If you or someone you know is in crisis, find local and national support.
Sexual Health Emergencies
If you have experienced a sexual assault, we encourage you to seek out the campus resources that are here to help you.
The Victim Advocate provides confidential services, which may include emotional support, information on making a formal report to law enforcement or the UWM administration, and having someone accompany you to any medical or investigative interviews. They are one of the few people on campus who are not mandated reporters. They can be contacted at (414) 229-4582 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The WRC can provide referrals and resources to UWM students of all genders. They are open M-F 9am-5pm and are located next door to the LGBTQ+RC on the ground floor of the Union. Their number is 414-229-2852.
The Student Health and Wellness (SHAW) provides medical and counseling services to active UWM students. They are available by walk-in or appointment. To make an appointment, please call 414-229-4716.
Aurora Health Care’s Sexual Assault Treatment Centers are located at Sinai and West Allis Memorial. They can also be contacted 24 hours a day at 414-219-5555.
FORGE is a resource for trans* sexual violence occurrences. Visit their website to learn more.
The MKE LGBT Community Center has crisis counseling available as well as support groups for LGBTQ+ domestic violence.
Contact them at (414) 292-3072 or visit their Anti-Violence page.
Diverse & Resilient has an anti-violence program, called Room to Be Safe.
Contact the statewide LGBTQ Anti-Violence Resource Line at (414) 856-5428 or visit their Room to Be Safe site.
Mental Health Emergencies
In the event of a life-threatening emergency:
- Call 9-911 from a campus phone
- Call (414) 229-9911 or 911 from a cell phone
- or go to the Emergency Room
The Student Health and Wellness Center (SHAW) is open between 8am and 4:45pm Monday through Thursday and between 9am and 4:45pm on Friday.
A Student Health and Wellness Center counselor is on-call every day during our hours of operation. For students experiencing crisis situations or who have urgent needs that are not life threatening, brief screening sessions (up to 30 minutes) are provided to help stabilize the situation and determine what further treatment may be necessary. An appointment is not necessary but there may be a wait to be seen if the counselor is occupied with another student at the time of your arrival.
For urgent matters that arise when the Student Health and Wellness Center is closed, you may contact the Milwaukee County Crisis line at 414-257-7222. This crisis line is answered twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week (24/7).