As the statewide coalition, WCASA does not provide direct services to survivors. You can find information below to connect to a service provider near you or click on the “Get Help” button at the top of the site. We strive to ensure survivors feel supported and get the resources they need. One way we do this is through our annual Survivors and Allies event. See more information below about the event and how to remain connected through the year. We’ve also provided a collection of resources that might be important for survivors. We also share many resources on social media, so consider following us on Facebook.

 

Get Help

Advocacy can be an important part of a survivors healing journey. Advocates provide a variety of services based on the individual needs of survivors.  (more here about advocacy). To find a service provider near you, click here.

 

Survivors & Allies

The Survivors and Allies Task Force is a statewide group of sexual assault survivors and their allies working towards bringing the voice of the survivor to the sexual assault movement. The main purpose is to increase the level of meaningful advocacy services to sexual assault victims in Wisconsin through survivor driven information and feedback that will help keep victims safe and hold perpetrators accountable. Read more.

 

Self-Care

WCASA worked with Therapist Terri O'Donnell, LPC, SASA (Project Respect & private practice) to create a series of self-care techniques for advocates and survivors. Pulling from her extensive experience working with women and men with histories of trauma and addiction, O'Donnell demonstrates a variety of exercises that often help survivors with emotional regulation and healing from trauma. Read more.

 

General Resources

WCASA Infosheets: WCASA has published a number of informational sheets on legal and other topics, designed to assist survivors

Online Resources for Survivors: Websites and Resources Offering Support and Help - The resources in this publication – from the Resource Sharing Project – are intended to provide online support through the use of forums, chat rooms, self-help and general resources to survivors of sexual violence. These resources are organized by the following: peer support, military service members and veterans, male survivors, culturally specific online support and support for partners of sexual abuse survivors.

There are also many other resources listed under the Resources tab