"Breaking the Silence" newsletter -
Celebrating 40 Years

Sexual Assault Center

The Sexual Assault Center of Family Services provides services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for victims of sexual assault or abuse, and their families and friends. Services are confidential and free of charge. The Sexual Assault Center provides sensitive services to all victims regardless of their age, gender, race, sexual orientation, or disability. Services are available throughout Brown, Door, Oconto, and Marinette Counties.

 

Crisis Intervention and Supportive Counseling

Crisis intervention and supportive counseling are available both by telephone and in person. Referrals are made to therapists as needed.

 

Follow-up Assistance

An advocate will continue to provide information and emotional support as long as the assistance is requested.

 

Medical Advocacy

An advocate will be available to you at the hospital. The advocate will listen, offer support, and accompany you as you move through the medical process. The advocate will provide information for you to make informed choices.

 

Legal Advocacy

An advocate will support you at the police station if you choose to file a police report. The Sexual Assault Center's legal advocate will provide support and assist you throughout the court process.

 

Services to Vulnerable Populations

A diverse staff is available at the Sexual Assault Center of Family Services to provide services to Hispanic, Southeast Asian, Native American, African American, and developmentally disabled communities. In addition, the Sexual Assault Center provides sensitive services to other populations including elderly, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender victims.

 

Community Education

Staff members are available to present information regarding sexual assault and abuse to organizations, school classes and other community groups. These presentations may include:

  • Kids Can - a pre-school prevention program is available for children ages 3 - 6, designed to teach protective behaviors to prevent physical and sexual abuse.

  • Prevention Education - developmentally appropriate prevention programs are available for grades K-12.

  • In-Service Training - for professionals, church groups, and other community organizations.

  • Community Awareness - for church groups and other community organizations. An outreach and community awareness event is held each April as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

 

Volunteer and Internship Opportunities

The sexual assault center needs your help. We're looking for volunteers and interns to provide support, advocacy, and follow-up assistance to victims of sexual assault and abuse. No experience is necessary and flexible training schedules are provided. Help make a difference in your community and gain valuable work experience. View our Volunteer Opportunities or Internship Opportunities pages for further information.

 

 

   Sexual Assault Center of Family Services  

Confidential assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

In 2013, the Sexual Assault Center assisted 1,111 primary and secondary victims and provided prevention education to more than 19,500 community members.

 

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24-hour Sexual Assault Center Hotlines:

Brown County

300 Crooks St, Green Bay

920-436-8899

 

Door County

57 N 12th Ave, Ste 110, Sturgeon Bay

920-746-8996

 

Oconto County

512 Brazeau Ave, Oconto

920-846-2111

 

Marinette County

1907 Ella Ct, Marinette

715-732-7300

 

For program questions and non-crisis situations, you may also contact Christiana Vanseth, Program Supervisor, by email or call 920-436-4360 ext. 1287.

 

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