Resources for sexual assault survivors in Michigan continue through COVID-19 pandemic

Posted at 10:12 AM, Apr 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 10:12:05-04

(WXYZ) — Counseling, advocacy and resources for survivors of sexual assault are still available during the COVID-19 crisis, Governor Gretchen Whitmer said.

Michigan's Sexual Assault Hotline, 855-VOICES4, is continuing to offer 24/7 support to survivors of sexual assault, their family and friends.

“Providing support for Michigan’s survivors of sexual assault is an essential service that remains in place during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Gov. Whitmer said. “It’s important to make sure that survivors are aware of these resources – in April and throughout the year.”

The hotline was launched in 2018 to provide immediate crisis counseling and referrals to community-based sexual assault programs.

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