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24 Hour Crisis Line

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)
Welcome to COVE!
COVE empowers women and changes lives in Mason, Lake and Oceana Counties. Volunteers are always needed, goods, donations and all monies raised stay right here in rural Michigan. Make a difference today for the children of tomorrow. When the power of love overcomes the love of power, there will be peace.

The mission of COVE is to provide protection and advocacy to victims of Domestic / Sexual Violence and or Homelessness, and to educate the community about the root causes of violence.


Perfect Match !

We are searching for our "Perfect Match” and we think we have found "the one”….YOU! 

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, we are thrilled to announce a $1-for-$1 match of up to $10,000 for our Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) unit.

Now through May 31st, 2017 every donation to the SANE unit will be matched. Make a $100 donation today and it will be worth $200, a $250 donation will be worth $500, and a $500 donation will be worth $1,000. 

This is a great opportunity to double your 
donations impact by helping the victims of sexual assault in Mason, Lake & Oceana Counties.

Will you be our "Perfect Match”?

Match donations can be made using this link to, at the COVE office, 906 E Ludington Ave, Ludington, MI 49431, or to pay by credit card call Carrie at (231) 843-2541 Ext 8



• In a single day in 2014, Michigan domestic violence programs provided services to 2,492 victims/survivors.

• In 2009, 103,331 incidents of domestic violence were reported to Michigan police. Many others went unreported.

• Over half of domestic violence homicides in Michigan are committed with guns.

• An estimated 18.2% of Michigan women will experience stalking in their lifetimes.


• 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men in the United States have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner.

• On a typical day, domestic violence hotlines receive approximately 21,000 calls, approximately 15 calls every minute.

• Intimate partner violence accounts for 15% of all violent crime.

• The presence of a gun in the home during a domestic violence incident increases the risk of homicide by at least 500%.

• 72% of all murder-suicides involve an intimate partner; 94% of the victims of these crimes are female.

Services we provide...

  • Emergency Shelter

  • Housing Services

  • Community Education

  • Crisis Center

  • Support Groups 



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Domestic Violence Counts
2015 Michigan Data summary
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Date: 3/15/2017
906 E. Ludington Ave., Ludington, MI 49431
Office 231-843-2541
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