Mission statement:


Guided by the voices of those affected by domestic and sexual abuse,

The Family Center

provides confidential, culturally-competent, comprehensive services,

with an emphasis on

self-determination, and prevents the abuse by addressing its root causes through education and

community involvement.

IMPORTANT: This site is not monitored 24/7.


The Family Center crisis line at

715-421-1511 (answered 24/7)

if you are in a crisis --

or 911 in case of an emergency.

All services are provided at no cost.



Our primary responsibility is to provide safe shelter 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for people who are in crisis as a result of domestic violence. The shelter is a home-like environment in a secured building. It offers a safe "timeout" for all family members and gives an opportunity to regain strength and control.  


This service is open to residents, to walk-ins, and by appointment. Advocacy is available to men, women, and children who are dealing with current and/or past abusive experiences. As an inclusive organization, we offer services to LGBTQ+ clients and clients with limited English language skills. Criminal justice, and legal, personal advocacy is also available during divorce or custody proceedings and in criminal cases related to domestic violence.  


To help build self-esteem, improve coping skills, and to offer an opportunity to speak with others who have had similar experiences, we offer self-help and support groups for women and children.  



Serving Wood County, the Wisconsin Rapids Family Center offers shelter and support services to victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault.

The Family Center offers specific programs tailored to meet clients specific needs. Weekly support groups are also provided to help victims build their self-esteem and enhance their coping skills. If issues surface outside of domestic abuse concerns, referrals are made to other community resources. Education, support, and crisis counseling can lead to a better way of life and we believe that all people have the right to live in a safe and healthy environment.



2021 Sexual Assault Awareness Month
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
May 12 is Family Center Night!
Pick up some Taco John's -- and make a monetary donation to The Family Center at the drive-through! 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 12
June 15: Elder Abuse Awareness Day
June 15 is Elder Abuse Awareness Day
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Contact Us
Office Hours

500 25th St. N.
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494


24-hour phone: 715-421-1511

The shelter is staffed 24 hours

a day, 7 days a week.

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday

Closed weekends & holidays

Business line: 715-421-1559

Fax: 715-421-3036

IMPORTANT: Emails are NOT monitored 24/7.

Please call 715-421-1511 if you are in a crisis and need immediate assistance.

Crisis Line: 715-421-1511
Any Time, Day or Night
A staff member will assist you.