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Mission & History

Our Mission

To provide shelter and supportive services to victims of domestic violence while seeking to end domestic violence through public awareness and community education.

  • Programs are client centered and free. They are designed to empower survivors by assisting with housing, legal issues, parenting, job skills, health and safety issues.

  • EVE's services are dependent upon the help of volunteers, donations and the support of area businesses and organizations.

  • EVE is a non profit 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax deductible for both federal tax savings and the Michigan Homeless Shelter/Food Bank Credit.

EVE's Annual Report 2014

History of EVE

Founded in 1977, the Council Against Domestic Assault (CADA) began with a group of concerned community members who wanted to help support their family, friends and neighbors. The Council Against Domestic Assault grew to include Lansing's first domestic violence shelter and supportive services for survivors and their children. In recent years, CADA changed its name to EVE (End Violent Encounters) to reflect EVE's comprehensive services to survivors.

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EVE's Services are empowerment-based, confidential and free!

If you are in immediate danger or in need of emergency assistance, please call 911. If you are seeking support, please call EVE's 24-Hour Crisis Line (517) 372-5572.  All Calls are confidential. Shelter and Services are free to survivors of domestic violence.

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