Nonprofit Spotlight: The Women’s Center Inc.

Last updated on April 23rd, 2022 at 11:19 am

The Women’s Center Inc.

505 N. East Ave., Waukesha

(262) 547-4600 | 24-hour hotline: (262) 542-3828 |

Facebook: | Twitter and Instagram:  @TWCWaukesha

Year founded: 1977

Mission statement: To provide safety, shelter, and support to empower all impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse and trafficking.

Primary focus: Ensuring adult and child survivors of domestic and sexual violence receive the care and support needed to overcome their trauma, and providing free and comprehensive programs and services to all genders: Emergency shelter, 24-hour hotline, individual counseling, support groups, legal advocacy, employment counseling, life-skills development, AODA and mental health support, transitional living, rape crisis response and community education.

Translation and interpretation are available in any language, and free child care is offered while using any of our services.

Employees at this location: 35

Key donors: Private donations from individuals, companies and foundations make up over half our budget each year. Additional support comes from United Way and government grants and contracts.

Executive leadership: Angela Mancuso, executive director

Board members: Julia Kellogg, Nancy Lindenberg, Alan Johnson, Jim Orth, Sarah Grooms, Theresa Barry, Alissa Braatz, Jay Cashmore, Alison Holub, Cari Kazik, Susan Kim, Dipti Krishnan, Dawn Leader, Amanda Medina-Roddy, Cynthia Minuti and Peter Peterson.

Is your organization actively seeking board members for the upcoming term? Yes, we welcome board applications from compassionate volunteers with a passion for our mission, and especially those with expertise in marketing and communications, fundraising and/or law.

Ways the business community can help your nonprofit: Building awareness through participation in April’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month activities and October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month activities; inviting us to speak to employees and/or civic groups about the issues and our services; sponsoring one of our events or providing a grant or corporate donation; hosting a drive to collect items on our wish list; bringing a team to our facility to volunteer.

Key fundraising events: On Denim Day and as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, The Women’s Center hosts its largest event, the (em)Power Luncheon, this year featuring Terry Crews on April 24. In fall, TWC presents A Noteworthy Evening, a night of notable flavors, sights and sounds, this year at Historic Courthouse 1843 in downtown Waukesha with access to Waukesha’s own Les Paul exhibit, to be held on Nov. 14.

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