• Listen. Be Present.
  • Encourage the victim/survivor to get support.
  • Be patient.
  • Validate their feelings about their experience.
  • Take care of yourself!
    If you need to talk to someone about supporting victim/survivors in the best way reach out to the University Counseling Center, a no cost service of GVSU.  
  • Local Opportunities to Support Survivors (YWCA)
  • Men’s support groups at the Men’s Resource Center of West Michigan provide opportunities for support, education, challenge, and growth.
  • Volunteer with CWIT (Center for Women In Transition)  to help end domestic and sexual violence in our community. 
  • Stop This Traffic: Get Involved with the Kent County Human Trafficking Task Force- The Kent County Human Trafficking Task Force meets the fourth Tuesday of every month from Noon to 1:00 pm at the YWCA West Central Michigan (25 Sheldon Blvd., SE; Downtown Grand Rapids).
    The public is welcome to attend, but RSVPs are requested. Please contact nvillanueva@ywcawcmi.org or 616.459.4681.
  • Greeks Against Sexual Assault is a student organization that provides resources, education, and sexual assault prevention programming to Grand Valley State University on behalf of the Fraternity and Sorority Life community.
  • Eyes Wide Open is a student organization for sexual assault peer educators at Grand Valley State University. 
  • Men in Action aims to explore and discuss the culture of masculinity and manhood, while raising awareness and actively working to create environments free from violence.
  • ReACT!: A peer theatre education group working to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking crimes on campus.

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