CARING HOUSE

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Domestic violence and sexual assault survivors in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and northern Wisconsin have the opportunity to learn how trauma has impacted their life, explore resources and evaluate their options.

We’re providing services in a non-judgmental and supportive manner to survivors as they make decisions for their life. We treat others with dignity and respect and provide them with the support necessary to reestablish their sense of well-being. At the same time, the agency advocates for change in the larger society to eliminate bias and to enhance the ability of all individuals to be capable and accomplished members of society. Please join us by supporting our efforts to make a measurable difference in the lives of others!

Safety Shelter Playroom
Safety Shelter Playroom

The community play room in our safety shelter is a space made just for the children. We want every survivor to feel welcomed and comfortable here, especially the little ones. In the playroom we have beanbag chairs, stuffed animals, books, toys, and a small television. There is also a fenced-in play set with slides and monkey bars right outside. There's always enough for the kids to do, and this can create a fun and happy space for caregivers to connect with their child.

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Safety Shelter Living Room
Safety Shelter Living Room

Our beautifully remodeled community living room provides survivors with this homey and comfortable setting to wind-down or watch television. Our advocates are always nearby to lend a helping hand. This area in the shelter includes a t.v., electric fireplace, washer and dryer, and cozy furniture to snuggle up on. Survivors can be assured they are entering a temporary home, not just an empty space for them to sleep.

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Wife Having Coffee
Wife Having Coffee

Caring House services are all-inclusive, so you will not be turned away if you are married. We are not here to tell you to leave your relationship. We are here to be your safe haven to go to when you just need someone to be there. We are a safe shelter, we are someone to talk to, and we are here for you no matter what you believe you deserve. Our services are available to any victim or survivor of domestic violence or sexual assault. Come and have a cup of coffee with one of our advocates!

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Safety Shelter Playroom
Safety Shelter Playroom

The community play room in our safety shelter is a space made just for the children. We want every survivor to feel welcomed and comfortable here, especially the little ones. In the playroom we have beanbag chairs, stuffed animals, books, toys, and a small television. There is also a fenced-in play set with slides and monkey bars right outside. There's always enough for the kids to do, and this can create a fun and happy space for caregivers to connect with their child.

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ALL SERVICES ARE FREE & CONFIDENTIAL

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WHAT DOES AN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP LOOK LIKE?

Signs of an abusive partner/boyfriend/girlfriend/husband/wife/spouse: Physical & sexual violence in Power and Control Wheel: USING COERCION & THREATS. Making &/or carrying out threats to do something to hurt her/him. Threatening to leave her/him, to commit suicide, to report her/him to welfare. Making her/him drop charges. Making her/him do illegal things. USING INTIMIDATION. Making her/him afraid by using looks, actions, gestures. Smashing things. Destroying her/his property. Abusing pets. Displaying weapons. USING EMOTIONAL ABUSE. Putting her/him down. Making her/him feel bad about herself/himself. Calling her/him names. Making her/him think she's/he's crazy. Playing mind games. Humiliating her/him. Making her feel guilty. USING ISOLATION. Controlling what she/he does, who she/he see & talks to, what she/he reads, where she/he goes. Limiting her/his outside involvement. Using jealousy. Hiding MINIMIZING, DENYING, & BLAMING. USING CHILDREN. USING MALE PRIVELAGE. USING ECONOMIC ABUSE.

It takes a lot of courage to face the fact that you are involved with a partner who abuses you. And it takes even more courage to seek help. Remember that nobody deserves to be abused. 

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TESTIMONIALS

“Thank you for my stay. It provided me with a safe haven."

 

“There is support, guidance and love here - professional people, my friends."

 

“Everyone is so kind, I felt I was actually listend to and supported. It was good to hear I am not alone and others are going through similar circumstances."

 

“I learned to openly express my concerns and problems instead of keeping it to myself."

 

“I hope Caring House remains in operation for a long time. The services provided are invaluable to those in need. I came here feeling lost, devastated, and alone; I'm leaving here feeling purposeful, valuable, loved, strong and worthy. I know, without a doubt, that I can achieve anything and I will succeed at whatever I set my mind to."

 

“I'm grateful for everyone's help and concern. You are beautiful people."

 

“I was given the ability to move forward."

 

“I really appreciate everyone here - so helpful."

 

“I love and appreciate everyone - thank you all so much for your support and caring."

 

“I feel I have the strength to deal with the situation."