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