Women’s Information Service, Inc. (WISE) provides advocacy, safety options and support services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
WISE empowers individuals and families through respect and equality, and works toward strengthening our communities through awareness, prevention and education.
What Is Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence is an increasingly visible social and legal problem that includes physical abuse, verbal abuse and stalking.
Domestic violence is a crime! It not only endangers the health and safety of the immediate victims, child and adult, but spills out into our schools, the police and our places of work. Domestic violence is never the fault of the victim.
What is Sexual Assault?
Sexual assault includes rape in any form, forced sexual contact and sexual harassment. Sexual assault is a crime of violence, not sex, and can happen to anyone regardless of economic status or appearance. No one asks to be sexually assaulted.