Supporting Resources

Many care providers and resources are available to support individuals involved in a sexual assault.
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Local Resources

The Bridge To Hope  Free confidential sexual assault and domestic violence services and referrals - for all ages, genders, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)   In cases of sexual assault, these facilities offer medical/forensic examination by a trained SANE nurse. If the assault was recent (within 120 hours – 5 days), survivors should save clothing that was worn and not shower/ bathe in order for physical evidence to be collected. If possible, students should bring along health insurance coverage information. Requests for health insurance billing information to not appear on parents' health insurance may be available upon request. Services are confidential. The best way to access these services in the Menomonie area is to call the Bridge to Hope at 715-235-9074. They will be able to connect you with a SANE nurse If you are out of the area, any hospital emergency department can connect you with a SANE nurse.

Menomonie Police Department – To report incidents of sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking occurring off-campus. 24-hour emergency response available for students in crisis.

Dunn County Victim/Witness Assistance Program  For survivors who choose to pursue criminal charges, this program provides information and explanation about the legal process and victims' rights and assistance with obtaining restraining orders. Services are free.

Local Resources Contact Information

The Bridge To Hope
Location: 2110 4th Avenue NE, Menomonie, WI 54751
Call: 1-800-924-9918 | Available 24/7
Text: 715-505-3640

Mayo Clinic Health System - Red Cedar
Menomonie WI 
Call: 715-235-5531 | Ask for availability

St. Croix Valley Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)
River Falls WI
Call: 715-425-6443 | Available 24/7

Sacred Heart Hospital - Urgent Care
Eau Claire, WI 
Call: 715-839-4222 | Ask for availability

Menomonie Police Department
Emergencies: 911
Non-Emergency & Information: (715) 232-1283

Dunn County Victim/Witness Assistance Program
Call: 715-232-6832

Campus Resources

Dean of Students – Information on options for obtaining support on campus (including possible adjustments in living arrangements or academic schedules) and pursuing campus disciplinary investigation.

UW-Stout Police – To report incidents of sexual violence occurring on-campus. Information available for pursuing legal investigations, reviewing personal safety options, and guiding toward resources for obtaining restraining/protective orders.

Counseling Center  A confidential resource for students to report incidents of sexual violence and receive follow-up counseling services. Counselors can help survivors consider their reporting options, and are not obligated to report this information to others. Services are free and confidential.

Student Health Services – A confidential resource where survivors can be evaluated and treated for possible injuries and receive screening for STI and/or pregnancy. A triage nurse is available to answer medical questions and provide medical advice.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – Free, confidential EAP program for UW-Stout employees and anyone living in their household. Professional counselors are available both on the phone and on an in-person basis locally. Employees are eligible for up to 5 sessions per issue per year without accessing insurance.

Students For Consent  This student organization supports education, empowerment, awareness, and advocacy for students and surrounding community.

Campus Resources Contact Information

Dean of Students
Office: 131 Bowman Hall
Hours: M-F 8am-4:30pm
Call: 715-232-1181

UW-Stout Police
Office: 110 University Services Building
Hours: 24-hour emergency response available for students in crisis
Call: 715-232-2222 or 911

Counseling Center
Office: 410 Bowman Hall
Hours: M-F 8am-4:30pm
Call: (715) 232-2468

Student Health Services
Office: 103 1st Avenue West (North Campus)
Hours: M-F 8am-4:30pm
Call:  (715) 232-1314
Triage Nurse: 715-232-1386

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Call: 1-800-634-6433 | Available 24/7

Regional Resources

The Bolton Refuge House  Free, confidential, LGBTQIA+ inclusive advocacy and support services to survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

Turning Point  Free, confidential, LGBTQIA+ inclusive advocacy and support services to survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.

Regional Resources Contact Information

The Bolton Refuge House
Location: Eau Claire, WI
Call: 715-834-0628

Turning Point
24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 1-800-345-5104
24-Hour Text Hotline: 715-821-8626
Call: 715-425-6751

State Resources

End Abuse Wisconsin – Wisconsin-based domestic violence support services.

Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault (WCASA)  Wisconsin-based sexual assault support services. LGBTQIA+ inclusive.

Forge – Support services for transgender, gender non-conforming, or SOFFA (Significant Others, Friends, Family and Allies) survivors of violence.

Deaf Unity – Wisconsin-based services for Deaf victims. Age and LGBTQIA+ inclusive.
Text helpline: 608-466-2881 (M-F 9am-10pm)
Help Hotline:

National Resources

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)  Anti-sexual violence organization. LGBTQIA+ inclusive. 

National Domestic Violence Hotline – Free domestic violence hotline serving all survivors. LGBTQIA+ inclusive.

Anti-Violence Project Hotline  Free bilingual hotline for LGBTQ and HIV-affected survivors of violence and their loved ones, including those who have lost a loved one to violence.

Pandora's Project – Free support and resources for survivors of rape and sexual abuse. LGBTQIA+ inclusive.

Love Is Respect – Hotline and online chat to engage, educate, and empower people to end abusive relationships. LGBTQIA+ inclusive.

Faith Trust Institute  Multi-faith, multicultural training and education organization working to end sexual and domestic violence. Communities include: Asian and Pacific Islander, Buddhist, Jewish, Latino/a, Muslim, Black, Anglo, Indigenous, Protestant, and Roman Catholic. Age and LGBTQIA+ inclusive.

National Resources Contact Information

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)
Call: 1-800-656-4673 | Available 24/7
Chat Online

National Domestic Violence Hotline Online Chat available
Call1-800-799-7233 | Available 24/7
TTY: 1-800-787-3224 | Available 24/7

Faith Trust Institute
Call: 206-634-1903