Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan

Domestic/Dating Abuse Services

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What is Domestic Abuse?

Domestic abuse is a cultural problem in our society that is rooted in sexism, oppression of women and gender inequality. On an individual level it is an intentional pattern of behaviors used to maintain control in an intimate partner relationship, such as:

  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual assault
  • Emotional abuse
  • Verbal abuse
  • Social isolation
  • Isolation from support systems (friends/family)
  • Misusing technology
  • Minimizing and blaming
  • Financial abuse
  • Using children
  • Using coercion and threats
  • Using intimidation
  • Surveillance/stalking behaviors
  • Human trafficking

Domestic Abuse Services

Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan (WRCNM) staff has experience and training to assist survivors of domestic abuse with confidential services provided at no cost. Services are provided in a safe space to engage and connect so survivors can regain control of their lives. We believe all people have a right to a life free of violence. You do not deserve to be hurt; the abuse is not your fault.

The help line and Safe Home are staffed 24 hours a day. Reach the 24-hour help and information line at (800) 275-1995 or (231) 347-0082.

  • Advocacy and support
  • Safe Home
  • Crisis intervention counseling
  • Safety planning
  • Support groups
  • Community education
  • Information and referrals
  • Assistance filing for Crime Victim Compensation

Who we serve

Abuse survivors who are or have been:

  • Married, separated or divorced
  • Dating
  • Have a child in common
  • Living together/intimate partners
  • LGBTQ partners
  • Two-spirited partners

Resources and Links

Resources and links to learn more about domestic abuse: