Sexual Assault Services
A program of Lutheran Social Services of WI and Upper MI, Inc.
About Us

Sexual Assault Services (SAS) was established with one half-time position in 1999.  In 2003, SAS opened our Rural Outreach office in Love, Inc., which allowed us to expand our services in western Racine County.  Today, SAS has five staff members and two 24-hour hospital response Volunteer Advocate teams (one in Racine and one in Burlington.)

SAS currently receives funding from the Victims of Crime Act grant, the Violence Against Women Act grant, the Sexual Assault Victim Services grant, United Way of Racine County, the Racine Dominican Mission Fund, and the SC Johnson Fund. 


Meet the Sexual Assault Services Staff:


Vicki Biehn, MA, LPC, EMDR Trained
Vicki Biehn is the Rural Services Coordinator and Therapist at Sexual Assault Services (SAS).  Vicki has worked with SAS since November of 2003.  She provides direct services to survivors and their support people in Racine County; including therapy, legal and medical advocacy.  Vicki also coordinates the volunteers for the Western Racine County hospital.  Vicki provides presentations on sexual assault and sexual harassment to a variety of Racine County residents.

Vicki's belief is that all people intuitively know what is best for them - what is necessary for their own healing - and that the body and brain have the capacity to heal.  Vicki sees her role as similar to that of a gardener and the client is the seed with everything they need to grow and be the person that they want to be already inside them.  She believes it is the role of the therapist to help facilitate the healing process and wants to work as a team with the individual to create the change they seek in their life.  Vicki believes that change is possible when the individual is in a safe, compassionate and caring space with their therapist.

Vicki has worked with survivors of sexual assault for the past 23 years.  She also has experience working with sexual assault survivors' significant others (parents, partners, siblings).  She works with children, adolescents and adults in individual, couples, family and group sessions.

Vicki is a Licensed Professional Counselor and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Western State College and a Masters in Counseling from Appalachian State University.




Annabell Bustillos
Annabell Bustillos is the Bilingual Outreach Advocate (BOA). She became employed with Sexual Assault Services in July of 2013. As the BOA, Annabell provides direct services to Spanish speaking survivors and their support people. Services include personal, legal and medical advocacy. Annabell also provides community outreach for the Hispanic/Spanish speaking community in Racine County.


Annabell Bustillos es la Bilingual Outreach Advocate (BOA-trabajadora bilingüe asesora a las víctimas) Ella empezó trabajando por Servicios de Asalto Sexual en julio del 2013. Como la BOA, Annabell provee servicios a los sobrevivientes y sus personas de apoyo que hablen español.  Los servicios incluyen, apoyo personal, legal y médico.  Annabell también provee información a la comunidad hispana para crear conciencia en el condado de Racine.




Christa Dasher
Christa Dasher is the Family Support Advocate.  She started volunteering with Sexual Assault Services in 2010 and accepted the position of Family Support Advocate in November of 2015.  She provides support and information to the families that are seen at the Racine County Child Advocacy Center.

Christa has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from UW-Parkside and a Bachelor's in Nursing from UW-Milwaukee.




Samantha Sustachek
As Sexual Assault Services’ Program Supervisor, Samantha Sustachek tends to administrative duties and the day to day running of the program and provides support to program staff.


 In 2003, Samantha received a B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice from UW-Parkside.  She joined Sexual Assault Services in 2005 as the Volunteer and Community Education Coordinator, took on the role of Family Support Advocate in 2009, and transitioned into the position of Program Supervisor in 2015.




Karielsie Wilder, MS, LPC-IT

Kari Wilder is the Bilingual Therapist for SAS. She provides counseling for sexual assault survivors and their support people. Kari believes that the client/therapist relationship is essential to the healing process and believes in creating a safe and supportive environment for her clients.

Kari has a bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Law Studies from Marquette University and a master’s degree in Community Psychology from Alverno College. While at Alverno she completed her internship at Benedict Center, a mental health facility that specializes in alcohol and drug treatment for women who are involved in the criminal justice system. She has been working at SAS since July of 2016

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