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Gov. Whitmer announces new resource for sexual assault survivors

YPSILANTI — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced a new resource for sexual assault survivors last week that is designed to improve access to counseling resources.

Whitmer announced Tuesday that, in addition to calling the state’s 855-VOICES4 sexual assault hotline, survivors can now also text 1-866-238-1454.

“This texting feature is an important way to make sure every survivor in Michigan has direct access to the support and resources they deserve,” Whitmer said. “I want every survivor in our state to know that your voice and your story matter, and when you’re ready to talk, we’re ready to listen.”...

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