National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233
State of Michigan Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-866-864-2338 (SMS text 1-877-861-0222)
No one should ever be harmed by someone they know and trust.
If you or someone you love is impacted by sexual assault or domestic violence, you do not have to suffer alone. Southeast Michigan is home to many organizations that are committed to helping survivors navigate challenging times, and I hope this resource page can help survivors connect with the programs and services they need. Please never hesitate to contact my office directly – we are here for you.
My district office in Woodhaven, Michigan office can be reached at (313) 278-2936 or you can email us here.
24-Hour Hotline: 734-995-5444
SafeHouse Center offers support to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault including legal advocacy, crisis support, emergency shelter, and support groups.
Washtenaw County Prosecutor Office
The Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office provides victim/witness services to victims of felony, misdemeanor, and juvenile crimes. Victims can contact the Prosecutor’s Office to connect with a victim advocate.
University of Michigan Students/Faculty
If you or someone you know has experienced domestic violence, you can contact the University of Michigan Police Department at 734-763-1131 to be connected with a Special Victims Unit that specializes in assisting survivors of interpersonal violence.
The Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC) is also available to support for those experiencing sexual assault, interpersonal violence, stalking, and gender-based harassment. A 24/7 Crisis Line is available at 734-936-3333.
Legal Services of South Central Michigan
Family Law Project: 734-998-9454
LSSCM provides legal services for qualifying low-income individuals, including assistance securing personal protection orders and help with divorce and custody cases for survivors of domestic violence. LSSCM also offers the Family Law Project to support survivors of domestic violence across Washtenaw County.
Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS)
ACCESS’s Survivor of Violence Empowerment Program provides support to survivors of crime, including those experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault, and abuse. The program offers a wide variety of services including case management, psychiatric services, legal services, prevention services, employment services, and transitional housing.
Ascension Southeast Michigan Community Health
Ascension’s Open Arms Program provides individual and family counseling, crime victim court advocacy, peer support groups, and legal support for victims of crime and domestic violence.
Centro Multicultural La Familia
Algunos de los servicios prestados en este momento incluyen:
· Consejería de empoderamiento y apoyo emocional
· Gestión de casos y promoción basada en sistemas
· Referencias a servicios en HAVEN y conexiones con su alburgue
- Asistencia de interpretación y traducción para acceder a los recursos de la comunidad
· Referencias de recursos a servicios legales cuando sea necesario, especialmente
aquellos que necesitan solicitor visas de inmigrante o que necesitan apoyo para el
divorcio y la custodia
· Grupo de Apoyo de Pares de Las Rosas – Este grupo es para personas que han
sido víctimas de abuso. Les de la oportunidad de compartir sus experiencias y
aprender nuevas habilidades e independencia
Centro provides culturally sensitive and trauma-informed programs to support survivors of abuse, violence, and harm. These services include counseling and emotional support, resource referrals to legal services, especially needing to apply for immigrant visa or needing divorce and custody support, and translation assistance in accessing community resources.
Community Health and Social Services Center, LA VIDA Partnership
313-849-3920 option 9
La asociación de Community Health con LA VIDA ofrece asesoramiento, grupos de apoyo, servicios de órdenes de protección personal y referencias legales.
Community Health’s partnership with LA VIDA offers counseling, support groups, personal protection order services, and legal referrals. Services are also offered in Spanish.
24-Hour Hotline: 734-722-6800
First Step offers comprehensive services to individuals and families impacted by domestic and sexual violence. First Step provides free and confidential program including emergency shelter, transitional housing, children’s counseling sessions, and referrals for legal assistance, counseling, transportation, and healthcare.
LGBT Detroit offers no-cost healing and supportive services, including referrals for victims of crime, in-house therapy, faith-based support, health care, housing, and psycho-social support for LGBT+ adults or loved ones who have experienced violent crime.
Mai Family Services
Mai Family Services offers no-cost intervention, counseling, and referral services for those in South Asian Community experiencing partner and family violence.
1-888-865-7055 (not a crisis line)
SASHA offers free and confidential support group services and culturally specific activities to survivors of sexual assault. SASHA Center focuses on the African American experience, but its services are open to all regardless of race.
Sisters Against Abuse Society
SAAS is a faith-based organization that offers counseling services, legal advocacy, aid with filing personal protection orders, and court accompaniment advocacy for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence within the Black and African American community across Southeast Michigan.
Wayne County Clerk’s Office, Victim Advocacy Program
The Victim Advocacy Program offers legal referrals to victims of domestic violence and stalking.
Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office
The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office offers referrals for counseling and other services and provides support during court proceedings. It also helps victims understand court procedures and legal terms.
Wayne County Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners (SAFE) Program - Avalon
Crisis Hotline: 313-474-7233
General inquiries: 313-964-9701
Avalon offers trauma-informed care to survivors of sexual assault. It provides a safe and confidential place with specifically trained Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners to assist with medical examinations and forensic evidence collection for rape victims. Avalon also provides other free supportive services including counseling, pediatric services, and legal advocacy.
YWCA Metro Detroit, Interim House
YWCA offers supportive services to survivors of intimate partner violence including temporary emergency shelter, food, clothing, childcare, and help with personal protection orders via the Detroit Police Department’s Domestic Violence Units.
In addition to other crisis intervention services, Common Group runs a Domestic Violence Support Group for survivors who are 18 and older. To register, call (248)451-2621.
Lakeshore Legal Aid
Lakeshore offers a range of legal services for survivors of domestic violence, sexual abuse, and stalking.
Crime Victims Legal Assistance Project
CVLAP offers free legal assistance to survivors of domestic violence in Michigan.
Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence
MCEDSV Survivor Law Clinic provides legal services to survivors of sexual violence, including help with personal protection orders, family law matters, housing advocacy, and employment advocacy.
Michigan Immigrant Rights Center
Washtenaw Office: 734-239-6863
MIRC offers legal services for low-income immigrants, including those experiencing domestic abuse. They serve the entire state of Michigan with offices located in Washtenaw County, Kalamazoo County, and Kent County.
Michigan Indian Legal Services
Michigan Indian Legal Services provides legal assistance and advocacy to income-eligible individuals, specializing in the legal needs of the members of the native communities to Michigan. MILS staff provide a full range of services to survivors of domestic violence under each of the Tribal Jurisdictions in Michigan.
Michigan Legal Help (MLH)
MLH offers self-help online tools for Michigan residents facing legal challenges, and it includes resources specific to the needs of survivors of domestic violence. Please note, the website does not provide legal advice.
Neighborhood Legal Services Michigan
Housing Advocacy 313-316-5356
NLSM offers supportive services including financial assistance, housing relocation, and stabilization services for victims of violence. They may be able to help with short and medium long term rental assistance, security deposits, moving costs, and legal services pertaining to personal protection orders, filing legal documents, and divorce and custody matters.
Legal Aid and Defender
Legal Aid and Defender provides comprehensive civil legal services to those who cannot afford an attorney within Wayne, Macomb, and Oakland counties. It partners with First Step, SASHA Center, and YWCA Interim House to provide legal services for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.