24 Hour Crisis Lines 262-284-6902877-375-4034

About Us

With a commitment to safety, respect, and compassion for individuals and families, Advocates of Ozaukee works to end domestic and sexual violence through education, prevention, and intervention services.

Organizational Information

  • Established in 1980 in response to the need of services for domestic violence in Ozaukee County, and in 1981 earned its 501(c)(3) non-profit status.
  • Reached full status as domestic abuse shelter in 1988 through implementation of the seven Mandates required by Wisconsin statute 46.95:
    • 24-hour crisis line
    • Temporary housing and food
    • Advocacy and counseling
    • Community education services
    • Arrangements for education of school-age children
    • Emergency transport to shelter
    • Referral and follow-up services
  • Formed countywide task force in April of 1995: Ozaukee Peace Initiative (OPI)
  • Employed personnel include a full-time Executive Director, Associate Director, Office Manager, Sexual Violence Services Director/Outreach Services Director. Part-time employees include Resource Development Manager, Client & Child Advocate, Volunteer Manager/Advocate, Shelter Manager, Associates, Relief Workers, and Support Group Facilitators.

Outreach Services

We have so many services - so much more than our brief "about" page describes (or could contain, for that matter). Besides having 24-hour crisis lines and client intake (housing, etc.), we actually do more outside of our doors than in.

Outreach Services Include:

  • Counseling & Education
  • Group for adults and children
  • Speaking to children, teens , adults
  • Legal Advocacy
  • Medical Advocacy and accompaniment
  • Safety Planning
  • Court Accompaniment
  • Advocacy Services within the Social Services system
  • Transportation assistance
  • Housing assistance
  • Information and referrals
  • Children and teen counseling - one on one
  • Volunteer opportunities