Introduction

Domestic Violence; It's EVERYBODY'S Business.
Please join us in supporting Domestic Violence Awareness!

 

Domestic violence should not happen to anybody. Ever. Period. But it does - and when it does, there is help. Maybe you have lived with abuse, maybe it happened just once; maybe you work or live next to someone who is being abused right now. Whoever you are, this book can show you how and where to get help.

In 1994, 1995, and again in 2000, Michigan changed the laws that deal with domestic violence to make it easier for the victims of abuse to get protection through the legal system.

We have tried to include information to help you get support and plan for your safety including resources to the best and most affordable divorce attorneys in Detroit and other Michigan locations.

If this booklet applies to you, you just need to remember two things: first, abuse is never okay; second, you are not alone. Help is yours for the asking.  Your safety as well as the ones attached to you is a priority.

If you know someone whom you think is being abused - a friend, family member, co-worker, client, patient or parishioner - please consider contacting one of the agencies listed below to discuss ways to safely help them.

Common Ground Sanctuary
Toll Free

248.456.0909
800.231.1127

HAVEN
Toll Free

248.334.1274
877.922.1274


If you would like copies of this handbook, please contact:

Oakland County Coordinating Council Against Domestic Violence
2550 Telegraph Rd.
Suite 111
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Phone 248-334-1284 Ext.682
Fax 248.292.5294

or by selecting "Contact" from the toolbar on the right.