AWARE, Inc., like many businesses both locally and around the world, is taking safety precautions to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. We are receiving daily guidance from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence on how to respond with minimal disruption to crisis services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
The agency immediately put in place strict practices for cleaning and disinfecting the emergency shelter, all workspaces and any facilities visited by survivors. We are also taking steps to practice social distancing wherever possible.
We intend to continue critical services by providing emergency shelter, crisis and medical advocacy, legal advocacy, counseling services, and the essential services available through the Jackson County Family Visitation Center.
Despite the confusing emotions you may be experiencing, there is hope. AWARE, Inc. provides free, confidential supportive services, including temporary shelter. Our advocacy staff will work with you to explore options for rebuilding a stable foundation free from violence.