Domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and trafficking know no boundaries. It can happen to anyone. And when it does, you need help — to get out, start over, find answers, know what your options are, or find a network of support. You’re not alone. We’re here to help every woman, child and man in our community who is sexually assaulted, stalked, trafficked, or subjected to emotional, mental, physical, sexual and verbal abuse.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
On June 15, across the country, people come together to observe World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). WEAAD is an opportunity to highlight the often silent suffering of the elder generation. The day was officially recognized by the United Nations General Assembly in December 2011, following a request by the International Network for the Prevention of […]Read More
Preventing Child Sexual Abuse
I’m used to the face people make when I tell them that I work with children and youth affected by sexual abuse; it’s a look that starts with shock and disbelief and quickly shifts to disgust and settles on an uncomfortable “Oh, wow, I don’t know how to respond to that…” Sexual assault is difficult […]Read More
Sexual Assault Awareness Month
What is sexual assault? The term sexual assault refers to sexual contact or behavior that occurs without explicit consent of the victim. Some forms of sexual assault include: Rape or attempted rape Fondling or unwanted sexual touching Forcing a victim to perform sexual acts, such as oral sex or penetrating the perpetrator’s body Penetration of the […]Read More
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Wausau, WI 54401