Respond

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.

Prevent

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.

Connect

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

Relationship Skills Class

Dates: Thursdays April 6 - May 18
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Location: Affirmations in Ferndale
Cost: $25 for 7 sessions 
Registration:  http://www.goaffirmations.org/programs-services/health-wellness

This 7-session series is for LGBTQ people and their friends & loved ones. Topics include: exploring relationship values, healthy conflict resolution, establishing boundaries, accountability and building community connections. This series is open to everyone, and focuses on all types of relationships including family, work, and romantic. 

The Relationship Skills Class curriculum was developed by The Northwest Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse in Seattle, WA. This initiative is presented by The Michigan Network, which includes Affirmations, Equality Michigan, HAVEN, Turning Point and Macomb Community Domestic Violence Council. Facilitators are LGBTQ-identified and knowledgeable about healthy relationships and abuse in LGBTQ communities. 

Consent

Date: Friday, April 21, 2017
Time: 9am - 12noon
Location: Macomb Community College, Center Campus, University Center Assembly Hall
Registration: through www.macomb.edu/webadvisor with code 45807. 
If you encounter a problem registering for events through My Macomb, please contact MMII at 586.498.4031 or MMII@macomb.edu. Please have the name of the event and the 5-digit registration number ready when calling MMII.

Consent has become a buzzword for those seeking to address sexual assault on campus and in the larger community. But what does it mean? How does it work? Why is everyone so confused about consent? Through a workshop approach, we will examine the concept of consent together through practical examples and skill development. Participants can expect to deepen their own knowledge of consent and walk away with strategies to better practice consent in their own lives.

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 www.macomb.edu/webadvisor with code 45821. 
If you encounter a problem registering for events through My Macomb, please contact MMII at 586.498.4031 or MMII@macomb.edu. 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. 

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

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"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.

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Our Team

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Carmen Wargel
Chair of MCDVC

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Judge Joseph Oster
President

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Anne Bicego
Treasurer

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Dr. Linda Bajdo
Board Member

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Steve Candela
Board Member

Contact Us

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