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!
We have lots of volunteer opportunities available at The Women’s Center for both individuals and groups!
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.
Healing in the Queer Community
Last year during Pride Month, we covered dynamics that specifically impact LGBTQ+ survivors of domestic and sexual violence. This year, we wanted to take this topic a step further and consider what comes after abuse: healing. Join Marissa, with special guest Ayden...
Your Voice Has Power: An Interview with Dylan Farrow
Survivor, activist, and change-maker: these are three words that describe Dylan Farrow, The Women Center's Keynote Speaker for our 2022 EmPower Luncheon! Join Marissa and Dylan as they discuss the power of speaking your truth, self-care in healing, and the identity of...
Traumaversaries are time-specific anniversaries of traumatic events. Normally, everyday moments are filtered throughout our thoughts, feelings, and then are eventually stored or encoded into our long or short term memory. When we experience trauma, however, our brains...
What will it take for rapists to be held accountable?
The Minnesota Supreme Court just last month overturned a rape conviction because of their definition of “mental incapacitation,” which essentially says that anyone who gets drunk and is rendered incapacitated, i.e. passed out, is at fault for being raped. I,...
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). Currently, we support SANE...