Pediatric Services

Crisis Number.
Free. Confidential. 24/7
Crisis Number.
Free. Confidential. 24/7

Avalon Healing Center provides acute medical-forensic exams and crisis intervention for ALL ages in collaboration and partnership with KidsTALK and Children’s Hospital of Michigan 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Survivors ages 0-17 may be seen at our Taylor clinic, St. John Medical Center (Detroit) clinic and KidsTALK CAC Medical Clinic (Detroit).

Criteria for survivors of sexual violence under the age of 18 includes:
  • Assault occurring within 120 hours prior.
    (If assault occurred more than 120 hours, will be referred to KidsTALK.)
  • Parent or guardian provides consent for the exam.
  • Law enforcement and/or CPS will be involved in all cases that involve survivors under the age of 18 before our team will accept a referral.

Counseling and advocacy services are available to survivors ages 12 - 17 as well as their supportive family and loved ones. Supportive family and other loved ones of children under the age of 12 years old are also eligible for services with Avalon.

For questions about medical-forensic exams for ages 0-17, call our crisis pager anytime at 313-474-SAFE.

Click below for additional questions or information concerning other pediatric services.
313-964-9701

Resources

RAINN
National Sexual Assault Hotline/Resources
800-656-HOPE
MCEDSV
Michigan Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence - statewide coalition
855-VOICES4
Polaris
National Human Trafficking Hotline
888-373-7888
Kids Talk
Our community’s Child Advocacy Center - referrals taken from LE, CPS and Avalon; non-acute response for children who have experienced physical, emotional, or sexual violence; or have witnessed domestic/sexual violence or homicide
724-785-7700
888-711-5465
Ruth Ellis Center
The Ruth Ellis Center provides trauma-informed services for LGBTQ+ youth and young adults ages 13-30. Ruth Ellis Center seeks to “create opportunities with LGBTQ+ young people to build their vision for a positive future”. Supportive services include integrated primary and behavioral health services, housing support for young people ages 12-17, advocacy and case management services for female-identifying youth, and drop-in services for recreational and social support of LGBTQ+ youth.
(313) 252-1950
[email protected]
LGBT Detroit
LGBT Detroit advocates for the visibility and health of Detroit’s LGBT community. They focus on youth and young adult development, sexual orientation, and gender identity education, advocacy, and support of the overall well-being of the community. Working with local, regional, state, and national partnerships, LGBT Detroit advocates for “making Detroit a safer place for all to work, play, and live, without fear and malice”. The agency provides 15 programs including healing and supportive services, gender-centered support groups, leadership academies, political and civic engagement opportunities, substance misuse services, and health research partnerships.
(313) 397-2127
[email protected]
SAGE Metro Detroit
SAGE Metro Detroit advocates for “programming, events, and services for LGBTQ+ older adults in metro Detroit and surrounding communities". Their work seeks to empower and support LGBTQ+ older adults through community trainings, local and state advocacy efforts, hosted events, and the creation of the Rainbow Resource Guide to promote awareness, share information, and deter discrimination.
(734) 681-0854
[email protected]
Affirmations
Affirmations was established in 1989 to provide space for people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and expressions. Affirmations works to “fight for acceptance and basic human rights for our LGBTQ+ community”. Offering numerous virtual and in-person group meetings, mental health and counseling services, relationship and sexual health, rehabilitation services, addiction support, housing services, parenting resources, and domestic violence connective support.
(248) 398-7105
[email protected]