Support & Advocacy for Children
We host weekly support groups for children aged 0-17 year old and provide one-on-one counseling for youth impacted by domestic abuse and sexual assault – See Counseling and Support Groups
We meet individually with children in our shelter and support groups to create safety plans and help identify their needs using age appropriate and trauma informed activities.
We partner with local school districts to help meet the needs of children within our shelter who are impacted by domestic abuse and sexual assault. Connecting them to school counselors, McKinney Vento programming, and incorporating school safety in their safety planning.
If you have concerns that a child is being physically or sexually abused, neglected, or at risk of abuse or neglect, please call your county’s Department of Human Services Child Protective Services or law enforcement. Additionally, if you have an active family court case you can share your concerns of child abuse and/or neglect with the appropriate individuals involved in your case (your attorney, the Guardian ad Litem, the Judge or Court Commissioner).
Below are helpful resources:
Ozaukee County Department of Human Services – 262-284-8200 Inform the receptionist that you’d like to make a child abuse/neglect report.
Lakeshore Regional Child Advocacy Center is a community partnership that promotes resiliency by providing every child and family with access to a comprehensive, trauma informed response to child abuse. They provide forensic interviews, medical exams, advocacy, and referrals to partner agencies. Our advocates provide support and resources to protective parents during forensic interviews.