Aurora Healing & Advocacy Services

You’re Never Alone. It’s Never Your Fault.

Aurora Healing & Advocacy Services offers crisis intervention and long-term healing services for survivors of rape, incest, sexual abuse, sexual assault and pregnant women experiencing domestic abuse. If you’re currently in crisis* or want to learn more about the resources available to you through Aurora Healing & Advocacy Services, call the Aurora Healing Center Hotline at (414) 219-5555.

*If this is an emergency dial 911 immediately.

Help is Available 24/7

Trained caregivers are standing by to provide support and share the resources you need to begin the healing process.

Get Help Now

We’re Here to Help – 24/7

When you call the Aurora Healing Center Hotline at (414) 219-5555 - or visit an Aurora Healing Center - you’ll be connected with our team of trained healing caregivers. They’ll provide support and help with a variety of different aspects of your healing journey, including:

  • Helping you find resources and fill out paperwork
  • Accompanying you on medical, legal and court-related appointments
  • Contacting criminal justice or social service agencies on your behalf
  • Offering therapy and counseling services
  • Connecting you with other helpful resources and organizations as needed

Your caregiver will be with you every step of the way, offering support and understanding – from the moment you contact us throughout the entire healing process.

Services

Aurora Healing & Advocacy Services provides support to men, women, children, pregnant women and new mothers throughout Metro Milwaukee and beyond.

Our specially trained caregivers – including nurses, advocates, volunteers and counselors - are available 24/7 to offer crisis intervention, support, and to help you figure out the next step in your healing journey.

Our caregivers offer:

Immediate Intervention

  • Crisis intervention and emotional support
  • Medical assessment and treatment
  • Forensic exams with evidence collection
  • Pregnancy risk assessment, as appropriate
  • Screening for sexually transmitted infections, as appropriate
  • Assistance in reporting the crime to police if you choose (reporting is required if the victim is a child)
  • Referrals to counseling services and other health care providers
  • Liaison services with Sensitive Crimes, District Attorney's Office and Department of Human Services
  • Short-term counseling by Master's level counselors
  • Referrals to agencies that provide services for people with special needs
  • Intervention and assistance for women who are currently pregnant or have recently given birth and are experiencing physical, emotional or sexual abuse by a partner

Long-term Healing

  • Follow-up telephone contact by caregivers to provide support and assist with counseling referrals and other community resource options
  • Emotional support and counseling
  • Expert witness testimony by one of our forensic nurse examiners if you become involved in a court case
  • Individual counseling
  • Support groups
  • Individual advocacy
  • Legal accompaniment
  • Topic nights
  • Support services for loved ones of survivors
  • A variety of services provided in both English and Spanish

Community Services

  • Public education – We offer educational pamphlets, brochures and other materials on sexual assault to professionals and others in the community
  • Speakers bureau – Our knowledgeable speakers can provide groups or organizations with accurate, current information about sexual assault and its aftermath, as well as treatment and resources
  • Special needs – We offer information in large print and Braille if requested

Aurora Healing Center Locations

Aurora Healing & Advocacy Services are available at Aurora Healing Centers throughout the Milwaukee area. Please note that while caregivers are available 24/7 via our hotline, not all Healing Centers are open 24/7. Call the Healing Center nearest you for more information about hours and available services.


Aurora Healing Center
130 W. Bruce Street
4th Floor
Milwaukee, WI 53204
(414) 671-4325

Support Services Outside the Milwaukee Area

These hospitals have onsite forensic nurse examiners to assist you during an emergency. They can provide forensic evaluations, connect you with counseling services, and help you report a crime to the police if you so choose (note that crimes committed against children must be reported to the police).


Aurora Medical Center Oshkosh
855 North Westhaven Drive
Oshkosh, WI 54904
(920) 456-7420

Aurora Lakeland Medical Center
W3985 County Road NN
Elkhorn, WI 53121
(262) 741-2120

Aurora Medical Center in Washington County
1032 E. Sumner Street
Hartford, WI 53027
(262) 670-7201


Aurora Medical Center – Kenosha
10400 75th Street
Kenosha, WI 53142
(262) 948-5640

Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington
252 McHenry Street
Burlington, WI 53105
(262) 767-6100


Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center
2629 N 7th Street
Sheboygan, WI 53083
(920) 451-5553

Aurora Medical Center in Manitowoc County
5000 Memorial Drive
Two Rivers, WI 54241
(920) 794-5125

Get Involved

We’re currently recruiting caring, compassionate people in the Milwaukee area to be hotline volunteers for Aurora Healing & Advocacy Services. Get trained to answer phones and provide support to those in crisis. To find out more about volunteer opportunities, call: