Support Services

MSU Safe Place Services

Advocacy Services:
Advocacy services include discussing options and resources related to legal, educational, housing, financial, emotional or other needs; assistance with and/or accompaniment to MSU Office of Institutional Equity (OIE), civil, or criminal proceedings; or safety planning.

MSU Safe Place provides shelter to female, male, non-binary and trans adults and their minor children who are experiencing stalking and/or emotional, physical or sexual abuse in an ongoing relationship and are in need of a safe, confidential place to stay.

Individual Counseling:
Counseling is available for individuals and their children who have experienced or currently are experiencing relationship violence or stalking.

Support Group:
The MSU Safe Place support group meets weekly and is open to survivors of relationship violence and/or stalking. Childcare is available. Please note: Support group has been suspended currently due to COVID-19.

Accessing Services:

Reaching MSU Safe Place:
For support or shelter services call (517) 355-1100.  MSU affiliated persons needing shelter can also use this number to access our on-call phone service after 5:00pm Monday through Friday and on weekends and holidays.  You can also reach MSU Safe Place via e-mail at  If you leave a voice mail message or e-mail us, please indicate a safe way for us to reach you.

24-Hour Support from Neighboring Programs:

End Violent Encounters (Lansing, domestic violence/sexual assault): (517) 372-5572

SIREN/Eaton Shelter (Eaton County, domestic violence and homelessness): (517) 543-4915 or (800) 899-9997

AWARE, Inc. (Jackson County, domestic violence/sexual assault): (517) 783-2861

SafeCenter (Shiawasee and Clinton Counties, domestic violence/sexual assault): (877) 952-7283

Statewide/National Resources:

National Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 799-SAFE

National Sexual Assault Hotline/RAINN: (800) 656-HOPE (4673)

MI Statewide Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-855-VOICES4