What is the Victim Services Program?
The Victim Services Program (VSP) is a direct service program that provides free services and support to victims and survivors of intimate partner violence and certain other crimes regardless of a person’s gender or sexual identity.
The length of time since law enforcement involvement (or the lack of), or the length of time since the assault, abuse, or crime has no impact on services in most instances.
Who is eligible for services?
- Any person who meets the following criteria:
A victim/survivor of intimate partner domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, human trafficking, dating violence, or child sexual abuse.
- A family member or friend needing information about how to support a victim/survivor.
- A resident of either Manistee, Wexford, Mason, Lake, Oceana, Newaygo, Muskegon, Ottawa, or Kent county.
If you do not meet the eligibility criteria, the VSP staff can assist you with referrals to other appropriate agencies.
How much do services cost?
All of the program’s services are grant-funded; therefore, all services are provided to clients without charge!
What services are available?
The VSP provides assistance to persons who are, or have been, impacted by intimate partner domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, human trafficking, dating violence, or child sexual abuse with a variety of services including personal and legal advocacy, crisis intervention, safety planning, and much more.
Will my privacy be protected?
The VSP staff maintains strict client confidentiality as protected under Federal, State, and Tribal law, and as required by the program’s grant funders. This includes complying with the confidentiality and privacy provisions of the Violence Against Women Act.
Would you like to learn more about the VSP?
Visit the VSP’s website here Victim Services Program.
Office Hours: Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Program Number: (231) 398-6719
Email: [email protected]
2608 Government Center Drive
Manistee, Michigan 49660
1101 West Hackley
Muskegon, Michigan 49442
If you need services outside of the program’s service hours, please call 911 if an emergency, or Stronghearts 24/7 Native Helpline at 1-884-7NATIVE. Chat is available on the Stronghearts Native Helpline website.