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WC SAFE provides acute medical -forensic exams and crisis intervention for all ages. Services are free of charge and 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, human trafficking, sexual abuse or incest.
ACCESS is the largest Arab American community nonprofit in the United States. ACCESS has been serving the community for more than 47 years. The agency is dedicated to community-building, focused on service to those in need. Through its three national institutions like the Arab American National Museum (AANM), the National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC), and the Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP). ACCESS serves all demographics.
The Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) program at the ACCESS Community Health and Research Center provides services and assistance to victims of crime. The program serves the southeast Michigan community, including Wayne, Macomb and Oakland counties. The program helps clients with mental health recovery, healing and justice by providing counseling, psychiatric services, case management and legal advocacy.
All survivors of any crime including, domestic violence, child abuse, sexual abuse, rape, hate crimes, discrimination, robbery, assault, theft, burglary and survivors of homicide. The VOCA program at ACCESS also serves family members and friends of the survivors.
Providing basic needs services such assisting with clothing, food and transportation and securing safe housing, psychological assessment and/or testing, crisis intervention, psychiatric services, individual, family, and group therapy, parenting skills training, case management services and advocacy, referral and follow up, community education on victimization issues, legal support and advocacy, referral for medical services
Services are free
All staff in the VOCA program are bilingual and speak fluent English and Arabic. The VOCA program is unable to service batterers and offenders due to funding guidelines, however ACCESS does have a general mental health department that is able to provide services to that specific population.
6450 Maple Street
Dearborn, MI 48126
(313) 216-2200 or (313) 216-2202
YWCA is able to provide supportive services to women who are in the Genesee County Jail. Referral received from social worker/medical staff. Currently offering a weekly support group to women. Advocates are available to support a sexual assault victim at an area hospital who is receiving a medical forensic rape kit exam.
801 S. Saginaw St.
Flint, MI 48502
24-hour crisis hotline
Since the mid 1970’s, YWCA Kalamazoo has provided confidential, non-judgmental crisis intervention, counseling, advocacy to support abused women, men, and survivors of sexual assault. YWCA Kalamazoo supports these survivors through our Victim Services department. Victim Services houses the Domestic Assault Program, Sexual Assault Program, Anti-Trafficking Program, and our Transitional/Permanent Housing Program. Victim Services’ programs are free to the community and available to anyone who seeks our assistance
The Listening Ear is a non-profit crisis center that provides free and confidential short-term sexual assault counseling (SAC) services for rape survivors and their significant others. Other free SAC services include: advocacy, support groups, a 24 hour crisis hotline, and community education. SAC counselors receive nearly 100 hours of training and are available 24-hours a day for emergencies. At the Listening Ear, a survivor of sexual assault will find support no matter what.
313 W. Grand River Ave.
East Lansing, MI 48823
The mission of First Step is to reduce the incidence of domestic and sexual violence and to provide services to individuals affected by these crimes in Wayne County. Services include a 24-hour hotline, crisis intervention, hospital accompaniment, legal advocacy, information and referrals, support groups, and counseling for survivors of sexual assault. All services are free and confidential.
44567 Pinetree Drive
Plymouth, MI 48170
24-hour toll-free hotline
26650 Eureka Road, Suite E
Taylor, MI 48180
Redford, MI 48239
Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence (MCEDSV) is a statewide membership organization whose members represent a network of over 70 domestic and sexual violence programs and over 200 allied organizations and individuals throughout the state of Michigan. MCEDSV’s mission is to develop and promote efforts aimed at the elimination of all domestic and sexual violence in Michigan. MCEDSV member agencies provide comprehensive emergency and support services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence. These services include: rape crisis intervention, emergency shelter, 24-hour hotlines, individual and group counseling, transportation, advocacy, and information and referral to emergency health care, legal and financial resources, housing and child care.
As an agency, MCEDSV does not provide direct services. Their website can be a helpful resource to find services in specific communities. But survivors should contact their member programs directly for help.
Safe Center offers comprehensive support services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence in Clinton and Shiawassee Counties. SafeCenter provides the following services for survivors and their families: 24-hour crisis hotline, crisis intervention, individual and group counseling, support groups, information and referrals, housing assistance, and personal and legal advocacy. There are no fees for services.
P.O. Box 472
St. Johns, MI 48879
24-hour toll-free crisis hotline
Turning Point is a non-profit organization offering comprehensive services to survivors of sexual assault in Macomb County and is committed to providing services to survivors of sexual violence who are or have served time. Turning Point offers the following services: 24-hour crisis hotline, crisis intervention, hospital and court advocacy, domestic and sexual violence counseling, case management services, forensic nurse examinations, support groups, and information and referrals for survivors of sexual assault. Survivors who are still serving time can contact the 24-hour hotline. If a survivor contacts the hotline within 120 hours of a sexual assault, a staff advocate and nurse examiner can respond to the call and complete the forensic exam at the correctional facility, while offering crisis intervention and support. All services are free and confidential.
P.O. Box 1123
Mt. Clemens, MI 48046
24-hour crisis hotline
The Women’s Resource Center (WRC) provides education, support, counseling, housing and advocacy – through community collaboration – to end domestic and sexual violence and promote an equitable, safe environment for all. The WRC provides comprehensive domestic and sexual violence services including: crisis intervention through a toll-free crisis line and on-call staff; emergency shelter; transitional and permanent supportive housing; one-on-one and group support for survivors; support for families of survivors; referrals to other area resources and agencies for assistance with financial, counseling, legal, housing and other needs; advocacy with other agencies or resources when needed, including assistance with personal protection orders and support in the criminal and civil justice systems; a teen parent program; and a child advocacy program. The WRC service area includes Southern Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau Counties and covers nearly 1,700 square miles.
720 S. Elmwood, Ste. 2
Traverse City, MI 49684
24-hour toll-free hotline
24-hour TTY/TDD hotline
Rise, Inc. serves Isabella, Clare, and Gratiot Counties and works with all survivors of domestic and sexual violence . 24-hr crisis intervention, mail, email, hospital accompaniment during SANE exam, court accompaniment related to DV/SA, counseling is provided for survivors of sexual violence during and after incarceration.
P.O. Box 743
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48804
Triangle Foundation is Michigan’s leading organization serving the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender (GLBT) and allied communities. The Triangle Foundation Anti-Violence Program (AVP) is a social change and social service program that works to address and end violence in the lives of GLBT people. AVP provides free and confidential crisis intervention, information, support, attorney referrals, emergency shelter referrals, and advocacy to GLBT victim/survivors of violence. To report violence, contact the reporting line. If staff is unavailable to take your call, please leave a message and AVP will return your call that day or the next business day. Additionally, the program offers extensive outreach and education programs. GLBT survivors of violence are encouraged to contact the AVP Reporting Line at the numbers listed above. Staff and trained volunteers offer emotional and practical support to victim/survivors of violence. All calls are confidential, and callers may remain anonymous.
SafeHouse Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to ending domestic violence and sexual assault. SafeHouse provides free and confidential services for any person who has been victimized by domestic or sexual violence that lives or works in Washtenaw County. The Sexual Assault Program provides: a 24-hour hotline, counseling, personal and legal advocacy, and support groups at no charge for survivors of sexual assault. SafeHouse also conducts Safe Circle, a 12-week support group for female survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault who are incarcerated in the Washtenaw County Jail. The group provides support and education about domestic violence and sexual assault. SafeHouse provides services to all survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault regardless of ethnicity, race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, relationship status, veteran status, current or former substance use, current or former involvement with the criminal justice system, religious affiliation, immigration status, physical or mental ability, health status, height or weight.
P.O. Box 7052
Ann Arbor, MI 48107
(confidential interpreters available)
24-hour TTY hotline
River House, Inc. is a nonprofit agency that serves victims and survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence and homelessness in four northern Michigan counties: Crawford, Ogemaw, Oscoda, and Roscommon. The Sexual Violence Program at River House provides a 24-hour hotline for immediate crisis intervention. A sexual violence advocate will stay with the survivor or his/her family at the hospital emergency department and provide clothing and referrals. The sexual violence advocate is available to attend police interviews and court proceedings with survivors. In addition, individual and group counseling are available for survivors and their families. All services are free and confidential.
Dial Help provides comprehensive services to survivors of sexual violence and other crimes in Houghton, Baraga, Keweenaw, and Ontonagon Counties. Victim Services include: 24-hour crisis intervention; short-term crisis counseling; information and referrals; group support; court accompaniment; and medical and legal advocacy. Dial Help also offers the Sexual Assault Response Team/Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SART/SANE) Program, which includes advocacy at hospitals for evidence collection, pregnancy and STD prevention, crisis intervention, information and referrals, and follow-up care for survivors of sexual assault. All services are free and confidential.
AIDS Partnership Michigan is the state’s central resource for information and referrals about HIV/AIDS and the largest service provider in Michigan. AIDS Partnership provides information on HIV/AIDS or other sexually transmitted diseases and/or referrals through the toll-free Michigan AIDS Hotline. AIDS Partnership also operates the Re-Entry Program, assisting prisoners’ transition from the Michigan correctional system into the community. The Re-Entry Program focuses on assisting men and women who are HIV+ and who are either currently incarcerated or have been released within three months from prisons across the state of Michigan, as well as in the Wayne County Jail. The primary goal of this program is to assist the client’s transition into the community through medical care, obtaining and adherence to prescribed medications, case management services, and other appropriate referrals. In addition, AIDS Partnership offers free counseling and therapy services to any individual who is diagnosed with HIV and conducts a support group for former prisoners who are HIV+.
2751 East Jefferson, Suite 301
Detroit, MI 48207
Michigan HIV/AIDS hotline
hotline hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5:30pm EST
The Branch County Coalition Against Domestic Violence/Shelterhouse provides comprehensive services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence in Branch County and the immediate surrounding counties. Services include: crisis intervention, counseling, emergency housing, legal assistance, and information and referrals. All services are free and confidential.
220 N. Michigan Avenue.
Coldwater, MI 49036
24-hour crisis hotline
The Victim Assistance Program is a unit of the Detroit Police Department that provides the following comprehensive services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and their loved ones in the city of Detroit: crisis intervention; transportation assistance for survivors to and from the hospital, police precincts, courts, shelters, and the Rape Counseling Center; accompaniment at the Detroit Receiving Hospital Emergency Department; court advocacy; short and long-term counseling; support groups; and information and referrals. Survivors do not have to report the assault/abuse to the police in order to be eligible for services at the Rape Counseling Center. All services are free and confidential.
Victim’s Assistance Program
Old Hutzel Hospital Center
4707 St. Antoine, Suite M-167
Detroit, MI 48201
crisis hotline and office
hotline hours: Monday-Sunday 8am-12am EST
AWARE is a non-profit agency that provides comprehensive services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Jackson County. Services include a 24-hour hotline, crisis intervention, forensic examinations and evidence collection through the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program, free counseling, and ongoing support groups. All services are free, confidential, and available to male and female survivors of sexual assault ages 12 and up.
P.O. Box 1526
Jackson, MI 49204
The Office of Legal Affairs coordinates, in cooperation with the Michigan State Police, the investigation of possible criminal or administrative violations of laws or rules by department employees.
206 E. Michigan Ave.
P.O. Box 30003
Lansing, MI 48909
The Prisoner Affairs Section investigates and responds to Step III prisoner grievances for the Director. Prisoners with concerns related to sexual violence in detention should contact Wendy Hart at the phone number listed above.
206 E. Michigan Ave.
P.O. Box 30003
Lansing, MI 48909
The ACLU of Michigan tracks complaints of all issues regarding prisoner rights. Letters should be sent to the ACLU Office, and then a decision will be made whether or not they can provide assistance with a claim. While the ACLU litigates civil rights issues and is particularly interested in cases regarding prisoner rights, priority is always given to class action issues, and individual litigation should not be expected.
The State Bar of Michigan Lawyer Referral Service helps people find lawyers suited to their particular type of legal problem. Participating lawyers have indicated the area(s) of law in which they can help clients, and in which counties. The Lawyer Referral Service provides clients with the name, address, and phone number of an attorney who is located in a convenient geographic area (only 1 referral per telephone call), who will provide 30 minutes of legal consultation for no more than $20. The client and attorney will be able to discuss the case, concerns, or legal issues. The client must negotiate a fee with the attorney for any legal services beyond the initial consultation.
Lawyer Referral Service
306 Townsend Street
Lansing, MI 48933-2083