How We Help

We provide safety, shelter, and support to empower all impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, and trafficking. Founded in 1977, we were the first and continue to be the only agency of our kind in Waukesha County. Our holistic, trauma-informed programming emphasizes healing, empowerment, and justice so that survivors can move beyond abuse and build peaceful futures for themselves and their families.

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A Voice of Empowerment

As we continue the CONVO about intergenerational and intersectional healing this #SAAM, Advocacy Specialist Mo got a chance to discuss breaking the cycle of violence from survivor and 2024 EmPower Luncheon keynote speaker, Magdelana.

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Coping in Communal Living 2.0

Coping looks different for everyone, especially in a living environment you might not be used to. In this episode, Aspen and Juno discuss tools that can help manage the stress of your living environment, and what to expect if you need to relocate into our Shelter.

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Restraining Orders and Safety 2.0

Do you know what a restraining order is and how it may help a survivor attain safety? Join Aspen and Fio as they discuss how Advocates can help clients navigate the legal system, updated for 2024. Scroll through this post to learn some key terms related to restraining...

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Program Changes: The C.A.R.E. Center

We are pleased to announce that on July 1st, 2024, The C.A.R.E. Center (TCC), Waukesha County’s only nationally accredited Child Advocacy Center, officially became a program of The Women’s Center housed within our building at 505 N. East Ave. in Waukesha. The C.A.R.E....

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Grooming: What Is It & How to Identify Its Stages

If you have never been targeted by a trafficker or been in an abusive relationship, you may think that nothing and no one could ever coerce you into doing something you didn’t want to. The reality is that most of us would be surprised by what we could be manipulated...

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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). Our trained staff Advocates...

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