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Additional information for staying safe at home, including how to develop a safety plan, and accessing available resources during the COVID-19 outbreak can be found in this article recently published by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

‘Home isn’t always a safe place for everyone’: Domestic violence shelters, hotlines stay open during coronavirus outbreak

Sojourner Family Peace Center also provides online resources, tips for safety planning, and this community update regarding COVID-19.

UWM is committed to combatting sexual harassment and sexual violence on our campuses and in our communities. UWM will respond to all reports of sexual harassment and sexual violence (including sexual assault, dating or domestic violence, and stalking) with care and support, through fair, and equitable processes.

If you or someone you know has experienced sexual harassment or sexual violence, please know help and support are available. For information about university offices, legal advocacy, medical services, mental health support, law enforcement options, and resources specific to your campus location, please review the resources listed on this page. Title IX resources are provided specifically to employees through the Office of Equity/Diversity Services. Additional resources for addressing Title IX concerns are available to students through the Dean of Students Office.

Regardless of whether you decide to report (to the UWM Title IX Coordinator, the Office of Equity/Diversity Services, the Dean of Students, or the police), you can access many of these resources confidentially, including medical care, mental health counseling, and victim advocacy.