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

Ways to Engage with Our Mission

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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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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

Identity After Abuse: Who Am I?

Identity encompasses the memories, experiences, relationships and values that creates one sense of self. It's normal to question or reflect on our identity from time to time, but in abuse, someone else may be trying to actively change or control who you are and the...

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Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse in the LGBTQ+ Community

This June, we recognize and celebrate Pride Month, while acknowledging the unique challenges LGBTQ+ survivors of domestic and sexual violence face. Join Marissa and Nouchee in a discussion of the different forms of abuse and barriers that the LGBTQ+ community may...

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Stigma of Disclosure: Trauma, Mental Illness, and Support

How are abuse and mental health connected? According to the CDC, survivors of intimate partner violence often experience mental health diagnoses, such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms, and survivors of sexual violence also experience similar...

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Upcoming Events

  • Together we EMPOWER
    • 08/01/2021 - 08/27/2021 - Since our doors opened in 1977, The Women’s Center has observed Women’s Equality Day which commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920, which granted women the right to vote. Wisconsin was the first [...]

Recent Blogs

Trauma Informed Care

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Millions of Americans live with a mental illness every year, yet only 43.8% sought treatment in 2019 (NAMI). At The Women’s Center, we believe it’s crucial to raise awareness to break the stigma of living with a mental health...

What will it take for rapists to be held accountable?

The Minnesota Supreme Court just last month overturned a rape conviction because of their definition of “mental incapacitation,” which essentially says that anyone who gets drunk and is rendered incapacitated, i.e. passed out, is at fault for being raped. I,...