Until further notice, all in-person events – including training, program visits and meetings – are cancelled or postponed. For the safety of staff and following local recommendations, WCASA has transitioned to remote work. While we will not be in our Madison office, staff have established workspaces at home where they can continue providing confidential support to programs. It is best to contact staff direct lines; that –and email– will be the best way to connect. Please do not hesitate to reach out.

We will be updating the resources below as more information is made available about COVID-19 and how it impacts our communities and agencies.

While the COVID-19 pandemic is creating stress for everyone, we are deeply saddened to learn of the racist and xenophobic incidents that have been occurring across the globe (and in the U.S.).  Now is the time for unity, and we echo the call of Asian American and Pacific Islander Leaders and civil rights organizations for our elected leaders to denounce Anti-Asian racism around COVID-19.

WCASA Communication

  • Message to Survivors During COVID-19 – We are pleased to release this Public Service Announcement (PSA) with our partners at End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin letting survivors know they are not alone, and that services are available across the state. Thank you to the programs who participated, and a very special thank you to Josh Beaton from UMOS, Latina Resource Center for lending his time and expertise in developing this PSA.
  • WCASA/End Abuse Press Release – Joint press release from WCASA and End Abuse informing survivors they are not alone, and that services are available across the state.
  • Resource List for Advocates – This resource contains a variety of resources for advocates grouped by topic.
  • Safer at Home Order - Key Provisions Impacting Programs (revised 4.16.20) – This document highlights several important sections of the order that most directly impact SA/DV programs.
  • Tech Resources to Help You Work Remotely – This resource provides tech suggestions to help programs work remotely.
  • #SAAMFromHome Resources  – Ideas to plan a social distancing-friendly SAAM event.
  • WCASA Update – Message to programs regarding COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Notes for WCASA Zoom Meetings on March 18, 2020: DirectorsAdvocates
  • Sample Client Letter Regarding Services– This letter can be utilized for programs who are currently continuing with in-person services while offering the option to clients about switching to services via telephone.  It also includes language about the possibility that all services will move to telephone only if events warrant.
  • Sample Client Letter Regarding Services– This letter can be utilized for programs who are currently continuing with in-person services while offering the option to clients about switching to services via telephone.  It also includes language about the possibility that all services will move to telephone only if events warrant.
  • Resource List for Survivors – This document contains a variety of resources for survivors grouped by topic.

Program Resources

Agency Policies/Operations
Service Delivery/Digital Communications
Anti-Racism/Anti-Oppression

Community Resources

Self-Care/Mental Health Resources

While the resources below are geared to everyone, survivors may find the tips useful during this time when social distancing can lead to increased isolation.

Resources for Marginalized Communities

Resources from National Organizations