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.).
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.
988 – Crisis Hotline
The lifeline provides free & confidential emotional support for people in suicidal crisis. The new lifeline helps save lives. Learn more by following the link below.
Iris Place, located in Appleton, provides a safe and welcoming environment that offers an opportunity for individuals experiencing emotional distress or crisis to grow and change through the support of others with lived experience.
Restraining Order Information
A restraining order is a court order that orders someone not to hurt you, to stay away from you, move out of the house, have no contact with you, or stop harassing you. Learn more with the link below.
Power and Control Wheel Resource
The Power and Control Wheel is a tool utilized in the domestic violence/interpersonal violence field to understand the tactics abusers use to gain power and control over their victims. The wheel is instrumental to our understanding of how abusers operate. The wheel was created by the Domestic Abuser Intervention Programs as part of “The Duluth Model”, which focuses on training and education that teaches how communities can work together to shift blame to abusers and better support survivors.
UMOS, a non-profit advocacy organization, provides programs and services which improve the employment, educational, health and housing opportunities of under-served populations.
Your Statutory Rights as a Victim
If you are the victim of a crime, you may come in contact with the criminal justice system. As this process begins, you are entitled to certain rights under Wisconsin laws.
Legal Action of Wisconsin
Legal Action of Wisconsin provides free legal services to low-income people who would be denied justice without our help. We deliver top-quality, personalized legal service to each and every client we serve. We also emphasize legal work with a broader reach, aimed at systemic changes that will help more people achieve a decent quality of life.
The Trevor Project
You deserve a welcoming, loving world. And so do the people you care about. Here you can reach out to a counselor if you’re struggling, find answers and information, and get the tools you need to help someone else.
Diverse & Resilient
At Diverse & Resilient, we see a future in which lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people in Wisconsin thrive, living healthy, satisfying lives in safe, supportive communities.
Victim Crime Compensation Form
Victims of violent crime and family or household members of deceased victims may have significant out-of-pocket expenses through no fault of their own. Crime Victim Compensation (CVC) helps pay for unreimbursed eligible expenses that result from the crime.
Center for Grieving Children
Every year thousands of area children grieve the loss of a parent, grandparent, a friend or loved one. The Center for Grieving Children is a safe place for children, teens and their families to find compassionate peer support, engage in commemorative activities, gain information about the grieving process, and express feelings and experiences in an accepting environment. Programming is provided at no charge to children, ages 3 – 18, and the adults who care for them.
Christine Ann – Domestic Violence Emergency Shelter
Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services (CADASI) operates a 37 bed emergency shelter for individuals and families needing safety and shelter from an abusive situation. While the shelter and 24-hour help line are essential we recognize that it is our outreach services to those not living in the shelter along with the teen/children’s programs and community education that truly fulfil our mission.