With the generous donation of time and effort from Terry Maraccini,, Women and Children’s Horizons has launched a new website! The website is now easier to access, has a ton of resources for clients and the community, and will keep users current on news, trainings, volunteer opportunities, and other events with the agency. With a “quick escape” button, the website is also a safe place for survivors to go.

WCH was incorporated in 1976 and is the oldest incorporated shelter and services provider for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Wisconsin. The agency is also one of the first in the United States, having started before enactment of the federal Violence Against Women Act in 1977, and at the advent of the Women’s Rights Movement of the 1970s.

WCH’s mission is to provide support, shelter, advocacy, education, training, and healing services to victims of sexual and domestic abuse, their families, their children (who are often primary or secondary victims), and the community.  We envision communities fully engaged to provide safety and to give voice to all affected by domestic abuse and sexual assault, while creating the social change necessary to address its root causes. Our mission is achievable through survivor-centered work that includes strategic partnerships and collaboration. As advocates for social justice, we embrace the voices of diverse communities. We will consider any non-violent strategy that is consistent with our mission to prevent and eliminate domestic abuse and sexual abuse.

            Check back often for updates!

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