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Law Student Wellness : Community resources

Wellness resources for law students.

Community services

Rape Crisis Center: 24/7 crisis line, 608-251-7273. In addition to crisis support, the Rape Crisis Center also provides programs and services including survivor support and advocacy; education; and self-defense training.

Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS): 24/7 help line, 608-251-4445. DAIS works with anyone who has been affected by domestic abuse through crisis intervention, education, and prevention programs. They also operate the only domestic violence shelter in Dane County.

PFLAG - Madison: 608-848-2333. "Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) supports families and parents of LGBTQ people, educate others, and be visible advocates for issues surrounding the LBGTQ community." PFLAG Madison holds regular monthly meetings and operates a 24-hour helpline (608-848-2333).

The Center for Community Healing: 608-282-5818 or 608-571-2613. The Center for Community Healing offers "strengths-based, holistic support" aimed at LGBTQ clients, but services are available to anyone regardless of race, gender, disability, religion, or age.

Tenant Resource Center: 608-216-2321. Located in the Student Activity Center, this non-profit organization provides free information, referrals, and resources for landlords and tenants, including UW-Madison students. Walk-in hours are available throughout the semester and summer; check the website for details.

Addiction support services

Adult Children of Alcoholics: Support group for adults who grew up in alcoholic or dysfunctional homes. Use the site to find local meetings or other resources.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Membership to this fellowship is open to any person who would like to do something about their drinking. Find a group locally in Madison, or elsewhere in the U.S. and Canada.

Narcotics Anonymous: A network supporting addicts who "wish to pursue and maintain a drug-free lifestyle." Meetings are available locally in Madison, as well as around the world.

Gamblers Anonymous: Fellowship aims to stop gambling and help others do the same. Find meetings locally in Madison, or elsewhere in the U.S.

Sex Addicts Anonymous: Get help with sexual addiction and dependency through local groups or nation-wide.

SMART Recovery: Self-Management and Recovery Training (SMART) is an alternative to 12-step programs such as AA, and aims to help people recover from all types of addition issues, including alcohol and narcotics abuse, gambling, and other substances and activities. Meetings are held locally, as well as nationally and online.