Sexual assault is the most underreported violent crime. Survivors may remain silent out of fear – fear of the perpetrator or fear of the judgements of society. Sexual assault happens evey day, its just not talked about. Sexual violence thrives on silence. Let’s start talking about it.
Child needs are addressed through various groups, such as the Child Witness Groups. Child Witness groups, for residents and non-resident children, allow children to learn and talk about domestic violence and its effects on them. Children learn about safety plans, self-esteem, healthy behavior and more.
Women and Children’s Horizons offers many services for survivors of domestic abuse including legal advocacy, restraining orders, safety planning, safe exchange for children and group support. If you would like more information please contact WCH at 262.656.3500 or email Nancy Hofstetter, the Domestic Violence Program Coordinator.
The court system can be a very confusing and intimidating place. Women and Children’s Horizons Legal Advocacy Program can assist a victim through the criminal justice process, restraining orders, and family courts such as divorces, legal separations and child custody issues.Advocates are not lawyers. Advocates are available for support, information regarding court processes and their rights, court accompaniment, and help filing important documents.(Read More)
Emergency Shelter Program
Women and Children’s Horizons has served victims and child witnesses of domestic violence in the emergency safety shelter since 1976. The emergency shelter houses up to 25 – 35 women and children and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Circle of Change is a 26 week certified batterers’ treatment program for people who have been abusive in their intimate relationships and want to change. WCH has groups for men and women in English and for men in Spanish. Entry into the program begins with an assessment and then referral to the appropriate group.
Women and Children’s Horizons Transitional Living Program supports 10 scattered apartments designated specifically for homeless victims of domestic violence through a HUD Supportive Housing Program grant.