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Crisis Intervention

24-Hour Crisis Line

For Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking

If you need to talk to someone, please call our Crisis Line at (231) 722-3333. The Crisis Line is available 24-hours a day, and all calls are confidential and anonymous.  Staff are available to help survivors assess the danger they are in, and to provide safety planning and crisis support.

Walk-In Crisis Intervention

For Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking

We offer many non-residential services for survivors and their children including:

  • Safety assessment and planning
  • Ongoing counseling
  • Information and referrals
  • Advocacy and supportive services including legal advocacy
  • Domestic violence support and education groups for adults and children
  • Parenting After Violence support groups

The Walk-In Crisis Intervention staff are available on weekdays from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m at 1221 W. Laketon in Muskegon. Staff can assist with your immediate needs as well as provide information and referrals to services offered by other agencies.

Legal Advocacy

Personal Protection Orders and Court Accompaniment

The Legal Advocate is available Monday thru Friday from 9:00a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The office is located at:
MICHAEL E. KOBZA,  HALL OF JUSTICE
990 TERRACE STREET, 4th FLOOR
(231) 724-6422

The staff at the Legal Advocate’s Office provide support and assistance to over 3,000 individuals each year. Staff can explain how a PPO is obtained and how to navigate the legal system. The Legal Advocate is also available to help survivors assess the danger they are in, and to provide safety planning and crisis support to the survivor.

The Muskegon County Circuit Court has created a Personal Protection Order website with information, instructions and the forms needed. Click Here

Crisis Response

The Domestic Assault Response Team

(DART) is available twenty-four hours a day, seven-days a week to assist victims of domestic violence and their families. DART team members are contacted primarily by hospitals or police and assist victims at the hospital, on the scene, or at another safe location by providing support, safety planning, advocacy, referrals and information about the effects of domestic violence and how to get help.

The Sexual Assault Response Team

(SART) is available twenty-four hours a day, seven-days a week to assist victims of sexual assault and their families. SART members are contacted by local hospitals and assist victims by providing support, safety planning, advocacy, referrals and information about the effects of sexual assault and how to get help.

Both of these programs work to provide victims with the knowledge needed to make informed decisions based on the options available to them.