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Domestic Violence


TTY: (800) 787-3224

WEBSITE for live chat: https://www.thehotline.org

TEXT:  Text "START" to 88788

MICHIGAN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE: https://mcedsv.org/hotline-domestic-violence/hotline-chat/ 

MICHIGAN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE: https://mcedsv.org/hotline-domestic-violence/hotline-chat/ 

All services are confidential and free of charge. Advocates are trained to provide immediate
crisis counseling, advocacy and referral. Regardless of the option, each survivor has an
opportunity to not only be heard and share, but to be believed. This is essential for anyone
who has experienced domestic violence.

Methods for individuals to access a Micihgan VOICEDV Advocate:


Chat is a way for survivors to receive services via the MCEDSV website. This is
web-based, survivors are encouraged to clear their web browser after each contact.


866-VOICEDV is for survivors who wish to speak with someone about their exerpience with
domestic violence. All calls are answered and survivors can share as much or as little
about their experience as they choose.


877-861-0222 is for individuals who prefer the convenience of texting. The text line offers
the same confidential and anonymous service as the chat and hotline, with the added
convenience of you sending messages discreetly via your mobile device. Survivors are
encouraged to delete messages after each text session has ended. *Standard text
messaging rates apply *Standard text messaging rates apply


517-898-5533is for individuals who use a TTY device for communication. Advocates are
trained to use the device to assure that survivors are receiving the same level of empathy
and support regardless of how they have accessed VOICEDV.

There are many options for an individual who is a survivor of domestic violence: contact Turning Point, file a personal protection order, or file a police report.

Personal Protection Order

Legal rights include the right to go to court and file a petition requesting a Personal Protection Order (PPO) which is an injunctive order to prohibit a person from specified conduct, including "stalking" which is defined as “a willful course of conduct involving repeated or continuing harassment of another individual . . .” (MCLA 650.411h). A PPO restrains or prohibits the respondent from certain behaviors, such as:

►   Following or appearing within proximity of the person.

►   Approaching the individual in any fashion, such as a public place, workplace, residence, or on private property.

►   Entering onto or remaining on property the individual owns, leases or occupies.

►   Contacting the individual by telephone, mail, or electronic communications.

►   Placing an object on, or delivering an object to property the individual owns, leases or occupies.

►   Threatening to kill or inflict physical injury on the individual.

More and specific details about PPOs can be obtained by calling the Macomb County PPO Assistance Center, (586) 469-7494 or going to http://clerk.macombgov.org/Clerk-Services-PPOAssistance-PPOFAQ

File a Police Report

Generally, you can file a police report by visiting the nearest police precinct or calling the non-emergency number for the dispatch office. In some metro areas, you also may be able to file a police report online. If you believe your life or someone else's life is endangered, call 911 immediately.

For detailed directions on how to file a police report, go to:


Turning Point

Turning Point empowers survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking through comprehensive services and resources while advocating for community action to end oppression and violence.  Their 24 Hour Crists Hotline is (586) 463-6990.  Website:  www.turningpointmacomb.org 

  • If financial loss has been experienced due to a personal injury as a result of being a victim of crime, crime victims compensation may be available. The Crime Victim Services Commission (CVSC) Compensation Program helps victims of crime and their immediate families with the financial costs of crime. Costs that may be eligible include medical treatment, counseling, funerals, crime scene clean-up, grief counseling and loss of income or support not paid by other sources. Victims-Only toll-free number: (877) 251-7373. https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-71548_54783_54853_54855---,00.html
  • Contact the police agency to ascertain the status of the complaint.
  • If the suspect has been arrested, a bond may be set and the suspect may be released. Call the local police agency or the Macomb County Sheriff's Department at (586) 469- 5151 to find out if the suspect is still in custody.
Free temporary emergency shelter for female victims of domestic violence and their children, advocacy and counseling services are available from Turning Point, (586) 463-6990 (24-hour hotline).

24 hour support for survivors of domestic violence is available from is available from Turning Point which offers survivors support, safety planning, information and advocates within the court system, and counseling for children and adults. Call Turning Point (586) 463-6990 (24 hour hotline).

Individual or group counseling for survivors of domestic violence call Turning Point at (586) 463-4430.

There are many circumstances where a survivor of domestic violence has options that others do not have. For example, if the survivor needs to apply for DHHS benefits but does not want the batterer to know this because of safety concerns - there is a process to assure that information is not released by DHHS. Or, if the survivor needs to be released from a lease due to safety concerns, there is a process to get released from the lease early.

The agency most likely to help survivors with these and other legal questions is Lakeshore Legal Aid. The agency most likely to help with other non-legal issues for survivors is Turning Point.

Lakeshore Legal Aid

Lakeshore Legal Aid, (888) 783-8190 Monday & Thursday: 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Tuesdays: 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Wednesday: 9:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Friday: 9:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

Intake is done on their toll-free Counsel and Advocacy Law Line (above).


Turning Point (586) 463-6990 (24-hour hotline)

A list of batterer intervention providers that comply with the Michigan State Standards for batterer’s intervention: Click on https://www.biscmi.org/what-is-bipscc/bipscc-approved-programs/