Being victimized by sexual assault can leave emotional injuries as well as physical ones. Victims often suffer alone because sexual assault is a very intimate and personal crime. Talking with someone about what happened can help reduce your sense of isolation and start you on a path to healing.
All resources listed here are victim-centered, meaning you will remain in control of all decisions that are made regarding your healing and courses of action. Information you share with the on-campus resources below will be kept confidential to the extent allowed by law and will not be shared with your instructors or deans without your consent.
The Counseling Center provides individual counseling on-campus and can be reached at 414-288-7172. Experienced mental health professionals staff the center from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and are also available on-call. Therapists provide one-on-one and group counseling.
A sexual violence advocate is on staff at Student Health Service and can be reached at 414-288-5244. The advocate can provide information about campus and community resources and support you through each step of the process.
Campus Ministry provides spiritual support and counseling and can be reached at 414-288-6873. Campus ministers are available to meet with students and provide support.
The Sexual Assault Treatment Center (SATC) at Aurora Sinai Medical Center is open 24 hours a day. Staff there can address all issues including crisis counseling, injuries, STD testing and treatment, pregnancy, and the gathering of physical evidence, as well as referrals for further care. All services at SATC are confidential. SATC can be reached at 414-219-5555.
The Healing Center offers sexual abuse survivors and their loved ones opportunities for healing by providing support, counseling, advocacy and community education. All services are confidential. The Healing Center can be reached at 414-671-HEAL (414-671-4325).
Sojourner Family Peace Center provides a 24-hour domestic violence hotline and legal emergency assistance. All services are confidential. They can be reached at 414-276-1911.
The Milwaukee LGBT Community Center has been a home to the LGBT population of metro Milwaukee, providing culturally sensitive and competent educational, social, and health and wellness services that meet the needs of LGBT youth, adults and their allies. A Mental Health Clinic offers certified outpatient mental health care in a confidential setting. They can be reached at 414-271-2656.