During the Governor’s Safer at Home Order, we want to recognize that not everyone is safer at home. Physical distancing, working remotely, event cancellations, and the suspension of in-person classes can pose additional challenges for individuals in unsafe living environments. The very things that help to reduce the spread of COVID-19, may also increase isolation and danger for individuals staying or living with abusers and/or unsafe family members. If you are experiencing an unsafe living environment, we’ve listed some confidential and non-confidential resources below that can help. In an emergency situation, always dial 9-1-1.
What does non-confidential mean? When a student or employee victim reports sexual harassment or sexual violence incidents to a university office or official who is not explicitly designated as confidential, UW-Madison takes every precaution to protect victim privacy by sharing information only with university officials who have a legitimate educational interest or those who need to know for the purposes of providing an institutional response.
Confidential Local Resources
DAIS (Domestic Abuse Intervention Services)
24/7 Help Line: (608) 251-4445
Unidos La Red
24/7 Linea de Ayuda
Confidential Campus Resources for UW-Madison Students
Confidential Campus Resources for Staff
Confidential National Resources
The National Deaf Domestic Violence Hotline
1 (855) 812-1001
24/7 through video phone, e-mail and chat for Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled survivors
Trans Lifeline’s Peer Support Hotline
Peer Support for Trans Folx
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Non-confidential Campus Resources
Community Center Office: (608) 262-3407
24/7 Resident Manager on-call: (608) 444-9308
University of Wisconsin Police Department
Non-emergency Dispatch: (608) 264-2677
Dean of Students of Office