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Archive: Blog

Pride Month

Written By: The Women's Center staff In June, The Women’s Center recognizes and celebrates Pride Month, which honors the LGBTQ+ movement, celebrates the freedom to be one’s self, and brings awareness to the inequalities experienced by the LGBTQ+ community. We serve clients from diverse backgrounds and work to create a welcoming, safe, ... read more

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Written By: The Women's Center staff June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, and at The Women’s Center, we know all too well that abuse happens to all genders, all races, and all ages, including older adults. Each year, 15 - 20% of the adults we see are over the age ... read more

Being Mindful – Mental Health Awareness Month

Written By: The Women's Center staff May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and here at The Women’s Center, we consistently highlight the importance of maintaining mental wellness for staff as well as clients. With the many uncertainties of today’s environment, we want to take a moment to encourage everyone to ... read more

Helping Prevent Child Abuse

Written By: The Women’s Center staff In addition to being Sexual Assault Awareness Month, April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and by equipping you with information on reporting and prevention, we hope to reduce this pervasive crime in our community.   In 2019, the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families received 5,604 reports of child abuse from Waukesha County. The ... read more

Rape Crisis Response

Written By: The Women’s Center staff 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 services at Carroll University, Community Memorial Hospital ... read more

How to Support a Survivor of Sexual Assault

Written By: Angela Mancuso, Executive Director During April, Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is a focused time to EmPower Survivors by bringing awareness, promoting prevention, and inspiring change. We can all take action, and I’m writing to remind you that during SAAM and always, Your Voice Has Power.   Even as we are social distancing, you can use your voice on social media to improve understanding of an issue that ... read more

24-Hour Hotline

Written By: The Women's Center staff The Women’s Center has responded to thousands of calls to our 24-Hour Hotline since our founding in 1977. Today more than ever, our 24-Hour Hotline provides a critical lifeline to victims of domestic and sexual violence, providing: an outlet for questions, safety planning, connection to our counselors, advocates ... read more

Crucial conversations with teens: talking about healthy relationships

Written By: The Women's Center staff Talking with your teen about consent and boundaries is the best prevention against dating violence. And these conversations are critical – 1 in 3 girls in the US is a victim of physical, emotional, or verbal abuse from a dating partner, and 1 in ... read more

Spotlight on Services: Children’s Programming

Written By: The Women's Center staff Experiencing abuse can have serious effects on a child’s mental and emotional state, performance in school, and attitude towards life in general. Here at The Women’s Center, we work to give our youngest clients the care and support they need to process their trauma and heal. We offer comprehensive programming, ... read more