Find safety and independence
through our services.
"What resources do you offer?"
A 24-hour crisis hotline, 365 days a year
Information and referral services 24 hours a day, every day
An 11-room emergency shelter
Hotel vouchers upon funding made available
A Children's Program to serve children affected by domestic violence
A parenting curriculum that focuses on families that have experienced abuse
Support groups for women, men and the LGBTQ community
Services provided in Spanish
Legal advocacy for assistance with restraining orders
A victim services representative to accompany you to court for emotional support
Individual emotional support by phone or in person
Access to a case manager for support in achieving goals
"What can I do if I'm being abused?"
24-Hour Helpline | (608) 365 - 1119 or (608) 364 - 1065
1. If you, or someone else, is in danger, call 911.
2. Call the BDVSC Helpline for support and information.
3. Get medical attention if you or someone else is hurt. Tell the doctor how the injury occurred and ask that it be documented.
4. Have someone take pictures of the injuries and date them.
5. A Domestic Violence Restraining Order is free and is available through BDVSC or your community court house.
6. Make a "safety plan". Include a safe place to call or go for yourself and your children. Pack and hide a bag with money, identification, important papers, extra keys, clothing and medication.
7. Talk with someone safe and supportive.