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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!  

Stop by Mason County Central (Scottville) High School
Saturday, March 17th - 10 am - 3 pm
FREE Cotton Candy and Popcorn at the COVE booth!
Family AfFair

Oceana Children's Trust Fund is seeking Direct Services Proposals for community-based child abuse and neglect prevention programs and services in Oceana County.  Click here for the Press Release and Request for Proposal and application.

Event participation is just one way to support COVE.

Stay tuned for Sexual Assault Awareness and
Child Abuse Prevention events coming in April.


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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