We help our community respond to domestic violence by creating opportunities to learn about effective individual and institutional responses to survivors, batterers and children who experience domestic violence.


We can prevent domestic violence by promoting healthy, equitable relationships. We help our community think about the conversation related to domestic violence through the lens of promoting healthy, equitable relationships.


We create opportunities for people who care about these issues to connect with each other and with other organizations promoting this work.

We serve as a diverse, inclusive organization to promote a culture of healthy, equitable relationships through education, conversation, and community.

Upcoming Events

Recognizing and Responding to Domestic Violence 

When: Friday, January 18 9am - 12noon
Where: Macomb Community College South Campus, Macomb Room, J Building
Registration: Register at with the 5 digit code 70334

This program teaches how to recognize and respond to domestic violence. Participants get the skills to support survivors and provide interpersonal education about domestic violence in their personal or professional lives. 

MCDVC meeting

When: Friday, January 18 3 - 4:30pm
Where: MISD (44001 Garfield Rd, Clinton Twp, MI) Room 203

Registration: none! All are welcome! 

Topic: The Macomb County Strangulation Response Team will be sharing the results of their first year's work, how we have worked together and what we have learned. In addition, a survivor of non-fatal strangulation will share her story. 


Organizing to Prevent Domestic and Sexual Violence

When: Friday, February 1 9am - 12noon
Where: Macomb Community College South Campus Macomb Room, J Building
Registration: Register at with the 5 digit code 70329

In this highly interactive workshop, participants will use community organizing tools to develop a plan of action to promote healthy relationships and prevent domestic/sexual violence. By building on the important work in this arena already happening at MCC, and by bringing new ideas to the table, participants will create social change objectives. At the end of the meeting, participants will commit to action on changing MCC campus community norms and institutional practices.



Our Work


Macomb Community College

MI Network

Safe & Together Implementation Committee of the HSCB

Macomb County Strangulation Response Team

Reports and Protocols


"One of the best trainings to improve professional identity and competence. [It] created the sense of empowerment to make ethical decisions for the wellbeing of clients."

Participant in The Ethics of Responding to Survivors of Domestic Violence and Their Children

About Us

What does the Macomb Community Domestic Violence Council do?

At the MCDVC, we believe in giving people the tools they need to create healthy, safe and fair relationships within their circle of friends, family and co-workers. We use meetings, trainings, and workgroups to create a coordinated community response to domestic violence and to offer opportunities for professional discourse and networking. 

Our Mission is to develop and sustain a coordinated, broad based community response to domestic violence, to use all available community resources to eliminate domestic violence, and to support a comprehensive network of direct interventions and services for victims.

Become a Member


Our Team

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Carmen Wargel
Chair of MCDVC

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Judge Joseph Oster

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Anne Bicego

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Dr. Linda Bajdo
Board Member

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Steve Candela
Board Member

Contact Us

Get in touch to find out more about the MCDVC