noun; violent or aggressive behavior within the home, typically involving the violent abuse of a spouse or partner.
Did you know that domestic violence and human trafficking are closely related? Trafficked victims may be trafficked by an intimate partner or family member where domestic violence often offers as well. Or, a home life of domestic violence may cause someone to be vulnerable to trafficking.
As advocates and allies, it’s our responsibility to lead by learning because in the movement to end exploitation, which includes addressing domestic violence, there’s nothing more detrimental than being uninformed. Listed below is a growing collection of resources about domestic violence.
For more resources on human trafficking, visit our independent learning library.
Local Emergency Resources: Kenosha & Racine Counties
Bethany Apartments (Racine)
Bethany Apartments offers women and children who have experienced abuse or violence a place to live, heal, and grow in a supportive, safe,
and a secure environment.
Phone Number: (262) 633-9446
Women’s Resource Center (Racine)
24/7 Crisis Line Call-In: (262) 633-3233
24/7 Crisis Line Text: (262) 221-0058
The mission of Women’s Resource Center is to provide crisis intervention, advocacy, education and prevention services for a diverse population of victims or individuals at risk of Domestic Abuse and/or sexual assault, by promoting positive changes for individuals served and the broader community in Racine County.
Phone Number: (262) 633-3274
Women and Children’s Horizons (Kenosha)
Help Line: (262) 652-9900
Toll-Free: (800) 853-3503
The mission of Women and Children’s Horizons is to provide support, shelter, education, training and healing services to victims of sexual and domestic abuse, their families and the community.
Phone Number: (262) 656-3500