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Support Resources for LGBTQIA+ identifying Survivors of Sexual Assault or Domestic Violence: 

    In honor of pride month, we’ve compiled a list of community resources that empower and uplift LGBTQIA+ folx in Michigan! Now, more than ever is the time to come together as a community, grow, and support each other in our PRIDE!     Out Center located in Benton Harbor Michigan provides many resources to support the changing… [ Read More ]



Wanda J. Merriweather Receives Visionary Voice Award From The National Sexual Violence Resource Center

PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Honorees include lawmakers, advocates, activists, forensic nurses, local organizations, and more  HARRISBURG, PA – The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) announced today 29 recipients of its 2021 Visionary Voice Awards — a diverse group of honorees from across the country who represent a wide range of disciplines and were… [ Read More ]


MCEDSV Welcomes Human Trafficking Reform Bills

  As we seek to upend oppression and end domestic and sexual violence, addressing human trafficking is naturally woven into that work. Human trafficking has been accurately referred to as “the business of stealing freedom for profit” (www.polarisproject.org). The conditions for trafficking begin with a similar, unequal power relationship as the conditions for domestic and… [ Read More ]


MCEDSV Applauds U.S. House’s Votes for VAWA Reauthorization & to Support Services for Victims of Crime

Full PDF from MCEDSV: 2021 VAWA VOCA fix press release House   For immediate release: MCEDSV Applauds U.S. House’s Votes for VAWA Reauthorization & to Support Services for Victims of Crime The Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence (MCEDSV) is thrilled that the U.S. House of Representatives voted last night to pass historic… [ Read More ]


Supreme Court Names Domestic Violence Coalition’s Elly Jordan to ‘Justice for All’ Commission

LANSING, MI, January 29, 2021 – Michigan Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Survivor Law Clinic Lead Attorney Elinor “Elly” Jordan has been appointed by order of the Michigan Supreme Court to the newly-created Justice for All (JFA) Commission that will work toward the goal of 100 percent access to our civil justice system. The Commission will lead the implementation of the JFA… [ Read More ]


MCEDSV RELEASES NEW HUMAN TRAFFICKING TOOLKIT FOR DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL ASSAULT SERVICE PROVIDERS IN MICHIGAN  

PRESS RELEASE January 14, 2020 For Immediate Release   MCEDSV RELEASES NEW HUMAN TRAFFICKING TOOLKIT FOR DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL ASSAULT SERVICE PROVIDERS IN MICHIGAN Human trafficking has been described as “the business of stealing freedom for profit” (www.polarisproject.org). This critical problem has become a scourge on our society. Sarah Prout-Rennie, JD, the Executive Director of… [ Read More ]


January 2021 – National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

In 2007, the U.S. Senate designated January 11th as National Day of Human Trafficking Awareness. The measure was never passed by the House of Representatives. Anti-trafficking advocates have continued to recognize this day, though. This was further supported by President Obama declaring the month of January to be National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month…. [ Read More ]


Community Care Is Essential

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence. It is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” – Audre Lorde   Audre Lorde was an influential Black feminist, poet, activist, and lesbian. Often, self-care is taken out of this radical context and reduced to individual acts of self-indulgence by wellness brands or Instagram influencers. However,… [ Read More ]


This Giving Tuesday, #GiveForDV.

Dear Friends of MCEDSV, This holiday season, we can all take action towards creating a safer and more inclusive community for survivors in Michigan. I am asking you to #GiveForDV this Giving Tuesday by donating to MCEDSV. A gift of $50 can go a long way toward addressing survivors’ financial hardships during the pandemic. Before… [ Read More ]


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