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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
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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 been incarcerated. 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 incarcerated can contact the 24-hour hotline. If a survivor contacts the hotline within 96 hours of the 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
Women’s Aid Service (WAS) offers comprehensive support services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence in Gratiot, Isabella, and Clare Counties. WAS offers the following sexual assault services: 24-hour crisis intervention, individual counseling for survivors and their loved ones, legal and medical advocacy, weekly support groups for adult survivors, and community education. WAS offers services to both men and women who have experienced sexual abuse. All services are free and confidential.
P.O. Box 251
Alma, MI 48801
24-hour hotline for Gratiot County
24-hour hotline for Isabella County
24-hour hotline for Clare County
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