If you have been abused, or are currently in an abusive relationship, please know that you are not alone and the abuse is not your fault. You can find safety and support through Agape House and other local and national resources.

To find out more about how we can help, please call us at (262) 275-6466 or email us. For immediate assistance, contact either 911 or your local human resources services. A listing of local and national resources is listed above.

If you suspect a child has been abused, please keep calm, tell the child that you believe him or her, show interest and concern, and reassure and support the child by acting, either by contacting a trusted adult or local resource, such as a child’s school counselor or local government agencies.

Report abuse to your local or state child protective service agency, or to your neighborhood police precinct. Reports of alleged child abuse or neglect in Wisconsin should be made to the county where the child or the child’s family resides.

Listed below are options for 24/7 help. You can contact Agape House at 262-275-6466 for additional information, to set up an interview for involvement in the program, or to schedule an appointment at our Counseling Center.

To find the appropriate county department of social/human services in your area, visit DCF.

  • The Wisconsin Department of Children and Families is located in Madison and can be reached at 608-266-5668 or dcfcps@wisconsin.gov.
  • The Walworth County Department of Health and Human Services is located in Elkhorn and can be reached at 1-800-365-1587.
  • The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. The hotline is staffed 24/7 with professional crisis counselors and offers intervention, information, literature, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are anonymous and confidential.


Additional resources for help

Alianza: National Latino Alliance for – the Elimination of Domestic Violence (Alianza: Latina Nacional para Erradicar la Violencia Doméstic)
Phone: 800-342-9908

Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence
Phone: 415-954-9988 x315

Battered Women’s Justice Project
Phone: 800-903-0111

Family Violence Prevention Fund
Phone: 415-252-8900
 Mobile: 800-595-4889

National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence
Phone: 512-407-9020

National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women
Phone: 800-903-0111 x3

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Phone: 303-839-1852 
Mobile: 303-831-1681

National Domestic Violence Hotline
Phone: 800-799-7233 
Mobile: 800-787-3224

National Family Justice Center Alliance
Phone: 866-511-3522

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
Phone: 800-537-2238
 Mobile: 800-553-2508

National Sexual Violence Resource Center
Phone: 877-739-3895
 Mobile: 717-909-0715

Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection & Custody
Phone: 800-527-3223

Sacred Circle: National Resource Center to End Violence Against Native Women
Phone: 605-341-2050

Stalking Resource Center
Phone: 800-394-2255
 Mobile: 800-211-7996

VAWnet: National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women
Phone: 800-537-2238
 Mobile: 800-553-2508

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Phone: 775-784-6012