SafeHouse Center
24/7 HelpLine: 734-995-5444
If you are in immediate danger, call 911.
Linea de Apoyo de 24 horas: 734-995-5444
Si esta en grave peligro, llame a 911.

Legal Advocacy

SafeHouse Center Legal Advocates provide informational and emotional support to survivors of intimate partner domestic violence and sexual assault as they engage with the criminal or civil legal system. These services include matters involving criminal charges against the batterer, matters involving criminal charges against the survivor, obtaining and enforcing personal protection orders, pursuing divorce and child custody issues, and other matters. Legal Advocates may also be available for court accompaniment to all court hearings within Washtenaw County.

Please note that our Legal Advocates do not act as attorneys for survivors and are not able to provide legal advice or representation. Legal Advocates, however, are available to survivors to discuss their legal rights, the legal process, possible outcomes and to provide information that will help survivors make informed decisions about whether and how to engage in the judicial process.

Please call the Legal Advocacy Program Coordinator if you have further questions: 734-973-0242 ext. 208

Personal Protection Orders

For Personal Protection Orders (PPOs), an advocate may also be available to meet with you at our office located in the Washtenaw County Circuit Court (downtown Ann Arbor). This office is generally open Monday through Thursday. 

Please call 734-222-3381 to schedule an appointment.