As essential workers, we have continued to provide the same advocacy and support to survivors by providing shelter and outreach services during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have added safety precautions to keep our clients and staff safe. Our hotline advocates are available 24/7 to get you the help you need.

Empowering People To Create Violence Free Communities

Women’s Information Service, Inc. (WISE) provides crisis intervention and support services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence by empowering individuals, children and families along with our community partners to reclaim their sense of self.

Big Rapids shelter for domestic violence and sexual assault

24-Hour Emergency Shelter

WISE has an emergency shelter located in Big Rapids for single women and women with children who are fleeing domestic violence or sexual abuse.

Call a WISE advocate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (231) 796-6600 or 1-800-374-WISE.

24-Hour Hotline

Advocates are available 24/7 to speak with survivors of domestic or sexual violence. Call 1-800-374-WISE.

Advocacy Services

WISE’s Outreach Program is designed to serve clients who do not need emergency shelter.


Throughout the year, WISE advocates lead classes for clients in Mecosta, Osceola and Newaygo counties. Class topics include pattern changing, parenting and general group support.