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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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
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.
(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.