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.
All services are provided at no cost.
During this time of Covid-19 precautions, The Family Center continues to be available to those in need during a
domestic violence incident or
IMPORTANT: This site is not monitored 24/7.
PLEASE 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.
SERVICES & PROGRAMS
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.
June is Family Center month at Taco John's!Pick up some Taco John's -- and make a monetary donation to The Family Center at the drive-through!
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