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Learn More About Ann Arbor’s SafeHouse Center

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at U Mich chapter.

The SafeHouse Center in Ann Arbor is a local, non-profit organization whose mission statement—quoted directly from the website—states that they provide “safety, support, advocacy and resources for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence and their children, and to work relentlessly to change the systems and attitudes that allow this abuse to continue.”

Safehouse Center Core Values (From Website)

  • SafeHouse Center is the center for providing leadership, support and advocacy for this work in Washtenaw County.
  • We know that we cannot do this alone. We will provide the leadership to build effective community partnerships and drive the systems changes required to end assaults on women.
  • We are committed to the empowerment of all women and believe that all people should be valued without bias and should be treated with dignity and respect. This feminist philosophy guides our actions and service delivery. We believe in liberty and justice for all – no exceptions.
  • Sexual assault and domestic violence are never the fault of the survivor.
  • We will promote safety, justice and autonomy for survivors and their children.
  • We will provide an environment of support and hope for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence.
  • We believe that the prevention of sexual assault and domestic violence must continue to move from the private sphere into the arena of public policy and community responsibility.
  • We believe that every person is affected by oppression and that it is impossible to end violence against women and children without working toward the end of all forms of oppression.
  • We will not remain silent in the face of discrimination and oppression because complacency and silence perpetuate inequality and violence.
  • We are committed to operate with integrity and high ethical standards in all that we do.

The SafeHouse Center provides resources for victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault including emergency response services, emergency shelter, support groups, crisis support services, and legal advocacy services—in additon to the specialized resources they. provide to LGBTQIA+ victims.

Donations to the SafeHouse Center go entirely towards supporting those in need and are raised through community events and partnerships. Money that Her Campus at the University of Michigan raises for the SafeHouse Center in Ann Arbor will be donated through the “donation” tab on the website.

You can read more about SafeHouse Center in Ann Arbor here.

Anna is a student at the University of Michigan pursuing a dual-degree in English and Creative Writing and Literature with a minor in Polish Language, Literature, and Culture. She is the Editor-in-Chief for the Her Campus UMich chapter.