Domestic violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender. Behaviors that physically harm, arouse fear, or prevent a partner from doing what they wish or force them to behave in ways they do not want are all forms of domestic violence. Some examples include the use of physical and sexual violence, threats and intimidation, emotional abuse and economic deprivation. If you’re beginning to feel as if you or a loved one is becoming abusive, it is important that you seek help as soon as possible.
Sexual assault is define as any form of unwanted sexual contact obtained without consent and or obtained through the use of force, threat of force, intimidation or coercion. Unfortunately, sexual assault can come in many forms. The list includes but is not limited to incest, child sexual abuse, partner rape, sexual harassment, stalking, acquaintance rape, drug facilitated sexual violence, and stranger rape. If you believe you are experiencing or have experienced sexual assault, seek help immediately.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline: http://www.thehotline.org/
Michigan’s Resource Directory: http://www.michigan.gov/som/0,1607,7-192-29941_30586_240-2884–,00.html
Michigan Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence: https://www.mcedsv.org/
Justice for Children: http://justiceforchildren.org/
Michigan Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention and Treatment Board: https://www.michigan.gov/datingviolence
Online 24/7 Hotline
The National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE or 1-800-787-3224.
National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1(800)656-HOPE (4673)
P.O. Box 797
Alpena MI 49707
Phone: (989) 356-2560
Crisis: (989) 356-9650 or 1(800)396-9129
River House Shelter
P.O. Box 661
Grayling, MI 49738
Phone: (989) 348-3169
Crisis: (989) 348-3169 or 1(888)554-3169