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COVES Mission

The mission of Communities Overcoming Violent Encounters (COVE) is to provide shelter, protection and advocacy to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault aswell as to educate the community on the root causes of violence. Services are provided in Mason, Lakeand Oceana counties to men, women and their children. 

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
TTY: 1-800-787-3224

Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)
1-800-656-HOPE (4673)


Upcoming Events:

Visit our Facebook page for all current events.

Services we provide...

  • Emergency Shelter

  • Legal Advocacy
  • Housing Assistance

  • Safety Planning

  • Medical Advocacy

  • Group Support

  • Transportation Assistance

  • Crime Victim Compensation Assistance

  • SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examination) Unit
Welcome to COVE! 

Your Donation is Doubled During COVE's
April Match Campaign for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Your donations will be matched now through May 15th thanks to the generosity of two anonymous donors providing a total of $20,000 for the Match Campaign!  If you would like to receive a copy of this invitation by email, please send a request to: with "2018 Match Campaign" in the subject line.  You may mail or call in your donation as well.  More information is provided below.

Let your voice end the silence...


Gov. Snyder has proclaimed April as “Sexual Assault Awareness Month” to draw attention to the widespread impact of sexual violence. Statistics indicate that one in five women and one in 50 men will be raped at some point in their lives.

Will you Sign the MI Pledge to help end Sexual Assault?

April is Child Abuse Prevention and Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Join COVE and our partnering organizations to plant pinwheel gardens to promote awareness and put an end to Child Abuse!


POSTPONED - 4/3 – Child Abuse Prevention – Oceana County Pinwheel Project - 4 pm – The Ladder Community Center; 67 N. State Street, Shelby

4/3 - Child Abuse Prevention – Mason County Pinwheel Project
4 pm – Mason County Library, Scottville**

4/4 – Child Abuse Prevention – Oceana County Pinwheel Project:
POSTPONED - 5:30 pm – New Era Reformed Middle School; 4775 1st Street
POSTPONED - 6 pm (Immediately Following New Era program) – Rothbury Community Center

We will still gather at noon for the Child Abuse Prevention Month Proclamation.  **If the weather is bad we will meet inside the courthouse.  Please join us, you won't want to miss out on the home-made pinwheel cookies!
4/5 – Noon – 12:30 pm – Child Abuse Prevention - Proclamation at Oceana County Courthouse (Hart).

4/6 - Child Abuse Prevention – Mason County Pinwheel Project
4 pm – Mason County Library, Ludington**

4/10 – Child Abuse Prevention – Oceana County Pinwheel Project - 4 pm – Walkerville School

**Families of all ages are invited to each location to plant a pinwheel garden for National Child Abuse Prevention month. At the Mason County Library locations, children will also create pinwheels to decorate and take home. Information about the pinwheel project is available at Information about COVE is available at Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Mason County District Library events are free.

Event participation is just one way to support COVE.


COVE Needs your Help!

Please help us collect incorrect printed material and update any online information about COVE! Simply contact us to make sure we are aware of any websites, Facebook pages, or other locations with any type of information or locations displaying printed material containing information that differs from our

Please share this information in the communities we serve: Mason, Lake and Oceana Counties. COVE is nota homeless shelter or only a women's shelter. Services are provided to men, women and their children who are victims of domestic violence or sexual assault in Mason, Oceana and Lake Counties. A few of these services include a 24-Hour Crisis Line: 800-950-5808; safety planning - which may include time in COVE shelter. advocacy for a variety of needs; group support and crisis support.

For additional information, including if your group, organization, or church would like to have someone speak about COVE, please contact Sandy Francis, Development and Public Relations Manager at 231-843-2541, ext. 8. 

906 E. Ludington Ave., Ludington, MI 49431
Office 231-843-2541
Web Site provided by: Kaigin Development, LLC 
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