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Adult Advocacy Program

Personal Development Center has outreach offices located in Marshfield, WI and Neillsville, WI, where adult victims of domestic violence and assault can receive advocacy and support. Contact us for an appointment.

We Will Help You

We Provide a Free Supportive, Confidential, and Safe Environment

  • Develop a safety plan
  • Locate emergency shelter
  • Obtain a restraining order
  • Navigate through legal issues
  • Find other services in the community

Our advocates help you build skills to transition into long-term recovery

  • Goal setting
  • Housing and education
  • Coordination of services with other community agencies
  • Financial concerns and employment
  • Transportation
  • Cultural and social barriers
  • Special needs
  • Issues relating to children

Resources & Tools

Women In Search of Empowerment (W.I.S.E.) Program

W.I.S.E. is an adult education and support group for women who share life experiences as they relate to abuse. General domestic abuse information, facilitated discussion, and participant concerns are addressed each session.

Topics Covered

  • Legal Issues
  • Financial Issues
  • Safety Issues
  • How to Handle Stress
  • AODA/Mental Health Information
  • Grief & Loss
  • Self-esteem
  • Conflict & Communication

Be informed: We provide displays at area events, as well as presentations to schools, businesses, and service organizations. If you would like to have a staff member attend your event or give a presentation, please contact us.

Helpful Links

Additional Resource Facilties

The Women’s Community

3200 Hilltop Ave
Wausau, WI 54401

Phone: (715) 842-7323
Toll Free: (888) 665-1234

The Community Center, Inc.

500 25th Street North
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

Phone: (715) 421-1511

Stepping Stones, Inc.

327 E Broadway Ave
Medford, WI 54451

Phone: (715) 748-5140
Website: sstones.org

Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence

307 South Paterson Street, Suite 1
Madison, WI 53703

Phone: (608) 255-0539

Wiscosin Coalition Against Sexual Assault

2801 West Beltine Hwy, Suite 202
Madison, WI 53713

Phone: (608) 257-1516
Website: wcasa.org

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network

Phone: (800) 656-4673
Website: rainn.org

Marshfield Office

505 East Depot St.
Marshfield, WI 54449

Phone: (715) 384-2971
Toll Free Phone: (844) 210-8899
24 hr. Crisis Line: (715) 660-6813
Fax: (715) 384-7826

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or by appointment

Neillsville Office

1031 East Division St. Suite #1
Neillsville, WI 54456

Phone: (715) 743-6401
Toll Free: (877) 743-6262
24 hr. Crisis Line: (715) 660-6813
Fax: (715) 384-7826

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or by appointment