Community Involvement

The Aurora Difference

Engaging the Power of Many to Make Life Better for Survivors

Aurora Health Care has been responding to the unique needs of sexual assault survivors since 1986. Yet we aspire to do more. Working alongside health care providers, representatives from local agencies and other stakeholders, we are making great strides toward improving our community-wide response to survivors.

Leading a Community-Wide Response to Survivors of Sexual Assault

At Aurora Health Care, helping people live well is at the heart of everything we do. This ambition is the driving force behind our efforts to support sexual assault survivors’ mental, physical and social wellness.

In fact, each year we see 2,500 men, women and children throughout the greater Milwaukee community. Our services cover every step of the healing journey including:

  • Crisis intervention: We provide immediate support by phone any time of the day or night. Survivors may also come see us in person without an appointment. Learn more about our locations.
  • Forensic nursing: We collect evidence that can be used in court and provide expert witness testimony. Find out more about forensic nursing.
  • Counseling: We offer an array of counseling services, including men’s only and Spanish-language support groups, to help survivors reclaim their lives. We also provide specialized support to pregnant women and new moms who are in abusive situations. Read more about counseling and support groups.

Make a Donation

Most of our services are available at no cost, thanks to generous donors.

Our Efforts

Bringing the Community Together on Behalf of Survivors

Our efforts are raising awareness and strengthening coordination among community partners. Together we are doing everything possible to help the survivors in our community.

Our community involvement efforts include:

  • Informing the public through topic nights: Aurora raises awareness through information sessions on topics related to sexual assault. These free sessions are open to the public at our Bruce Street location and cover topics like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). If you are interested in attending, please call (414) 671-HEAL (4325) to register. Find out more about our locations.
  • Training providers in identifying the signs of possible sexual assault: Since 1986, our sexual assault experts have been training doctors, nurses and other health care professionals. These efforts are helping us identify more survivors and connect them with the care and services they need. We trained 850 providers in 2016 alone.
  • Strengthening collaboration among local agencies: Aurora leads the Milwaukee Sexual Assault Review program. This effort brings together local law enforcement and criminal justice agencies to break down barriers to prosecuting sexual assault.
  • Participating in outreach activities: Aurora’s forensic nursing experts and other team members participate in health fairs and other local community activities. Our goal is to help spread the word about the special services we offer to sexual assault survivors. We also provide sexual assault prevention education by speaking in schools and other community settings.

Contact Us

We welcome inquiries from survivors, referring organizations and local agencies. Call our 24-hour hotline today.

Get Involved

Make a difference in the lives of the survivors we care for. Contact us for Volunteer Opportunities.

Come See Us

Get help at a healing center or forensic nursing location – you do not need an appointment. 

Make a Donation

Most of our services are available at no cost, thanks to generous donors.