By understanding the problem and getting to the root of where it comes from, we can work together to help eliminate acts of domestic and sexual violence before they occur.

Educate. Prevent. Advocate. Empower. 

It’s time to talk openly and face domestic violence together. The more we can inform and educate people about the issues, the closer we can come to eliminating it. And by advocating for victims, we are empowering them to end the cycle of abuse.

Domestic and sexual violence is tough to talk about, especially with a friend or family member who may be in an abusive relationship. SafeCenter’s ongoing relationship with area schools, community and service organizations is aimed at educating the entire community about domestic and sexual violence. We also provide information and resources to assist in the prevention of violence.

SafeCenter is the area’s leading authority on domestic sexual violence, and as such, works with law enforcement, social service agencies, schools and the healthcare community to prevent violence and promote justice for victims.

For information on how you can start talking about it, check out the links below:

SafeCenter counselors can help you:

Support Groups

The support of people who understand and can help you through this most difficult time is vital in recovering from domestic and sexual abuse. The following groups meet regularly and offer encouragement and a listening ear.

Volunteer Training

If you are interested in helping provide services for vulnerable members of our community – the women and children impacted by domestic violence – SafeCenter is in need of volunteers to provide assistance with everything from transportation to childcare, office work, maintenance and repair and yard work.

For more information on volunteering, please call 989.723.9716 or email


Domestic and Sexual Violence: The Facts

The Victims

Sexual Assault and Stalking Numbers

Reporting to Police

SafeCenter 24-Hour Crisis Hotline 877.952.7283

1 Bureau of Justice Statistics Crime Data Brief, Intimate Partner Violence, 1993-2001, February 2003.
2 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice. Extent, Nature, and Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence, July 2000.
3 Murphy Marketing Research, The Allstate Foundation National Poll on Domestic Violence, June 2009.
4 Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network.
5 Tjaden, Patricia & Thoennes, Nancy. (1998). “Stalking in America.” National Institute for Justice.
6 Federal Bureau of Investigation, Uniform Crime Reports. “Crime in the United States,” December 2006.
7 Edelson, J.L. (1999). “The Overlap Between Child Maltreatment and Women Battering.” Violence Against Women.



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