The Eaton County Sexual Assault Program believes that survivors of sexual violence have the right to be treated with dignity and respect. Through advocacy and counseling services, our program seeks to promote safety, and access to information and community resources that can empower survivors and encourage self-determination.
What our Advocate Can Do:
Reporting: we can go with you to report if that is what you chose to do!
Legal system/the court process: We can help explain the legal process for criminal cases so that you understand it more in-depth.
Attending court meetings and hearings: The advocate can attend court with you or for you so that you are not alone through this process. We can check in with the court for updates on the case and keep you up to date on what is happening.
Personal Protection Orders: We have copies of PPO’s at our office and can help explain the process with you as well as fill them out and take them into the county clerk.
Finding community resources: If there were community resources you were interested in such as housing, volunteering, etc. we are here to help you with the resources you are interested in.
Medical advocacy: The advocate can attend medical appointments with you, research medical needs, etc. that way the process is a little less overwhelming.
Child Protective Services
And much more
PERSONAL PROTECTION ORDERS
Eaton County. Counseling
Eaton County’s Counseling Program serves survivors of sexual violence and their families through individual, family and group counseling. Our team utilizes a supportive, empowerment, and strengths-based approach, while providing a non-judgmental atmosphere for survivors and their families from all racial, ethnic, religious and sexual orientation backgrounds. All counseling services are provided by masters and doctoral level staff and interns in the social work, psychology and counseling fields. All interns are supervised by experienced staff on-site as well as faculty from area universities.
For specific services in counseling –
Individual and Family Counseling: Appointments are generally available between 7:00am and 7:00pm, 7 days a week. To make an introductory appointment, please call (517) 614-4652.
Sexual Assault Groups: Held periodically based on need for all age ranges. Please call for locations and more information.