Bolton Refuge House, Inc

We are a service provider serving individuals affected by domestic violence, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. We are the only emergency shelter agency in Eau Claire, WI with support staff available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We also have offices in Buffalo and Jackson Counties. Many people who know about Bolton Refuge House will tell you about the shelter, but the majority of our services are provided to people who do not stay in the emergency shelter - take a look at our Services page to learn more.

All our services are confidential and at no cost to the primary or secondary victims. If you have questions about our services or need our help, please give us a call, stop in, or explore our website.


We have started collecting new toys for families in need. If you would like to donate, please bring them (unwrapped) to our Eau Claire location! For questions, contact our volunteer coordinator. 
We are also looking for volunteers to help during the drive. Help monitor the drive, hand out toys, or to assist with set up and clean up. The drive will run from Dec. 17th through the 23rd, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Contact our volunteer coordinator to help us make the holidays brighter for families in need!

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*Content warning: some episodes contain descriptions of sexual assault or violence that may be triggering to survivors. Listener discretion is advised.