Are you, or is someone you know, in an unhealthy relationship or been sexually abused?
SafeCenter is available 24 hours a day to provide support to survivors of domestic and sexual violence. We will provide you the resources, education and support needed to make decisions that are right for you and your family. We believe everyone has the right to be safe.
As the area’s leading authority on domestic and sexual violence, SafeCenter works with many community partners, including law enforcement, social service agencies, schools and the healthcare community to prevent violence and promote justice and healing for survivors.
Services are available to all survivors of intimate partner domestic violence and sexual assault.
FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL SERVICES
SafeCenter provides temporary safe housing for women and children. While in our shelter survivors are provided with meals, personal care items, advocacy and counseling.
We do not currently house adult men, but we are happy to assist male survivors with finding a safe place.
Counseling and Advocacy
SafeCenter’s domestic violence and sexual assault advocates assist survivors with safety planning, education, goal setting, housing resources, counseling, and more.
SafeCenter’s 24-hour crisis line is available 365 days a year. Trained advocates provide crisis intervention, resources, and referrals. Staff can also connect you with the services provided by SafeCenter
SafeCenter provides specialized legal assistance as well as information on filing a Personal Protection Order. With an advocate specializing in legal support survivors can receive assistance with safety planning, court advocacy, navigating the legal system and referrals to alternative legal services.
Transitional Supportive Housing
SafeCenter offers a two (2) year housing program for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. This program is only available to established SafeCenter clients, whose Advocates refer them for the program
Trained SafeCenter staff are available to speak to your school, classroom, employees, and community coalitions about the topics of sexual assault and domestic violence. Some presentation topics include: Healthy Relationships, Domestic Violence 101, Domestic Violence and its Effects on Children, Myths and Facts about Domestic and Sexual Violence, Sexual Assault 101, and more.
In addition to the trainings we already offer, we are also willing to create a presentation catered to your specific audience and event. Please call our office to speak with the Program Director if you’re interested in scheduling a presentation. (989) 723-9716.
Advocacy During a Sexual Assault Examination
SafeCenter staff offer advocacy and support during sexual assault medical examinations. These exams are provided by a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) at your local hospital or medical facility. A SANE is a Registered Nurse who has received special training so they can provide comprehensive care to sexual assault victims.
If you’ve been sexually assaulted and believe you need a medical exam call our crisis line at (877) 952-7283, they will direct you to the appropriate local health facility that can care for survivors of sexual assault.
If you’re asking the court to terminate a Personal Protection Order or No Contact Order, you may be sent to SafeCenter to complete the Thriving Forward sessions. These sessions are designed to give you the tools and information to make the best decision for yourself and your family.
At the completion of the three individual sessions, you will be given a certificate of completion. When you receive the certificate, you will then have the opportunity to schedule an appointment with the court for consideration of terminating the protection order. The Judge will make the final decision.
Supportive Group Counseling
Express Yourself is an 8 week educational support group offered to adult females who have experience domestic violence and/or sexual assault.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this group is not currently active. We hope to resume groups soon.