Updated: Nov 13, 2022
What does MADD do?
Often times we have individuals who recognize the name MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving), but in the same breath they tell us they do not know what MADD does. With that in mind we want to share who is MADD, and what we do.
The impact of a substance impaired driving crash-from alcohol and/or drugs-goes far beyond the crash itself, sending shockwaves through families. Victims and survivors are often left bereaved, injured, and emotionally and financially devastated.
For over 40 years MADD has been providing services to victims and survivors of drunk or drugged driving crashes. We provide services to mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, aunts, uncles, grandparents, friends and other loved ones who have been impacted by drunk or drugged driving. Our Victim Services Team consists of three Victim Services Specialists and a Manager of Victim Services. Everyone on our Victim Services Team is trained and experienced to provide assistance to victims and survivors of drunk or drugged driving. Our Victim Services Team provides victims and survivors with crisis intervention, emotional support, information about coping with loss or injuries, the judicial process, court accompaniment and advocacy, referrals to community resources, and assistance with Crime Victim Compensation. MADD Michigan also provides victims and survivors with two virtual support groups through zoom. We provide a grief and loss support group and an injury support group. Our support groups help victims and survivors to connect with one another and gain emotional support from each other to assist each other in their healing journey.
Our services are free, confidential, and not time limited. If you or a loved one has been impacted by drunk or drugged driving, please contact us.
Betsy Harris, Victim Services Specialist, Northern Michigan & Upper Peninsula- 906.474.9346 or email: Betsy.Harris@madd.org
Stephanie Hurst, Victim Services Specialist, Western Michigan- 616.225.3349 or email: Stephanie.Hurst@madd.org
Laurie Hollister, Victim Services Specialist, Southern Michigan- 248.528.1745 ext. 2654 or email: Laurie.Hollister@madd.org
Branden Coleman, Manager of Victim Services, Eastern Michigan & the Thumb- 248.528.1745 ext. 2651 or email: Branden.Coleman@madd.org