If I need help with domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, or if I was asked to release information from my health care records and need help to identify and respond to safety issues, whom should I contact?

National Domestic Violence Hotline: Call toll-free 24 hours a day anywhere in the U.S. Trained counselors provide confidential crisis intervention, support, and information to people who have experienced domestic violence, and to their families and friends. This hotline also links people to help in their area, including shelters, counseling, legal advocacy and social assistance programs. Help is provided in English and Spanish with interpreters available for 139 more languages. All calls are confidential and anonymous.
  • By telephone: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
  • For Deaf individuals: 1-800-787-3224 (TTY) / Video phone: 1-855-812-1001 (Monday to Friday, 9 AM—5PM PST). You can also contact the Hotline using Instant Messenger (DeafHotline) or Email deafhelp@thehotline.org.
  • For the same services by live chat, visit: http://www.thehotline.org/what-is-live-chat/
National Sexual Assault Hotline: Call toll-free 24 hours a day anywhere in the U.S. This service provides confidential counseling and support for persons who have experienced sexual assault. The hotline automatically routes calls to the rape crisis center nearest the caller by reading the area code and prefix of the caller's phone number.
For victims of stalking:
Michigan Resources
  • To find the Michigan domestic violence or sexual assault program that is nearest your location, visit www.michigan.gov/domesticviolence, or the Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence at www.mcedsv.org/help/find-help-in-michigan.html.
  • Assistance for members of Native American communities who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking can be found by contacting Uniting Three Fires Against Violence at (906) 253-9775.
  • The Community Health and Research Center at the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS) offers a Victims of Crime Program that serves any victim of crime in the southeast Michigan community, including Wayne, Macomb and Oakland counties. Services include counseling, psychiatric services, case management and legal advocacy for victims of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual abuse, rape, hate crimes, robbery, assault, theft, burglary, and survivors of homicide. Phone # 313-216-2202, or visit online at: www.accesscommunity.org/node/329