Keeping Children and Families Safe in Our Communities
Family Advocates is a nonprofit organization providing services for victims of sexual assault and family/partner abuse.
Services include a 24-hour help line (608-348-3838 or 1-800-924-2624), counseling, advocacy, crisis intervention, support
groups, emergency shelter and more. Family Advocates serves residents of Grant, Iowa and Lafayette Counties through
offices in each county. All services are free and confidential. Speakers are available for community organizations.
What is Domestic Violence
Domestic violence refers to a wide variety of behaviors used by individuals, to exert power and control over their intimate partners
or former partners. Victims can be male or female and perpetrators can be of either sex as well.
Family/Partner Abuse Services
Family/partner abuse is the physical, emotional, and/or psychological injuring of one member of a relationship to
the other. The relationship may or may not be familial in nature. It is a crime punishable by law.
Types of Domestic Violence
24-hour peer counseling, by phone or in person
Emergency, temporary shelter
Information, referral and advocacy services
To advocate means to support another person or cause. An advocate for survivors of violent crimes assists people with legal,
social, educational, employment, medical, and other services that individuals need to pursue the goal of escaping
violence in their lives.
24-hour help line, peer counseling and advocacy by phone or in person
Information and referral services for employment, education, legal, medical, and other services
Assist in completing legal forms and Crime Victim Compensation applications