The mission of The Women’s Center is to provide safety, shelter and support to empower all impacted by domestic abuse, sexual violence, child abuse and trafficking.
The Women’s Center’s 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.
Founded in 1977, The Women’s Center serves women, children, and men impacted by domestic abuse, sexual violence, child abuse, and trafficking.
As Waukesha County’s only agency of its kind in a county that spans 580 square miles, we provide a range of life-saving and life-changing programs and services that heal and empower adults and children on their paths to build a future free from violence.
The Women’s Center’s core philosophy is to ensure that the needs of survivors are met, that children are protected, and that families heal. Our programs are centered on meeting the unique needs of each client, and are designed to empower while providing basic needs (food, shelter, clothing, and transportation).
All of our services are offered confidentially and at no cost to survivors from all socio-economic levels. They include: emergency shelter and 24-Hour Hotline; legal advocacy; family counseling; domestic violence, sexual assault, and abuse counseling; support groups for adults and children; substance abuse and mental health support; transitional living; community education and violence prevention; employment counseling and life-skills development; translation/interpretation in any language; and free on-site childcare for clients utilizing any of these services.
Click here to read “A Vision for Women: The History of The Women’s Center of Waukesha, 1977-2007” by Ellen Langill, PhD.