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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.
Call 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.

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photo of a room inside The Family Center shelter

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.  

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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.  

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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. Support groups 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 advocacy 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.

The Family Center

The Family Center




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 4 p.m.
Monday through Friday

Closed weekends & holidays

Business line: 715-421-1559

Fax: 715-421-3036

Crisis Line: 715-421-1511
Any Time, Day or Night!
An advocate will assist you.
Supervised Visitation Program:

IMPORTANT: Emails are NOT monitored 24/7.

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

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Crisis Line: 715-421-1511
Any Time, Day or Night
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