Breaking the Cycle of Violence
Home should be a safe place. Tragically, this is not the case for thousands of women and children in Milwaukee County annually.
Someone needs to help these survivors.
The Milwaukee Women’s Center operates one of only two domestic violence shelters specifically for women and children in Milwaukee County. In addition to the shelter, we offer comprehensive programming for the entire family, with the goal of ending the cycle of violence, abuse, and addiction that grips so many families for generations.
A Better Life Is Possible
Meet some of our clients and see how their lives have been saved by the Milwaukee Women’s Center. This truly is where abuse ends and hope begins.
Wanting to end the abusive life she was living, Annette left her husband. Having no means to support herself, she became homeless. Learn how she changed her life.
In the summer of 2014, Carol* reported to an adult daycare staff member that she did not want to stay in her home because she was being abused by her husband of 25 years. She found help at the Milwaukee Women's Center's Older Abused Women's Program.
Before we hung up, she said she wanted to thank me for the clothing and accessories she had received from the Bottomless Closet. She expressed how for most of her life, she was the person who made donations. Find out why Nancy was grateful for the Bottomless Closet.