Tribal Communities

The 12 Federally Recognized Tribes of Michigan

Bay Mills
Indian Community

Bay Mills Indian Community Journey To Healing: This program includes public awareness, education, training, and advocacy services for crime victims. The overall goal of the Journey to Healing Program is to provide comprehensive support services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their families, along with providing public awareness, education and training to the community.

To contact the Bay Mills Indian Community Journey To Healing Program, please call (906) 248-3204

Grand Traverse Band Ottawa
& Chippewa Indians

Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Tribal Victim Assistance Program is a grant-funded program that assists all victims of crimes which occur in the six county service area, which include Benzie, Charlevoix, Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Manistee, and Antrim Counties.

To contact the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Tribal Victim Assistance Program, please call (231) 534-7525.

Hannahville Potawatomi
Indian Community

Hannahville Victim Services

To contact Hannahville Victim Services, please call (906) 723-2668

Keweenaw Bay
Indian Community

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community OVW Programs and Services are available to victim-survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking and are available to both male and female Native American victims. Services are also available to those collaterally affected, meaning although you may not have been a victim yourself, you were in some way affected — either as a child in the same household, a family member, a relative or other community member — and would like to talk to someone in a safe, confidential environment.

To contact the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community OVW Program, please call (906) 353-4596

Lac Vieux Desert Band
of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians

Lac Vieux Desert Tribal Program

To contact the Lac Vieux Desert Tribal Program, please call (906) 358-4940

Little River Band of
Ottawa Indians

Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Victim Services Program

To contact the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Victim Services Program, please call (231) 398-6719

Little Traverse Bay
Bands of Odawa Indians

The Survivor Outreach Services Program at the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Department of Human Services provides a variety of services to all Native American women and girls and non-native intimate partners of a Native American. Services are available regardless of age and tribal affiliation for those experiencing domestic violence, dating violence, or sexual assault, and for adults sexually abused as children, or for victims of family violence, stalking/harassment, and elder abuse/neglect.

To contact the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Survivor Outreach Services Program, please call (231) 242-1628

Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish
Band of Pottawatomi Indians
Gun Lake Tribe

Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians (Gun Lake Tribe) Domestic Violence Program provides comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, from a multidisciplinary and culturally specific approach. The goal of the program is to lessen the impact of victimization, to identify the needs of victims and their families, regardless of age, gender or sexual identity, to assist in meeting the identified needs, to raise awareness and to provide education events and trainings for the community.

To contact Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians Domestic Violence Program, please call (269) 397-1760

Nottawaseppi Huron Band of
Potawatomi Indians

Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians Domestic Violence Victim Advocate

To contact Notawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians Domestic Violence Victim Advocate, please call (269) 704-8396

Pokagon Band of
Potawatomi

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Department of Social Services offers services to women in the community who are feeling unsafe at home and need help. Our goal is to help create a violence-free community where survivors are supported and perpetrators are held accountable for their actions.

To contact the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Victim Services Manager, please call (269) 462-4324

Saginaw Chippewa
Indian Tribe

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan’s Victim of Crime Program assists victims of crime by providing victims with information, emotional support, and assistance finding resources and filling out paperwork.

To contact Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan’s Victims of Crime Program, please call (989) 775-4814

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe
of Chippewa Indians

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Advocacy Resource Center (ARC) is a direct service program that provides voluntary assistance and support to victims/survivors and their children regardless of law enforcement involvement or length of time since the assault, abuse and/or crime.

To contact the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Advocacy Resource Center, please call (906) 632-1808

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

StrongHearts Native Helpline
1-844-7NATIVE (1-844-762-8483)

Contact Us

2861 Ashmun St., Suite 4
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Phone: (906) 253-9775 

 Fax (906) 253-9757

rcarr@utfav.org 

This project was funded by Grant No. 2017-IW-AX-0003 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice.  The opinions, findings, and recommendations expressed in this publication, program, exhibition are that of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

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