I would like to take a moment to tell everyone who may read this how lucky Marinette is to have the “Rainbow House” in this town.  I am a “survivor”, and without the help of the Rainbow House and every single employee there, I would not be here.  I wouldn’t have what I have today.  A year ago, I found myself in a situation I would wish on NO ONE.  I was alone, afraid, and didn’t know where to turn.  I knew I no longer wanted to live the life I had lived for the past 24 years.  This life included physical, emotional, and verbal abuse.  The Rainbow House taught me things I never knew, but most of all they taught me, “NO ONE DESERVES TO BE ABUSED” in any way, shape, or form.  Regardless if you are a male or a female, if you are being abused and you are clueless of where to turn, pick up the phone and call the Rainbow House, or simply gather your things and ring the bell.  You might feel like I did, ….”I can’t do this alone”, but you are wrong, you will be just fine.  Thanks to the Rainbow House, I am now safe, on my own, and doing fantastic!!!!!  I would like to ask the community to help/donate anything you can to this absolute best shelter, I feel, in Wisconsin!!!!  It has been a year since I left the shelter and “started over” and the Rainbow House continues to be a phone call away should I need them.

“THANK YOU” to the Rainbow House once again!!!!  I’ll never forget what you have done for my children and I.  Marinette is truly lucky to have you in this community!!!!



Rainbow House has wrapped up our Purple Purse Campaign, raising awareness and funds to aid survivors of domestic violence.  This year’s campaign achieved the following:

Community Donations:  $1,986.46 was donated by 50 generous supporters

Matching Funds:               $  250.00 in match was donated by Allstate as we raised $250 our first day.

Prizes:                                  $10,000.00 was won!  Agencies who had at least ten donors one week were entered into an Allstate Foundation contest to win one of three $10,000.00 prizes.  Rainbow House was a lucky recipient.

Total raised:                       $12,236.46  All proceeds made available to survivors and their children to apply for educational opportunities.  Application fees, tuition, and books can be provided due to your support.

Winners of the Purple Purse drawings were Robin West of Marinette, Jeri Vestine of Oconto and Mary Dory of Peshtigo.

Welcome To The Rainbow House

clipboardPrevention • Intervention • Advocacy • End Abuse


We believe: No one deserves to be abused be it emotionally, physically, or sexually. Our prime service is the safety and empowerment of all victims and their children.

We Will: Provide prevention, education, and information to communities, families, and schools.


Our furniture supply is running out!

Rainbow House is in need of furniture to help our clients start a new life. Things that are most needed are listed below.

  • Kitchen tables and chairs
  • beds- twin and double (no queen or king size)
  • dressers and night stands
  • living room furniture – couches, chairs, love seats, tables and lamps.

Please call Rainbow House with what you have to donate. We will take your name and phone number and have our volunteer call you about delivery or pick up.

Thank You for and help. Please pass this on.


PO Box 1172, Marinette, WI  54143 ~ (800) 956-6656
1530 Main St., Marinette, WI  54143 ~ (715) 735-6656  Fax: (715) 735-7293
1201 Main St., Oconto, WI  54153 ~ (920) 834-5299  Fax: (920) 834-5330


Secure Donations

United Way

Tri-City Area

United Way

Tri-City Area United Way serves Marinette/Oconto, WI, & Menominee, MI, Counties.