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Attorney Renee C. Walsh

Teenagers Abused by Parents

Teenagers who are abused by parents either physically or emotionally must be courageous. Many times they feel that they will not be believed if they report the abuse and do not have proof of their injury. They want to get away from their parents and/or get help but do not know how. This article is for them.Teenagers being abused must get out of the house and take shelter somewhere safe. An ideal place is the local emergency department even if the injury is emotional rather than physical. The emergency department is preferred over the police department because the injury can be treated immediately and it will be documented in medical records. A teenager who presents themselves to the emergency department at their local hospital and reports the abuse will have the benefit of the physician duty to report the abuse and will not have to take further action to report the abuse to the authorities. Furthermore, where the police may not believe the injuries took place or believe the teenager, a physician can determine the truth with diagnostic testing (such as x-rays in the case of physical abuse or a psychological examination in the case of emotional abuse) and/or by experience.

The teenager will have to be strong and persistent. They should contact the local police to file a police report to be included in the legal record. Then, the police will be on notice should future abuse take place. It does not matter if the abuse was in the past, the police report can still be made. If the police do not protect the teenager, then they must call child protective services, and/or the prosecutor’s office in the county in which they live and ask to speak with a prosecutor. Internet savvy teenagers can look up the phone numbers on the internet or the numbers can also be found in the phone book in the government pages.

The authorities should take steps to place the teenager outside the home either with a relative or in another suitable environment. The teenager can request that the parents not see them unless the visit is supervised and/or unless the parent gets counseling. Furthermore, mature teenagers can petition for emancipation so that they do not have to live with relatives who are biased to the parent or with foster parents.

It is very important for the teenager to always record the date, time, number, and name of the person called, as well as take notes as to any conversation. Furthermore, teenagers should not be concerned with being labeled a runaway as reasonable persons must take themselves out of harm’s way and if this means running away to a safe place, it is perfectly acceptable. Finally, it is legal for a teenager to defend themselves from harm if they are being harmed using reasonable force.

Child Protective Services (and Adult Protective Services) contact information for Michigan:

 

Alcona County Office Information

Alcona County 1 ~ Zone 2
AddressDirector
P.O. Box 586
205 North State
Harrisville MI 48740
Karin Hobbs, Director
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(989) 724-2100(989) 724-5716

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(877) 362-8181(877) 362-8181
Adult Protective Services(877) 362-8181(877) 362-8181

Alger County Office Information

Alger County 2 ~ Zone 1
AddressDirector
101Court St.
Munising MI 49862
Robyn Loviska
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(906) 387-4440(906) 387-4710

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(906) 387-4440(906) 222-8315
Adult Protective Services(906) 387-4440(906) 222-8315

Allegan County Office Information

Allegan County 3 ~ Zone 3
AddressDirector
3255 122nd Ste 300
Allegan MI 49010
Susan Bailey-Carman
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(269) 673-7700(269) 673-7795(269) 673-7720

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(269) 673-7700(269) 673-2346
Adult Protective Services(269) 673-7700(269) 673-2346

Alpena County Office Information

Alpena County 4 ~ Zone 2
AddressDirector
711 W. Chisholm
Alpena MI 49707
Doug McCombs
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(989) 354-7200(989) 354-7242

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(989) 354-4764(989) 354-4764
Adult Protective Services(989) 354-7200(989) 354-4764

Antrim County Office Information

Antrim County 5 ~ Zone 2
AddressDirector
P.O. Box 316
205 E. Cayuga St.
Bellaire MI 49615
Fred Harris
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(231) 533-8664(231) 533-8740

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(231) 533-8664(800) 937-5903
Adult Protective Services(231) 533-8664(800) 937-5903

Arenac County Office Information

Arenac County 6 ~ Zone 4
AddressDirector
3709 Deep River Road
Standish MI 48658
Kathy Cholak-Jones
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(989) 846-5500(989) 846-4365

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(989) 846-4021(800) 322-4822
Adult Protective Services(989) 846-4021(800) 322-4822

Baraga County Office Information

Baraga County 7 ~ Zone 1
AddressDirector
P.O. Box 10
108 Main Street
Baraga MI 49908
James Aebli
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(906) 353-4700(906) 353-8415

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(906) 353-4700(906) 524-6177
Adult Protective Services(906) 353-4700(906) 524-6177

Barry County Office Information

Barry County 8 ~ Zone 3
AddressDirector
430 Barfield Drive
Hastings MI 49058
Don Rewa
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(269) 948-3200(269) 948-9069

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(269) 948-3200(269) 948-3233
Adult Protective Services(269) 948-3200(269) 948-3233

Bay County Office Information

Bay County 9 ~ Zone 4
AddressDirector
1399 W. Center Rd.
Essexville MI 48732
Kathy Cholak-Jones
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(989) 895-2100(989) 895-2494

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(989) 895-2147(800) 322-4822
Adult Protective Services(989) 895-2147(800) 322-4822

Benzie County Office Information

Benzie County 10 ~ Zone 2
AddressDirector
P.O. Box 114, 448 Court Plaza
Government Center
Beulah MI 49617
Doug Lapham
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(231) 882-1330(231) 882-9078

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(231) 882-1330(800) 937-5903
Adult Protective Services(231) 882-1330(800) 937-5903

Berrien County Office Information

Berrien County 11 ~ Zone 3
AddressDirector
P.O. Box 1407
401 Eighth Street
Benton Harbor MI 49023
Jerry S. Frank
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(269) 934-2000(269) 934-2115

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(269) 934-2300(269) 934-2300
Adult Protective Services(269) 934-2056(269) 934-2300

Branch County Office Information

Branch County 12 ~ Zone 4
AddressDirector
388 Keith Wilhelm Dr.
Coldwater MI 49036
Connie Dykman
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(517) 279-4200(517) 278-5346(517) 279-4215

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(517) 279-4200(517) 278-3091
Adult Protective Services(517) 279-4200(517) 278-3091

Calhoun County Office Information

Calhoun County 13 ~ Zone 3
AddressDirector
190 E. Michigan Ave.
P.O. Box 490
Battle Creek MI 49016-0490
Gwain McCree
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(269) 966-1284(269) 966-2835

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(269) 966-1331(269) 966-1331
Adult Protective Services(269) 966-1342(269) 966-1331

Cass County Office Information

Cass County 14 ~ Zone 3
AddressDirector
325 M-62
Cassopolis MI 49031-1056
Chris Kadulski
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(269) 445-0200(269) 445-0299

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(269) 445-0200(800) 382-4277
Adult Protective Services(269) 445-0200(800) 382-4277

Charlevoix County Office Information

Charlevoix County 15 ~ Zone 2
AddressDirector
2229 Summit Park Dr
Petoskey MI 49770
Bill Denemy
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(231) 348-1600(231) 347-6211

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(231) 347-1700(231) 347-1700
Adult Protective Services(231) 347-1700(231) 347-1700

Cheyboygan County Office Information

Cheboygan County 16 ~ Zone 2
AddressDirector
827 S. Huron St.
Cheboygan MI 49721-2209
Kenneth DesArmo
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(231) 627-8500(231) 627-8546

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(231) 627-8500(800) 797-1644
Adult Protective Services(231) 627-8500(800) 797-1644

Chippewa County Office Information

Chippewa County 17 ~ Zone 1
AddressDirector
463 East 3 Mile Rd.
Sault Ste. Marie MI 49783
Kathleen Langhals
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(906) 635-4100(906) 635-4173

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(906) 635-4100(906) 632-4545
Adult Protective Services(906) 635-4100(906) 632-4545

Clare County Office Information

Clare County 18 ~ Zone 4
AddressDirector
725 Richard Dr.
Harrison MI 48625
Howard Sweeney
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(989) 539-4260(989) 539-5302

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(989) 539-2371(989) 539-2371
Adult Protective Services(989) 539-4260(989) 539-2371

Clinton County Office Information

Clinton County 19 ~ Zone 3
AddressDirector
201 W. Railroad
St. Johns MI 48879
Jan Baszler
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(989) 224-5500(989) 224-8717

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(989) 224-5500(989) 224-7684
Adult Protective Services(989) 224-5500(989) 224-7684

Crawford County Office Information

Crawford County 20 ~ Zone 2
AddressDirector
230 Huron
Grayling MI 49738
Cindy Pushman
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(989) 348-7691(989) 348-2838

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(989) 348-7691(800) 627-7031
Adult Protective Services(989) 348-7691(800) 627-7031

Delta County Office Information

Delta County 21 ~ Zone 1
AddressDirector
2940 College Ave.
Escanaba MI 49829-9596
Russ Sexton
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(906) 786-5394(906) 786-5350(906) 786-5394

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(906) 786-5394(906) 786-5497
Adult Protective Services(906) 786-5394(906) 786-5497

Dickinson County Office Information

Dickinson County 22 ~ Zone 1
AddressDirector
1238 Carpenter Ave.
Iron Mountain MI 49801
Bob Roberge
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(906) 774-1484(906) 774-2775

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(906) 774-1484(906) 774-6262
Adult Protective Services(906) 774-1484(906) 774-6262

Eaton County Office Information

Eaton County 23 ~ Zone 3
AddressDirector
1050 Independence Blvd.
Charlotte MI 48813
Don Rewa
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(517) 543-0860(517) 543-5726

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(517) 543-0860(517) 543-0863
Adult Protective Services(517) 543-0860(517) 543-0863

Emmet County Office Information

Emmet County 24 ~ Zone 2
AddressDirector
2229 Summit Park Drive
Petoskey MI 49770
Bill Denemy
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(231) 348-1600(231) 347-6211

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(231) 347-1700(231) 347-1700
Adult Protective Services(231) 347-1700(231) 347-1700

Genesee County Office Information:  There are five Genesee County Offices.

Genesee County 25 ~ Zone UC (20)
AddressDirector
125 E. Union St.
P.O. Box 1620
Flint MI 48501
Denise O. Chambers
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(810) 760-2200(810) 760-2984(810) 760-2934

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(810) 760-2222(810) 760-2222
Adult Protective Services(810) 760-2202(810) 760-2222

Genesee County Office Information

Genesee~McCree District 02 County 25 ~ Zone UC (20)
AddressDistrict Manager
630 S. Saginaw St.
P.O. Box 1615
Flint MI 48501
Barbara Anders
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(810) 760-7310(810) 760-7372(810) 760-7309

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(810) 760-2222(810) 760-2222
Adult Protective Services(810) 760-2202(810) 760-2222

Genesee County Office Information

Genesee~Children’s District 03 County 25 ~ Zone UC (20)
AddressDistrict Manager
125 E. Union
P.O. Box 1628
Flint MI 48501
Sherl Thompson
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(810) 760-2888(810) 760-2355(810) 760-2934

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(810) 760-2222(810) 760-2222
Adult Protective Services(810) 760-2202(810) 760-2222

Genesee County Office Information

Genesee~North District 05 County 25 ~ Zone UC (20)
AddressDistrict Manager
125 E. Union St.
P.O. Box 2102
Flint MI 48501
Nancy Lee Reinke, Acting
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(810) 760-2773(810) 760-2521(810) 760-2590

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(810) 760-2222(810) 760-2222
Adult Protective Services(810) 760-2222(810) 760-2222

Genesee County Office Information

Genesee~Pierson Road District 06 County 25 ~ Zone UC (20)
AddressDistrict Manager
2320 W. Pierson Rd.
P.O. Box 1625
Flint MI 48501
Julia Williams, Acting
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(810) 760-4900(810) 760-4912(810) 760-4918

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(810) 760-2222(810) 760-2222
Adult Protective Services(810) 760-2202(810) 760-2222

Gladwin County Office Information

Gladwin County 26 ~ Zone 4
AddressDirector
250 N. State Street
Gladwin MI 48624
Howard Sweeney
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(989) 426-3300(989) 426-3353

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(989) 426-5731(989) 426-5731
Adult Protective Services(989) 426-5731(989) 426-5731

Gogebic County Office Information

Gogebic County 27 ~ Zone 1
AddressDirector
301 E. Lead St.
Bessemer MI 49911
Gordon E. Pekuri
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(906) 663-6200(906) 663-6230

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(906) 663-6200(906) 667-0444
Adult Protective Services(906) 663-6200(906) 667-0444

Grand Traverse County Office Information

Grand Traverse County 28 ~ Zone 2
AddressDirector
701 S. Elmwood Ste. 19
Traverse City MI 49684-3185
Mary Marois
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(231) 941-3900(231) 941-0037

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(231) 941-3900(800) 937-5903
Adult Protective Services(231) 941-3900(800) 937-5903

Gratiot County Office Information

Gratiot County 29 ~ Zone 3
AddressDirector
201 Commerce Drive
Ithaca MI 48847
Jan Baszler
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(989) 875-5181(989) 875-2811

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(989) 875-3914(800) 322-4822
Adult Protective Services(989) 875-3914(800) 322-4822

Hillsdale County Office Information

Hillsdale County 30 ~ Zone 4
AddressDirector
40 Care Drive
Hillsdale MI 49242-1096
Connie Dykman
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(517) 439-2200(517) 439-2272

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(517) 439-2200(517) 523-9911
Adult Protective Services(517) 439-2200(517) 523-9911

Houghton County Office Information

Houghton County 31 ~ Zone 1
AddressDirector
200 Quincy St.
P.O. Box 630
Hancock MI 49930
James Aebli
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(906) 482-0500(906) 487-7726

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(906) 482-0500(906) 482-7558
Adult Protective Services(906) 482-0500(906) 482-7558

Huron County Office Information

Huron County 32 ~ Zone 4
AddressDirector
1911 Sand Beach Rd.
Bad Axe MI 48413
Thomas Dillon
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(989) 269-9201(989) 269-9875

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(989) 269-9201(800) 322-4822
Adult Protective Services(989) 269-9201(800) 322-4822

Ingham County Office Information

Ingham County 33 ~ Zone 3
AddressDirector
5303 S. Cedar St.
Lansing MI 48911
Susan Hull
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(517) 887-9400(517) 887-9500

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(517) 887-9450(517) 887-9450
Adult Protective Services(517) 887-9650(517) 887-9650

Ionia County Office Information

Ionia County 34 ~ Zone 3
AddressDirector
920 E. Lincoln
Ionia MI 48846
Philip L. Larson
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(616) 527-5200(616) 527-1849

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(616) 527-5252(616) 527-5252
Adult Protective Services(616) 527-5252(616) 527-5252

Iosco County Office Information

Iosco County 35 ~ Zone 2
AddressDirector
2145 E. Huron Rd.
East Tawas MI 48730
Karin Hobbs, Director
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(989) 362-0300(989) 362-6629

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(877) 362-8181(877) 362-8181
Adult Protective Services(877) 362-8181(877) 362-8181

Iron County Office Information

Iron County 36 ~ Zone 1
AddressDirector
P.O. Box 250
337 Brady Avenue
Caspian MI 49915
Bob Roberge
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(906) 265-9958(906) 265-6390

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(906) 265-9814(906) 265-9814
Adult Protective Services(906) 265-9814(906) 265-9814

Isabella County Office Information

Isabella County 37 ~ Zone 4
AddressDirector
1475 S. Bamber Rd.
Mt. Pleasant MI 48858
Mark Stevens
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(989) 772-8400(989) 772-8460

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(989) 772-8400(800) 322-4822
Adult Protective Services(989) 772-8400(800) 322-4822

Jackson County Office Information

Jackson County 38 ~ Zone 4
AddressDirector
301 E. Louis Glick Hwy.
Jackson MI 49201
Tanda Reynolds
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(517) 780-7400(517) 780-7160

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(517) 780-7600(517) 780-7600
Adult Protective Services(517) 780-7600(517) 780-7600

Kalamazoo County Office Information

Kalamazoo County 39 ~ Zone 3
AddressDirector
322 E. Stockbridge Ave.
Kalamazoo MI 49001
Sherry Thomas-Cloud
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(269) 337-4900(269) 337-5179

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(269) 337-5046(269) 337-5046
Adult Protective Services(269) 337-5046(269) 337-5046

Kalkaska County Office Information

Kalkaska County 40 ~ Zone 2
AddressDirector
503 North Birch Street
Kalkaska MI 49646
Fred Harris
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(231) 258-1200(231) 258-4482

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(231) 258-1200(800) 937-5903
Adult Protective Services(231) 258-1200(800) 937-5903

Kent County Office Information

Kent County 41 ~ Zone UC (20)
AddressDirector
415 Franklin, S.E.
Grand Rapids MI 49507
Andrew L. Zylstra
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(616) 247-6000(616) 247-6293

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(616) 247-6300(616) 247-6300
Adult Protective Services(616) 247-6300(616) 247-6300

Keweenaw County Office Information

Keweenaw County 42 ~ Zone 1
AddressDirector
322 Bumbletown Rd
Allouez MI 49805
James Aebli
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(906) 337-3302(906) 337-1131

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(906) 482-0500(906) 482-7558
Adult Protective Services(906) 482-0500(906) 482-7558

Lake County Office Information

Lake County 43 ~ Zone 3
AddressDirector
5653 S. M-37
Baldwin MI 49304
Jim McCormick
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(231) 745-8159(231) 745-2930

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(231) 745-4636(231) 745-4636
Adult Protective Services(231) 745-4636(231) 745-4636

Lapeer County Office Information

Lapeer County 44 ~ Zone 4
AddressDirector
1505 Suncrest Dr.
Lapeer MI 48446
Irene Bazan Waller
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(810) 667-0800(810) 667-0795

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(810) 664-5968(810) 664-5968
Adult Protective Services(810) 667-0800(810) 664-5968

Leelanau County Office Information

Leelanau County 45 ~ Zone 2
AddressDirector
701 S. Elmwood Ste. 19
Traverse City MI 49684-3185
Mary L. Marois
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(231) 941-3900(231) 941-0037

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(231) 941-3900(800) 937-5903
Adult Protective Services(231) 941-3900(800) 937-5903

Lenawee County Office Information

Lenawee County 46 ~ Zone 4
AddressDirector
Suite 3013
1040 S. Winter St.
Adrian MI 49221
Joseph A. Satterelli
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(517) 264-6300(517) 264-6357(517) 263-0607

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(517) 264-6464(517) 264-6464
Adult Protective Services(517) 264-6464(517) 264-6464

Livingston County Office Information

Livingston County 47 ~ Zone 4
AddressDirector
2300 E. Grand River, Ste. 1
Howell MI 48843
Susan Fulton
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(517) 548-0200(517) 548-0298

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(517) 546-8668(517) 546-8668
Adult Protective Services(517) 546-8668(517) 546-8668

Luce County Office Information

Luce County 48 ~ Zone 1
AddressDirector
P.O. Box 27
500 W. McMillan
Newberry MI 49868
Kathleen Langhals
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(906) 293-5144(906) 293-3857

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(906) 293-5144(906) 713-0138
Adult Protective Services(906) 293-5144(906) 713-0138

Mackinac County Office Information

Mackinac County 49 ~ Zone 2
AddressDirector
199 Ferry Lane
Saint Ignace MI 49781
Ken DesArmo
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(906) 643-9550(906) 643-7467

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(906) 643-9694(906) 643-9694
Adult Protective Services(906) 643-9694(906) 643-9694

Macomb County Office Information:  There are four Macomb County Offices

Macomb County 50 ~ Zone UC (20)
AddressDirector
19700 Hall Rd., Ste. A
Clinton Township MI 48038-1478
Angelo Nicholas
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(586) 412-6100(586) 412-6141(800) 649-3777

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(586) 412-6109(586) 412-6109
Adult Protective Services(586) 412-6109(586) 412-6109

Macomb County Office Information

Macomb~Mt.Clemens District 12 County 50 ~ Zone UC (20)
AddressDistrict Manager
21885 Dunham Rd. Ste 7
Clinton Township MI 48036
Cynthia Maritato
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(586) 469-7700(586) 783-8136

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(586) 412-6109(586) 412-6109
Adult Protective Services(586) 412-6109(586) 412-6109

Macomb County Office Information

Macomb~Warren District 20 County 50 ~ Zone UC (20)
AddressDistrict Manager
27690 Van Dyke Avenue
Warren MI 48093
Judith A. Williams
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(586) 427-0600(586) 427-0668

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(586) 412-6109(586) 412-6109
Adult Protective Services(586) 412-6109(586) 412-6109

Macomb County Office Information

Macomb~Sterling Heights District 36 County 50 ~ Zone UC (20)
AddressDistrict Manager
44600 Delco Blvd.
Sterling Heights MI 48313
Charlotte Ferreri
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(586) 254-1500(586) 254-8029

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(586) 412-6109(586) 412-6109
Adult Protective Services(586) 412-6109(586) 412-6109

Manistee County Office Information

Manistee County 51 ~ Zone 2
AddressDirector
1672 US 31 South
Manistee MI 49660
Doug Lapham
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(231) 723-8375(231) 398-2106

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(231) 723-8375(231) 723-8380
Adult Protective Services(231) 723-8375(231) 723-8380

Marquette County Office Information

Marquette County 52 ~ Zone 1
AddressDirector
Courthouse Annex
234 W. Baraga Ave.
Marquette MI 49855
Julia Hadas
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(906) 228-9691(906) 228-3393

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(906) 228-7570(906) 228-7570
Adult Protective Services(906) 228-7570(906) 228-7570

Mason County Office Information

Mason County 53 ~ Zone 3
AddressDirector
915 Diana St.
Ludington MI 49431
Nancy Sterk
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(231) 845-7391(231) 843-1430

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(231) 843-0126(231) 843-0126
Adult Protective Services(231) 843-0126(231) 843-0126

Mecosta County Office Information

Mecosta County 54 ~ Zone 3
AddressDirector
800 Water Tower Rd.
Big Rapids MI 49307
Dennis Major
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(231) 796-4300(231) 796-0799(231) 796-4349

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(231) 796-4335(231) 796-0707
Adult Protective Services(231) 796-4335(231) 796-0707

Menominee County Office Information

Menominee County 55 ~ Zone 1
AddressDirector
2612 10th St.
Menominee MI 49858
Russ Sexton
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(906) 863-9965(906) 863-7426

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(906) 863-9965(906) 863-6614
Adult Protective Services(906) 863-9965(906) 863-6614

Midland County Office Information

Midland County 56 ~ Zone 4
AddressDirector
P.O. Box 1609
1509 Washington, Ste. A
Midland MI 48641
Mark Stevens
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(989) 839-1100(989) 839-1199

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(989) 839-1100(800) 322-4822
Adult Protective Services(989) 839-1100(800) 322-4822

Missaukee County Office Information

Missaukee County 57 ~ Zone 2
AddressDirector
P.O. Box 309
10641 W. Watergate Rd.
Cadillac MI 49601
Dave VanHouten
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(231) 779-4500(231) 779-4507

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(231) 779-4540(800) 704-1368
Adult Protective Services(231) 779-4540(800) 704-1368

Monroe County Office Information

Monroe County 58 ~ Zone 4
AddressDirector
1051 S. Telegraph
Monroe MI 48161
Terrence Beurer
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(734) 243-7200(734) 243-1660(800) 649-3777

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(734) 243-7400(734) 243-7400
Adult Protective Services(734) 243-7400(734) 243-7400

Montcalm County Office Information

Montcalm County 59 ~ Zone 3
AddressDirector
P.O. Box 278
609 N. State
Stanton MI 48888
Philip L. Larson
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(989) 831-8400(989) 831-8496

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(989) 831-8400(989) 831-5253
Adult Protective Services(989) 831-8400(989) 831-5253

Montmorency County Office Information

Montmorency County 60 ~ Zone 2
AddressDirector
P.O. Box 427
11636 M-32, West
Atlanta MI 49709
James Beach
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(989) 785-4218(989) 785-2302

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(989) 785-4218(989) 785-4238
Adult Protective Services(989) 785-4218(989) 785-4238

Muskegon County Office Information

Muskegon County 61 ~ Zone 3
AddressDirector
P.O. Box 4290
2700 Baker St.
Muskegon Heights MI 49444
Jane Johnson
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(231) 733-3700(231) 733-3872(231) 733-3864

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(231) 733-8281(231) 733-8281
Adult Protective Services(231) 733-3612(231) 733-8281

Newago County Office Information

Newaygo County 62 ~ Zone 3
AddressDirector
P.O. Box 640
1018 Newell
White Cloud MI 49349
James H. McCormick
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(231) 689-5500(231) 689-5586

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(231) 689-5575(231) 689-5575
Adult Protective Services(231) 689-5575(231) 689-5575

Oakland County Office Information:  There are 5 District Offices in Oakland County

Oakland County 63 ~ Zone UC (20)
AddressDirector
Stoneridge E., Ste. 200
41000 Woodward Ave.
Bloomfield Hills MI 48304-2263
Margaret Warner
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(248) 975-4800(248) 975-4855(248) 975-4875

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(248) 975-5010(248) 975-5010
Adult Protective Services() –(248) 975-5010

Oakland County Office Information

Oakland~Baldwin Road District 01 County 63 ~ Zone UC (20)
AddressDistrict Manager
1685 Baldwin Rd.
Pontiac MI 48340
Velvet Savage
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(248) 975-5400(248) 975-5550(248) 975-4875

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(248) 975-5010(248) 975-5010
Adult Protective Services

Oakland County Office Information

Oakland~Madison Heights District 02 County 63 ~ Zone UC (20)
AddressDistrict Manager
30755 Montpelier
Madison Heights MI 48071
Dorothy Butler
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(248) 583-8700(248) 583-8841(248) 975-4875

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(248) 975-5010(248) 975-5010
Adult Protective Services(248) 583-8803(248) 975-5010

Oakland County Office Information

Oakland~Walled Lake District 03 County 63 ~ Zone UC (20)
AddressDistrict Manager
195 Ladd Rd.
Walled Lake MI 48390
Donald Dersnah
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(248) 669-7600(248) 669-7672(248) 975-4875

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(248) 975-5010(248) 975-5010
Adult Protective Services(248) 669-7600(248) 975-5010

 

Oakland County Office Information

Oakland~Saginaw Street District 04 County 63 ~ Zone UC (20)
AddressDistrict Manager
235 N. Saginaw
Pontiac MI 48342
Bill Holland
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(248) 975-5200(248) 975-5395(248) 975-4875

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(248) 975-5010(248) 975-5010
Adult Protective Services(248) 975-5200(248) 975-5010

 

Oakland County Office Information

Oakland~Children’s Division District 05 County 63 ~ Zone UC (20)
AddressDistrict Manager
41000 Woodward Ave.
Stoneridge East, Ste. 200
Bloomfield Hills MI 48304-2263
Melvin Kaufman
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(248) 975-4800(248) 975-4910(248) 975-4875

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(248) 975-5010(248) 975-5010
Adult Protective Services

 

Oceana County Office Information

Oceana County 64 ~ Zone 3
AddressDirector
P.O. Box 70
4081 W. Polk Road
Hart MI 49420
Nancy Sterk
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(231) 873-7251(231) 873-3803

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(231) 873-2106(231) 873-2106
Adult Protective Services(231) 873-2106(231) 873-2106

 

Ogemaw County Office Information

Ogemaw County 65 ~ Zone 2
AddressDirector
444 E. Houghton Ave
West Branch MI 48661
Walter Kaniszewski
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(989) 345-5135(989) 345-8590

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(989) 345-5135(989) 345-5148
Adult Protective Services(989) 345-5135(989) 345-5148

Ontonagon County Office Information

Ontonagon County 66 ~ Zone 1
AddressDirector
730 South 7th St.
Ontonagon MI 49953
Gordon E. Pekuri
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(906) 884-4951(906) 884-6323

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(906) 884-4951(906) 884-4901
Adult Protective Services(906) 884-4951(906) 884-4901

Osceola County Office Information

Osceola County 67 ~ Zone 3
AddressDirector
800 Water Tower Rd
Big Rapids MI 49307
Dennis Major
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(231) 796-4300(231) 796-0799

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(231) 796-4335(231) 796-0707
Adult Protective Services(231) 796-4335(231) 796-0707

Oscoda County Office Information

Oscoda County 68 ~ Zone 2
AddressDirector
P.O. Drawer 849
200 W. Fifth St.
Mio MI 48647
James Beach
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(989) 826-4000(989) 826-3961

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(989) 826-4000(989) 826-3214
Adult Protective Services(989) 826-4000(989) 826-3214

Otsego County Office Information

Otsego County 69 ~ Zone 2
AddressDirector
Ste. 3A
800 Livingston Blvd.
Gaylord MI 49735
Cindy Pushman
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(989) 732-1702(989) 732-8715

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(989) 732-1702(800) 627-7031
Adult Protective Services(989) 732-1702(800) 627-7031

Ottawa County Office Information

Ottawa County 70 ~ Zone 3
AddressDirector
12185 James St., Ste. 200
Holland MI 49424
Loren Snippe
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(616) 394-7200(616) 395-5526

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(616) 394-7220(616) 394-7220
Adult Protective Services(616) 394-7200(616) 394-7220

Presque Isle County Office Information

Presque Isle County 71 ~ Zone 2
AddressDirector
1242 W. Third St.
Rogers City MI 49779
Doug McCombs
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(989) 734-2108(989) 734-2767

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(989) 734-2108(989) 354-4764
Adult Protective Services(989) 734-2108(989) 354-4764

Roscommon County Office Information

Roscommon County 72 ~ Zone 2
AddressDirector
111 Union St.
Roscommon MI 48653
Walter Kaniszewski
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(989) 275-5107(989) 275-5545

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(989) 275-8107(989) 275-8107
Adult Protective Services(989) 275-5107(989) 345-8107

Saginaw County Office Information

Saginaw County 73 ~ Zone 4
AddressDirector
P.O. Box 5070
411 E. Genesee
Saginaw MI 48605-9931
Randy Barst
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(989) 758-1500(989) 758-1476

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(989) 758-1791(989) 754-4011
Adult Protective Services(989) 758-1788(989) 754-4011

St. Clair County Office Information

St. Clair County 74 ~ Zone 4
AddressDirector
220 Fort Street
Port Huron MI 48060
James Nunnold
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(810) 966-2000(810) 966-2025

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services8109662173
8109662174
(800) 662-1023
Adult Protective Services(810) 966-2173(800) 662-1023

St. Joseph  County Office Information

St. Joseph County 75 ~ Zone 3
AddressDirector
692 E. Main St.
Centreville MI 49032
Chris Kadulski
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(269) 467-1200(269) 467-1229

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(269) 467-1250(269) 467-4195
Adult Protective Services(269) 467-1250(269) 467-4195

Sanilac County Office Information

Sanilac County 76 ~ Zone 4
AddressDirector
515 S. Sandusky Rd.
Sandusky MI 48471
Irene Bazan Waller
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(810) 648-4420(810) 648-4432

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(810) 648-4420(866) 686-0166
Adult Protective Services(810) 648-4420(866) 686-0166

Schoolcraft County Office Information

Schoolcraft County 77 ~ Zone 1
AddressDirector
300 Walnut St.
Courthouse, Rm. 175A
Manistique MI 49854
Robyn Loviska
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(906) 341-2114(906) 341-2110

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(906) 341-2114(906) 341-2114
Adult Protective Services(906) 341-2114(906) 341-2114

Shiawassee  County Office Information

Shiawassee County 78 ~ Zone 4
AddressDirector
Suite 1
1975 W. Main
Owosso MI 48867
Susan Fulton
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(989) 725-3200(989) 725-3305

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(989) 725-3200(989) 743-3411
Adult Protective Services(989) 725-3200(989) 743-3411

Tuscola County Office Information

Tuscola County 79 ~ Zone 4
AddressDirector
1365 Cleaver Rd.
Caro MI 48723
Thomas Dillon
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(989) 673-9100(989) 673-9209

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(989) 673-9100(800) 322-4822
Adult Protective Services(989) 673-9100(800) 322-4822

Van Buren County Office Information

VanBuren County 80 ~ Zone 3
AddressDirector
57150 C. R. 681
P.O. Box 7
Hartford MI 49057
Marc Del Mariani
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(269) 621-2800(269) 621-2927

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(269) 621-2853(269) 349-7241
Adult Protective Services(269) 621-2853(269) 349-7241

 

Washtenaw County Office Information

Washtenaw County 81 ~ Zone 4
AddressDirector
22 Center St.
Ypsilanti MI 48198-9965
Cynthia Maritato
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(734) 481-2000(734) 481-8386(734) 481-2119

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(734) 481-9110(734) 481-9110
Adult Protective Services(734) 481-9110(734) 481-9110

 

Wayne County Office Information

Wayne 82
AddressDirector
Cadillac Place
3040 W Grand Blvd – Suite 5-650
Detroit MI 48202
Jerome Rutland
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(313) 456-1000(313) 456-1218

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(313) 396-0300(313) 396-0300
Adult Protective Services(313) 963-6006(313) 396-0300

 

Wexford County Office Information

Wexford County 83 ~ Zone 2
AddressDirector
P.O. Box 309
10641 W. Watergate Rd.
Cadillac MI 49601
Dave VanHouten
Information PhoneFax PhoneTDD Phone
(231) 779-4500(231) 779-4507

 

UnitDaytime PhoneAfter Hours Phone
Children’s Protective Services(231) 779-4540(800) 704-1368
Adult Protective Services(231) 779-4540(800) 704-1368

Originally published on January 4, 2008.  Updated on April 17, 2014.

Discussion:

  1. I am 14. I would like to leave the emotionally abusive household I am in. I do not have a phone and if I manage to get one I would be watched closely. My parents are controlling and isolate me. Please email me your response and help me figure out what to do to get out of here. I really can’t take it much longer. Each member of my close family has hit me but not constantly enough to be considered abuse … Or at least that is what I’m told.

    • Dear Ali:

      Hitting doesn’t need to be constant to be abuse. It depends on the individual facts and circumstances.

      Leave the determination of what is child abuse up to the professionals. Consider contacting the department of Child Protective Services for the county in which you live and reporting the hitting. At the same time, write to them with a detailed description of the hitting, with dates, names and any other relevant information. Keep a copy of your letter and request the post office provide you with proof of mailing. If you put it in writing, they are more likely to do something about it.

      Consider also telling your school counselor. They will be able to provide you with face-face guidance and support.

      Know that you always have a right to protect yourself. You have a right to defend yourself. Furthermore, if you can find a safe place to stay, you have a right to stay there to protect yourself from the abuse. If you parents try to force you home, then call the police and tell them why you want to stay away.

      If you get the proper authorities involved, then you could find yourself in a new home while your parents, or you and your parents, get counseling. The new home could be another family member (who doesn’t hit you) or foster care, if there is no suitable family member to help.

      Be brave and always have hope for a brighter future. There is no set path and you will have to use your own guidance system. Trust yourself.

  2. I have a 16 year old grand daughter that is being abused by my daughter and her husband and I believe her. What can I do to help her? My other daughters sent the police over there for a well check but my grand daughter denied everything because the step dad was standing there I believe she got scared. What else can be done?

    • Dear Sandra:

      If my grand daughter were abused, my goal would be to get the matter documented and reported to the proper authorities and to provide support to my grand daughter.

      The child protective services office in the county in which the victim resides is the proper authority. I would contact child protective services. I would also build momentum by reaching out to those who are required to report abuse and notifying them so that they can be aware and involved. I would ask for them to report the matter if they see any signs of abuse and provide any assistance possible. See below for a list of people/professionals who are required to report suspected abuse.

      I would also stay close to my grand daughter by becoming more involved in her daily life and by building her up with positivity. It will be best for her to become empowered with the confidence and self-love she needs to stop the abuse now and prevent a cycle of abuse in her life.

      I would not stop until I succeeded in getting help for her and in solving the matter.

      Typically, the following people/professionals are required to report suspected child abuse:

      Medical Personnel: Physicians, psychiatrists, surgeons, residents, interns, dentists, dentist hygienists, medical examiners, pathologists, osteopaths, coroners, Christian Science practitioners, chiropractors, podiatrists, registered and licensed practical nurses, emergency medical technicians, substance abuse treatment personnel, hospital administrators and other personnel involved in the examination, care or treatment of patients.

      School and Child Care Personnel: Teachers, school personnel, educational advocates assigned to a child pursuant to the School Code, truant officers, directors and staff assistants of day care centers and nursery schools, and child care workers.

      Law Enforcement: Truant officers, probation officers, law enforcement officers, and field personnel of the Department of Corrections.

      State Agencies: Field personnel from the Departments of Children and Family Services, Public Health, Public Aid, Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, Corrections, Human Rights, Rehabilitation Services. Also includes supervisors and administrators of general assistance under the Illinois Public Aid Code.

      Others: Social workers, social service administrators, substance abuse treatment personnel, domestic violence program personnel, crisis line or hotline personnel, foster parents, homemakers, recreational program or facility personnel, registered psychologists and assistants working under the direct supervision of a psychologist, members of the clergy.

  3. Dear Stavi:

    Congratulations on your bravery!

    Now that the police know about the abuse, the prosecutor should become involved. The prosecutor should sit down with you and discuss the situation. Additional charges should be brought for the abuse on your brothers. Perhaps the attorney general should become informed about the daycare.

  4. We have been trying to get people to listen to us about the neglect, but it seems like no one is going to do anything! there is one police officer we have gotten close to and she seems determined to get my brothers away from him. They have been evicted twice, and I think that from the paths he is choosing, everyone should realize what a neglectful father he is.

  5. I called my mom and told her my step dad was abusing me. She called the police, the police assisted me out of the home, but left all my brothers there! They are still being neglected and abused. The step-dad who has guardianship of them (because my mom lost custody and he fought for guardianship) he basically frauds the state saying they are at "daycare". Then the "day care sitter" and the step-dad make a deal to split the money. Im not sure how this could be proven, but I am only 16 years old, so no one is gonna take me seriously! But I am a very mature young lady, who knows exactly what is going on in that household… and I want my brothers safe and that crook to get what he deserves.

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