By: Connie Masak, APNP

April is sexual assault awareness month

Did you know?

Harbor House provides free and confidential support and services for victims of sexual violence, their partners, families, friends, and other concerned persons in Outagamie and Calumet counties.

We are the only agency in our service area to offer on-site emergency shelter. Dual sexual violence and domestic violence programming allow us to better assist those who find themselves in crises.

Harbor House Sexual Violence Program offers crisis response for the immediate physical, psychological, and emotional needs of a victim-survivor. Advocates help victim-survivors find emotional support and a sense of safety and empowerment in their lives

Victim Assistance
One-on-one crisis intervention via 24/7 helpline calls and walk-ins
Victim advocacy/accompaniment to emergency care and forensic exams
Law enforcement interview advocacy/accompaniment
Transportation assistance
Interpreter services
Emergency shelter or alternative housing help

Advocacy and Support
Individual advocacy such as safety planning, validation, and education
Providing community resources and referrals
Support group

Justice System Assistance
Exploring options within the criminal justice system
Accompaniment with law enforcement and during court proceedings
Creating partnerships and support within the legal system

You can Call Harbor House 24/7 at 920-832-1666

Did You know?

Reach Counseling provides free and confidential support and services for victims of sexual violence and their families.
Reach Counseling offers services in:
1. Counseling Program
The Counseling Program provides evidence-based, trauma-specific therapies to treat the trauma resulting from violence and abuse.

2. Short Term Crisis Counseling Short-Term Crisis Counseling assists individuals in restoring a sense of safety, balance and stabilization to their lives after experiencing a traumatic event or stressor. Reach offers up to three crisis sessions at no charge to reduce negative responses and increase coping skills.

3. Individual Therapy Individual Therapy utilizes best practices in trauma treatment to aid healing and recovery. These therapies are designed to treat the impact of trauma on the whole person. Trauma therapy embraces the survivor’s need to be respected, informed, connected and hopeful regarding their own recovery.

4. Child and Adolescent Therapy Children are the most vulnerable and powerless victims of sexual, physical and domestic abuse. Child and adolescent therapy encourages safety, support and family engagement. Child and adolescent therapists receive specialized training, utilizing both verbal and nonverbal skills with children and teens beginning at four years old. Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is a very successful, evidence-based model used by Reach’s child and adolescent therapists.  This model requires family involvement in therapy.

You can Call Reach Counseling 24/7 at 920-722-8150

If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to Women’s Health Specialists at (920) 749-4000