Domestic Violence Awareness at The University of Michigan
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For Survivors

If you are being hurt, the University of Michigan offers safe, confidential places for you to turn for help. If you are an employee, call the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program at 734-936-8660 or, if you work in the U-M Health System, contact the UMHS Employee Assistance Program at 734-763-5409. If you are a student or staff or faculty member, you can call the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center at their business line 734-998-9368 or their confidential 24-hour crisis line at 734-936-3333. These confidential resources will connect you with relevant local resources and will help you make decisions about your safety.

If you are not ready or able to contact the university, you may find it helpful to develop a safety plan for yourself. Whether you are planning to leave the relationship or not, there are ways to increase your safety. You may be at an increased risk of violence when you attempt to leave, and it is important to consider the information below. You are the best person to decide whether a particular step will increase or decrease your danger.

When you are planning to leave or have left an abusive relationship, you might take the following steps:

When planning to stay in an abusive relationship, at least for now, you might take the following steps:

If you are an immigrant, there are other factors to consider when thinking about your safety or the safety of your children. Read about your rights as an immigrant.