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.

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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 many 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

Our mission is to provide safety, shelter and support to empower all impacted by domestic abuse, sexual violence, child abuse and trafficking.

Our Vision

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.


Starting the CONVO on Healthy Teen Relationships

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month; this month and any time of year, it is important to raise awareness about this issue and open up the conversation to help everyone better understand the signs of dating violence and how to prevent it from happening in...

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Discovering Self-Love

The most important relationship we have is the one with ourselves, but what is self-love and why is it important? Join Marissa and Nouchee to identify why it can be difficult for survivors to practice self-love, and share strategies on how we all can show ourselves love this time of year.

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Healing at the Holidays

The holidays can be a difficult time for survivors, regardless of where they’re at in their healing journey. Join Marissa and Maria for a bonus episode to discuss ways to heal this holiday season, and to provide some helpful tips and share fun stories to feel more empowered this time of year. Happy Holidays, from all of us at The Women’s Center!

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Upcoming Events

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  • EmPower Luncheon featuring Jodi Kantor & Megan Twohey
    • 04/28/2021 - Individual tickets are $50 - register now using the form below! The EmPower Luncheon honors the courageous voices of survivors, those who advocate for survivors, and those who speak out to effect change. We are very excited [...]
CONVO: Creating Opportunity for Non-Violent Outcomes

In January, The Women’s Center launched a brand new Instagram account specifically for teens. CONVO – which stands for Creating Opportunity for Non-Violent Outcomes – is a page designed to make violence prevention engaging and accessible. As the violence prevention...