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HELP of Door County provides services and programs throughout Door County to victims of domestic abuse as well as to their families and friends. Services are free, confidential and available regardless of age, gender, race, sexual orientation or disability.

Crisis Intervention and Emotional Support – Our advocates provide clients with crisis intervention, emotional support and safety planning in person or through HELP’s 24/7/365 hotline (1-800-91-HELP-1). Referrals to additional community resources are made as needed. Please note that HELP’s advocates do not provide counseling services but can make referrals to certifies mental health experts.

Safe Homes – HELP has a network of safe homes around the county where we can ensure that victims of abuse will be safe. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Legal Advocacy – While advocates cannot provide legal advice, they can offer support and assistance to clients throughout the restraining order process.

Women’s Support Group – This group provides support and education to survivors while allowing them to build connections and receive encouragement from other survivors.

Community Outreach – HELP’s  staff conducts workshops, training and speaking engagements to groups throughout Door County which focus on awareness, prevention and intervention of domestic violence.

Older Adult Victim Services – HELP has an advocate who focuses on supporting adults in later life who are experiencing abuse. We also provide community outreach and education on issues of elder abuse.

Transitional Living Program – This program allows victims , leaving their abusers, to gain self-sufficiency through goal planning, life skills development and ongoing supportive services.

What is trauma informed care?

Exposure to trauma isn’t just a challenge for poverty stricken communities. Everyone is affected by the effects of trauma that manifests itself through the rising costs of emergency health services, high school dropout rates and low productivity at work. Preventing exposure to trauma in a single generation or reducing their impacts can benefit not only those children but also future generations in our community.