LSSWis - Lutheran Social Services (LSS) of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan

Lutheran Social Services of
Wisconsin and Upper Michigan

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Sexual Assault Services

Free sexual assault counseling in Racine County

Our sexual assault services staff provides sexual assault counseling free of charge to survivors of sexual assault in Racine County, Wisconsin. LSS works in partnership with the Office of Crime Victim Services, the Office of Justice Assistance and the United Way of Racine County to support you. In addition, the program receives funding from the Racine Dominican Mission Fund, the Racine Community Foundation and from Aurora Better Together, which is a one-time grant.

Call our 24-Hour Crisis Line at 262-637-7233 (SAFE) or toll-free at 800-656-4673 (HOPE). We answer calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and we accept collect calls.

Helping you wherever you need us

We bring sexual assault counseling services to you, where and when you need us. We will work with you to address your situation on an individual basis with caring supportive counselors. We generally provide our counseling services at our two offices in the cities of Racine and Burlington, Wisconsin, or we may meet at an agreed-upon location like a school or library.

We will also come to the hospital to be with you following a sexual assault for an evidence-collection exam and to share our counseling services. In addition, our staff would be happy to meet with you and your family at the Racine County Child Advocacy Center or to accompany you to court for support during legal proceedings.

Services offered by our sexual assault services staff and volunteers

Hospital response team

Volunteer advocates and staff respond 24 hours a day to Racine and Burlington hospitals to meet with survivors and families to provide emotional support and information.

Therapy

We offer short- and long-term therapy sessions free-of-charge by masters-level counselors to individuals, couples and families who have been affected by sexual violence.

Support groups

Sexual assault services staff provides confidential support groups for survivors of sexual assault and the people who support them.

Legal advocacy

Our staff stays with you through the legal process offering support and information. We can accompany you and your family to court, as well as attend hearings if you and your family cannot attend or do not wish to attend.

Child Advocacy Center

Our family advocate provides support, information and advocacy to the children and families served at the Racine County Child Advocacy Center.

Bilingual services

Our bilingual outreach advocate provides personal, medical, family and legal advocacy, as well as outreach services, for Spanish-speaking sexual assault survivors and their family members.

Referrals

Our sexual assault services provides referrals to community resources serving survivors and their families.

Prevention education

We provide free educational programs for community groups, agencies and schools.

Community awareness

Our sexual assault services staff also provides educational in-services and information for community organizations, businesses, schools, agencies and government agencies. We also help organize community-awareness events and informational displays.

Volunteer opportunities

Volunteer advocates spend one day a month answering crisis calls from survivors and other concerned community members, as well as responding to area hospitals when a survivor reports an assault. Call our sexual assault services at 262-619-1634 to learn more about volunteer opportunities available.

Sexual Assault Services Counselors

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647 W. Virginia Street
Milwaukee, WI 53204
414-281-4400

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