State and National Resources


Helplines

Michigan Sexual Assault Hotline

Offers confidential support 24/7. Can help connect survivors with community-based sexual assault programs that offer additional counseling, advocacy, and support.

https://www.michigan.gov/voices4/

Phone: 1-855-864-2374 (1-855-VOICES4)

Text: 866-238-1454

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Offers support 24/7

Phone: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

Text: LOVEIS to 1-866-331-9474

www.thehotline.org (Quick Exit Available)

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.


Phone: 800-273-TALK (8255)
En Español: 888-628-9454 

For Deaf and Hard of Hearing: 1-800-799-4889
www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org (online chat available)

Loveisrespect

A project of the National Domestic Violence Hotline specifically focused on empowering youth. To connect with a trained peer advocate 24/7: 


Phone: 1-866-331-9474
Text: LOVEIS to 22522
www.loveisrespect.org (online chat)

Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support via a medium people already use and trust: text.


Text START to 741741

https://www.crisistextline.org/text-us/

1in6

The mission of 1in6 is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences live healthier, happier lives. They provide 24/7 online chat, online groups, and resources

https://1in6.org/ (Online Chat Available)

Legal Aid

Legal Aid of Western Michigan

Nonprofit law firm providing free legal advice and representation in a broad range of areas in West Michigan. 

https://lawestmi.org/

 

Michigan Legal Help

Michigan Legal Help is for people who are handling their legal problems without a lawyer. It can help you learn about your legal problems and get ready for court. There are many Do-It-Yourself tools to help you create court forms.

https://michiganlegalhelp.org/

Registries and Databases

National Sex Offender Public Website

Search sex offender registries for all 50 states, The District of Columbia, U.S. Territories, and Indian Country.


www.nsopw.gov

Michigan Public Sex Offender Registry

https://www.icrimewatch.net/index.php?AgencyID=55242

Offender Tracking Information System (OTIS)

Search the Michigan Department of Corrections for current inmates, parolees and probationers.
https://mdocweb.state.mi.us/OTIS2/aboutotis2.aspx

Resource Centers

NSVRC (National Sexual Violence Resource Center)

The NSVRC’s mission is to provide leadership in preventing and responding to sexual violence through collaboration, sharing and creating resources, and promoting research.


www.nsvrc.org

FORGE

FORGE has published four guides specifically to address the needs of transgender and non-binary individuals who have experienced sexual abuse or assault; loved ones of trans survivors; and facilitators of trans support groups. They also have a to of resources for transgender and non-binary victim/survivors. 

https://forge-forward.org/anti-violence/

Anti-racism and Sexual Violence

Non-Exhaustive List of resources surrounding topics of racism and sexual violence:

https://www.nsvrc.org/blogs/anti-racist-resources-our-team-reading-now?fbclid=IwAR3nQWODVeS8R_MVQKY-8j9petZaaVRUAP1LoRFMFGC--b9Wxw2OnLRBgIM

National [email protected] Network

The National [email protected] Network for Healthy Families and Communities is a project of Casa de Esperanza that builds bridges and connections among research, practice and policy to advance effective responses to eliminate domestic violence and to promote healthy relationships within [email protected] families and communities.

https://www.nationallatinonetwork.org/ (Quick Escape Available)

Center for Changing Our Campus Culture

Resources for college students – links to many specific resources
www.changingourcampus.org  (Quick Exit Available)

NOVA (National Organization for Victim Assistance)

Our mission is to champion dignity and compassion for those harmed by crime and crisis.

www.trynova.org

National Organization of Asians and Pacific Islanders Ending Sexual Violence (NAPIESV)

NAPIESV was established by A&PI anti-sexual assault advocates to center the experiences of victim/survivors of sexual violence from the Asian & Pacific Islander communities.

https://napiesv.org/our-story/

Uniting Three Fires Against Violence

Our mission is to support all Michigan Tribes in promoting the social change necessary to address the disproportionate rates of violence impacting our communities. We envision empowered Native American survivors with access to essential and culturally appropriate services throughout the State of Michigan, Tribal communities that have access to the resources necessary to provide the identified services, and Tribal, State and Federal responses guided by culturally appropriate and trauma-informed practices.

https://unitingthreefiresagainstviolence.org/

Stalking Resource Center

The mission of the Stalking Resource Center is to enhance the ability of professionals, organizations, and systems to effectively respond to stalking.
www.victimsofcrime.org/our-programs/stalking-resource-center
(Quick Exit Available)

Need Help Finding the Right Resource?

211

Call 24/7 to be connected with a community resource specialist in your area who can put you in touch with local organizations that provide critical services.

Phone: 211

www.211.org

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Directory of Prosecutors and Victim Service Agencies by County
https://michigan.gov/mdch/0,4612,7-132-54783_54853_54856-277574--,00.html



Page last modified February 14, 2022