EVERYTHING IS FREE
All of our services are free of charge.
Clients do not need to be in shelter to receive services.
We have outreach offices in both Michigan and Wisconsin.
All support services are available for men, women, and children.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAM
Domestic violence is a pattern of emotional and/or physical behaviors by one partner to restrict the choices and freedoms of another. Our domestic violence program is comprised of services that will educate, empower, and encourage survivors to live their lives free from violence by providing non-judgmental, free and confidential support serivces.
Aspects of our DV program include, but are not limited to:
Crisis intervention and safety shelter
(legal, medical, or other survivor services)
Advocacy and counseling
Sexual assault refers to sexual behavior that occurs without explicit consent of a person. Our sexual assault program offers support for safety, justice, and autonomy for survivors by helping them navigate the judicial system, the maze of community services available, working together with other agencies for the best outcome for the victim, and offering free support services and therapy so victims' rights are promoted.
Aspects of our SA program include, but are not limited to:
Direct response to scene and emergency clothing
Medical advocacy, including support through SANE Evaluation
Forensic interview, law enforcement, and court accompaniment
Counseling and therapy
CHILDREN & TEEN
Children are known as the forgotten victims. Though they may not have been the primary victim of domestic violence, children who witness abuse can display the same emotional responses as children who have been physically and emotionally abused. Individual counseling, teen group, domestic violence group, sexual assault group, and advocacy are available to children and teenagers.
Aspects of our children / teen program include, but are not limited to:
Child care during caregiver support services
EVERYTHING IS CONFIDENTIAL
The confidentiality of client records is protected by federal law and regulations. Staff will maintain confidentiality when keeping records, reports, written documents and statistical data, and disposal of confidential records.
As a client of ours, you are entitled to protection of your rights as prescribed by laws, as well as by the ethical standards of the mental health profession.
CRISIS INTERVENTION & SHELTER
Safety shelter to those eligible
24/7 Crisis line
If you have pets and are in need of safety shelter: Unfortunately, we are unable to take pets in at this time. We will do our best to assist you in getting connected with the Humane Society or someone else who may be able to help
Medical advocacy: forensic medical examination accompaniment
Legal advocacy: court education, assistance in filing PPO/TRO, communication with prosecutor, court accompaniment, expert testimony
Assistance in obtaining financial, housing, medical, and other resources within the community
THERAPY & GROUP COUNSELING
Domestic violence support groups
Sexual assault support groups
Teen support groups
Systems change: Positive change in the legal, medical, child protective, and other social systems supporting survivors
Community outreach: educational workshops and awareness activities - get in touch to schedule an event with us
New Directions Program: available to women arrested for retaliation of abuse
For more educational resources, please click here to Learn More
FULL LIST OF SERVICES
In addition to safe shelter for families afraid to live in their homes, Caring House provides the following services for survivors in both Michigan and Wisconsin. All services are accessible directly in the survivor’s community:
Safety shelter to those eligible
Direct crisis intervention
Direct response to scene of an assault
Individual counseling for adults, children, and teens
Support groups and group counseling for adults, children, and teens
Emergency clothing and other donations
Forensic Medical Examination accompaniment
Duplex project to provide permanent housing for victims of intimate partner violence, with special needs such as mental health or substance abuse
Needs assessment and referral assistance
Referrals and assistance in obtaining financial, housing, medical, and other resources
Human sex trafficking victim services
Stalking victim services
New Directions Program to women arrested for retaliation and charged with Domestic Violence
Relevant transportation and childcare (legal, medical, survivor services)
Therapy for adult survivors of childhood and adult sexual assaults and child victims of serious physical assault and sexual assault
Forensic Interview accompaniment
Multidisciplinary Team approach to case management for Child Advocacy Center clients
Crisis Response Team approach to case management for Domestic Violence clients
Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) approach to case management for Sexual Assault clients
Systems change in regards to change of policies, rules or laws which determine how services are provided
Legal advocacy including assistance in filing a PPO or TRO as well as providing attorney and/or court support
Court education and accompaniment
Educational workshops, seminars, curriculum development, and awareness activities
All of the listed services are available to your child(ren) as well