714,000 Wisconsin women (32.4%) have been assaulted, raped, or stalked by an intimate partner, according to Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WCADV). (This number exceeds the population of Milwaukee.) About half a million of these women were fearful or concerned for their safety.
These numbers reveal a great need for services for victims. WCADV helps train advocates so that the state’s programs and shelters are ready to serve.
One advocate said, “WCADV staff discuss and request input from agencies regarding topics for the trainings. And WCADV does a spectacular job!”