A Cycle of Abuse: Resources

Published: Apr. 11, 2019 at 6:02 PM CDT
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Advocacy Centers and Hotlines

Emergency: Dial 9-1-1

RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

North Central Health Care Facility Emergency Services: 715-845-4326

The Child’s Advocacy Center brings together a team of professionals to investigate cases of child maltreatment. They can provide services and resources to your family if your child is a victim of abuse or neglect.

Phone: 715-848-8600

Address: 705 S. 24th Ave., Wausau, WI 54401

With locations in Wausau and Merrill, Peaceful Solutions is a non-profit organization that participated in 7 Investigate’s Cycle of Abuse coverage, and has dealt with hundreds of child sexual abuse cases.

They also offer the S.A.F.E. program (Stopping Abuse for Everyone) which is a counseling & education program focused on stopping the cycle for adults who have been emotionally or physically abusive.

Phone: 715-675-3458

Address: 741 1st St., Wausau, WI 54403

The Women’s Community provides services, advocates, and resources to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Phone: 715-842-5663

Address: 3200 Hilltop Ave, Wausau, WI 54401

24/7 Confidential Hotline: 715-842-7323

With two locations in Lincoln County, Haven, which stands for Household Abuse Victims Emergency Network, offers emergency help to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault along with a variety of other services.

Merrill Office

(24/7 coverage of crisis line and shelter)

Address: PO Box 32 Merrill, WI 54452

Phone: 715-536-1300

Tomahawk Office

Address: 310 West Wisconsin Ave. Tomahawk, WI

Phone: 715-453-3473

Tri-County Council provides services for people in Vilas, Oneida, and Forest Counties.

Address: 3716 Country Drive, PO Box 233 Rhinelander, WI 54501

24 hour Crisis Hotline: 1-800-236-1222

AVAIL offers services to victims of abuse all ages in Langlade County.

Address: Call the office to receive directions to their undisclosed location

Office Phone: 715-623-5177

24 hour Crisis Hotline: 715-623-5767

CAP Services has a variety of resources for victims of abuse along with other resources for those dealing with poverty, with locations in Portage, Waupaca, Waushara, Outagamie, and Marquette counties.

Portage County

Address: 1616 West River Drive Stevens Point, WI 54481

Phone: 715-343-7125 or 800-472-3377

The Personal Development Center offers resources for abuse victims including domestic violence and sexual assault in Marshfield and Neillsville.

Marshfield Office

Address: 505 East Depot St. Marshfield, WI 54449

Office Phone: 715-384-2971

Toll Free Phone: 844- 210-8899

24 hr. Crisis Line: 715-421-1509

Neillsville Office

Address: 1031 East Division St. #1 Neillsville, WI 54456

Office Phone: 715-743-6401

Toll Free: 877-743-6262

24 hr. Crisis Line: 715-421-1509

The Wisconsin Rapids Family Center officers services for families in Wisconsin Rapids including a shelter, advocacy, and support groups.

Address: 500 25th St. N. Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

Office line: 715-421-1559

24-hour phone: 715-421-1511

The Hannah Center has a shelter in Marshfield and is planning to expand to a location in Wisconsin Rapids as well to offer domestic violence and sexual assault services.

Address: 212 E. Third Street Marshfield, WI 54449

Phone: 715-387-6300

Social Services

Contact your county’s social services or human resources department below for specific information about localized services in your area or to report a child sexual assault.

Adams County: 608-339-4505

Clark County: 715-743-5233

Forest County: 715-478-3351

Iron County: 715-561-3636

Langlade County: 715-627-6500

Lincoln County: 715-536-6200

Marathon County: 715-261-7500

Oneida County: 715-362-5695

Portage County: 715-345-5350

Price County: 715-339-2158

Shawano County: 715-526-4700

Taylor County: 715-748-3332

Vilas County: 715-479-3668

Waupaca County: 715-258-6300

Wood County: 715-421-8600

Law Enforcement

To report a sexual assault, call 9-1-1, contact your sheriff’s office below, or get in touch with your city’s police department.

Adams County: 608-339-3304

Clark County: 715-743-3157

Forest County: 715-478-3331

Iron County: 715-561-3800

Langlade County: 715-627-6411

Lincoln County: 715-536-6272

Marathon County: 715-261-1200

Oneida County: 715-361-5100

Portage County: 715-346-1400

Price County: 715-339-3011

Shawano County: 715-526-7905

Taylor County: 715-748-2200

Vilas County: 715-479-4441

Waupaca County: 715-258-4466

Wood County: 715-421-8700

District Attorney

Adams County: 608-339-4217

Clark County: 715-743-5167

Forest County: 715-478-3511

Iron County: 715-561-5671

Langlade County: 715-627-6224

Lincoln County: 715-536-0339

Marathon County: 715-261-1111

Oneida County: 715-369-6133

Portage County: 715-346-1300

Price County: 715-339-3095

Shawano County: 715-526-2166

Taylor County: 715-748-1450

Vilas County: 715-479-3614

Waupaca County: 715-258-6444

Wood County: 715-421-8515

If you represent an organization that offers services for child sexual assault, please contact to be considered for this list.