At RAVE-I/M, Inc. we are dedicated to a supportive, empathetic and violence free community.
RAVE-I/M, Inc.'s mission is to eliminate the crimes of domestic and sexual violence through programs that support appropriate change. We are committed to confronting the existing imbalance of power within violent relationships and to support and advocate for the adult and child victim's of domestic and sexual violence. It is always our goal to develop programs of empowerment that respect victims’ rights to self-determination.
In October of 1979 the original volunteers, numbering 18, attended the first orientation session to begin services to aid survivors of spousal abuse in Ionia and Montcalm counties. What began as a crisis line answered by these dedicated volunteers in their own homes has grown into multi-program, 501c (3) nonprofit agency that has helped thousands of adults and children throughout our community. While many of the names and faces of these important people are lost and forgotten, their legacy remains today… through YOU…our supporters.