After an assault, a victim/survivor may benefit from having an advocate support them as they process their experience. This may include counseling, deciding whether to make a formal report to the police or the UWM administration, and/or having someone beside you during any medical or investigative interviews.
Disclosing information to a Victim Advocate will not lead to a Title IX investigation, unless explicitly requested. Under Wisconsin law, communications between a victim and a victim advocate are privileged.
UW-Milwaukee, UWM-Waukesha, and UWM-Washington County
UWM Victim/Survivor Advocate
Phone: (414) 229-4582
Website: UWM Victim/Survivor 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.
Aurora Healing Centers
24-Hour Phone: (414) 219-5555
Text: (414) 219-1551
Provides emergency care, counseling, emotional support, and forensic nursing at a number of locations throughout Milwaukee County.
Sojourner Family Peace Center
619 W. Walnut Street
Milwaukee, WI 53212
24-Hour Phone: (414) 933-2722
Text: (414) 877-8100
Offers free and low-cost services (hotline, shelter, support groups, legal assistance, counseling) to individuals and families affected by domestic violence. If you do not live in Milwaukee, Sojourner can provide referrals and information for resources in your area.
The Women’s Center
505 North East Avenue
Waukesha, WI 53186
24-Hour Hotline: (262) 542-3828
Office Phone: (262) 547-4600
Offers confidential, no cost services to survivors, including: emergency shelter and 24-Hour Hotline; legal advocacy; counseling; support groups; substance abuse and mental health support; transitional living; community education and violence prevention; employment counseling and life-skills development; translation/interpretation in any language; and free on-site childcare for clients utilizing any of these services.
P.O. Box 117
West Bend, WI 53095
Crisis Line: (262) 334-7298
A multi-faceted organization providing trauma-informed services to those exposed to domestic violence and sexual assault, including one-to-one advocacy and case management, shelter, transitional living assistance, support groups, legal representation and assistance, parenting support, and assistance with independent living skills.