Cases of domestic violence are escalating in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Victims of domestic violence who are staying home to prevent spreading the virus may experience increased violence and have trouble reporting this abuse. Financial concerns, such as economic instability, and a spike in unemployment numbers can also increase incidents of domestic violence. People concerned about how their abuser is leveraging COVID-19 to further isolate, coerce, or increase fear in the relationship have options and resources that can help. If you, or someone you know, is in danger of domestic violence, you can access support and services like shelter, counseling, and legal guidance.



A statewide organization with members all over Wisconsin. For information on WCASA designated member organizations, click on a county on the map.

Find your local organization.

The Bridge to Hope

Offers support and services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and their families. Website | Phone: 800-924-9918.

Stepping Stones, Inc. 

 Nonprofit organization that provides free, confidential programs and support services to victims and survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence in Taylor County, Wisconsin. Website | Phone: 715-748-3795.

Hannah Center

Voluntary program for women experiencing a crisis in their life, including an unplanned pregnancy, homelessness, or abuse. Website | Phone: 715-387-6300

Domestic Violence Shelters

Due to the public health crisis, all services are provided by telehealth. Call for an appointment. 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. Website | Phone: 608-356-7500

Domestic Abuse Services – Marinette

Emergency housing for victims of domestic abuse and their children, crisis and support group services, advocacy, community education, legal advocate, assistance with filling out restraining orders. Website | Phone: 715-735-6656

Domestic Violence Shelters

Provides emergency, temporary shelters for up to three days for victims of violence and their children. Website | Phone: 608-325-7711


National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233
Love is Respect 1.866.9474 or text LOVEIS to 22522
National Dating Abuse Helpline 1-866-331-9474
National Human Trafficking Resource Center 1-888-373-7888
The Embrace 24/7 crisis support line 800-924-0556 or text at 715-532-6976
National Disaster Distress Helpline 800-985-5990

800-846-8517 (TTY)

Text: TalkWithUs to 66746

National Sexual Assault Hotline 800-656-4673
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-8255

800-799-4889 (TTY)

HOPELINE Text Service HOPELINE to 741741
County Behavioral Health Crisis Hotlines Find the hotline for your county
LGBTQ Youth (Trevor Project) 866-488-7386

Text: START to 678678

National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233
Love is Respect 1.866.9474 or text LOVEIS to 22522