Take Back the Night began in the 1960s to bring awareness to sexual violence and to support victims. Events all over the world contribute to the message of strength and support for survivors of sexual violence.
Take Back the Night offers free legal assistance. You can contact the legal support team through the following form (Free Legal Assistance) or call 567-SHATTER (567-742-8837). The legal team will provide support and resources, judgement-free.
The organization provides survivors with an opportunity to share their stories. Stories can be submitted here: Share Your Story. The collection also includes a few articles about recovery and sharing your survivor story as a form of empowerment.
The Trevor Project is a nation-wide organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention specific to the LGBTQIA+ community under 25.
The Trevor Project offers a support center that includes resources discussing different identities in the community, as well as questions specific to those identities. Resources can be found here: Trevor Support Center
VictimConnect offers a referral helpline where victims of crimes can receive information about their rights and options through confidential and compassionate services.
VictimConnect can offer financial assistance to victims of crimes. The compensation only pays for what insurance won’t or another type of payment is available. The compensation can cover medical or dental costs, counseling, lost wages, funeral or burial expenses in cases of homicide. In order to be eligible for compensation, a victim must have:
Reported the crime to police within a certain amount of time from the crime
Cooperated in the investigation and prosecution of the case (some exceptions are made for sexual or domestic violence cases)
Filed a compensation claim within a certain amount of time
Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence (MCEDSV) is a statewide organization to develop and promote efforts to eliminate domestic and sexual violence in Michigan.
MCEDSV offers a database of providers divided by county and/or type of service. Individuals are able to find domestic violence educational resources, domestic violence services, or sexual assault services. Provider Directory
FORGE also offers a survivors’ listserv. Participation for the listserv is primarily comprised of transgender/gender non-conforming individuals and loved ones. The listserv offers an opportunity for individuals to share their stories, experiences, and resources for healing and recovering from sexual violence.
To subscribe, send mail to: email@example.com
In the body of the email type: subscribe sv-support
End Rape on Campus (EROC) is an organization that aims to end campus sexual violence. They offer direct support for survivors and the communities around them. They have established support networks through a hotline or a secure form.
The organization offers free assistance to all survivors of gender-/sex-based violence. The organization can connect survivors, family or friends to support networks, file federal complaints, connect survivors with mental health professionals or legal counsel.
The organization has created overviews of Title IX, the Clery Act, Affirmative consent, and much more. Overview of these acts can be found here: The Laws
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is a nationwide anti-sexual violence organization that works to provide support for survivors of these crimes. The organization provides hotline as well as a live chat.
RAINN has a collection of survivor stories in videos and articles: Survivor Stories
The YWCA Kalamazoo is a non profit organization whose mission is to eliminate racism and empower women.
What We Stand For: After being founded in 1885, we serve as the oldest and largest association in Michigan. Originally established to provide residence services for young women, today YWCA Kalamazoo serves as a primary resource for economic, gender, and racial justice for all women, children and families in Kalamazoo.
What We Do: Advocacy & Systems Change, Caring for Victims of Abuse, Promoting Maternal & Child Health, and Improving the Lives of Children
Contact Us: For Information About Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Human Trafficking, Child Care, Pregnancy Services, and More.
Black Women’s Blueprint is an organization that works to create social justice movements for individuals to gain social, political, and economic equity. The transnational organization offers mobile reproductive health and maternal care to those in the New York area.
Contact 347.533.9102 or 646.647.5414 to connect with a trauma healing expert. The organizations’ Healing and Counseling Program Coordinator works to provide you with resources and support.
One Love is a foundation that aims to bring awareness to domestic and dating violence, and prevent this violence.
One Love provides several different 24 hour, 7 days a week, 365 days a year resources. They provide access and advice from a peer advocate for individuals who are experiencing unhealthy or abusive behaviors.
Text Message: A Peer Advocate can be reached by texting “loveis” to 1.866.331.9474.