Hope Shores Alliance believes in communities where ALL have the right to be safe from sexual and domestic violence. We reinforce that belief with free, confidential, and voluntary programs, services, and resources that include:
Our trained and skilled advocates are available 24/7 to talk confidentially with anyone affected by sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking and dating violence. This includes survivors and loved ones or significant others of survivors who have been affected by sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking and dating violence at any point in their lifetime. We understand that these forms of violence can happen at any point in a person’s lifetime and that survivors may want support at various points along their healing path. Healing from the trauma experienced through violence is a journey that is unique to each person and we are here to support you, wherever you are on your individual journey.
Hope Shores Alliance assists you with identifying ways to heal from trauma and abuse. Our team of advocates offers one-on-one visits with you to provide emotional support, exploration of feelings, assistance with safety planning, and information about options and resources available. Our advocates work to provide you with a safe atmosphere, free from judgment and questioning, where we engage in active listening that is both supportive of you and validate the experiences you’ve had.
Advocacy looks like many different things but our team is dedicated to helping you along your journey whether you need medical, legal (criminal or civil), systems, administrative, housing, or any other type of advocacy. Being survivor-led means that you determine your needs and goals, and advocates work alongside of you to help you meet those.
To talk with an advocate or to make an appointment please call our 24-Hour Help and Support Line at (800)396-9129.
Sometimes it just helps to talk while someone, without judgement, listens and supports you. To talk with an advocate or to make an appointment please call our 24-Hour Help and Support Line at (800)396-9129.
Our agency understands that things happen outside of your control and that oftentimes those things cost money. Our agency has funds to help you get through the tough times. We can help with gas cards, laundry vouchers, public transportation vouchers, emergency utility assistance, locks, etc. Although there is a limited amount of these funds, it’s always better to ask. Call our 24-Hour Help and Support Line at (800)396-9129 to inquire after financial assistance.
Our trained counseling staff is on standby to provide survivors and their support persons trauma-informed supportive listening and high quality counseling care.
Call our 24-Hour Help and Support Line at (800)396-9129 to set up a counseling appointment.
Hope Shores Alliance Support Groups are designed in a way to create a safe environment where you and your support persons can engage confidentially with advocates, counselors, and other persons affected by these forms of violence. Support Groups are offered as Therapeutic, Psycho-Educational, or Peer-Based depending on the goals of those attending. There are adult, teen, or child support groups depending on demand.
Call our 24-Hour Help and Support Line at (800)396-9129 to find out more information about our support groups.
When seeking a temporary safe-place to stay, Hope Shores Alliance is here to help. Whether you are seeking safety from sexual violence, dating violence, stalking or domestic violence we understand it is not often an easy transition to temporary emergency shelter. Our trained and compassionate advocates are available to support you through this process. We offer a violence-free and safe environment allowing survivors to access safe shelter and support as well as emotional and physical healing.
If our safe house is full or a person identifying as a man is in need of emergency safe housing, Hope Shores Alliance is fortunate enough to have a hotel model. This means that we are able to put you in a hotel for a short period of time while we safety plan with you and figure out longer term solutions of safety.
If you are seeking temporary emergency shelter, call our 24-Hour Help and Support Line at (800)396-9129 to speak with an advocate about your options.
Our housing advocates and advocacy team work with you to address barriers to obtaining or maintaining safe, affordable, and permanent housing. Housing advocacy includes helping with housing applications, transportation, and referrals in obtaining financial assistance. We also have two long term housing programs – one with units owned and managed by our organization and one voucher based program.
To talk with one of our housing advocates or learn more about our housing advocacy services call our 24-Hour Help and Support Line at (800)396-9129.
Our team of Advocates is on call 24/7/365 in order to be able to respond to crisis situations with you. Whether you to the hospital, law enforcement, Hope Shores Alliance, or another location, our Advocates are ready to come and provide support and information to you following the assault.
We collaborate with key community partners to ensure that you get dignified, trauma-informed care following an assault.
To talk with someone about your assault and to find out if activating SART is right for you, call our 24-Hour Help and Support Line at (800)396-9129.
Our team of Residential Advocates is on call 24/7/365 in order to be able to respond to crisis situations with survivors. Whether a survivor of domestic violence reports to the hospital, law enforcement, Hope Shores Alliance or another location, our Advocates are ready to come and provide support and information following the incident.
Located in Presque Isle at 380 N Third Street in Rogers City, our thrift store, Seconds on Third, has a large collection of clothes, accessories, shoes, household items, books, movies, decorations, and so much more. Survivors are able to access the items in the store at no cost to them and the proceeds go toward replenishing our unrestricted funds benefit to support survivor needs.
Call (989)734-7306 to find out more information about Seconds on Third.
Our outreach team is dedicated to collaborating with our community partners and other service organizations to educate on key concepts like sexual assault dynamics, gender based violence, power and control, intersectionality, bystander intervention, and healthy sexuality. We provide in-depth trainings as well as general presentations in order to educate our community on survivorship. If you are interested in scheduling a presentation or training at your business, organization, or educational building, please contact our Outreach Advocacy Coordinator, Jen Baker, at (989)356-2560 ext. 107.
Our organization has a robust and dynamic team of volunteers that we are always looking to grow. Our goal is to match your skills, strengths, and interests with the needs of survivors and our agency. Depending upon your interest and comfort level, you can choose between working directly with survivors in certain capacities or do more behind-the-scenes (but just as critical) work.
We are always looking for new and creative ways for volunteers to get involved but some examples of volunteer opportunities include: working in the thrift store, assisting with awareness month outreach activities, providing childcare, providing transportation, moving furniture, etc.
If you are interested in learning more about agency needs and volunteer opportunities, please contact our volunteer coordinator, Natalie Francis at email@example.com or (989)356-2560 ext. 202.
*A criminal background check is required for any part-time or full-time volunteer or paid position.*