, hope.
University of Michigan Sexual Assault Prevention & Awareness Center
Michigan Union Ground Floor
Cambridge House 1551 / West Quad
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1308
Phone: 734-764-7771 734-936-3333 Crisis Line
The Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC) provides free &
confidential crisis intervention, advocacy, and support for survivors of sexual
assault, intimate partner violence, stalking and sexual harassment who are
University of Michigan students, faculty and staff.
Jewish Family Services of Metro Detroit
6555 W Maple
W. Bloomfield Township, MI 48322
Graham & Sally Orley and Joseph & Suzanne Orley Building
6555 W. Maple
W. Bloomfield, MI 48322
Crown Pointe Office Center
25900 Greenfield Suite 405
Oak Park, MI 48237
We offer counseling and education with a goal toward empowering individuals
to create safety in their interpersonal relationships through services such as:
- Individual, family, and group counseling
- Access to legal and medical support