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.
Free and Confidential – Always Available
Our hotline can be used for anyone looking for information for themselves, a friend, a family member, or other community organizations looking for support and information about our programs and services. It is always free, confidential, and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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.
Abusers often know that technology is a powerful tool to control another person, and for many survivors, simply “unplugging” in our tech-driven world isn’t possible. Join Mo and Aspen as they discuss ways that survivors can take steps to safeguard their privacy and take their power back online. This Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we assert that survivors deserve #SafetyEverywhere.
Grief can impact all aspects of our lives, including our sexuality. For survivors of domestic or sexual violence, these feelings can sometimes be especially complex or painful. Join Aspen and Mo as they define the concept of sexual grief, offer ways to talk about it,...
What does healing, safety, resilience, and pride mean to you? Join Aspen and Mo as they contrast four emotional impacts that domestic and sexual violence may especially have on LGBTQ+ survivors—repression, insecurity, hesitancy, and shame—with four glimmers that survivors deserve through their healing journey.
The Women’s Center provides rape crisis response through partnerships with area hospitals and health centers, providing on-site, immediate advocacy for survivors of sexual assault who report for a Sexual Assault Nurse Examination (SANE). Our trained staff Advocates...
(Adapted from RAINN) Everyone has a role to play in preventing sexual assault and there are many ways you can step up to make a difference, most notably through bystander intervention. An active bystander is someone who interrupts a potentially harmful situation,...