Wood TV8 reports that a new option is available for victims of sexual assault seeking help.

For years VOICES4 has been a vital resource in the state of Michigan. The hotline is confidential and can connect those who use it with crisis counseling and other resources. As not everyone using the service may be comfortable having a verbal conversation, or safe to do so, a new option has been added: texting.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced that victims, family, and friends can text 1-866-238-1454 and be connected with the service 24 hours a day.

For more information, click here.

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