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Domestic Violence

Being the victim of domestic violence is never your fault. Reaching out for help can be scary and you may not know where to start. Use the Domestic Violence Resource Directory to locate information about domestic violence services in your area. Services may include shelter, legal and other kinds of advocacy, counseling, support groups, and transitional housing provided by domestic violence programs across the state.


YWCA/Interim House Metro Detroit

985 E. Jefferson Ave. Suite 101
Detroit, MI 48207

Phone: 313.862.3580

Crisis: 313.861.5300

YWCA Interim House offers services to battered women and their children in a safe, comfortable and supportive environment. The average length of stay is 60 days.

YWCA Interim House offers:

  • 24-hour crisis line
  •  67-bed shelter
  • Food and clothing
  • Individual, family & children and group counseling
  • Residential & non-residential support groups
  • Legal advocacy
  • Sexual assault advocacy
  • Childcare services
  • Information & referrals


Avalon Healing Center

Avalon – Main Office

601 Bagley St.
Detroit, MI 48226

Crisis Pager: 313.474.SAFE (7233)

Phone: 313.964.9701

Provides comprehensive and compassionate medical-forensic care to all survivors of sexual assault with immediate crisis advocacy, follow-up care & counseling, and provision of expert witness testimony. They also provide choices of these services in a confidential, non-judgmental atmosphere, with specially trained staff and at no cost to the patient – Avalon Healing Center focuses on re-empowering survivors in order to begin the healing the process, and in addition, works to end sexual assault in our community.

They have 4 clinic sites to serve you that all provide medical forensic exams & crisis intervention. Additional advocacy & counseling services are provided at their administrative and counseling offices (above listed address).

  • Detroit Receiving Hospital
    4201 St. Antoine 3L-1
    Detroit, MI 48201
  • Sinai Grace
    6071 W. Outer Drive
    Detroit, MI 48235
  • Taylor
    12701 Telegraph Road, Suite 204
    Taylor, MI 48180
  •  St. John
    22101 Moross Road
    Detroit, MI 48236
  • Kid’s Talk
    40 E. Ferry Street
    Detroit, MI 48202


First Step

44567 Pinetree Drive
Plymouth, MI 48170

Phone: 734.416.1111

Crisis: 734.722.6800

First Step works to reduce the incidence of domestic and sexual violence and to provide services to individuals affected by these crimes by providing programs and services. They have locations in Wayne, Lincoln Park, and Detroit. Their services include:

  • Temporary housing
  • 24-hour help line
  • Information and referrals
  • Domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy programs
  • Children’s advocacy and prevention programs
  • Volunteer/intern programs
  • Assault response
  • Community legal response project
  • Community education


Detroit Police Department Victim Assistance Line

4707 St. Antoine Suite M-167
Detroit, MI 48201

Phone Number: 313.833.1660

The Victim’s Assistance Program (VAP) is designed to address the needs of individuals, families and communities affected by:

  • Sexual assault
  • Domestic violence
  • Homicide


Adult Protective Services

24-hour line: 1.855.444.3911

Adult Protective Services investigators protect vulnerable adults from abuse, neglect and exploitation by coordinating with mental health, public health, law enforcement, the probate courts, the aging network, community groups and the general public.


National Domestic Violence Hotline

800.799.SAFE (7233)


National Sexual Assault Hotline


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