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.
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!
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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.
Tired of Being Tired: Pseudo vs. Sustainable Self-Care
Have you ever felt tired all the time, even though you’ve gotten enough sleep? Did you know that there are different types of tired, and that they can be felt individually, all at once, and can fluctuate with time and stressors in our lives? In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, join Aspen and Mo as they discuss physical, emotional, mental, social, and soul fatigue, as well as sustainable ways to take care of yourself.
Every April during Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), The Women’s Center works to leave you more educated, emboldened and empowered to continue advocating for all survivors of sexual violence and trafficking year-round. Join us as we recognize SAAM and call on everyone to work together to dismantle the attitudes and beliefs that makeup rape culture. Join Mo, our Advocacy Specialist, in an interview with our 2023 EmPower Luncheon speakers, Dr. Sara McKinnon and Dr. Rachel Lovell. Let’s continue the CONVO!
**Content warning: discussions of rape culture, sexual violence, homicide, and systemic oppression. Please take care of yourself as you listen, and trained Advocates are always available to process with you by calling 262.542.3828. A transcript of this podcast is also available in the Podcasts section of our website, www.twcwaukesha.org/podcasts.
We Are Already Complete: Understanding Interdependence
In our society, specifically within pop culture, we often hear phrases like “You complete me”, “My world is empty without you”, “I have nothing if I don’t have you”, “I can’t live without you”, and so on to show devotion to a loved one. What happens, however, when an abuser uses these phrases to manipulate their partner? Aren’t we already complete anyway?
Join Aspen and Mo as they unpack the impact of these messages, define interdependence, and discuss ways in which survivors can reiterate to themselves and others that they are already complete.
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...
Don’t Lose Sight of What’s Right – The Bystander Effect
(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,...