Adult Advocacy Program
Main Office: 505 East Depot St. • Marshfield, WI 54449 View All Locations

Adult Advocacy Program

adult-domestic-violencePersonal Development Center has outreach offices located in Marshfield, Wisconsin and Neillsville, Wisconsin, where adult victims of domestic violence and assault can receive advocacy and support. Please call for an appointment.


We will help you:

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

We provide a supportive, confidential, and safe environment.

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


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

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 Include:

  • 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 call our office.


Marshfield Office

505 East Depot St.
Marshfield, WI 54449

Phone: (715) 384-2971

Toll Free Phone: (844) 210-8899

24 hr. Crisis Line: (715) 421-1509

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.
Neillsville, WI 54456

Phone: (715) 743-6401
Toll Free: (877) 743-6262
24 hr. Crisis Line: (715) 421-1509
Fax: (715) 384-7826