Domestic Violence, Michigan Resources

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More to Know About: Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a pattern of learned behavior in which one person uses physical, sexual,
and/or emotional abuse to control another person. However, domestic violence involves
individuals with special relationships. Before sharing domestic violence, Michigan resources, we’ll first cover the definition of domestic violence under Michigan law. Domestic violence is an assault or
assault and battery by a:

  • spouse
  • former spouse
  • person residing or having resided in the same household as the victim
  • person having a child in common with the victim
  • person with whom he/she has or has had a dating relationship

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How to Tell If You’re a Victim of Domestic Violence

There are many signs or “red flags” for domestic violence besides physical abuse. These
common indicators include:

  • Extreme jealousy
  • Possessiveness
  • Animal cruelty
  • Verbal abuse
  • Unpredictability
  • Stalking
  • Extremely controlling behavior such as withholding money, car keys, preventing a victim from attending school/work, etc.
  • Control over how the victim dresses or how they act
  • Forced sexual intercourse or disregard of partner’s unwillingness to have sexual intercourse

Domestic Violence Statistics

Domestic Violence, Michigan Resources

If you’re facing domestic violence, aren’t sure if it meets the legal definition, or need help getting a restraining order as soon as possible, speak with an attorney immediately.

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Domestic Violence Organizations / Hotlines

It’s difficult to seek help for many reasons if you’re a victim of domestic violence, especially if you have children in the household or if the abuser controls internet and finance access. However, there are a variety of free resources for you to use if you believe you may be a victim of domestic violence.

Some of these resources include the free, reputable, 24/7 hotlines below.

Metro-Detroit Domestic Violence Shelters

Metro-Detroit Counseling Centers and Other Helpful Organizations

Horizon Counseling Services
2011 Crooks Road
Royal Oak, MI 48073
Phone: 248-698-8993

Wayne County SAFE Program
2727 Second Ave, Suite 120
Detroit, MI 48201
Crisis Pager: (313) 430-8000
General Phone: ( 313) 964-9701

Kids Talk Child Advocacy Center
40 East Ferry Street
Detroit MI 48202
Phone: (313) 833-2970

Adult Protective Services
Phone: (855) 444- 3911

The Mission: Prevention Education
Northland Towers Building
15565 Northland Drive, Suite 702 West Tower
Southfield, MI 48705
Phone: (248) 967-9561

Starfish Family Services (Headquarters)
3000 Hively
Inkster, MI 48141

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