Victims of crime and other traumatic events often benefit from having access to community organizations and the publications they produce. When responding to crimes, we provide these resources to victims as needed. However, we also want to make these resources available to all community members, including victims of crimes that we’re not able to respond to. Below, you’ll find a number of resources for victims, including mental health resources, domestic violence resources, suicide prevention resources, and more! Please use the filters below to refine the list of resources by type (i.e. organization or publication) and topic (e.g. mental health, domestic violence, sexual assault, etc.).
Teen Dating Violence
Adolescence is a time when many young people start their first romantic relationships. Dating can be a new and exciting phase in teens’ lives that helps them learn more about themselves and sets the stage for future relationships. But for many teens, the dating experience can also include different forms of violence that can cause short- and long-term harm to their physical and mental health. Helping teens develop healthy and respectful relationships early on may protect them from the harmful consequences of dating violence and set the stage for healthy relationship patterns that persist into adulthood. The Children’s Safety Now Alliance and Children’s Safety Network seek to strengthen state and jurisdiction health department infrastructure to support child safety and well-being. This fact sheet can guide the work of states and jurisdictions by informing where and how to focus programs and strategies to prevent and reduce teen dating violence.
COTS, Inc. is a transitional shelter helping individuals experiencing homelessness in the Fox Valley, Wisconsin. Our goal is to end homelessness by helping individuals to transition to self-sufficiency and independent living.
Funeral Assistance Funds
The Wisconsin Funeral and Cemetery Aids Program (WFCAP) is for funeral, cemetery, and crematory providers. It covers service provider expenses that aren’t fully paid for by an eligible decedent’s estate, family, or other resources.
Support Groups for After Suicide Loss
Our support groups are made up of people just like you who have lost someone they loved to suicide. When you are ready and able to talk about it, we are here to listen and offer the support you need at this time of your loss. In our support groups you will find kindness, warmth, a shoulder to cry on and friendship. Best of all we are people who care and want to listen to your story. We understand your sorrow.
Hope Clinic & Care Center
Hope Clinic & Care Center offers FREE general physical exams, primary care, medication assistance, laboratory services and consultations. Our caring nurses and physicians will help you eliminate barriers to your wellness, and assist you however we can, at every visit.
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
NCMEC is the nation’s largest and most influential child protection organization. We lead the fight to protect children, creating vital resources for them and the people who keep them safe. Every child deserves a safe childhood.
Founded in 2002, Polaris is named for the North Star, which people held in slavery in the United States used as a guide to navigate their way to freedom. Today we are filling in the roadmap for that journey and lighting the path ahead.
5-stones is a non-profit organization established for the purpose of raising awareness about the magnitude of sex trafficking in Wisconsin.
Damascus Road was founded in 2009 and is dedicated to fighting the evil of human trafficking and sexual exploitation. We are committed to bring awareness through educating, restoring and empowering the abused, and advocating for the prevention and abolition of human trafficking.
Center for Loss
Led by death educator and grief counselor Dr. Alan Wolfelt, we are an organization dedicated to helping people who are grieving and those who care for them. Perhaps someone you love has died, or you want to help a grieving friend or family member. Or maybe you are a professional or volunteer grief caregiver. Either way, we are here to offer resources and understanding.
From the moment they arrive, the children and teenagers learn that it is okay to laugh and play and that to do so is not disrespectful to the memory of the person who died. That fun and positive energy comes through in everything we do - starting with our counselors, to our on-site nurse to our kitchen staff. And since everyone who is at camp knows what it’s like to lose someone they love, there is also plenty of space for sharing and the acceptance of tears.
Survivors of Suicide Loss
Our group was established in 2001, in response to a growing number of teen suicides in Oshkosh and the clear need for action to stem this alarming trend. While our initial focus was on teen suicide, our current focus includes all age groups. We are a completely volunteer-based organization, and welcome and appreciate the help of any person or group who wishes to support our efforts.
United Way provides a variety of resources to the community and to local nonprofits.
Reach Counseling is a sexual assault service provider for children and adults that offers culturally responsive outreach, prevention education, victim advocacy, trauma counseling, and sex offender treatment. As an anti-violence agency, we strive to heal lives and transform communities.
LEAVEN stabilizes and empowers people in financial crisis by providing financial assistance, resource coordination, and case management to address their near-term and long-term basic needs.