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Ripple Effects: Community Impacts of Domestic Violence

October 25, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

This free program is presented by Wausau Metro Strong in partnership with The Women’s Community, the Greater Wausau Chamber of Commerce and Northcentral Technical College.

The harm of domestic violence ripples through the victim, out to children, families, workplaces, neighborhoods, health care, and other service providers. The effects of abuse also touch the lives of many people for months, years, and even generations to come. Join Wausau Metro Strong and the Marathon County Domestic Abuse Intervention Team as we explore the prevalence of domestic violence, our community responses, and available resources.

Registration is required. Register on the Wausau Chamber of Commerce website.

About Wausau Metro Strong: 

Wausau Metro Strong (WMS) began as a grass roots group comprised of community leaders passionate about the mission to create a safe community for all. In the wake of the March 22, 2017 deadly shooting where four people were killed by one man, it left the area feeling vulnerable and unprepared for this type of attack. There was an overwhelming response to come together and do more.

With the support of the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin as fiscal agent for the committee and an Executive Team committed to creating positive change around the mission, five pillars were established to help guide WMS’s strategy around community safety: Being Unified, Being Prepared, Being Supported, Being Informed, and Being Educated.

Since WMS was established the group has spearheaded change in legislation resulting in more protection for Guardian ad Litems, worked to update notification systems when there is a threat the community needs to be alerted to, met with leaders in the Hmong community to better understand cultural differences and eliminate racial bias and began establishing tool kits for local businesses around safety.


  • Admission includes lunch.


  • 11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Registration, Lunch
  • 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Program
  • 1:00 p.m.- Event Concludes

Wausau Metro Strong fiscal agent: 


October 25, 2023
11:00 am - 1:00 pm


The Women’s Community


Northcentral Technical College
1000 W Campus Dr.
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