free & confidential
24-Hour Crisis Line
Our trained advocates are on call 24/7 via phone to offer support and resources.
Although we can not give legal advice we can support you through a variety of legal processes both civil and criminal including applying for restraining orders.
Information & Referrals
We can help you find the information you need to make the decisions that are right for you, as well as refer you to additional resources both within and ouside of Cook County.
Unsure if you want to report to law enforcement?
We can help you explore your options so you can make the decisions that are right for you.
Support & Educational Groups
We provide support groups for survivors, as well as community and school education around healthy relationships, unhealthy relationships, body safety, and domestic and sexual violence. Need a speaker or educational programming for an event or class? We can create an educational experience for children pre-k to 6th grade learning about body safety, teens learning about dating violence and sexual assault, and adults learning about the effects of violence in our community.
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.
Emergency Short Term Safe Housing
If you feel unsafe in your home, we can provide
emergency safe housing.
We can accompany you to the hospital or clinic for medical care. We can advocate for what you need and support you through the process.
If you want to talk confidentially we will listen, believe and support you. Anyone is welcome to call our crisis line anonymously to speak to a trained advocate.
Anyone can be subjected to or affected by domestic and/or sexual violence regardless of age, race, gender identity/expression, ethnicity, national origin, abilities, immigration status, sexual orientation, religion, or socioeconomic status. The VPC does not discriminate and works with anyone who currently is or has been subjected to or affected by domestic and/or sexual violence. We work with primary survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence as well as secondary survivors. Secondary survivors are those who are close to the primary survivor and suffer consequences of the violence alongside the primary survivor. Secondary survivors can be friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, teachers, religious leaders, coaches, community members etc. Our staff and volunteers create a welcoming, safe and inclusive environment for everyone.
- Safety Alert -
cOMPUTER AND iNTERNET use cAN BE mONITORED AND IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO COMPLETELY CLEAR WEBSITE VISITS.
If you are in danger, call 911 or our crisis line at (218) 387-1237
for more info on internet safety