Domestic Violence Awareness Month has come and gone, but domestic violence is a year-long issue in Wisconsin and West Bend. What could be more important than using this holiday time to draw attention to the issue itself and the available solutions for local families?
If you have been the victim of domestic violence in West Bend, Wisconsin, you are not alone.
Domestic violence is a serious problem not only in West Bend but across the entire country. Although it is characterized as the physical abuse of a spouse or other family member, family violence includes belittling the victim through verbal abuse and threats of violence – often in a subtle manner. Even when the abuse is merely psychological rather than physical, it is essential to be able to recognize an abusive relationship and reach out for help as soon as possible.
If You’re a Victim to Domestic Violence
Founded in 1978, Friends of Abused Families is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of domestic abuse, family violence, and child abuse. Attorney Daniel R. Dineen of Vanden Heuvel & Dineen, S.C., is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Friends of Abused Families. Attorney Linda S. Vanden Heuvel previously served in the same capacity. Experienced support staff at Friends of Abuse Families offer aid services and prevention education to children, adolescents, and adult victims of domestic abuse, as well as their non-offending significant others.
- Emergency Shelter and 24-Hour Crisis Line
- Domestic and Sexual Violence Individual Advocacy
- Weekly Support Groups
- Case Management
- Legal Assistance, Advocacy, and Representation
- Medical Advocacy
- Children’s Counseling and Support Group
- Art Therapy for All Ages in Group and Individual Settings
- Teen Counseling and Support Group
- Prevention Education Programs for Youth and Adult Audiences
- Resource Lending Library
- Transitional Living Program
All services are readily available to residents of the shelter and in-need members of the community. A person seeking aid can expect confidentiality and services are free. As a precautionary measure, Friends of Abused Families does not publicly disclose its location in order to protect the individuals under its care. The organization is available by phone at (262) 334-7298, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.
We’d Like to Help You
At Vanden Heuvel & Dineen, S.C., we have joined the fight against domestic violence by helping parents and children who are experiencing general domestic abuse or child abuse. We understand that it can be difficult to end an abusive relationship and leave an unsafe home, which is why we are committed to guiding victims through our Divorce and Child Custody services to achieve resolutions quickly and efficiently. You can reach us at 262-250-1976 or 1-800-805-1976. Our West Bend office is located at 246 South 5th Avenue, West Bend, Wisconsin 53095.
To find out more about obtaining a comprehensive support system in your case of domestic violence in West Bend, WI, please do not hesitate to contact Friends of Abused Families and Vanden Heuvel & Dineen, S.C. today.