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Archive: Blog

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

Spotlight on Services: Domestic Violence Programming

Written By: The Women's Center staff  Domestic violence can take many forms: physical violence, sexual abuse, rape, emotional abuse, economic deprivation, threats, intimidation, isolation. Any situation where a partner is exerting or wielding power and control over the other repeatedly is abuse. This crime knows no boundaries in ... read more

Spotlight on Services: Employment and Life Skills Programming

Written By: The Women's Center staff  Many of our clients have both practical and economic barriers to safety and self-sufficiency. Beyond the immediate safety, shelter, and support that we provide from the first moment a client comes to us, we work to empower and enable them to set and reach their goals of self-sufficiency and ... read more