Live Without Fear

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Help in a Crisis

HAVEN is always here to help. Read below to find out how or download a list of all local resources — for Oakland County and Michigan — for times of crisis.

Seek Immediate Help

Seek medical attention if you have physical injuries.

  • Do not shower or change your clothes. This is very important. Not only because you may have hidden injuries that require immediate attention, but also to detect possible pregnancy, sexually transmitted disease or evidence of your attacker.
  • If you have been raped, contact HAVEN START program for a forensic exam or go to the nearest emergency room if you have physical injuries needing attention.

HAVEN Crisis Line: 248-334-1274 or 877-922-1274 (toll free)

Oakland County Sheriff’s Office: 248-858-4911

24-Hour Crisis and Support Line

The HAVEN Crisis and Support Line is one of only two “hotlines” operating in Oakland County and is the only one specifically dealing with the issues of domestic violence and sexual assault. Our crisis line operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, providing callers with crisis intervention and support, along with information and referrals to other agencies when necessary.

Initial appointments for any of HAVEN’s services can be scheduled through the Crisis and Support Line, and referrals to community resources will be made when appropriate. Anyone may call the Crisis and Support Line, including victims, family, friends or other concerned individuals.

There is no fee for this program.

Find a Safe Place

The HAVEN residential program is Oakland County’s only 24-hour emergency shelter exclusively for domestic violence or sexual assault victims and their children. Learn more about the HAVEN shelter.

Are you still deciding about leaving an abusive relationship? You may also be wondering what you need to bring with you when you leave. Learn how to make an escape plan.

Get Support

In addition to emergency services, HAVEN has programs to help you talk with someone one-on-one or in a group setting. Learn about our counseling services and our support groups.

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