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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.

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Congratulations to our Executive Director
 Marie Waite

Marie Waite, Executive Director of Communities Overcoming Violent Encounters (COVE), received the United Way of the Lakeshore’s "Community Impact Award – Staff” at its Annual Meeting & Celebration Wednesday evening, April 22 at the Holiday Inn Muskegon Harbor.  This award was presented by Captain Dan Sawka of the Salvation Army and is given annually to a staff person of a human service agency who embodies the true spirit of impact through collaboration,  collective action, and selfless commitment for the common good that results in measurable improvements in the community.  Marie’s nomination was prepared by Jane Thompson on behalf of the COVE Board of Directors.

Services we provide...

  • Emergency Shelter

  • Housing Services

  • Community Education

  • Crisis Center

  • Support Groups




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906 E. Ludington Ave., Ludington, MI 49431
Office 231-843-2541
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