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Q: Do I need a restraining order once I’m in shelter?
A: No. You do not need to obtain a restraining order. However, we encourage you to obtain one for your safety. Our 24-hour Crisis Line number is (414) 671-6140. More emergency numbers can be found here, and the Milwaukee Women's Center website can be visted here.
Q: How long can I stay in shelter?
A: You may stay up to 30 days -- however, exceptions can be made, should something arise that is beyond your control. Call (414) 671-6140 to speak with a Crisis Advocate.
Q: Will I be able to select my own rental properties?
A: Yes, but there is a Housing Case Manager who will assist you in the process to make sure your housing is appropriate.
Q: If I have other children that did not come into shelter with me at first, can they come in at a later time?
A: No. We may not be able to accept your additional children at a later time, due to limited bed space.
You will need to state the potential need for all your children during the phone screening process, so that we can ensure we have enough bed space.
The number of children you have when you called for shelter must be the ones with whom you physically come to the shelter.
You can call (414) 671-6140 to reach our 24-hour Crisis Phone Line or, for more information, visit the Milwaukee Women's Center website here.
Q: Do you have space for older women with no children?
A: Yes, we do. We have a special program called the Older Abused Women’s Program, which provides specific rooms for elderly women. For a more detailed description of this program, click here.
Q: Is there a fee to join support groups?
A: No. You simply need to call, ask for a Case Manager, and have an assessment completed. Our 24-hour Crisis Phone Line is (414) 671-6140.
Q: Do you provide transportation?
A: If you do not have the means to get to our facility, we will be able to transport you and your children.
Q: Do I need a police report in order to come into the shelter?
A: No, you do not -- though we do encourage that you report all crimes to the police and follow up with law enforcement as needed. You can reach our 24-hour Crisis Phone Line at (414) 671-6140. More emergency numbers can be found here. For more information on the Milwaukee Women's Center, visit their webiste here.