Gov. Whitmer Announces Text Hotline to Help Sexual Assault Survivors

Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced a plan Tuesday to help sexual assault survivors get the support they need.

Survivors can now text a hotline to get immediate help and support from trained professionals.

This is in addition to a sexual assault calling hotline.

The texting feature offers 24-7, free, confidential and anonymous support to survivors and their family and friends.

The number to text is 866-238-1454 and the calling hotline in Michigan is 855-VOICES4.

Since that number launched in 2018, it helped ensure the 40% of Michiganders without access to direct sexual assault services had someone to help them.