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State Agencies and Domestic Violence Organizations to Launch the First Statewide Database Solution for Survivors of Domestic Violence
June 23, 2022
Lansing, Mich.—The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA), the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), Division of Victim Services (DVS), Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence (MCEDSV), and Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness (MCAH), are pleased to announce that Apricot/Social Solutions has been selected to establish a single comparable database to support domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking survivors and homelessness.
“Every survivor deserves to have their story told and must be able to access the resources they need to stay safe,” said Governor Gretchen Whitmer. “I am proud of this partnership, the first of its kind in the nation, to support survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking experiencing homelessness. We will work together to ensure every Michigander has a safe place to call home and resources to be healthy and financially secure.”
The first of its kind both statewide and nationally, this new system has the capacity to capture data of those with lived experience to support confidential reporting for domestic violence service providers statewide. The database will be utilized at approximately sixty organizations throughout the state and ensure that domestic violence and homelessness service providers are able to collect and report information required for federal funding.
MCEDSV and Apricot/Social Solutions have started the process of developing the new database and are actively gathering feedback from all relevant stakeholders. The comprehensive database is anticipated to launch in the fall of 2022.
The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA), established in 1966, provides financial and technical assistance through public and private partnerships to create and preserve safe and decent affordable housing, engage in community economic development activities, develop vibrant cities, towns and villages, and address homeless issues.