In the case of domestic or sexual violence, contact the National Organizations as well as your
County Resources. They will make sure you are connected with the help you will need!
MORE WEBSITES & RESOURCES LISTED AT BOTTOM OF PAGE!
National Domestic Violence Hotline
National Sexual Assault Hotline
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)
is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization.
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. RAINN
also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help
survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.
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)
We accept collect calls from incarcerated victims of battering
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 Victims of Crime, it combines:
- A traditional telephone-based helpline: 855-4-VICTIM (855-484-2846)
With extensive specialized training, our Victim Assistance Specialists stand ready
to help crime victims understand their rights and options, find information and
connect with resources, access referrals, and craft next steps to regain control
over their lives.
Michigan Coalition To End Domestic & Sexual Violence
3893 Okemos Road, Suite #B2
Okemos, MI 48864
Member program services and activities include:
- Comprehensive, community‐based, social change
efforts to end domestic and sexual violence
- 24‐hour crisis intervention hotlines
- Advocacy, counseling and support groups
- Outreach and public education
- Legal advocacy and/or court accompaniment
- Forensic nurse examiner programs
Sexual Assault Survivors Can Text or Call to Receive Help
Survivors of sexual assault can now text 1-866-238-1454 to receive immediate help and support
from trained professionals.The texting feature is an expansion to the 855-VOICES4 hotline, which
offers 24/7, free, confidential and anonymous support to survivors across the lifespan in addition
to their family members and friends. The launch of the hotline in 2018 helped ensure the 40 percent
of Michiganders without access to direct sexual assault services had somewhere to turn for help
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
DETROIT AND METRO DETROIT
Wayne County SAFE (Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner Program)
2727 Second Avenue 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 anyone, despite where they live or where they were assaulted.
YWCA of Metropolitan Detroit
985 E. Jefferson Avenue Suite 101
Detroit, MI 48207
YWCA Interim House – the ONLY domestic violence shelter in Detroit
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 Michigan. It offers
24-hour crisis help line services; emergency temporary shelter; food and clothing;
individual, family and children and group counseling; residential and non-residential
support groups; case management; legal advocacy referrals; sexual assault advocacy
referrals childcare services; 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 court issues.
Victim advocates provide assistance with PPO filings, court accompaniment, safety
planning options, efforts to hold perpetrators accountable for their crimes, increase
survivor’s understanding 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 through Friday
Detroit Police Department's Victims Assistance Program
4707 Saint Antoine Suite M-167
Detroit, MI 48201
Phone: 313-833-1660 / Crisis hotline available 24/7: (313) 833-1660
The Victim’s Assistance Program (VAP) is designed to address the needs of individuals,
families and communities affected by sexual assault, domestic violence and homicide.
The Victims Assistance Program provides 24 hours crisis intervention, 7 days a week.
In addition to crisis intervention, VAP offers follow-up counseling and prevention programs.
VAP strives to alleviate barriers to the restoration of a healthy physical and emotional state.
First Step / Western Wayne County Project on Domestic and Sexual Violence
44567 Pinetree Drive
Plymouth, MI 48170
Phone: 734-416-1111 24 Hour Help Line: 734-722-6800 / 888-453-5900
1394 Cleophus Parkway
Lincoln Park, MI 48146
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 trainings on domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, etc.
- Children’s counseling & support groups
CHASS Community Health & Social Service Center
5635 West Fort Street
Detroit, MI 48209
Phone - 313-849-3920
5635 West Fort Street 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
and culturally appropriate services and resources targeted to Latino/a youth and
families in Southwest Detroit and Southeast Michigan.
LA VIDA provides the following services:
Support Groups: Groups take place weekly and are available for women in Spanish,
both at CHASS Center and local community agencies.
Counseling: Short-term counseling is available for women and youth for both Spanish
and English speakers.
Legal Advocacy/Court Accompaniment: LA VIDA staff provides assistance in navigating
the legal process for survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual assault
Safety Planning: We work with survivors of dating violence, domestic violence
and sexual assault to develop a plan that addresses complex safety needs and concerns
Financial Empowerment: LA VIDA offers classes focusing on signs of financial abuse
and building financial literacy and the skills to become financially independent
School-based Prevention: Services are provided to local schools and organizations targeting
children and adolescents to prevent dating violence and promote healthy relationships
Youth Services: A range of youth services are provided including counseling for direct
victims of dating violence and sexual assault and youth exposed to domestic violence,
both at CHASS and on site at local schools
Community Education: 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
Training: LA VIDA offers training to agency-based service providers, schools, law enforcement,
court staff and clergy
THE ANGEL HOUSE
26150 Five Mile Road 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
26091 Trowbridge St.
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 Street
Detroit, MI 48234
Phone: 586-323-7066 OR 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: Housing Stability, Educational Advancement, Economic Independence, Parenting & Life Skills, 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 becoming 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.
Catherine Cobb Family Counseling & Children's Services
220 N. Main St.
Adrian, MI 49221
Catherine Cobb Safe House:
Phone: 517-265-6776 / Toll Free: 800-874-5936
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 Advocates 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 pre-
vention education is provided to groups and organizations to help stop the cycle
Elder Abuse & Late Life Domestic Violence
Region 2 Area Agency on Aging
8363 West US 12
Onsted, MI 49265
Phone: 800-335-7881 OR 517-467-2204
Hillsdale County Shelter: Domestic Harmony 517-439-1454
Hillsdale County Senior Services Center 800-479-3348
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 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 / 586-463-6990 24 hour crisis line
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 support
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 conference
rooms, day rooms, and an education center.
Residential Program- The Brooks J. Young Home (Coming Soon)
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 and group counseling, crisis intervention,
domestic violence education, legal and social services advocacy are provided to address their
Touching Heart’s Children’s Program provides children of all ages a safe, nurturing atmosphere
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 Road 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 Support Center in the Harwood
Plaza provides professional counseling, therapeutic visitation, play therapy, domestic violence
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 ext. 1123
Eligibility for Emergency Shelter or Life Skills Program
•18 years of age or older
•Children accompanied by parent or legal guardian
•Must have valid I.D.
•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 ext. 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 partners
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 SafeHouse 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
801 Vanguard Drive
Pontiac, MI 48341
Phone: 248-334-1284 24 hour Crisis & Support / 877-922-1274 / TTY LINE 248-972-2540
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 domestic 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 violence 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 personalized
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 Street 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.
For more information, please contact:
or 248-858-7800 ext 106
or 248-858-7800 ext 104
4100 Clark Road
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 and Awareness Center
Michigan Union Ground Floor
Cambridge House 1551 / West Quad
541 Thompson St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1308
Phone: 734-764-7771 / 734-936-3333 Crisis Line
The Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC) provides free
and 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 Rd,
West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322
Graham & Sally Orley and Joseph & Suzanne Orley Building
6555 West Maple Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
Crown Pointe Office Center
25900 Greenfield Road
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