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Auburn Hills Police Chief Shares Shocking Reality of Domestic Violence

April 11th 2017

Auburn Hills Police Chief Shares Shocking Reality of  Domestic Violence (Auburn Hills Police Chief Doreen Olko, April 11, 2017) Auburn Hills, MI – Domestic violence is a terrible problem on this country.  We respond to these calls nearly daily here in Auburn Hills and it is not uncommon to respond to several in one 24 hour […]

Common Ground Seeking Volunteers for 24-hour Crisis Helpline

March 7th 2017

Common Ground Seeking Volunteers for 24-hour Crisis Helpline (Common Ground, March 7, 2017) PONTIAC, Mich., – Common Ground is seeking new crisis helpline volunteers at the Resource and Crisis Center in Pontiac, Michigan. The organization’s volunteer program offers several benefits including: free certification and training courses, experience in a mental health environment, career development and […]

Michigan Modifies Domestic Violence Laws

July 1st 2016

Michigan Modifies Domestic Violence Laws (Guest Blog, Lisa Schmidt, July 1, 2016) Lansing, MI – Domestic violence is a serious problem in family law. Whether there has been a conviction or not, the lasting effects of intimate partner violence can make any divorce, custody, or parenting time case far more emotional and difficult. The Michigan […]

Self-Care Isn’t Selfish

July 1st 2016

Self-Care Isn’t Selfish (Guest blog, Nkenge Burkhead, Prevention Education Specialist, HAVEN, July 1, 2016) People often ask, “How did you get involved in this work?” This is a question advocates working to end domestic and sexual violence have been asked countlessly. Their answers are often filled with personal experiences. Many advocates identify as both survivor […]

Beth Morrison Retires from HAVEN After 13 Years

June 7th 2016

Beth Morrison Retires from HAVEN After 13 Years (HAVEN, June 7, 2016) PONTIAC, MICH. –After 13 years at the helm, Beth Morrison, President and CEO of HAVEN, will step down at the end of July. The Board has named Emily Matuszczak and Marianne Dwyer as co-interim CEOs effective August 1. Morrison is relocating to Tucson, […]

Crime at the Motorama Motel, Part Three

December 19th 2015

Crime at the Motorama Motel, Part Three Part Three of a Three-Part Series (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 19, 2015) Ferndale, MI – How common is crime at the Motorama? This question comes up from time to time as the public hears about the most serious of cases, including a heroin-related death earlier this year. On […]