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Michigan adds texting option to sexual assault hotline

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced this past week that victims can text 1-866-238-1454.
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YPSILANTI, Mich. — Michigan has added a texting option to a hotline that allows victims of sexual assault to seek help and support from trained professionals.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced this past week that victims can text 1-866-238-1454. It is an expansion to the 855-VOICES4 hotline, which offers free, confidential and anonymous support 24 hours a day, seven says a week to victims and family and friends.

Whitmer said she wants every survivor to “know that your voice and your story matter, and when you’re ready to talk, we’re ready to listen.” She made the announcement at Eastern Michigan University during the fifth annual summit to combat sexual assaults on college campuses.

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