Domestic Violence

Center for Women in Transition provides domestic violence services to survivors of verbal, emotional, physical, and sexual intimate partner violence. Each year our agency serves more than 3,000 individuals, and all services are strictly confidential.

Support Groups

Weekly support groups provide emotional support and education to survivors of domestic violence. Together, participants learn ways to to increase their physical and emotional safety and expand their knowledge of the dynamics of domestic violence.

All groups are confidential and free of charge.

Who can participate?

We welcome past and present survivors of domestic violence. Free childcare is available during the majority of our support groups. For more information, please contact the Center at (616) 392-1970.

Transitional Housing

This home-based program provides safety, hope, and a fresh start for families who were homeless or at risk of homelessness due to domestic violence. Families receive assistance with rent and basic needs as well as help with budgeting, education, and employment. Case Managers work closely with program participants for up to two years, providing emotional support and celebrating each success along the way.

Domestic Violence Case Management

Our highly-trained case management team works individually with survivors to meet their self-identified goals. Goals may include: meeting basic needs, planning for safety, understanding the impact of domestic violence, or creating a healthy network of support.

Advocates and therapists work together to provide comprehensive interventions that are designed to reduce trauma symptoms and empower the individual.

Legal Advocacy

Our agency seeks to assist survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking as they navigate the legal system. Advocates assist with completing and filing Personal Protection Orders (PPO’s), provide courtroom support and educate individuals about the legal system and their rights as a survivor.