TV20 Reporter Tells Own Story of Domestic Violence

By Peter Neumann

October 24, 2013

DETROIT, Mi. (My TV20 News at 10) --- Often, domestic violence is something that you only hear about - that it happens to someone else.

But the instances of domestic violence in southeast Michigan and the Detroit area are happening to people we know - people like your friend, or neighbor, or parent, or co-worker.

Now, TV20 Detroit television reporter Kristin Pierce tells her own story of domestic violence - how she endured - and how she wants other victims of domestic violence like you to get out of that situation, and survive.

Watch her story. Then take action!

Through Michigan, there are people and places where you can turn for immediate counseling and help. The community stands ready to help you - right now - begin the process of survival.

GET HELP HERE


DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & SEXUAL ASSAULT PROGRAMS

Funded by the Michigan Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention and Treatment Board

(Revised September 2013)

Family Counseling & Svcs/Catherine Cobb
Adrian, MI 49221-2749
Contact: Sharon Hudson
Phone: 517/265-5352
Fax: 517/263-6090
Crisis: 517/265-6776
Lenawee
DV Only

Shelter, Inc.
P.O. Box 797
Alpena, MI 49707-2837
Contact: Sandra Lewis
Phone: 989/356-2560
Fax: 989/356-6659
Crisis: 800/396-9129
Alcona, Alpena, Iosco, Montmorency, Presque Isle
DV and SA

DV Project/SafeHouse Center
Ann Arbor, MI 48107
Contact: Barbara May
Phone: 734/973-0242
Fax: 734/973-7817
Crisis: 734/995-5444
Washtenaw
DV Only

SAFE Place
P.O. Box 199
Battle Creek, MI 49016
Contact: Jennifer Fopma
Phone: 269/965-6093
Fax: 269/966-2503
Crisis: 269/965-7233 or 888/664-9832
Barry, Calhoun, Eaton
DV Only

Sexual Assault Services of Calhoun County /
Bronson Battle Creek
Battle Creek, MI 49017
Contact: Joyce Siegel
Phone: 269/245-3925
Fax: 269/245-3924
Crisis: 888/383/2192
SA Only

Bay Area Women's Center
P.O. Box 1458
Bay City, MI 48706
Contact: Jeremy Rick
Phone: 989/686-2251
Fax: 989/686-0906
Crisis: 989/686-4551 or 800/834-2098
Arenac, Bay
DV & SA

Child & Family Services of SW MI/Safe Shelter
P.O. Box 808
Benton Harbor, MI 49023-0808
Contact: Kelly Nightingale
Phone: 269/921-4015 (Kelly)
Fax: 269/925-9595
Crisis: 269/983-4275 or 888/983-4275
Berrien
DV Only

Women's Information Service, Inc.
P.O. Box 1249
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Contact: Kelley Samuels
Phone: 231/796-6692
Fax: 231/796-0358
Crisis: 231/796-6600 or 800/374-9473
Mecosta, Newaygo, Osceola
DV & SA

Cadillac Area OASIS/Family Resource Center
Cadillac, MI 49601
Contact: Sally Repeck
Phone: 231/775-7299
Fax: 231/775-4074
Crisis: 231/775-7233
Missaukee, Wexford
DV Only

Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter
P.O. Box 8
Calumet, MI 49913
Contact: Emily Newhouse
Phone: 906/337-5632
Fax: 906/337-0966
Crisis: 906/337-5623
Houghton, Keweenaw, Ontonagon
DV Only

Thumb Area Assault Crisis Center
Caro, MI 48723
Contact: Peg Davy
Phone: 989/672-1770
Fax: 989/673-2031
Crisis: 800/292-3666
Huron, Sanilac, Tuscola
DV Only

Branch Cty. Coalition Against Domestic
Violence/Shelterhouse
Coldwater, MI 49036-1529
Contact: Kim Hemker (Acting)
Phone: 517/278-3356
Fax: 517/279-2054
Crisis: 517/278-7432
Branch
DV Only

YWCA/Interim House Metro Detroit
P.O. Box 21904
Detroit, MI 48221
Contact: Curtis France
Phone: 313/862-3580
Fax: 313/862-4190
Crisis: 313/861-5300
Wayne
DV Only

Wayne County SAFE Program
4777 E. Outer Dr.
Detroit, MI 48234
Contact : Kimberly Hurst
Phone : 313-964-9701
Fax : 313/369-5501
Wayne
SA Only

Tri-County Safe Harbor
Escanaba, MI 49829-3446
Contact: Tamie Cunningham
Phone: 906/789-9207
Fax: 906/789-5640
Crisis: 906/789-1166 or 800/682-1649
Delta, Schoolcraft, Menominee
DV Only

YWCA of Greater Flint/SAFE House
Flint, MI 48502
Contact: Amy Cuneaz
Phone: 810/238-7621
Fax: 810/238-1424
Crisis: 810/238-SAFE (7233)
Genesee
DV Only

YWCA West Central Michigan
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Contact: Tom Cottrell
Phone: 616/459-7062 ext. 515
Fax: 616/459-5423
Crisis: 616/451-2744
Kent
DV & SA

River House Inc.
P.O. Box 661
Grayling, MI 49738
Contact: Brooke Oliver-Hempenstall
Phone: 989/348-3169
Fax: 989/348-1719
Crisis: 888/554-3169
Crawford, Ogemaw, Oscoda, Roscommon
DV Only

Domestic Harmony
P.O. Box 231
Hillsdale, MI 49242
Contact: Julia Denig
Phone: 517/439-1454
Fax: 517/439-5144
Crisis: 888/439-1454
Hillsdale
DV Only

Center for Women in Transition
Holland, MI 49424
Contact: Charisse Smith Mitchell
Phone: 616/392-2829
Fax: 616/392-9760
Crisis: 616/392-1970 or 800/848-5591
Allegan, Ottawa
DV & SA

Dial Help, Inc.
609 Shelden Ave
Houghton, MI 49931
Contact: Rebecca Crane
Phone: 906/482-9077
Fax: 906/482-2502
Crisis: 906-482-4537 or 800-562-7622
Houghton

LACASA
Howell, MI 48843
Contact: Bobette Schrandt
Phone: 517/548-1350
Fax: 517/548-3034
Crisis: 866/522-2725
Livingston
DV & SA

RAVE/Ionia Montcalm Counties
P.O. Box 93
Ionia, MI 48846
Contact: Erin Roberts
Phone: 989/224-4662
Fax: 989/224-6947
Crisis: 989/527-3351 or 800/720-7233
Ionia, Montcalm
DV

Caring House, Inc.
Iron Mountain, MI 49801
Contact: Cheryl O'Neil
Phone: 906/774-1337
Fax: 906/774-0575
Crisis: 906/774-1112
Dickinson, Iron
DV Only

Domestic Violence Escape, Inc. (DOVE)
P.O. Box 366
Ironwood, MI 49938
Contact: Diane Jaskie
Phone: 906/932-4990
Fax: 906/932-2040
Crisis: 906/932-0310
Gogebic
DV Only

AWARE, Inc.
P.O. Box 1526
Jackson, MI 49204
Contact: Rebecca Mayer
Phone: 517/783-2861 x40
Fax: 517/990-6769
Crisis: 517/783-2861 x0
Jackson
DV & SA

YWCA of Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Contact: Karen Schwarzwalder (Interim)
Phone: 269/345-5595
Fax: 269/345-8230
Crisis (Domestic): 269/385-3587
Crisis (Sexual): 269/345-3036
Kalamazoo
DV & SA

Baraga County Shelter Home
P.O. Box 10
L'Anse, MI 49946-0010
Contact: Jamie Palmer
Phone: 906/524-5017
Fax: 906/524-7572
Crisis: 906/524-7078
Baraga
DV Only

EVE – End Violent Encounters
P.O. Box 14149
Lansing, MI 48901
Contact: Tonya Avery
Phone: 517/372-5976
Fax: 517/702-9908
Crisis: 517/372-5572
Ingham
DV Only

Lapeer Area Citizens Against Domestic Assault
P.O. Box 356
Lapeer, MI 48446
Contact: Kim Hebberd/Tracey Walker
Phone: 810/667-4193
Fax: 810/667-4743
Crisis: 810/667-4175
Lapeer
DV & SA

Communities Overcoming Violent Encounters
(COVE)
Ludington, MI 49431
Contact: Marie Waite
Phone: 231/843-2541
Fax: 231/843-7897
Crisis: 800/950-5808
Lake, Mason, Oceana
DV Only

CHOICES of Manistee
P.O. Box 604
Manistee, MI 49660
Contact: Jacqueline Kiszelik
Phone: 231/723-6597
Fax: 231/723-3010
Crisis: 231/723-6004 or 800/723-7220
Manistee
DV Only

Women's Center/Harbor House
Marquette, MI 49855
Contact: Phyllis Loonsfoot (Acting)
Phone: 906/225-1346
Fax: 906/225-1370
Crisis: 906/226-6611
Alger, Marquette
DV & SA

Shelterhouse/Council on DV & Sexual Assault
P.O. Box 2660
Midland, MI 48641
Contact: Janine Ouderkirk
Phone: 989/835-6771
Fax: 989/835-7449
Crisis: 989/835-6771
Gladwin, Midland
DV & SA

Family Counseling & Shelter Services
Monroe, MI 48161
Contact: Crystal Martin
Phone: 734/241-0180
Fax: 734/241-8259
Crisis: 734/242-7233
Monroe
DV Only

Turning Point, Inc.
P.O. Box 1123
Mt. Clemens, MI 48046
Contact: Sue Coats
Phone: 586/463-4430
Fax: 586/463-1771
Crisis: 586/463-6990
Macomb
DV & SA

Women's Aid Service, Inc.
P.O. Box 743
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48804-0743
Contact: John Haycook
Phone: 989/773-7960
Fax: 989/773-9470
Crisis: 989/772-9168
Clare, Gratiot, Isabella
DV & SA

Every Woman's Place
Muskegon, MI 49441
Contact: Lori Rasmussen
Phone: 231/759-7909
Fax: 231/759-8618
Crisis: 231/722-3333
Muskegon
DV Only

Women's Resource Center of Northern MI
Petoskey, MI 49770
Contact: Jan Mancinelli
Phone: 231/347-0067
Fax: 231/347-5805
Crisis: 231/347-0082 or 800/275-1995
Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet, Otsego
DV & SA

First Step Inc.
Plymouth, MI 48170-3840
Contact: Amy Youngquist
Phone: 734/416-1111
Fax: 734/416-5555
Crisis: 734/459-5900 or 888/453-5900
Western Wayne
DV & SA

HAVEN
P.O. Box 431045
Pontiac, MI 48343
Contact: Beth Morrison
Phone: 248/334-1284
Fax: 248/334-3161
Crisis: 248/334-1274
Oakland
DV & SA

Blue Water Safe Horizons
P.O. Box 610247
Port Huron, MI 48061-0247
Contact: Sarah Prout
Phone: 810/985-4950
Fax: 810/985-5911
Crisis: 810/985-5538
St. Clair
DV & SA

Underground Railroad
Saginaw, MI 48603
Contact: Valerie Hoffman
Phone: 989/399-0007 ext. 102
Fax: 989/399-0010
Crisis: 888/399-8385
Saginaw
DV & SA

Diane Peppler Resource Center, Inc.
P.O. Box 698
Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783
Contact: Michelle Hank
Phone: 906/635-0566
Fax: 906/635-2952
Crisis: 800/882-1515
Chippewa, Luce, Mackinac
DV & SA

SafeCenter
P.O. Box 472
St. Johns, MI 48879
Contact: Rhoda Hacker
Phone: 989/723-9716
Fax: 989/224-6947
Crisis: 877/952-7283
Clinton, Shiawassee
DV Only

Domestic and Sexual Abuse Services
P.O. Box 402
Three Rivers, MI 49093
Contact: Kim Kramer
Phone: 269/279-5122
Shelter Admin. Office: 269/273-6154
Fax: 269/273-9465
Crisis: 800/828-2023
Cass, St. Joseph, VanBuren
DV & SA

Women's Resource Center of Grand Traverse Area
Traverse City, MI 49684
Contact: Juliette Schultz
Phone: 231/941-1252
Fax: 231/941-1734
Crisis: 800/554-4972
Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau
DV Only

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