Not Everyone is Safer at Home

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

Deaf Unity Hotline
9 a.m. – 10 p.m. M-F
Text: 608-466-2881

Unidos La Red
24/7 Linea de Ayuda

Confidential Campus Resources for UW-Madison Students

University Health Services (UHS) Survivor Services
E-mail to set up appointment

Confidential Campus Resources for Staff

Employee Assistance Office
(608) 263-2987

Confidential National Resources

National Domestic Violence Hotline
Available 24/7
(800) 799-7233 and through chat

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
(877) 565-8860
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Non-confidential Campus Resources

University Apartments
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
Emergency: 9-1-1

Dean of Students of Office
(608) 263-5700

Title IX Office