Safe Home Environment

Overview

We Help Build Strong Families

Aurora’s commitment to improving the health and well-being of our community includes providing a safe place for new moms and babies to call home.

Aurora’s Safe Home Environment Program

Aurora Health Care has been serving the needs of survivors since 1986 and we are always striving to do more. Our Safe Home Environment program helps pregnant women and new moms whose lives have been affected by domestic violence. We go beyond providing shelter: We guide survivors along a path of healing and personal growth that allows a smooth transition to the next chapter in life.

The Aurora Difference

Comprehensive Support for Domestic Abuse Survivors

Aurora’s healing and advocacy services serve hundreds of survivors each year. This volume of service translates to a level of expertise that helps anyone who comes to us feel understood and cared for.

As part of a large integrated health system, our services allow survivors to get more of the care they need in one program. We offer medical care, round-the-clock access to experts and support. Find out more about our healing services.

Safe Home Environment is an extension of an Aurora program dedicated to helping pregnant women and new moms move forward after domestic violence. Safe Mom Safe Baby combines advocacy and support services to help new moms give their babies a good start in life. Read more about Safe Mom Safe Baby.

Make a Donation

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

Getting Help

We Are Here for You: Getting Help After Domestic Violence

It takes a lot of courage to come forward as a survivor of domestic violence. This is why we make it easy for you to access our services. Get help now.

If you are pregnant or a new mom and domestic violence has affected your life, here’s how to reach us:

  • Call us anytime, day or night at (414) 219-5909.
  • Visit us at the Healing Center at Aurora Sinai Medical Center.
  • Tell your doctor. Our experts provide training to doctors throughout the Aurora system on how to connect survivors with our services when necessary.

Our Services

Services That Help Domestic Abuse Survivors Rebuild Their Lives

Everyone deserves peace of mind and a safe place to call home. Our program provides housing and so much more to pregnant women and new moms. We provide one-on-one assistance and support that helps young families pave the way toward a bright future.

Generous donations from the Junior League of Milwaukee make our services possible. Support available through our Safe Home Environment program may include:

  • Housing: Many women stay at a transitional housing facility in the Milwaukee area. The facility provides family-friendly accommodations, like suite-style apartments.
  • Care coordination: Our dedicated nurse case manager coordinates care for you and your baby, which may include helping you find a doctor.
  • Access to community resources: We help you access programs and services that can meet your individual needs. For example, we can help you prepare for baby’s arrival by connecting you with organizations that provide cribs and diapers.
  • Life skills: We help you plan for your future by teaching you life skills, like caring for your baby and learning how to live within a budget. Find out more about Aurora Family Service.

Confidentiality

Maintaining Your Confidentiality During the Healing Process

We hold everything you share with us in the strictest of confidence. This policy means that we will not share anything you say with others unless you ask us to do so, or we are required by law. If required, we share only the minimum necessary information and only with people who need it, like the police.

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.