WISE provides crisis intervention and support services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence. All services are free and confidential.
The first step to getting help from WISE is calling the crisis line or using our contact form.
24-Hour Crisis Line
Advocates are available 24/7 to speak with survivors of domestic or sexual violence on the phone.
24-Hour Emergency Shelter
Our emergency shelter in Big Rapids is open to individuals and their children fleeing intimate partner domestic violence or sexual abuse.
To begin your shelter assessment, call our 24-hour crisis line at (231) 796-6600.
Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Response Team
WISE and our community partners operate the Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Response Team to serve survivors in all Mecosta, Osceola and Newaygo counties.
Advocates are here to support you through this tough time. We are here to help you and connect you to resources that we know and trust, and are willing to help with many different aspects of your journey.
WISE advocates lead classes on a variety of topics including from empowerment, self-care, recognizing and beginning to process trauma, and more.
24-Hour Crisis Line What to Expect When You Call
Calling the 24-hour crisis line is the first step to getting services from WISE, whether that means connecting with an advocate for outreach services or coming into our emergency shelter.
The advocate on the phone will ask you questions about yourself and the situation that led you to call the hotline. Be honest and know that you have the support of the person taking your call. Our staff is here to help you and your family stay safe.