Sexual Assault Support Services


We help victims of sexual assault by offering medical and legal advocacy, support groups, and empowerment services.  Any victim may contact our Sexual Assault Victim Services Coordinator for more information using the 24-hour crisis line (715-421-1511) or by emailing

If you are a victim of sexual assault…

  • Get to a place where you feel safe.

  • Reach out for support. Call someone you trust, like a friend or family member. 

  • Contact a victim advocate by calling the Family Center’s Crisis Hotline               (715-421-1511) or the National Sexual Assault Hotline (1-800-656-4673).

  • Seek medical attention as soon as possible. Medical care is important to address any injuries you may have and to protect against sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy.

  • Report to the police.  It is your decision to file a report or to go forward with an investigation, and you do not have to make it immediately. However, if you decide to file a report, it is best to do this as soon as possible. If you are making an immediate police report, evidence may be preserved in the following ways: do not wash, bathe, or brush your teeth; don't remove sheets or clothes; and don't straighten up or touch anything in the area where the assault took place.

  • Seek supportive counseling.

  • Most importantly, know that the assault is not your fault!

 Services that we offer:

  • A confidential 24-hour sexual assault crisis hotline:  715-421-1511
  • 24-hour crisis response to police stations, hospital emergency rooms
  • Support groups for rape survivors, sexual abuse survivors, children, and others affected by sexual violence
  • One-on-one advocacy and support
  • Sexual abuse and sexual assault education within the community

Sexual assault is widely accepted to be a vastly underreported crime.  It is estimated that less than 50 percent of victims report their crime to police. 

                      If you are a victim of sexual assault, please seek help!