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We Are Here MKE

April 05, 2024 Milwaukee PBS Season 2 Episode 5
We Are Here MKE
Speaking of...
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Speaking of...
We Are Here MKE
Apr 05, 2024 Season 2 Episode 5
Milwaukee PBS

Every community experiences domestic violence and needs a safe place to turn for help. On this episode of “The Missing Peace,” we introduce you to We Are Here MKE, a diverse coalition of culturally-sensitive organizations throughout Milwaukee that are on the frontlines of this crisis. They serve the city’s Black, Hispanic, indigenous, Muslim, Hmong and LGBTQ+ residents. Their tailor-made approach helps overcome language barriers, citizenship status and mistrust of law enforcement among other factors that may prevent a victim from seeking help. 

This story includes reporting supported by the International Women's Media Foundation.

Webpage: https://www.milwaukeepbs.org/speaking-of/

Milwaukee Area Resources:

  • The National Domestic Violence Hotline is 800-799-7233.
  • The Sojourner Family Peace Center in Milwaukee operates a 24-hour confidential hotline at 414-933-2722.
  • We Are Here Milwaukee provides information on culturally specific organizations at weareheremke.org.
  • The Women’s Center in Waukesha has a 24-hour hotline at 262-542-3828.
  • The Asha Project, which provides culturally specific services for African American women and others in Milwaukee, provides a crisis line from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 414-252-0075.
  • The UMOS Latina Resource Center in Milwaukee offers bilingual, bicultural domestic violence, sexual assault and anti-human trafficking supportive services and operates a 24-hour hotline at 414-389-6510.
  • The Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center offers culturally sensitive, trauma-informed services for those who have experienced domestic or sexual violence and can be reached at 414-383-9526.
  • Our Peaceful Home, which serves Muslim families and is a program of the Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition, operates a crisis line at 414-727-1090.
  • The Hmong American Women’s Association, which serves the Hmong and Southeast Asian community, has advocates available at 414-930-9352 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin has a statewide directory of resources at ...
Show Notes

Every community experiences domestic violence and needs a safe place to turn for help. On this episode of “The Missing Peace,” we introduce you to We Are Here MKE, a diverse coalition of culturally-sensitive organizations throughout Milwaukee that are on the frontlines of this crisis. They serve the city’s Black, Hispanic, indigenous, Muslim, Hmong and LGBTQ+ residents. Their tailor-made approach helps overcome language barriers, citizenship status and mistrust of law enforcement among other factors that may prevent a victim from seeking help. 

This story includes reporting supported by the International Women's Media Foundation.

Webpage: https://www.milwaukeepbs.org/speaking-of/

Milwaukee Area Resources:

  • The National Domestic Violence Hotline is 800-799-7233.
  • The Sojourner Family Peace Center in Milwaukee operates a 24-hour confidential hotline at 414-933-2722.
  • We Are Here Milwaukee provides information on culturally specific organizations at weareheremke.org.
  • The Women’s Center in Waukesha has a 24-hour hotline at 262-542-3828.
  • The Asha Project, which provides culturally specific services for African American women and others in Milwaukee, provides a crisis line from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 414-252-0075.
  • The UMOS Latina Resource Center in Milwaukee offers bilingual, bicultural domestic violence, sexual assault and anti-human trafficking supportive services and operates a 24-hour hotline at 414-389-6510.
  • The Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center offers culturally sensitive, trauma-informed services for those who have experienced domestic or sexual violence and can be reached at 414-383-9526.
  • Our Peaceful Home, which serves Muslim families and is a program of the Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition, operates a crisis line at 414-727-1090.
  • The Hmong American Women’s Association, which serves the Hmong and Southeast Asian community, has advocates available at 414-930-9352 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin has a statewide directory of resources at ...

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