About RAVE I/M Inc.

What does RAVE I/M stand for?  It stands for-Relief After Violent Encounter Ionia/Montcalm

RAVE I/M HISTORY

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 now grown into a multi-program, 501c (3) non-profit 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 still remains today…through YOU… our supporters!

WHO IS RAVE-WHAT DO THEY DO?

RAVE I/M is Ionia and Montcalm Counties ONLY 24 hour emergency shelter that offers a full continuum of free and confidential services focusing on domestic and sexual violence victims and their families.

RAVE I/M does not only provide a safe place to stay and some of the basic necessities like food, clothing and personal care items they also offer programs that promote family stability, increased self-esteem and an understanding of abusive relationships.  

 Some of the programs and services offered here at RAVE I/M are:

  • 24/7/365 Emergency Shelter w/enhanced security and surveillance
  • 24/7/365 Crisis and Support Hotline: 1-800-720-SAFE
  • S.E.R.A. Program -Survivor Emergency Response Advocate works collaboratively w/local and state law enforcement agencies, to help assist the victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence, after the scene is secured.
  • Individual, Children and Group Crisis Counseling
  • DV and Sexual Abuse Outreach - Support Groups
  • Safety Planning and Local Information and Referral Services
  • Community Awareness and Education
  • Legal, Court and Personal Support and Advocacy
  • Emergency Financial Assistance and more.

RAVE I/M’S VISION

  • Dedicated to a supportive, empathetic and violence free community.

RAVE I/M’S MISSION

  • To eliminate the crimes of domestic and sexual violence through programs that support appropriate change.
  • To develop programs of empowerment that respect victims' rights to self-determination
  • To support and advocate for the adult and child victims of domestic and intimate partner sexual violence.
  • To confront the existing imbalance of power within violent relationships through education programs that will enhance the community's capacity to respond. 

RAVE I/M’S CORE IDEOLOGIES

  • Supporting, healing and empowering individuals in crisis.
  • Educating individuals and the community about the importance of healthy relationships.

For more information about RAVE I/M please contact:

Amanda Troyer at (616) 527-3351 Ext 230 or amandat@ravim.org