Quick Escape
Help Line 262-652-9900
Help Line (toll free) 800-853-3503
Administration 262-656-3500

kenosha, wi

The mission of Women and Children's Horizons is to provide support, shelter, education, training and healing services to victims of sexual and domestic abuse, their families and the community.

As we all try to navigate during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have many staff working from home, most will have access to their email. The administration office is open intermittently and the shelter is open. Please call 262-652-9900 if you are in need of services.  We will try to serve some clients over the phone if possible.  We are also asking that you do not bring any donations. 

Nifty Thrifty is now back open. We are asking that our customers wear face masks when visiting the store. Thank you

We will continue to evaluate and monitor the situation daily. We appreciate your understanding during these difficult circumstances. Many are financially affected, which is likely true of all non-profits. If you would like to support Women and Children's Horizons you can make a donation on this website (bottom of screen) or visit our Facebook page. We appreciate your support and hope that we can resume our normal business operations soon! Take care everyone and remember to choose kindness as we are all in this together!

About Us



Women and Children's Horizons was established in 1976 and is the oldest incorporated shelter in Wisconsin.  The foundation for Women and Children's was set in April, 1976 when a Kenosha Vista supervisor became disturbed by statistics which showed the undeniable seriousness of domestic violence against women. Together with twenty two other women and men, the group set up WCH's first 24 hour crisis line.

With only one public service announcement, the response to the crisis line was staggering, fielding 50 calls within a 24 hour period. Recognizing the strong community need, the group legally incorporated Women's Horizons, (later renamed Women and Children's Horizons) in October 1976. Today WCH is a well respected agency in the Kenosha community and has broadened its mission and extended services well beyond the 24 hour crisis line.


  • Betsy Anderson
  • Erik Guttormsen
  • Robert Hallisy
  • Eva Hoey
  • Marcy Hufendick
  • Eric Larsen
  • Lou Molitor
  • Gwendolyn Perry-Brye
  • Robert Pieroni
  • John Plous
  • Sandra Riese
  • Terri Schmidt
  • Leo Schuch
  • Pamela Seidl
  • Helene Sobin
  • Clara-lin Tappa
  • Diane Walton
  • Fran Wargolet
  • David Zoerner