Hope Shores Alliance is just one of hundreds of similar organizations across the country. Below are links to additional sources for information, education, help and support. As part of the northeastern Michigan community, we’re working to bring the discussion of sexual and domestic violence out of the shadows.

One of the ways Hope Shores Alliance is helping is by highlighting a wealth of information and research on the subject of sexual and domestic violence. By making this information accessible to others, we hope to spread the knowledge and give people the power to help change lives.
Dating Violence

Dating abuse is a pattern of abusive behaviors – usually a series of abusive behaviors over a course of time – used to exert power and control over a dating partner. Check out for more information.

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. It includes physical violence, sexual violence, psychological violence, and emotional abuse. Check out for more information.

Sexual Assault

Sexual violence is any type of unwanted sexual contact. This includes words and actions of a sexual nature against a person’s will and without their consent. A person may use force, threats, manipulation, or coercion to commit sexual violence. Check out for more information.


Stalking is a pattern of behavior directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to feel fear. In Michigan, stalking is defined as two or more instances of unwanted contact. Check out for more information.

Human Trafficking

Human trafficking involves recruitment, harboring or transporting people into a situation of exploitation through the use of violence, deception or coercion and forced to work against their will. People can be trafficked for many different forms of exploitation such as forced prostitution, forced labor, forced begging, forced criminality, domestic servitude, forced marriage, and forced organ removal. Check out for more information.