National Crime Victims Rights Week 2019

In observance of Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 7-13, the Daily Press will be publishing a series of editorials authored by local agencies that support local crime victims.

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ESCANABA — This year, OVC will commemorate NCVRW April 7-13. This year’s NCVRW theme — Honoring Our Past. Creating Hope for the Future.– celebrates the progress made by those before us as we look to a future of crime victim services that is even more inclusive, accessible, and trauma-informed.

Tri-County Safe Harbor, Inc. provides services to victims of intimate partner domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. Our shelter is in Delta County with outreach offices in Menominee, Carney and Manistique. We provide a 24-hour crisis line, emergency safe housing, counseling, personal protection order assistance, support groups, advocacy, community education, information and referrals. In 2017-2018, our non-profit organization helped 116 women, four men and 62 children in crisis. We answered 529 crisis calls and provided 1,986 nights of safe shelter for victims.

Our mission at Tri-County Safe Harbor, Inc. is to serve victims of domestic and sexual violence, to raise awareness, educate and involve the communities we serve. We strive to maintain relationships with local agencies so we can work together to meet the needs of each individual client. This helps us to create a healthier and safer life for clients and their children. Everyone can help end the cycle of violence by supporting survivors of abuse and promoting healthy relationships.

There are many ways that people in our community can help. Tri-County Safe Harbor, Inc. has a Facebook page where a monthly needs list is posted. The items that are always needed are paper products, garbage bags, monetary donations and gift cards to local stores. You can also visit our website, safe3c.com, to find out more information about our services, helping a friend in need and becoming a volunteer. Tri-County Safe Harbor, Inc. is a non-profit organization funded by donations and grants, so any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you to all the individuals and organizations in the community that have helped to support the domestic violence shelter through their generous donations.

If you or someone you know has been a victim of intimate partner domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking, please have them call and speak to an advocate. Our 24-hour crisis line for Delta and Schoolcraft is (906) 789-1166 or 1-800-682-1649. Our office in Menominee can be reached at (906) 863-1116, and in Carney at (906) 236-1685. You can also email us at info@safe3c.com with questions or for more information. Tri-County Safe Harbor, Inc. can help you.

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