Open Access (drop-in) Hours will resume
Tuesday, January 21
Mondays: 1–4 p.m.
Tuesdays: 1–4 p.m.
Wednesdays: 1–4 p.m.
Thursdays: 9 a.m.–noon
Fridays: 9 a.m.–noon
Victim Advocacy, 24-Hour Support, and Counseling
UHS Survivor Services provides free victim advocacy and confidential support to UW–Madison student victim/survivors of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and/or stalking. Our staff can provide emotional support, assist with arranging academic and housing accommodations, can provide information about reporting options, and support survivors in deciding what is most helpful for them. UHS Survivor Services does NOT operate a 24-hour crisis line. 333 East Campus Mall, 8th floor; 608-265-5600 (option 3); email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Domestic Abuse Intervention Services is an off-campus community agency providing free and confidential services for survivors of dating/domestic violence, stalking, including emergency shelter, legal advocacy, community education, and support groups. They provide 24-hour help lines: 608-251-4445 or 800-747-4045.
is a community agency providing free and confidential services for survivors of all forms of sexual violence, including medical and legal advocacy, support groups, short-term counseling, and community education. Chimera self-defense classes are available for a small fee.
24-Hour Crisis Line: 608-251-7273
Campus Location: 608-265-6389
Community Office: 608-251-5126
UHS Mental Health Services provides confidential on-campus mental health resource for UW–Madison students, providing individual, couple/partner, and group counseling. Call 608-265-5600 (option 2); 333 East Campus Mall, 7th floor; 24-hour crisis services: 608-265-5600 (option 9).
If you have been sexually assaulted, or are not sure, there are several ways to get support from the Women’s Health Clinic:
Make an appointment at the Women’s Health Clinic either online via MyUHS or by calling 608-265-5600 (option 1).
Speak to a nurse directly about options following sexual assault by calling 608-852-9533 during UHS open hours (M–F 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.). You may remain anonymous.
After 5 pm, call the UHS Crisis Line at 608-265-5600 (option 9) or the Rape Crisis Center 24-hour line at 608-251-7273 for support.
Drop-in to the Women's Health Clinic on the 6th floor during clinic hours (M-F, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.) and ask to talk to the nurse.
The SAFE Fund program can provide financial assistance to pay for a forensic medical exam for victims of sexual assault. It can also reimburse medical providers when a victim does not report the crime to law enforcement, does not wish to cooperate with law enforcement through prosecution, or does not wish to submit the bill to his or her insurance provider or be personally responsible for payment of the bill. The medical provider must apply for this benefit at victim's request.
UHS Medical Services offers confidential medical services for students affected by sexual assault and dating violence including treatment of injuries, emergency contraception, pregnancy testing, HIV testing and counseling, and screening and treatment of other STIs. The UHS Women's Health clinic offers support to students who have experienced an unwanted sexual encounter. UHS does not perform forensic (“rape kit”) examinations; those are done by UnityPoint Health—Meriter's Forensic Nurse Examiner Program. 333 East Campus Mall, Floors 5 & 6; 608-265-5600; 24-hour nurse line: 608-265-5600 (option 1)
The Forensic Nurse Examiners Program at UnityPoint Health—Meriter provides confidential medical and forensic examinations for the victims of sexual assault and dating violence. The nurses can examine your body for injuries, collect evidence, and can offer medications to prevent STIs and/or pregnancy. Evidence can be collected within five days of assault. There is no requirement to report to law enforcement if over 18. Call for information about payment; insurance does not need to be billed, some services can be accessed at no cost. UnityPoint Health—Meriter, 202 South Park St.; Emergency room entrance; 608-417-5916.
To a Law Enforcement Agency
1429 Monroe St.
211 S. Carroll St.
Requesting an Accomodation
UW–Madison will make every effort to make accommodations for academic, living, transportation, working situations, or protective measures if requested and reasonably available. Victims do not need to report to law enforcement to receive these accommodations, and can continue to request and receive them regardless of the outcome of a campus disciplinary investigation. Making an accommodation request to UW–Madison may result in a report of an annual crime statistic with the victim’s name withheld. It may also result in a campus investigation of the incident(s). For more information, see Rights for Victims.
Deaf Unity has a staff who are deaf and use American Sign Language to provide services to and advocates for deaf victims by: listening to victims and their experiences with abuse; providing victims emotional and moral support: empowering victims with information, strategies and choices to make themselves safe, healthy and independent; providing information to people who know and are concerned about someone who may be experiencing abuse; going with the victim to court or a medical appointment. Services are free, confidential, safe, and private. Email: email@example.com; Text helpline: 608-466-2881, Mondays through Fridays 9 a.m.–10 p.m.
A phone line staffed by LGBTQ anti-violence advocates at Diverse & Resilient who can help connect you to a provider or talk through your situation with you. The Room to Be Safe website also contains information about LGBTQ intimate partner abuse. Call or text 414-856-LGBT (5428) for assistance, referrals, support, and safety planning. This is not a 24-hour hotline. A call will be returned to you within 24 hours on weekdays and varying hours on weekends. You can ask for a phone call or text. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Freedom, Inc. provides services that are language-gender-generation and culture-specific to women, gender non-conforming, and youth, in African American and Southeast Asian families. Services to domestic violence and sexual assault victims and survivors include advocacy, outreach, referral, direct services and support services to victims/survivors and their families. Services are free of charge and confidential. 601 Bay View, Madison, WI 53715; Office: 608-661-4089, Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; email@example.com.
Disability Rights Wisconsin provides support and advocacy services to survivors of crime with disabilities. Services include victim advocacy, disability services assistance, legal advice, and emotional support. Toll Free: 800-928-8778
UNIDOS Against Domestic Violence provides bilingual/bicultural services for Latinx and immigrant victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, including advocacy, information and referrals, support groups, and 24/7 Spanish help line, LA RED. 24-Hour Help Line: 800-510-9195, Office: 608-256-9195
The State Bar of Wisconsin helps identify the most appropriate resource for legal needs. Call 800-362-9082.
Rise Law Center is a non-profit law office that provides culturally relevant legal representation in the following areas: family law; immigration law; civil injunctions/restraining orders; and immigration needs, including U-Visas, T-Visas, and VAWA self petitions.
The VOCA Restraining Order Clinic provides direct legal services to victims/survivors of intimate-partner violence in Dane, Jefferson, Rock and Sauk Counties. Law students assist victims/survivors of intimate-partner violence by completing Restraining Order petitions, representing them at injunction hearings (restraining-order hearings), and providing relevant resources under the supervision of experienced clinical faculty. The Clinic provide services with no cost to the victim/survivor.
This non-profit law firm that helps provide free legal advice and representation to survivors of sexual assault, utilizing a network of pro bono attorneys for this program. The UW Survivors Legal Program is available to assist with various legal needs of survivors, including restraining orders, reporting to law enforcement, criminal justice proceedings, and campus disciplinary proceedings. To inquire about services contact CJI at 608-204-9642 and mention the UW Survivors Program.
Domestic Abuse Intervention Services offers a legal advocacy program—not attorneys—for victims of domestic violence, dating violence and/or stalking. Office: 608-251-1237; Helpline: 608-251-4445 or toll-free 800-747-4045 (24 hours); email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dane County District Attorney’s Office, Victim Witness Unit provides services to victims of criminal cases that are referred to the District Attorney for prosecution. 608-266-9003