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

Organizing to Prevent Domestic and Sexual Violence 

Date: Friday, May 5, 2017
Time: 9am - 11am
Location: Macomb Community College, Center Campus, University Center Assembly Hall
Registration: through with code 45821. 
If you encounter a problem registering for events through My Macomb, please contact MMII at 586.498.4031 or Please have the name of the event and the 5-digit registration number ready when calling MMII.

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. 

MCDVC Meeting 

Date: Friday, May 19, 2017
Time: 3pm - 4:30pm
Location: Macomb Intermediate School District Building, 44001 Garfield Rd Clinton Twp MI
Registration: none! Open to all

Topic: Empowerment and Justice Centered Responses for Survivors of Trafficking and Exploitation
Speaker: Haley Genaw from the Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence

Haley Genaw is a Program Manager with the Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence (MCEDSV) where she primarily provides technical assistance, training, and advocacy around the issue of human trafficking. Prior to working forMCEDSV, she received a Bachelor of Science in Women and Gender Studies from Grand Valley State University in 2011. Upon graduation, Haley began her work at Blue Water Safe Horizons, a domestic violence, sexual assault, and homelessness agency, where she wore many hats but worked primarily as the domestic and sexual violence counselor. Haley also helped create and run the sexual assault program, animal shelter, and art support groups.  Haley completed her Master of Arts in Women and Gender Studies at Eastern Michigan University in the Fall of 2016, where she was the Graduate Assistant at the Women’s Resource Center working on developing the sexual assault program. She is particularly interested in the power of support groups to heal individual and community trauma. 

Our Work

Batterer Intervention

Macomb Community College

MI Network

A Day to End Domestic Violence: The Macomb County Prevention Summit

Model Domestic Violence Protocol for Law Enforcement

Fatality Review


"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