Resources

This webpage includes resources that may be of assistance in responding to or managing gender and sex-based discrimination, harassment, and violence. 

Some of the resources are associated with UW Colleges or UW-Extension while others are completely independent from either institution. 

Some resources are not applicable to a specific location, but rather provide information or support online, via telephone, or through referrals. 

Emergency 

Please contact emergency services at 911 immediately if you are experiencing a medical, physical, and/or mental emergency or in a life-threatening situation. They will be able to provide you with direct services at the time of emergency. 

Advocacy 

To find a Sexual Assault Service Provider in your community that can provide services such as 24-hour crisis response, personal and systems advocacy, support groups, and referrals, visit the WI Coalition Against Sexual Assault website

Sexual Assault Resource Nurse Examiners (SANE)

SANE Nurses are trained to facilitate evidence collection and to provide medical assistance and resources to assault survivors. To find a SANE Nurse near you, visit the Department of Justice website.

Evidence Preservation

Please remember that the preservation of evidence may enhance investigations, which may strengthen the ability to hold the accused responsible through the institution and/or legal system and to obtain a restraining order and other protective services. Evidence may include relevant communication (texts, emails, voicemail, etc.), lists of events and/or witnesses, or bodily fluids and clothing. It's best not to shower before a medical exam, but even if you already have, you can still obtain a forensic medical exam. 

Campus-Based Resources

Each campus-based link includes resources and contact information for the Title IX coordinator, UW Colleges campus contacts, local law enforcement, medical and health care, counseling, and other support. 

The organizations listed under the medical and counseling headings are your confidential resources, who are not required to report sexual misconduct or gender-based discrimination to UW Colleges or UW-Extension.  Please note that licensed healthcare providers, counselors or social workers employed by these agencies may have other confidentiality requirements associated with their profession.  

UW-Baraboo/Sauk County

UW-Barron County

UW-Fond du Lac

UW-Fox Valley

UW-Manitowoc

UW-Marathon County

UW-Marinette

UW- Marshfield/Wood County

UW-Richland

UW-Rock County

UW-Sheboygan

UW-Washington County

UW-Waukesha

UW-Colleges Online

Campus Sexual Assault Resources

The WI Department of Justice provides information and resources specific to those who experience campus sexual assault at their website.

UW-Extension Resources

UW-Extension staff are located throughout the entire state, and UW-Extension offers programming in communities throughout Wisconsin. Please contact the Title IX Coordinator if you would like assistance in accessing resources specific to your community, or review the county, state, and national resources posted below.

County and State

Sexual Assault Service Provider

Find programs and resources in your community that can provide services such as 24-hour crisis response, personal and systems advocacy, support groups, and referrals, visit the WI Coalition Against Sexual Assault website

County Sexual Assault Service Provider Hotlines

The WI Department of Justice provides information on county-specific sexual assault hotlines at this directory.

LGBTQ Intimate Partner Violence Resource

Hotline (not 24/7, call will be returned within 24 hours on weekdays) (414) 856-LBTQ (5428)

Room to be Safe, https://www.roomtobesafe.org/

Sexual Assault Resource Nurse Examiners (SANE)

Find a SANE Nurse near you at this directory.

Hospitals

Find contact and location information for hospitals in your town, city, or county at this directory

Victim Resource Center 

The WI Department of Justice provides information for victims of crime who need help learning about their rights, navigating the criminal justice system, etc., at Department of Justice website.

Violence Against Women Act Program

The WI Department of Justice provides information regarding community efforts to support this program as well as resources to victims, advocates, and community members at Department of Justice website.

Sheriffs, Police, and Fire & Rescue Departments

Find the non-emergency contact and location information for departments in your town, city, or county at this directory.

National 

National Domestic Violence Hotline

1–800–799–SAFE (7223); TTY 1–800–787–3224

National Sexual Assault/ Online Message Service

1–800–656–HOPE (4373), https://www.rainn.org/

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

1–800–273–TALK (8255)

National Center for Victims of Crime

Contact information and resources for a variety of issues including child/elder abuse, LGBTQ+, mental illness, stalking, suicide prevention, and survivors at the National Center for Victims of Crime website.

Other States' Resources 

(RAINN) contains contact information and hotline numbers for state-wide coalitions, networks, and resource centers for sexual assault and violence for every state across US on their website

International 

(RAINN) contains contact information for sexual assault centers in many countries as well as international statistics and facts at their website.

International Directory of Domestic Violence Agencies

Contact information for abuse help agencies in every country. Information is in over 110 languages and easy to find with google search and language settings at this directory.

Sexual Assault Support and Help for Americans Abroad

Contact information and resources for those traveling abroad can be found at the Sexual Assault Support and Help for Americans Abroad website.