The Sexual Assault Crisis Center was founded in 1978 and is one of the longest standing sexual assault centers in the state of Wisconsin. The Center inspires the hope and healing that empower change. We promote healing, advocate for the rights and needs of survivors of sexual assault, and offer prevention education to children and adults throughout the community as we strive to put an end to sexual violence. Our free and confidential services ensure that all victims of sexual assault receive the care they need as they recover from intimate crimes.
The Sexual Assault Crisis Center provides services at no cost for victims of sexual assault in Outagamie and Calumet counties and the city of New London.
PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
- The Center has a trained core of volunteer victim advocates who staff a 24-hour hotline 365 days a year.
- Staff and volunteers provide medical advocacy by accompanying victims to medical exams.
- The Center also offers legal advocacy by providing support during court hearings.
- Staff provide advocacy for family members when children are interviewed at the Child Advocacy Center (CAC). Between January and March 2011, we have already responded to 22 requests for advocacy at the CAC.
Counseling & Support Groups
- The Center’s therapists provide individual counseling for victims and non-offending family members.
- Counseling services are victim-focused and short-term in nature.
- Clients typically receive 4-8 free individual sessions, with referrals for long-term counseling as needed.
- Therapists offer support groups for victims and their non-offending parents: Elementary Age Children, Pre-adolescent Girls, Pre-adolescent Boys, Adolescent Girls, Adolescent Boys, Non-offending Parents, Women, Women’s Aftercare, and My Choices, My Future (for Adolescent Girls).
Education Services & Prevention
- Education programs focus on sexual abuse prevention, education, and strategies for staying safe.
- Our community educators have developed curricula that are age-appropriate for children and students from preschool through college.
- The Sexual Assault Crisis Center offers sexual assault prevention programs that reach and educate youth and adults:
*Darkness to Light-Stewards of Children is a primary prevention education program that educates adults about the steps they can take to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to the reality of child sexual abuse. http://www.d2l.org/site/c.4dICIJOkGcISE/b.6035035/k.8258/Prevent_Child_Sexual_Abuse.htm
*The Center offers programs in conjunction with Fox Valley Voices of Men. http://www.voicesofmen.com/
*We work with Arc Fox Cities to deliver programs for developmentally disabled individuals. http://www.arcfoxcities.com/
*Our educators provide elder abuse programs.