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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Events

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

Volunteer

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.

Podcasts

Self Worth and Motivation

Victims and survivors may have a complicated relationship with self-worth and motivation, often based off of the messages they have received from their partners when in an abusive relationship. Join Marissa and Nouchee into understanding these ideas through the lens...

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Breaking the Silence & Telling Your Story

Many survivors find comfort in sharing their own story with others. Sharing your story may strengthen your own self-image as someone who can reclaim their power, bring solidarity with other victim/survivors in your life, and help you on the road to overcoming sexual...

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Secrecy of Abuse: How Abusers Use Shame

Shame is a painful emotion caused by consciousness of guilt; when used by abuser, shame can exert power and control over a victim of abuse, and also discourage them from speaking out. Join Marissa and Nouchee in this important conversation for Sexual Assault Awareness...

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Recent Blogs

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,...

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). Currently, we support SANE...