To help keep survivors and their pets safe, we have a partnership with Humane Animal Welfare Society (HAWS) of Waukesha County. Survivors coming into shelter can bring their pets with them. The pets are temporarily housed in a safe place, then HAWS cares for them until the survivor has a safe place to go. This partnership helps remove a major barrier to safety.
We work with local law enforcement agencies, encouraging them to call our Hotline either from the scene or immediately after they are called to the scene of a domestic violence incident, so they can connect the victim to our services, and through the Lethality Assessment Protocol, which helps to ensure high risk victims are immediately identified & offered support and safe shelter.
We provide rape crisis response through partnerships with area hospitals and health centers, ensuring that immediate, on-site advocacy is available for survivors of sexual assault who report for a Sexual Assault Nurse Examination (SANE). Thank you to our partners in the SANE crisis response program: Aurora Health Care, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, and ProHealth Care.