Domestic abuse is about power and control over a partner in an intimate relationship. Abuse can be psychological or physical. It happens to people of all ages, races, genders, sexual orientations, education levels, and classes. Get more information on domestic violence awareness, legislation, and prevention from WWN member End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin.
If you or someone you know is experiencing physical, emotional, or psychological violence, contact your local domestic violence shelter. In case of an emergency, always dial 911.
End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin has a list of all domestic violence shelters and hotlines in Wisconsin, found here.
Sexual assaults are acts of violence where sex is used as the weapon. The perpetrator feels a need to feel powerful by controlling, dominating or humiliating the victim. Get more information on sexual assault awareness, legislation, and prevention through WWN member Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault.
If you or someone you know has experienced an assault, please contact your local sexual assault service provider. You can find a map of Wisconsin service providers here.