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211 Milwaukee is a 24-hour information and referral telephone service that provides information about family, health, and social services available in Milwaukee County and surrounding areas. Trained community resource specialists utilize a computer database to link callers to the local social service agency that can best respond to their needs. More than 4,500 programs are currently in the database.
AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW) is Wisconsin’s largest and most comprehensive AIDS service organization serving people living with HIV in Wisconsin through nine offices in Appleton, Eau Claire, La Crosse, Green Bay, Kenosha, Madison, Milwaukee, Superior, and Wausau. The ARCW Medical Center offers high quality medical, dental, and mental health care for people living with HIV regardless of ability to pay. ARCW also provides a vast array of social services to people living with HIV including housing assistance, HIV-related legal services, access to food pantries, and social work case management as well as alcohol and other drug abuse services. ARCW services are provided on a sliding scale and are available to people with HIV regardless of their ability to pay.
820 N. Plankinton Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53203
We are the sexual assault service provider for the County of Racine in the State of Wisconsin, We provide a 24-hour crisis line, 24 hours hospital response team, therapy, support groups, family advocacy at the child advocacy center, legal advocacy, community education and awareness, information and referrals and bilingual services (Spanish) for all services.
Service area: Racine County – Racine, Burlington, Union Grove, etc. We provide services to Robert E. Ellsworth Correctional Center, Racine Correctional Institute, Racine Youthful Correctional Facility, and the Racine County Jail.
Work with: all survivors of sexual assault as well as survivors’ family and friends.
Services for survivors during incarceration include: crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline or by mail; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; court accompaniment and legal accompaniment for sexual assault cases; information and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: all services that are listed above.
Services for loved ones include: all of the above.
Fees: services are free of charge
Additional Information: All services are available in English and Spanish. Funder rules and limitations do not allow us to work with sex offenders.
Family Advocates is a non-profit organization serving both male and female survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and their loved ones in Grant and Iowa Counties. Sexual assault services include: 24-hour crisis hotline; emergency shelter; emotional support; support groups for women; information and referrals; law enforcement, hospital, and legal accompaniment and advocacy; and counseling for survivors and their family members. Due to funding restrictions, Family Advocates cannot provide services to individuals convicted of sex offenses. All services are free and confidential.
Family Services Sexual Assault Center offers comprehensive services to survivors of sexual assault and their loved ones in Brown, Door, and Oconto Counties. Services include: 24-hour hotlines; crisis intervention; medical, legal, and court accompaniment and advocacy, consultation and coordination with community resources; as well as support groups for women who are survivors of sexual assault. With the cooperation of correctional authorities, Family Services staff can meet with survivors in jail/prison to provide counseling, medical, and legal advocacy. All of the above sexual assault services are confidential and free of charge. Individual therapy for survivors of sexual assault and their loved ones is also available based on a sliding fee scale.
P.O. Box 22308
Green Bay, WI 54305
Brown County 24-hour hotline
Door County 24-hour hotline
Oconto County 24-hour hotline
Family Support Center (FSC) provides comprehensive services for survivors of sexual assault and their loved ones in Chippewa and Eau Claire Counties. Services include: 24-hour hotline; medical, legal, and personal advocacy; individual counseling for adult and child survivors; support groups; and support for families and friends of survivors of sexual assault/abuse. FSC also provides a support group for women who are survivors of sexual abuse at the Chippewa County Jail and offers individual counseling and advocacy to survivors of sexual assault at the Stanley Correctional Facility. All FSC services are free and confidential.
P.O. Box 143
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
24-hour hotline and Office
toll-free 24-hour hotline
Eau Claire Sexual Assault Outreach Office
21 S. Barstow, Suite 7
Eau Claire, WI 54703
24-hour hotline and Office
toll-free 24-hour hotline
Haven, Inc. provides services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Lincoln County including men, women, and GLBT survivors. Services include: 24-hour crisis hotline; emergency shelter; legal, housing, and general advocacy; transportation assistance; support groups; peer counseling; and community education and referrals. HAVEN provides advocacy and counseling services to survivors who are incarcerated, including youth at juvenile detention facilities. All HAVEN services are free and confidential.
PO Box 32
Merrill, WI 54452
24-hour hotline and Office
Hope House, Inc. provides shelter, advocacy, and education to people affected by domestic violence and sexual assault in Columbia and Sauk Counties. Services for survivors of sexual assault behind bars during their incarceration include: crisis intervention; support; information; and referrals via the 24-hour hotline or by mail. Services for survivors after their release include: individual counseling; advocacy; support groups; emergency housing; information; and referrals. All services are free and confidential.
Horizons, Inc. provides services for women offenders so they can successfully heal and re-enter their lives as productive and empowered members of the community. Horizons offers a residential program and an outpatient clinic. Through both of these programs, Horizons, Inc. provides a wide range of services, including: 24-hour supervision in a consistent, healthy environment; HIV/AIDS counseling and education; individual and group counseling; peer support groups; sexual abuse survivors groups; and discussion groups for domestic violence and sexual abuse issues.
The Milwaukee Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center Anti-Violence Project (AVP) provides services to LGBT survivors of domestic abuse, sexual assault, and hate crimes, including bias and discrimination. Services include: one-on-one support and crisis intervention; hospital, legal, and personal advocacy; emergency shelter and assistance with other basic needs; and information and referrals to other services for LGBT survivors of violence and their allies. The AVP program is willing to work with any LGBT survivor behind bars and their loved ones to ensure access to services and support in the aftermath of sexual assault/abuse. All services are free and confidential.
New Day is a private, non-profit organization which provides intervention services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and community prevention education services.
Service area: Ashland, Bayfield and Iron counties of Northwest Wisconsin
Work with: all survivors of domestic and sexual abuse and their loved ones
Services for survivors during incarceration include: mail correspondence; accompaniment to courts and during law enforcement interviews; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal and medical advocacy; in-person counseling; group counseling/support groups; crisis intervention and counseling via hotline; information, referrals, and references
Services for survivors after release include: mail correspondence; accompaniment to courts and during law enforcement interviews; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal and medical advocacy; in-person counseling; group counseling/support groups; crisis intervention and counseling via hotline; information, referrals, and references
Services for loved ones include: mail correspondence; accompaniment to courts and during law enforcement interviews; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal and medical advocacy; in-person counseling; group counseling/support groups; crisis intervention and counseling via hotline; information, referrals, and references
Additional Information: English, Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Cantonese), Vietnamese, Creole, French, Portuguese, Arabic, Tagalog, Khmer, Punjabi, Russian
Other (please specify): deaf/hard of hearing and any other international languages (ie. German, Italian)
PAVE serves victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. We have a 24/7 shelter and provide other crisis response 24/7/365.
Service area: Dodge County, Wisconsin.
Work with: victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, including children and youth.
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via hotline and face to face support within Dodge County.
Services for survivors after release include: All services available.
Services for loved ones include: All of the above,
Fees: No fees.
Rape Crisis Center (RCC) provides comprehensive services to survivors of all forms of sexual violence including sexual assault, incest, sexual harassment, and sexual exploitation in Dane County. These services are provided free of charge and include: 24-hour helpline; crisis intervention and support; short-term counseling; support groups; medical, legal, and hospital advocacy and accompaniment; and information and referrals for survivors and their family and friends.
Service area: Dane County
Work with: All survivors of sexual assault and their family and friends.
Services for survivors during incarceration include: RCC can provide most of our services to survivors incarcerated in Dane County with the cooperation of correctional authorities. RCC provides an empowerment support group for adult women survivors in the Dane County Jail.
Services for survivors after release include: 24-hour helpline; crisis intervention and support; short-term counseling; support groups; medical, legal, and hospital advocacy and accompaniment.
Services for loved ones include: Information and referrals; short-term counseling; 24-hour helpline.
Fees: All are free of charge
2801 Coho St., #301
Madison, WI 53713
Spanish Language Hotline (Línea de Ayuda en español)
accepts collect calls:
Yes – can accept collect calls on the crisis line from individuals incarcerated at the jail who are seeking support as victims/survivors of sexual violence or abuse
Safe Harbor is a non-profit agency providing comprehensive services to men, women and children who have experienced domestic violence or sexual assault/abuse. We are able to offer advocacy and counseling to incarcerated people who have been the victim of sexual abuse, assault or harassment in all of Sheboygan County’s facilities. You do not have to report the abuse to staff at the facility where you are being detained or incarcerated to receive support from us via phone or mail. However, all in-person visits must be coordinated through the PREA Victim Service Coordinator or other facility official, which will require that you disclose the abuse for investigation. Please note that any written correspondence may be opened and monitored by the facility where you are being detained or incarcerated. If you are calling our crisis line from KMCI you do not need to use your pin, the call will not be monitored or recorded and you do not need funds in your account to make the call. All Safe Harbor services are free and confidential.
Service area: Sheboygan County including Kettle Moraine Correctional Institution (KMCI), our local detention center, jail, and juvenile facility.
Work with: Safe Harbor provides services to men, women and child survivors of sexual abuse/assault and domestic violence including incarcerated victims who have been sexually assaulted, abused or harassed while in custody.
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Mail correspondence; accompaniment to courts and during law enforcement interviews; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal and medical advocacy; in-person counseling; crisis intervention and counseling via hotline; information, and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: Mail correspondence; accompaniment to courts and during law enforcement interviews; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal and medical advocacy; in-person counseling; group counseling/support groups when available; crisis intervention and counseling via hotline; information, and referrals.
Services for loved ones include: Mail correspondence; accompaniment to courts and during law enforcement interviews; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal and medical advocacy; in-person counseling; group counseling/ support groups when available; crisis intervention and counseling via hotline; information, and referrals.
Additional Information: Spanish, Hmong, and English. If you prefer you may write to us at our PO Box using only the following address: P.O. Box 582, Sheboygan, WI. 53082-0582.
The Sexual Assault Treatment Center (SATC) of Greater Milwaukee offers safe and caring services to survivors of rape, incest, sexual abuse, and sexual assault. Nurses, crisis counselors, and advocates provide immediate services, including for those with special needs such as the elderly, persons with mental health issues or those with cognitive, sensory or physical disabilities. Services include: crisis intervention and emotional support; medical assessment and treatment; emotional support and counseling; medical and legal evidence collection, if seen within 96 hours of the assault; pregnancy risk assessment, as appropriate; screening for sexually transmitted infections, as appropriate; discharge planning and resource information; liaison services with Sensitive Crimes, District Attorney’s Office, Department of Human Services; follow-up telephone or in-person contact by crisis counselors to provide emotional support, review test results, and assist with counseling referrals or other needs; and referrals to agencies that provide services for people with special needs. All services are free and confidential.
Aurora Sinai Medical Center
945 N. 12th St. 2 MHI
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Turningpoint provides safe shelter and support services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Sexual violence services include: 24-hour crisis line; late life abuse services; sexual violence support group; one-on-one coaching; information and referrals; emotional support; community education; and legal and courtroom advocacy. All services are free and confidential.
117 North Main Street
River Falls, WI 54022
24-hour toll-free hotline
The Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault (WCASA) is a statewide organization that supports and complements the work of Wisconsin’s community-based sexual assault service provider programs and other organizations working to end sexual violence. WCASA works in collaboration with communities throughout the state to support existing services to victims/survivors of sexual violence, to plan for the development of new services, to create and support community prevention efforts, and to stimulate community ownership of the issue of sexual violence.
Alternatives to Violence provides free and confidential services to survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault in Rock, Walworth, Dane, Jefferson, Winnebago and Dodge Counties. Sexual assault services include: 24-hour hotline; crisis intervention and on-scene response; individual counseling and case management; support groups; criminal justice support; and legal advocacy. All services are free and confidential.
The Department of Corrections has statutory responsibility for the regulation and oversight of all local detention facilities, including county jails, houses of correction, secure juvenile detention centers, unlocked Huber facilities, work camps and municipal lockups. Through the Office of Detention Facilities, the Department establishes reasonable standards for the design, construction, repair, maintenance, operation and management of these facilities. Regionally-located staff conduct annual inspections of each facility; provide technical assistance to local jurisdictions and training to jail staff; and coordinate a variety of efforts to assist sheriffs, police chiefs, and other local officials in the operation and management of their facilities. The Office also investigates complaints, deaths, suicides, and other unusual incidents which occur in local detention facilities. Survivors of sexual abuse in detention can also contact the WDOC PREA Coordinator for assistance.
3099 E. Washington Ave.
P.O. Box 7925
Madison, WI 53707-7925
Director, WDOC Planning & Operations Unit: Jeff Wydeven
Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Coordinator: Charles Cole
The ACLU of Wisconsin does limited work on prison conditions. Letters that are received describing circumstances and conditions of confinement will be reviewed, and, when appropriate, advice will be given. Family members or friends can also view the intake form online by going to the ACLU’s website and clicking on “inquiries.” The ACLU of Wisconsin rarely represents individuals and is able to litigate some class action lawsuits. Cases that involve constitutional issues and which may have a broad enough impact to succeed in changing legislation or administrative remedies are preferred. Referrals may also be obtained through their office.
LRIS is a public service project. Callers from all over the state get help through three services: Lawyer Hotline, Lawyer Referral, and Community Referral. When you call the service, you will not get legal advice. However, you will talk to a legal assistant who is experienced in analyzing potential legal problems — and in helping you locate the best source of help.
If it is determined that a lawyer would be appropriate, the legal assistant will refer you to an attorney in your area who has indicated an interest in dealing with your type of legal situation. When you tell the attorney that you were referred by LRIS, it will cost no more than $20 for the first half-hour consultation.
P.O. Box 7158
Madison, WI 53708-7158
The Wisconsin Coalition for Advocacy (WCA) is a private, nonprofit agency chosen by Wisconsin’s Governor to provide protection and advocacy for people with disabilities throughout the state. WCA is completely independent of state government and direct service providers. WCA works throughout the state with individual consumers, their families, human service and other professionals, and policymakers who make and implement decisions on disability rights. WCA’s “Prison Program” enables their staff attorneys to intervene in the disciplinary process and act on behalf of victims to improve their conditions and circumstances concerning confinement. WCA does not litigate cases, but will often help with referrals. These services are limited to persons who are confined and have disabilities.
16 North Carroll Street, Suite 400
Madison, WI 53703