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River House, Inc. is a nonprofit agency that serves victims and survivors of domestic and sexual abuse in four northern Michigan counties: Crawford, Ogemaw, Oscoda, and Roscommon counties. The main facility is located in Grayling, Michigan. Advocates travel to locations throughout the four counties to meet with survivors.

Four county area served by River House Inc. encompasses 2,500 square miles and over 70,000 people.



Be A Part of River House, Inc.'s Spring Fling!

The Spring Fling: Wine Tasting and Silent Auction will be held May 8th, 2014 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Grayling. This year, our guests will have the opportunity to host a table. For more information on what being a table hostess means click here. To register as a host click here. To print your Spring Fling ticket and request which hostess' table you'd like to be seated at click here.


Our Mission

The mission of River House, Inc. is to provide safety and services to survivors of domestic and sexual abuse while promoting empowerment through education and advocacy. River House, Inc. has been serving local communities since 1986, by providing crisis counseling, emergency shelter, group counseling and support, as well as legal advocacy and community education.

Our website is designed to serve victims and survivors, volunteers willing to help victims and those looking for information about domestic and sexual abuse services in the region served.




River House Pet Sanctuary needs volunteers!

Please contact RHI for more information.  

River House provides safety and services for survivors of domestic and sexual abuse.   But who is protecting their pets? River House serves four counties and helps hundreds of survivors a year but is not equipped to house pets.

 Many women decline to seek safety because they fear their pets will be harmed or killed.


Can you help? If you are able to foster these pets in need, safely in your home, for a few days, a few weeks, or at most a few months please fill out the Foster Application Form (click here to view and print a copy) and either email it to or mail it to:  River House, Inc., PO Box 661, Grayling, MI 49738.  Please call 348-3169 with any questions.


   The April 2014 Edition of Passages is available.   Click Passages to read it now. 


River House Events/Fundraisers Happenings: 

Spring Fling: May 8th @ 5:30 p.m at St. Mary's Catholic Church. 

Run For River House: September 13th @ Hanson Hills. Click here to view and print a registration form. Click here to view a map of the route.





Immediate Needs List
Kids Group Needs List
These are items we are most in need of this month (in new or like new condition):
Feminine Hygiene Pads and Tampons
Shaving Cream
Professionally Processed Meat
Dry Creamer
Diapers (especially sizes 4 & 5)
Lawn & Leaf Size Garbage Bags
Tall Kitchen Garbage Bags
NEW Women's Size 6 Underwear
Women's Socks (new or like new)
New Convertible Car Seats (0-50 lbs)
Gas Cards
Toilet Paper
Paper Towels
Gallon Size Ziplock bags
Copy Paper
Laundry Baskets
Electric Alarm Clocks (basic)
Baby wipes
H E Concentrate Laundry Soap
 Craft items
Safety scissors
Paint by number,Color by number, and other Craft Kits
Dry Erase Crayons
Scrapbooking supplies
Brown paper lunch sacks
Rolls of wrapping paper
Back packs
Sticky Notes
Grab bag prizes
Office copy paper
Printer Ink-- Hp 74 and 75
Journals for teens
Juice boxes
Fruit snacks
Granola Bars
Individual pkgs of crackers or chips
Books and Movies
* Donations to purchase curriculum materials 
* Sponsorship of The ' Miss Representaion' Curriculum