What You Need to Know About Resources for Domestic Violence Victims in Michigan
Whether you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, it is extremely important to have ready access to resources to get you the help you need. Here’s everything you need to know about resources for domestic violence victims in Michigan.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline can be reached at 800-799-7233. This number can be reached 24/7, and offers over 200 language interpretation services. However, if you are in any immediate danger, please dial 9-1-1.
What is Domestic Abuse?
According to the United Nations, domestic abuse, otherwise known as “domestic violence” or “intimate partner violence,” is a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power over an intimate partner. This behavior extends to any demographic (regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, etc.), and can happen to those who are married, dating, or living together.
Essentially, anyone can be a victim, and it is not their fault.
Signs of Domestic Abuse
There are many ways to identify whether you or someone you love is a victim of domestic violence. Some indications include:
- Physical harm or mistreatment
- Sexual assault
- Emotional abuse
- Verbal abuse
- Isolation from others
- Coercion and threats
- Using children
- Stalking and surveillance
- Human trafficking
Resources for Domestic Violence Victims in Michigan
The links below click through to external websites and resources that may be valuable for victims of domestic violence in Michigan.
- Courthouse Locations in Michigan
- Northern Michigan Legal Services
- Michigan Cities with Domestic Violence Programs
- Michigan Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
- Batterer Intervention Services Coalition of Michigan
- Michigan Regional Resources
- Domestic and Sexual Violence: Prevention and Resource Guide
- Ways to Support a Child Exposed to Domestic Violence
- The Office for Victims of Crime
- Domestic Violence Benchbook (PDF)
- Domestic Violence Law
- Due Process
- Legal Aid and Defender (LAD)
- Lakeshore Legal Aid – Family Law Assistance Project (FLAP)
- University of Detroit’s Mobile Law Office
- Common Ground
- Southfield Legal Clinics
- Michigan Sexual Assault Benchbook (PDF)
- Employment and Housing Rights for Victims of Domestic Violence