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Victim Support

Available 24/7/365

Supporting Victims of Any Crime

Child Advocacy Center

Minimizing trauma to the child during the process of child abuse investigations.

Suicide Survivors Support

On call to support those in our community who lose someone to suicide. 

Sexual Assault Response

Providing support for victims of sexual assault, including specially trained nurses. 

All Services are Free

All services provided by Copper Shores Victim Services Unit are free of cost. 

Contact Us

  • Call Crisis Line: 1 (906) 482-5797
  • Call Business Line: 1 (906) 523-5920 Ext. 2
  • Email:

Office Location

47431 State Highway M26
Unit 5B
Houghton, MI 49931

Resources for Victims

Love is Respect

24/7 talk, text, or chat for youth with questions or concerns about dating and relationships.

MI Sexual Assault Hotline

24/7 talk, text, or chat for Michigan residents who have experienced sexual assault.

MI Domestic Violence Hotline

24/7 talk, text, or chat available. Call 866-864-2338, text, or chat via the link.

National Human Trafficking Hotline

Available 24/7 at 1-888-373-7888 for those suspecting or experiencing human trafficking.

Copper Shores LOSS Team

The Local Outreach for Suicide Survivors Team provides postvention services to surviving victims of suicide loss.

A Safe Place

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We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or military, marital, or financial status in any activities. We are a Michigan Tech University Safe Place Ally.  

Funded by

MDHHS Division of Victim Services

Our People

Meet the Victim Support team

Loraine Hanover - Featured Image

Loraine Hanover

Melissa Helppi - Featured Image

Melissa Helppi

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Virginia Lambert

Program Director - Victim Support
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Rachel Lamppa

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Carey Sullivan


Donate to Victim Support

Your financial support will help keep these free services available in Michigan's Copper Country.