Resources for Youth

24/7 immediate help

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Emergency Department Walk-in 8915 W. Connell Ave. 24/7

Mobile Urgent Treatment Team (MUTT) 414-257-7621; for mental health emergencies 24/7

Pathfinders' Safepath Hotline 414-271-9523 or 866-212-SAFE (7233); confidential counseling, can help youth with no safe place to go and needing resources, 24/7

Sexual Assault Treatment Center (SATC) 414-219-5555; 24/7

Walker's Point Youth and Family Center 414-647-8200; can help youth with no safe place to go and needing resources, 24/7

211 for local resources to food, shelter, jobs and other resources; 24/7


National Human Trafficking Hotline 1-888-373-7888 or text INFO or HELP to BeFree (233733) for anyone being forced to work with little or no pay, or anyone who has needed to have sex or do sexual things for money, gifts, drugs, or survival; connect to local resources, 24/7

National Runaway Safeline 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929); help for teens who have run away or are thinking about running away; can pay for teens to get back home from another city, 24/7

Anti-violence advocacy

Pathfinders' Youth Anti-Violence Advocate 414-671-9282 call or text
Support for youth with life experience in the sex trade or who have experienced sexual or dating violence; a safe and confidential person who can meet you where you are, help you know your rights, connect you with resources, help you with legal stuff & get medical care, and explore different options

UMOS Latina Resource Center 414-389-6510 call or text
Offers supportive services to youth victims of sexual assault, dating violence, and human trafficking; also offer sexual health and healthy relationship education

Comprehensive care

Wraparound Milwaukee 414-257-7607
Wraparound Milwaukee offers a unique way to get help. Care coordinators partner with youth, families, and their selected community resources to channel their strengths and dreams into a creative plan for the life they want


Family Options 3505 N. 124th Street, Brookfield 414-431-4444
Outpatient mental health clinic providing individual and family therapy including groups like New Directions: A Healing Group for Young Women

Pathfinders' Hand in Hand Program 4200 N. Holton St, 414-964-2565
Outpatient mental health clinic specializing in working with both male and female survivors of sexual abuse and sexual assault (6-17 years old) by providing individual and family therapy and groups.

Disability resources for youth

IndependenceFirst 540 South 1st St. 414-291-7520 (V/TTY)
Youth workshops, classes and support groups to empower young persons with disabilities to reach their goals and live independently

Drop in centers for youth

Grateful Girls Community Resource Center 2600 W. Lisbon Avenue 414-732-7335
Clothes, personal hygiene items, shower, kitchen, on-site support group, computers, referral to services, programming, and activities

Pathfinders’ Drop-In Center 4200 N. Holton St. 414-964-2565
Basic needs, case management, showers, laundry, hygiene supplies, clothes, kitchen, computers, prevention services

Owen's Place 4610 W. Fond du Lac Ave. 414-977-4249
Computers/internet access, kitchen, hygiene supplies, and other programs and activities

Job skills and connections

Employ Milwaukee 2338 N 27th St., 414-270-1700
Job skills, career planning, and connections to jobs for youth 14 and up

YES Program St. Charles 151 S. 84th St., 414-476-3710
On-the-job training program targeted for youth ages 16-17

Legal rights

Legal Options for Trafficked and Underserved Survivors (LOTUS) 414-885-1469
Free help from lawyers for anyone being forced to work with little or no pay, or anyone who has needed to have sex or do sexual things for money, gifts, drugs, or survival, or those involved in dating violence or stalking

Public Defenders Office at Children’s Court 414-266-1210 Reach lawyers at the public defenders’ office here and get legal help

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer youth resources

Diverse and Resilient 2439 N Holton St. 414-390-0444
Free HIV/STI testing offered along with youth programs focused on sexual health, violence, and substance abuse prevention.

Project Q 1110 N. Market St. 2nd Floor 414-271-2656
HIV prevention program and life skills development

Medical care including sexual and reproductive healthcare

Adolescent Health Clinic at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin 414-607-5280

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Emergency Department 8915 W. Connell Ave. Walk-in 24/7

Midtown Pediatric Clinic (Adolescent Medicine and Teen-Tot Clinics) 5433 W. Fond du Lac Ave., 414-277-8900
Comprehensive and acute health care to teens and teen parents and their children up to age 21

Milwaukee Child Advocacy Center 619 W. Walnut St., 414-277-8980 (by appointment, must have police or DMCPS referral)

Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin 1-800-230-PLAN (7526) to find a center near you

Sexual Assault Treatment Center 414-219-5555, 24/7

Outreach and specialized groups

Pathfinders' Street Beat Youth Outreach 414-426-6333, 414-852-3027 (direct cell phones for both outreach workers)
Youth outreach program; confidential support, will come to youth to help find services or to talk

Represent! 414-212-5121 (call or text)
Groups and leadership development for teens with life experience in the sex trades and street economies on youth rights, options, healing and power

Pregnant and parenting youth

Blanket of Love Program 3132 N Martin Luther King Jr Dr., Milwaukee 414-793-0328
A prenatal and parenting education program for young women, their spouse or friend and family

Milwaukee Nurse-Family Partnership 1639 South 23rd St., 414-286-8104
Free nurses who will come visit new parents with their first child and provide resources

Parenting Network 7516 W. Burleigh Ave., 414-671-0566
Confidential counseling on any parenting issues, connect to resources, home visiting programs

Shelters for teens

Pathfinders' Emergency Youth Shelter 414-271-1560
a safe place to stay for youth ages 11-17 for a few hours or up to 2 weeks, on the East Side, 24/7

Walker's Point Youth and Family Center Teen Crisis & Runaway Program 414-647-8200
a safe place to stay for youth ages 11-17 for a few hours or up to 2 weeks, on the South Side, 24/7

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