The global pandemic that is COVID-19 has created unprecedented chaos and uncertainty in a country known for its strength and resolve. Unfortunately, the toll this virus has taken on our society isn’t just an overrun healthcare system or a depressed economy. It has also been responsible for a concerning increase in domestic violence as well as a depletion of resources available to those in need.

This alarming uptick in domestic violence has been reported by news stations and outlets the world over and reached a fever pitch this week when the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres spoke at length about this crisis. Guterres stated:

“[W]e know lockdowns and quarantines are essential to suppressing COVID-19 but they can trap women with abusive partners. . . all governments to make the prevention and redress of violence against women a key part of their national response plan to COVID-19.”

While there are wonderful and noteworthy resources, hotlines and other support systems available to victims, we are currently enduring a time where these resources and access to them are more difficult.  

Domestic Violence – resources

Below please find several resources if you are experiencing difficulty or feeling unsafe at home:

National Domestic Violence Hotline Ph. 1-800-799-7233

Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

Oakland County: HAVEN Ph. 248-334-1284 Crisis. 248-334-1274

Wayne County: Detroit: YWCA/Interim House Metro Detroit Ph. 313-862-3580 Crisis. 313-862-5300

Wayne County: Detroit: Detroit Wayne County SAFE Program Ph. 313-369-9701 Crisis. 313-430-8000

Wayne County: Plymouth: First Step Ph. 734-459-5900 Crisis. 734-459-5900

Wayne County: Kids Talk Child Advocacy Center Ph. 734-785-7700

Macomb County: Mt. Clemens: Turning Point Inc. Ph. 586-463-4430

Macomb County: Care House of Macomb County. Ph. 586-463-0123

Washtenaw County: Ann Arbor: Ann Arbor DV Project / SafeHouse Center Ph. 734-973-4343

Washtenaw County: Washtenaw County Children’s Services Ph. 734-973-4343

Washtenaw County: Ann Arbor: Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center, University of Michigan Ph. 734-764-7771

Livingston County: LACASA Ph. 517-548-1350

Other Michigan Counties: By County.

Everyone deserves to feel safe and secure at home with their loved ones. Even if you believe no one is available to help or listen, please know that there are people out there who care and wish to help. Whether it is the courts, law enforcement, specific hotlines/websites or family attorneys like us, we want to help those in need (especially during these turbulent times).

“The more that we choose not to talk about domestic violence, the more we shy away from the issue, the more we lose.”

Russell Wilson

About Findling Law

I have been exclusively practicing divorce and family law in Michigan for over two decades.  The attorneys at Findling Law all share the core value of practicing law to help people navigate change in their lives, without compromising principles.  We specialize in high socio-economic, high-profile and high-conflict cases, while also working with clients of all backgrounds. We recognize that the most important aspect of the practice of law is the application of the law to your specific circumstances.

That is why we provide more free information on divorce and family law than any other Michigan law firm. We want to help you manage your situation. Allow our exceptional legal team to help you navigate the change in your life, without compromising principles.

We want to help you manage your situation. Let our exceptional legal team help.


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By:  Daniel Findling

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