The following is a list of self-help organizations, support groups, and treatment centers for persons facing the challenges of substance abuse, are victims of sexual violence, or are in need of other emergency assistance.
Substance Abuse Recovery and Treatment
Community Mental Health Partnership of Southeast Michigan
The Community Mental Health Partnership (CMHPSM) ensures and supports the health, wellness and quality of life of people living in our region. CMHPSM offers both substance abuse and mental health services.
734-344-6079 or 888-566-0489
Washtenaw Alano Club
A non-profit corporation whose primary purpose is to operate a vital support center where 12-step recovery programs can hold meetings, host social events and provide community-building opportunities for recovering alcoholics and addicts.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) & Marijuana Anonymous (MA)
A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strengths, and hopes with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from addiction.
In the Rooms
A Global Online meeting list to find Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and other 12-step Fellowship Meetings around the world.
Huron Valley Area Intergroup, Inc.
Serving AA in Ann Arbor, Chelsea, Dexter, Manchester, Milan, Saline, Ypsilanti & surrounding communities.
Alcoholics for Christ
An inter-denominational, nonprofit, Christian fellowship which ministers to Alcoholics, Substance abusers, Family Members, and Adult Children.
Alcohol Management Program (AMP)
For those with mild to moderate alcohol problems who could improve their health by drinking less alcohol or none at all. The AMP is not for those who are severely dependent or alcoholic and require treatment services.
The goal of Dawn Farm is to assist addicts and alcoholics in achieving long term recovery by offering residential treatment, sub-acute detoxification, outpatient treatment and transitional housing.
Ann Arbor 734-669-8265
An intentional community for adults living with mental illness that focuses on wellness and abilities. The Clubhouse promotes recovery through opportunities for members to work, learn, and contribute their talents to our community of mutual support.
Greenbrook Recovery Center
Offers a full range of chemical dependency services and programs to individuals and their families.
734-486-4900 extension 1
Home of New Vision
A non-profit organization that has provided innovative transitional housing, rehabilitation, and therapeutic services for individuals committed to ongoing recovery from chemical dependency in Washtenaw County.
A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from marijuana addiction. In-person or online meetings are available.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
A global, community-based organization with a multi-lingual and multicultural membership that offers recovery from the effects of addiction through working a twelve-step program.
Washtenaw Area Narcotics Anonymous (WANA)
Provides information to members about local NA meetings, and activities.
Project Outreach (PORT)
Provides ongoing psychiatric services, including assessments, consultation, and medication management to individuals who are homeless and those in the justice system who need mental health assistance.
University of Michigan Addiction Treatment Services (UMATS)
Offers assessment, diagnosis, and treatment personalized for individuals and their families.
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
Outpatient services include Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Post-traumatic Stress, and Healthcare for Homeless Veterans.
Community Mental Health Services of Livingston County
In collaboration with Washtenaw County, the agency operates as the Substance Abuse Coordinating Agency for children/youth/individuals of Livingston County with Medicaid or no insurance. Services are available to youth and to adults who live in Livingston County.
Important steps to take immediately after a sexual assault:
- Get away from the attacker to a safe place as fast as you can. Then call 911.
- Call a friend or family member you trust. You can also call a crisis center or a hotline to talk with a counselor. One hotline is the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800-656-4673. Feelings of shame, guilt, fear, and shock are normal. It is important to get counseling from a trusted professional.
- Do not wash, comb, or clean any part of your body. Do not change clothes if possible, so the hospital staff can collect evidence. Do not touch or change anything at the scene of the assault.
- Go to your nearest hospital emergency room as soon as possible. You need to be examined, treated for any injuries, and screened for possible sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and/ or pregnancy. The doctor will collect evidence using a rape kit for fibers, hairs, saliva, semen, or clothing that the attacker may have left behind.
While at the hospital:
- If you decide you want to file a police report, you or the hospital staff can call the police from the emergency room.
- Ask the hospital staff to connect you with The SafeHouse Center (734-955-5444). The center staff can help you make choices about reporting the attack and getting help through counseling and support groups.
Where else can I go for help?
- If you are sexually assaulted, it is not your fault. Do not be afraid to ask for help or support. Help is available, you can call these organizations:
- National Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-7233 TTY 800-787-3224
- National Sexual Assault Hotline 800-656-4673
- You also can obtain the numbers of shelters, counseling services, and legal assistance in your phone book or online.
How can I lower my risk of sexual assault?
There are things you can do to reduce your chances of being sexually assaulted. Follow these tips from the National Crime Prevention Council:
- Be aware of your surroundings – who’s out there and what’s going on.
- Walk with confidence. The more confident you look, the stronger you appear.
- Know your limits when it comes to using alcohol.
- Be assertive – don’t let anyone violate your space.
- Trust your instincts. If you feel uncomfortable in your surroundings, leave.
- Don’t prop open self-locking doors.
- Lock your door and your windows, even if you leave for just a few minutes.
- Watch your keys; do not lend them, do not leave them, do not lose them, and do not put your name and address on the key ring. If you do lose your keys have the locks to your home changed.
- Watch out for unwanted visitors. Know who’s on the other side of the door before you open it. Be wary of isolated spots, like underground garages, open offices after business hours, and apartment laundry rooms.
- Avoid walking or jogging alone, especially at night. Vary your route. Stay in well-traveled, well-lit areas.
- Have your key ready to use before you reach the door – home, car, or work.
- Park in well-lit areas and lock the car, even if you’ll only be gone a few minutes.
- Drive on well-traveled streets, with doors and windows locked.
- Never hitchhike or pick up a hitchhiker.
- Keep your car in good shape with plenty of gas in the tank.
- In case of car trouble, call for help on your cellular phone. If you don’t have a phone, put the hood up, lock the doors, and put a banner in the rear mirror that says, “Help. Call police.”
For more information about sexual assault and victim’s resources:
- Loveisrespect.org 866-331-9474
- National Sexual Violence Resource Center 877-739-3895
- Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network 800-656-4673
Other Emergency Assistance
- Huron Valley Ambulance 800-872-1111
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-8255
- Poison Control Center: 800-222-1222
- St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Emergency Room: 734-712-3000
- Suicide Intervention (U of M Emergency Psychiatric Services) 734-936-5900
- The SafeHouse Center: 734-995-5444
- U of M Hospital Emergency Room: 734-936-6666