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
Phone: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
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 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 life-
span 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
sexual assault services in Michigan.
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 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 anyone, 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 Michigan. It offers 24-hour crisis help line
services; emergency temporary shelter; food and clothing; indi-
vidual, 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
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 Dr.
Plymouth, MI 48170
Phone: 734-416-1111 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 West 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 prev-
ention program that provides linguistically and culturally appro-
priate 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 comm-
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 Detroit
Training: 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 consid-
eration 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 aban-
donment, abuse, disability, divorce, grief, resettlement or terminal
Perfecting Community Development Corporation
Amelia Agnes Home for Women & Children
Macomb County Shelter
7616 E. Nevada
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 iden-
tifying 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.
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
- 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 / 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 pro-
vide 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
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 provid-
ing 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 emotional needs.
Touching Heart’s Children’s Program provides children of all ages
a safe, nurturing atmosphere where they are offered individual coun-
seling 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 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
- 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 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
In 2017, we began offering free rape examinations on site with
24-hour access to specially trained Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners
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 County.
801 Vanguard Dr.
Pontiac, MI 48341
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 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
For more information, please contact:
VOCA Program Director - Jeanette Bowden, B.S
Program Coordinator - Blanca Mares, B.S
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,
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 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
West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322
Graham & Sally Orley and Joseph & Suzanne Orley Building
6555 West Maple
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
Crown Pointe Office Center
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