24 hr. Help Resources
For University of Michigan students, staff, faculty and their loved ones:
- Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC): (734) 936-3333
For Washtenaw County residents:
- Safehouse Center: (734) 995-5444
- Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN): 800-656-HOPE
- National Helpline for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse or Assault —chat-based, confidential, and anonymous: 1in6.org/helpline
Resources for Counseling and Advocacy for Male Survivors
For University of Michigan Students
- Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
- caps.umich.edu; 734.764.8312
- CAPS provides a wide variety of services including brief individual and couples counseling and drop-in groups and workshops. CAPS staff counselors include practitioners with experience supporting male students in healing from unwanted childhood sexual experiences. CAPS staff counselors may also assist students in identifying appropriate community-based providers for long-term counseling.
- Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC)
- sapac.umich.edu; (734) 764-7771
- SAPAC provides advocacy and crisis intervention services to all University of Michigan community members. SAPAC advocates have experience working with male survivors and can assist survivors in identifying community-based providers. SAPAC advocates are able to assist in connecting survivors to additional resources on campus and in the community. SAPAC also runs a peer-led support group that is open to all students.
For Washtenaw County Residents (including U-M students)
- SafeHouse Center: safehousecenter.org
- 4100 Clark Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
- SHC Lobby Hours: Monday-Friday 9am – 5pm
- (734) 973-0242
- Safehouse Center provides individual, short-term counseling to any survivor of sexual assault over the age of 14 w/ parental consent, regardless of the age at which the assault occurred. Individual counseling is also available to friends, family members, and partners of survivors so that they can have a safe place to process and gain positive ways to support the survivor.
- University of Michigan Community Provider Database: http://www.umcpd.org/
- This service has been developed by the Mental Health Work Group at the University of Michigan--a collective effort devoted to the mental health of UM students. This resource may be used to search for private mental health care providers in the Ann Arbor area by area of expertise and practitioner preferred gender.
National Male Survivor Organizations and Websites
- MaleSurvivor: malesurvivor.org
- MaleSurvivor is committed to preventing, healing, and eliminating all forms of sexual victimization of boys and men through support, treatment, research, education, advocacy, and activism. MaleSurvivor sponsors Weekends of Recovery, an online chat room and bulletin boards, resources to find therapists and support groups, articles, bookstore, and a bi-annual conference for psychotherapists, allies in healing, survivors and their partners.
- 1in6: www.1in6.org
- 1in6 offers a wealth of information and resources on its website, including an online helpline and a lending library, for men who have experienced unwanted or abusive childhood sexual experiences and those who care about them. Their site is for men at various stages of seeking information and help, including those who don’t see themselves as “survivors” or their experiences as “abuse.” 1in6 also provides trainings for therapists and other professionals.