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.

24-Hour Hotline

262.542.3828

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

Get Help

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

Donate

The work we do is only possible through community support. Donate today and provide survivors with life-saving and life-changing programs and services.

Events

 We have events throughout the year including the EmPower Luncheon, Sunrise Speaker Series presentations, A Noteworthy Evening, and more!

Volunteer

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

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.

Podcasts

FOMO to JOMO: Coping with the Fear of Missing Out

Even if you haven’t heard of FOMO before, you’ve likely felt it at some point. FOMO is an acronym that stands for “fear of missing out,” the emotions many of us experience when we feel excluded or left out. What’s behind FOMO, why and how does it happen, and how can...

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#SafetyEverywhere: Tech Abuse & Digital Safety

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.

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Upcoming Events

Recent Blogs

Grooming: What Is It & How to Identify Its Stages

If you have never been targeted by a trafficker or been in an abusive relationship, you may think that nothing and no one could ever coerce you into doing something you didn’t want to. The reality is that most of us would be surprised by what we could be manipulated...

Rape Crisis Response

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...