24-Hour Hotline 262.542.3828
The Women’s Center 24-Hour Hotline recently has been the target of a harassment campaign spreading on social media (sometimes known as the “man in charge” challenge), which has resulted in hundreds of prank calls with harassing and abusive statements that have severely disrupted our 24-Hour Hotline and our ability to provide urgent services to survivors. PLEASE BE ADVISED that these calls constitute “unlawful use of the telephone” under state law (Wis. Stat. § 947.012.) The Women’s Center is reporting calls to law enforcement and may pursue all available remedies under local, state, federal, and international law.
Ways to Engage with Our Mission
24-Hour Hotline, Emergency Shelter & Transitional Living, Support Groups, One-on-One Support & Advocacy, Employment & Life Skills, Rape Crisis Response, and Community Education and Violence Prevention
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We have events throughout the year including the EmPower Luncheon, Sunrise Speaker Series presentations, A Noteworthy Evening, and more!
We have lots of volunteer opportunities available at The Women’s Center for both individuals and groups!
About The Women’s Center
The Women’s Center welcomes and serves survivors of all ages, races, gender identities, sexual orientations, abilities, nationalities, and immigration status, recognizing that their unique experience informs the perspective of each person.
Our mission is to provide safety, shelter and support to empower all impacted by domestic abuse, sexual violence, child abuse and trafficking.
Our vision is to create an engaged community that does not tolerate or accept interpersonal violence and provides abundant resources to ensure futures free from violence.
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