Mission: The michigan coalition to end domestic and sexual violence (mcedsv) is dedicated to the empowerment of all the state's survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Our mission is to develop and promote efforts aimed at the elimination of all domestic and sexual violence in michigan. Our vision is to be michigan's catalyst for creating empowered and transformed individuals, communities, and societies committed to building a lasting legacy of equality, peace and social justice, where domestic and sexual violence no longer exists.
Programs: Domestic and sexual violence services, including: 1. Addressing the needs of survivors through public policy, public education, and social change: mcedsv provides expertise and education to policy makers and public officials on issues affecting survivors. Mcedsv ensures the voice of survivors and their loved ones are heard throughout the state. Mcedsv assists local and state law enforcement agencies to develop effective responses to domestic and sexual violence. (continued on schedule o) 2. Statewide leadership to enhance gender-based violence prevention efforts to promote comprehensive, community-based social change efforts to end domestic and sexual violence and build peaceful communities through the following projects: the delta project, the statewide prevention steering committee, and project connect. 3. Skill building training: mcedsv provided advanced and basic training or served as experts in more than 40 events, educating nearly 900 leaders, advocates, and community members on the prevention of domestic and sexual violence and intervention strategies for survivors. 4. Mcedsv technical assistance programs are delivered through the following projects: building the safety net project (bsn), nonprofit legal and management assistance program, and the michigan resource center on domestic and sexual violence.
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Mary Keefe and the staff helps support domestic violence agencies. When I needed more information and assistance in finding research on new designs for domestic violence shelters they knew right where to look. They provided links and insight on the future of shelters.
The Coalition provides vital resources for professionals and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Their staff are knowledgeable and helpful. The Coalition is a primary trainer for staff of domestic violence and sexual assault organizations in the State of Michigan. They are well respect in the community.