Free and Confidential Services
We support individuals if you or someone you know has been affected by or subjected to any of the following:
domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking (sex trafficking and labor trafficking), stalking, harassment, physical assault, adults subjected to abuse or assault as children, teen dating violence, and more.
If you are unsure whether or not we can provide you support, please call anyway. Our team of trained advocates will listen and support you with our services or with referrals to other supports.
24-Hour Phone Line
Our trained advocates are on call 24/7 via phone to offer support
We support people through a variety of family, civil, immigration, and criminal legal processes including applying for restraining orders.
We do not provide legal advice, but can provide legal referrals and resources.
Emergency Short Term Safe Housing
If people feel unsafe in their home, we can provide short- term
Information & Referrals
We provide information to help people make decisions that are right for them, and refer people to resources within and outside of Cook County.
We can help explore peoples options around reporting to law enforcement so that they can make the decisions that are right for them.
We accompany people for medical care and advocate and support them for what they need including sexual assault exams.
We provide support groups for survivors, as well as community and school education. We can create an educational experience for children, teens, and adults.
We have a library of over 650 books available to everyone. Books can be checked out from our office directly, or via the Grand Marais Public Library Catalog.
If people want to talk confidentially we will listen, believe and support them. Anyone is welcome to call our crisis line anonymously to speak to a trained advocate.
Support for Youth
VPC can support and advocate for youth as well as adults. Individuals aged 13-17 years old can receive free & confidential services without parental/guardian permission.
Safe & Strong presentations are available Pre-K through 6th grade students on body safety.
VPC can also provide programming, groups, support, and education on the following topics:
healthy relationships, safe boundaries, teen dating violence, sexual violence, and more.