Cares Sexual Wellness Services is a sexual health organization that provides free wellness resources for those in Southwest Michigan and is the only community-based non-profit AIDS organization that serves 10 counties in Southwest Michigan.
Cares aims to empower individuals to navigate their own sexual wellness without feeling judgment or shame, and they offer services such as HIV & STI testing, support groups, PrEP access, free condoms, and more.
From licensed psychologist, Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, Therapy for Black Girls discusses mental health, personal development, interpersonal relationships, and so much more. Some topics include dating, sexual health, and current tv and film.
Narcissist Apocalypse is a storytelling podcast that gives a voice to survivors of toxic relationships, narcissistic abuse, and domestic violence. Through the power of story, our community helps educate, heal, and make you feel less alone.
The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, Inc. (NIWRC) is a Native-led nonprofit organization dedicated to ending violence against Native women and children. Through resources, technical assistance, housing advocacy and events, the NIWRC prioritizes the safety of Native women and their children.
The National Deaf Domestic Violence Hotline (NDDVH) is available to Deaf callers across the US. Deaf NDDVH advocates at Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services (ADWAS) answer videophone calls and emails 24/7. If using a voice phone, you will be connected to an interpreter for duration of the phone call. These advocates can listen, provide information and referrals, and brainstorm with callers different ways to keep safe and do formal safety planning.
The SASHA Center is a sexual assault service, prevention and educational agency that supports survivors of sexual assault. SASHA Center is open to all; however they focus on assisting African-American women who are survivors of sexual assault. The center provides culturally specific services to Sexual Assault survivors through peer educational support groups that are free, confidential and trauma-informed.
Located in Detroit
Sexual Assault Services for Holistic Healing and Awareness 1-888-865-7055 (not 24-hour)
VINE, Victim Information and Notification Everyday, is a notification network for survivors and victims of crime, as well as other concerned citizens. The system provides timely and reliable information about offenders or criminal cases in U.S. jails and prisons. Those who sign up can receive automated notifications through email, text, or phone call, or check custody status information online at any time. Information in most states are available (some states may be using the classic vine system).
Something Was Wrong is a true-crime docuseries about the discovery, trauma, and recovery from shocking life events and abusive relationships. The podcast is a space for survivors of domestic violence to share their experiences.
Please be aware that the podcast can be hard to listen to due to the discussion of abuse tactics. Remember to take care of yourself when listening.
The Emotional Abuse Discussion (TEAD) is an organization that aims “is to recognize, validate, and combat the effects of emotional abuse in all forms by providing educational tools and resources necessary to identify and heal.” The organization provides an emotional abuse toolkit, “to help you understand emotional abuse: What it looks like, how it feels, and suggestions and strategies for beginning your healing journey” (TEAD). The organization also provides Asian American Survivor and Ally Toolkits. These documents explore the “unique barriers faced by Asian American survivors by both society and family, as well as examine the history of racism against Asian Americans in the US” (TEAD).
Podcast: Team TEAD
Team TEAD covers topics of domestic violence, what it is, what it looks like, and the effects on victim-survivors and the community around it. what it looks like, and how it affects not only survivors but the community they live in. The discussions are conducted from the perspective of a survivor.
The organization also offers an interactive safety plan that develops a set of actions that can help lower your risk of being hurt by your partner or family member. It includes information specific to you and your life that will increase your safety at school, home, and other places that you go on a daily basis.
At the end of the process, you will have a printable version of your personalized safety plan that you can reference whenever you need it. You can read it online, print it immediately, or have a link sent to your email. The link will be active for 24 hours; after that, your information will be deleted from the website.
The organization provides information for those wanting to support victims on the Support Others page. This page provides information on how to start a conversation about concerns of someone being in an abusive relationship, how someone can help a victim, and why people stay.