Bolton Refuge House, Inc

Support Groups

Together We Are Stronger

Support groups are available weekly and cover a wide range of topics in various formats. Find out which groups fit your needs Here.



Bolton Refuge House Inc. creates safe space through programs and services for all persons impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault, and advocates for social change.


Bolton Refuge House Inc. envisions a world in which all persons have the right to safety, dignity, respect, and self-determination.


All persons have the right to feel safe and exercise control over their lives. Emotion and physical Safety enables the work to begin. Respect begins where the other person is and recognizing the inherent dignity of the other. Bolton Refuge House, Inc. is an extender of Grace, recognizing the Dignity of each person and the need for compassion and unconditional acceptance.




House, Inc

Bolton Refuge House, Inc (BRH) is a service provider serving individuals affected by domestic violence, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking.

Locations in Eau Claire, Jackson, and Buffalo Counties in Wisconsin provide services to thousands of adults and children each year. 

Many people who know about Bolton Refuge House will tell you about the shelter, but the majority of services are provided to people who do not stay in the emergency shelter. Learn more about the long history of Bolton Refuge House here or explore the "Services" page to learn more about the programming available at Bolton Refuge House.



The Bolton Refuge House Story

Women's Community Center

In 1976, a group of concerned community women developed the idea of a Women’s Community Center. Before the center even opened, they received a call from the local police department, asking them to provide shelter for a woman and her children who were fleeing a domestic violence situation. In response to that call, The Women’s Community Center was opened as Wisconsin's first Domestic Abuse Shelter.