Our building is closed to walk-ins due to the Coronavirus outbreak
This includes harassment, unwanted touching, rape, or other sexual crimes
Emotional, physical, or sexual abuse, no matter how long ago it happened
Fraud, elder abuse, or other crimes; for domestic violence, see bottom of this page
Our Victim Services Unit serves Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw, and Ontonagon Counties--contact our crisis line if you're outside this service area for referrals in your area
For those seeking support for hospital exams and/or police reporting
Our advocates offer emotional support and referrals to other needed resources
Don't be intimidated by the legal system; our staff will provide you key information
You don't have to face the court system alone; our staff can come with you to court
If you have been sexually assaulted, we can help you obtain a forensic nurse exam
Providing services to child victims of sexual or physical abuse
If you experienced sexual violence four hours ago or 40 years ago, the MI Statewide Sexual Assault Hotline's trained advocates are available to listen to you. Confidential and anonymous.
Call 855-voices4 (855-864-2374), text 866-238-1454, chat www.mcedsv.org/hotline/hotline-chat/
Our trained staff and volunteers can provide presentations to help prevent sexual assault
Topics include consent, supporting sexual assault survivors, and resources for those in need
Colleges, businesses, agencies, or other groups can request a presentation by contacting Virginia Lambert at email@example.com or 906-482-9077
Anyone over 18 years old who has experienced sexual violence in their life is invited to participate in Copper Country Safe Space. College Community Safe Space is for current college students who have experienced sexual violence in their life.
We cap participation at 15 people per group meeting.
Our groups are run by trained Victim Services staff from Dial Help. They ensure the comfort and safety of all participants, facilitate discussion, and present materials to spark conversation.
To ensure confidentiality and safety for all participants, we are asking that people register in order to receive an invitation to join the online meeting. This helps prevent people from crashing or otherwise disrupting the group. To register, contact Paige at 906-482-9077 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The only information we are collecting is an email address where we can send the invitation. No identifying information about participants, including the email address used to register, will be stored or shared with any person, organization, or entity. We also require participants to adhere to our guidelines. Participants agree to prevent other people from seeing or hearing the meeting and to never record or screen capture the meeting.
No! You can choose to share your webcam or not. You can also choose to assign yourself whatever name you are comfortable with. We encourage people to include their pronouns with their name, if they are comfortable.
No, children are not permitted to attend these support groups. Research shows that having children present while people are processing trauma may not be healthy for them. Additionally, not everyone feels comfortable discussing their trauma in front of other people’s children, so their presence may be disruptive. Because of this, we cannot allow children in group. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause!
No. Counseling or therapy is a specific type of mental health treatment facilitated by trained and licensed mental health providers. Support groups are led by experienced staff members who are trained to facilitate a group of peers to share their experiences, process their feelings, practice new skills, and support one another in a safe and collaborative environment. If you are interested in individual counseling, please see our Counselor Lists by County.