Despite the confusing emotions you may be experiencing, there is one thing you can be sure of – there are people here to empower you. AWARE is here to help you heal. You have just taken the first, and possibly the hardest, step; you’ve turned to somebody for help. We can provide you with free assistance, counseling, and support, and empower you to begin living a violence-free life.
As Domestic Violence Awareness Month comes to a close, AWARE, Inc. thanks City Councilwoman Colleen Sullivan and the entire City Council of Jackson for joing us this year to raise awareness of this serious issue in our community ~ Angelita Velasco Gunn
"Though nearly 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have experienced severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime, domestic abuse is rarely discussed. Just over half of respondents in the The Allstate Foundation survey said they or someone they know have been a victim of domestic violence or financial abuse, yet only 44 percent have talked about the topic with a family member or friend."
MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 1526 Jackson, MI 49204-1526
24 Hour Crisis Hotline
“I was a school teacher for years and never imagined that some of my students might be living in a domestic violence shelter. Then one day I drove by and saw the big yellow bus dropping children off at the front door."
“It was hard for me to trust anyone who wanted to get close to me when I first began dating. I was so afraid that I would end up being abused like my mom.”
“The counseling was my one saving grace. It gave me knowledge, safety, and a plan. I received information and resources. Without it I would have been in trouble ... I am so grateful for it being there.”
“I stayed there years ago. I am grateful that the shelter was there at a time when I really needed it. With the help of AWARE, I am in a much better place.”
“The visitation center provided me an opportunity to see my kids on a regular basis while safely rebuilding our relationship.”
24-Hour Crisis Line (517) 783-2861. If you are in immediate danger, dial 911.