Off-Campus Resources

Off-Campus and Community Resources

Sexual and Domestic Violence Resources

Aurora Healing and Advocacy Services (formerly Sexual Assault Treatment Center

  • Victim/survivor advocacy services 
  • 24-hour crisis phone line (414-219-5555) 
  • Medical Evidentiary Exam Advocacy 
  • Counseling and Therapeutic Services 

Community Advocates/Milwaukee Women’s Resource Center

  • 24/7 emergency shelter 
  • 24-Hour Crisis Line (414) 671-6140

Sojourner 

  • 24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline 414-933-2722 
  • Sojourner House Shelter and Support Groups  

Milwaukee Homeless Shelters 

Milwaukee Rescue Mission: 414-344-2211
Safe Harbor (for men) The men’s programs at the Milwaukee Rescue Mission give our guests the strength and support to transform their lives. Our educational and vocational counseling, addiction recovery programs, biblical instruction, and life-skills training give them a ticket off the streets. 

Aline’s Room and Board : 414-213-0454
Aline’s Room and Board offers short-term, long-term and Respite care. Aline’s Room and Board is aimed at providing safety and stability for individuals experiencing mental health issues and homelessness. Aline’s Room and Board also offers emergency shelter needs. (please call for availability)
  

Hope House of Milwaukee:414-645-2122
Hope House of Milwaukee is an emergency shelter for single men over 18 and transitional housing for single women and families. 

For more information dial 2-1-1 

Milwaukee food pantries   

Despensa De La Paz Food Pantry (Friedens Community Ministries) 
1615 S 22nd St, Milwaukee, WI 53204
friedenspantry.org/despensa-de-la-paz
Open: Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon  

Friedens Community Ministries (Coggs Food Pantry) 
1220 W Vliet St, Milwaukee, WI 53205
(414) 289-6030
friedenspantry.org
Open: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. 

 House of Peace 
1702 W Walnut St, Milwaukee, WI 53205
(414) 933-1300
capuchincommunityservices.org
Open: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1-3:30 p.m. 

For more information dial 2-1-1 

National Crisis Hotlines 

Free Mental Health Resources in Milwaukee

Below is a list of free or low-cost crises and other mental health resources in the Milwaukee area.
Many others are available. You can call 2-1-1 for more information.

Milwaukee County Behavioral Health

Monday – Friday, 8 am – 2 pm
Serves uninsured Milwaukee County residents.
Provides mental health assessments, medications and therapy referrals.
Clients are seen on a first-come, first-served basis, and there may be an extended wait time.
9455 Watertown Plank Road
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
414-257-7665

Psychiatric Crisis Line
Hotline available 24/7.
Provides immediate emergency counseling and referral information.
414-257-7222

Psychiatric Crisis Service and Admission
Emergency psychiatric services available 24/7.
Services include assessment, crisis intervention and medications.
9455 Watertown Plank Road
Wauwatosa, WI 53226

Resources that have remained open

Sojourner Family Peace Center

COMMUNITY UPDATE FROM SOJOURNER ABOUT COVID-19:

SHOULD I RISK COVID-19 TO ESCAPE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE?

For people dealing with domestic violence, home is not a safe place. Mandates to quarantine may keep you safe from a pandemic but can be deadly when you live with an abusive partner. Living in fear and isolation is harder today than it was before this national health crisis.Domestic violence spikes during times of stress and economic hardship. Survivors need help now more than ever. Sojourner remains open and available. Our agency is an essential business.

3 THINGS SURVIVORS CAN DO DESPITE COVID-19:

1) Take measures to stay safe
We are still open and able to help with safety planning, restraining orders and ongoing support. Call Sojourner’s free, confidential 24-hour hotline today for safety and shelter concerns. Our Advocates also can assist via phone, text and email. Call 911 for help, if needed. Check our online safety planning resources to assess your situation.

2) Learn the facts about COVID-19
Knowledge is power. Learn how to safeguard against COVID-19 from unbiased sources such as Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Wisconsin Dept. of Health Services. Sojourner will not deny safety and support services based on your health status. We are committed to maintaining a safe and sanitary environment for our visitors, clients, staff and supporters.

3) Reach out for help
You are not alone. It’s not your fault and we’re here to help. Our agency is open Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Advocates are available for assistance with restraining orders Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Our 24-hour hotline is answered by trained Advocates 24/7/365. Phone, text and email support is available. Call 911 for help, if needed.

A SHARED COMMITMENT TO HEALTH AND SAFETY

We are committed to safeguarding staff, visitors and clients from illness. 

Here’s what we’re doing at Sojourner to ensure a healthy and sanitary environment: 

  • Increasing the frequency of cleaning public spaces with CDC-approved disinfectants
  • Posting notices and educational info about hand washing and COVID-19
  • Providing masks and quarantined spaces to visitors who exhibit symptoms of illness
  • Prohibiting staff from business travel outside the state
  • Asking staff and volunteers who are sick to stay home
  • Encouraging social distancing during support groups and meetings
  • Suspending in-home client visits for 30 days
  • Prohibiting in-kind donation drop-offs; Amazon deliveries only.
  • Postponing our Be the Light fundraising dinner

We ask that visitors to Sojourner Family Peace Center:

  • Wash hands thoroughly
  • Call ahead, if able. Sojourner and Family Peace Center partner agencies may have limited staff or modified hours of operation. Our free, confidential 24-hour hotline, (414) 933-2722, is available at any time.
  • Wear a mask, if you are sick or at risk of spreading illness
  • Cooperate if Sojourner staff share any guidance related to ensuring a healthy visit

LINK TO SAFETY PLAN: http://familypeacecenter.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/2014_Safety_Plan.pdf

***The courthouse advocacy program is still running which means that people are still able to get restraining orders during quarantine. 

LINK TO RESTRAINING ORDER BOOKLET: http://familypeacecenter.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/SFPC-R.O.-Booklet-English.pdf

The Asha Service Project

Phone (414) 252-0075

3719 WEST CENTER STREET MILWAUKEE, WI 53210

OPEN MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 9:00-5:00 PM

COVID-19 Response

WE’RE STILL HERE TO HELP

IN ORDER TO COMPLY WITH STATE AND FEDERAL GUIDELINES REGARDING THE COVID19 OUTBREAK, WE ARE TAKING STEPS TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF OUR STAFF AND CLIENTS. WE WILL BE DISINFECTING SURFACES OFTEN, MAINTAINING PROPER SOCIAL DISTANCING, AND OPERATING ON LIMITED STAFF. IF YOU REQUIRE IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE CALL THE OFFICE AT 414-252-0075 OR EMAIL US WITH YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION AT THE LINK BELOW.

Mission

To help survivors empower themselves. We seek to provide culturally specific programming for the complex issues of domestic violence, sexual abuse and sex trafficking. This complexity is often compounded by problems along racial lines, historical trauma, discrimination, a lack of access to services in the community and providers’ inadequate cultural knowledge of daily issues for victims of abuse residing in the community.   

Domestic violence help

The Asha Project, Inc. believes in the existence and provision of culturally specific methods to better address the elimination of gender-based violence and the sexual exploitation of women and children in African American communities. Our belief is that in order to adequately address family and intimate partner violence and promote healthy living, we must address the truths of historical and daily life trauma experiences of the community. Further, we believe that we must simultaneously confront intersecting socioeconomic and other factors that contribute to or aggravate violence and abuse between intimates, in homes and in the community.

Who we serve

  • Victims and survivors of domestic/sexual violence 
  • Sex trafficking victims 
  • Abusers/Batterers
  • Families of victims/survivors. 
  • While we primarily serve Black men and women, we work with many people regardless of race, religion, gender, sexuality or disability.

Community advocates is closed

Aurora Healing and Advocacy Services’ Website has not been updated to include quarantine services

 

Additional Resources

UWM students, faculty, staff and community members may receive support services from:

Aurora Healing and Advocacy Services
414-219-5555
24 hours a day

The Sojourner Family Peace Center
414-933-2722
24-hour hotline

Aurora Healing Center
414-671-4325
Monday-Friday hours vary by day

UWM faculty and staff may also contact UWM’s Employee Assistance Program at 1-800-634-6433

You can also contact your personal medical and mental health care providers to seek support services.

Off-Campus Resources

UWM-Waukesha

Off-Campus Resources

UWM Victim/Survivor Advocate

Northwest Quadrant, 5th Floor
2025 E. Newport Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53211

Phone: (414) 229-4582

Email: victimadvocacy@uwm.edu

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.

 

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.

 

UWM-Washington County

Off-Campus Resources

UWM Victim/Survivor Advocate

Northwest Quadrant, 5th Floor
2025 E. Newport Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53211

Phone: (414) 229-4582

Email: victimadvocacy@uwm.edu

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.

 

FRIENDS, Inc.

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.