Emergency Hotline: 906-226-6611 or 1-800-455-6611 Your call is confidential
What Does the Women's Center Do?
Harbor House 24/7 Crisis Line The Harbor House crisis line is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to respond to the needs of survivors of domestic and sexual violence, dating violence and stalking. Emergency crisis intervention response services for domestic and sexual assault can be accessed by calling the 24/7 crisis line. Collaborative partners, concerned persons, donors, and individuals requesting general domestic and sexual violence information can access information by calling the crisis line.
Harbor House Domestic & Sexual Violence Program Services Harbor House is a safe haven that provides emergency shelter to survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault. Harbor House offers a 24/7 crisis line and emergency intervention/ response to incidents of domestic violence and sexual violence. Harbor House advocates are available to provide individual and group support counseling, assist survivors and their children with safety planning, petitioning for a Personal Protection Order (PPO), obtaining resource information and provide direct assistance to meet the individual needs of survivors and their children. Services include advocacy and accompaniment for legal appointments, court hearings, obtaining safe and affordable housing and other needs as identified by survivors.
SASAWIN PROJECT - NEW!
Domestic violence often includes animal abuse. Abusers threaten, harm and even kill pets to control, intimidate and retaliate against their intimate partners and children.
A large percentage of domestic-violence survivors with pets or service animals choose to remain in dangerous situations for fear of what will happen to their animals if they leave.
The Sasawin Project helps survivors create escape plans that include safe placement for their pets. Sasawin helps survivors transition into the safe haven of shelter knowing that their pets are safe from harm.
Project funds provide kennels, food, collars, leashes and veterinary care for the pets of survivors.
For more information, or to volunteer, call 906-225-1346.
All services are free of charge and are confidential. For more information call the Women’s Center at 906-225-1346 or the 24/7 crisis line at Harbor House 906-226-6611. Callers may speak to any advocate about program services.
Other Services Offered
Harbor House Emergency Intervention/Response Program Advocates and trained volunteers are available to provide emergency intervention and crisis response to incidents of domestic and sexual violence. Response sites include, but are not limited to, hospitals, police departments, physician’s office or any other site where a survivor may access help.
Housing Advocacy Program Services Housing advocacy program services include assistance throughout the housing application process, overcoming housing barriers, coping skills/stress management, financial education and budgeting, employment and educational advocacy and assistance. Housing program advocates work with Landlords to maintain partnerships and prevent housing issues. Housing advocacy services focus on supporting survivors to enhance safety, self-sufficiency, housing stability and sustainability.
Sexual Assault Program Services Sexual assault program services include emergency intervention/response, individual and group counseling and follow-up support services for adult sexual assault survivors. Sexual Assault Response Team services to victims of rape and incest are accessible by calling the Harbor House 24/7 crisis line at 906-226-6611 or 1-800-455-6611 from Alger County. Specialized sexual assault response program services are inclusive of individual and family counseling addressing the trauma of sexual violence, coping skills, sexual assault support group, legal support and advocacy throughout the investigative and judiciary process, information and referrals based on individual needs assessment.
Human Trafficking Human Trafficking is a modern day form of slavery and is rapidly escalating around the country and in our own backyard. Human trafficking often includes violent crimes, such as sexual assault. The incidence of Human Trafficking is second only to drug trafficking. The women’s Center provides emergency response, crisis intervention, supportive advocacy and counseling services to survivors of human trafficking that have been sexually assaulted. Program services address the exploitation associated with Human Trafficking. Our staff are training law enforcement and others in our region to increase awareness; establish a regional task force; and focusing on advocacy and improvements in legislation, policies and procedures.
Harbor House Youth Program Services Youth program services available to children impacted by domestic and sexual violence include individual and group counseling, safety planning specific to their needs, advocacy and support with community agencies and schools, childcare, parenting support, information and referral. Youth program advocates are available to provide emergency response and crisis intervention to youth that have been impacted by domestic and sexual violence. . Harbor House Outreach Program Services Outreach program services are available to adult and child/youth survivors of domestic and sexual violence, dating violence and stalking. Services include, but are not limited to; crisis intervention/response; lethality assessment and safety planning, medical referral/advocacy, legal referral/advocacy, assistance obtaining a Personal Protection Order (PPO), financial referral/advocacy, housing referral/advocacy, employment and educational referral/advocacy, adult individual counseling, transportation and educational information about domestic violence, dating violence, sexual violence and stalking.
Alger County Program Services Services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence include individual supportive counseling, assisting survivors and their children with safety planning, petitioning for a Personal Protection Order (PPO), obtaining resource information and provide direct assistance to meet the individual needs of survivors and their children. Services include advocacy and accompaniment for legal appointments, court hearings, obtaining safe and affordable housing and other needs as identified by survivors. Alger County services are available by calling 906-387-4554.
Pak Ratz Resale Shop Survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their children often arrive at the shelter after an incident of violence with nothing but the clothes they are wearing. Sometimes they arrive without shoes and jackets. Advocates assess the needs of survivors and their children and can provide survivors with a Pak Ratz voucher for clothing, shoes, jackets, hats, gloves or other essential item. Assistance is also available to help survivors obtain essential household goods as they depart shelter and move into safe and affordable housing. Pak Ratz accepts donations of clothing, accessories, household goods and furniture. Pak Ratz proceeds directly support Women’s Center programs and services.
Where is the Women's Center?
The Women's Center is in Marquette on Highway 41, a quarter mile south of the roundabout.