|Abuse Network, Inc. - Huntingdon County||24-Hour Hotline, Legal Advocacy, Medical Advocacy, Accompaniment, Trauma-Informed Empowerment/Options Counseling, Support Groups, Information and Referral, Community Prevention and Awareness Education||Huntingdon||Abuse Network, Inc. - Huntingdon County||Abuse Network, Inc.|
|Abuse Network, Inc. - Juniata County||24-Hour Hotline, Legal Advocacy, Medical Advocacy, Accompaniment, Trauma-Informed Empowerment/Options Counseling, Emergency Domestic Violence Shelter, Support Groups, Information and Referral, Community Prevention and Awareness Education||Juniata||Abuse Network, Inc. - Juniata County||Abuse Network, Inc.|
|Abuse Network, Inc. - Mifflin County||24-Hour Hotline, Legal Advocacy, Medical Advocacy, Accompaniment, Trauma-Informed Empowerment/Options Counseling, Emergency Domestic Violence Shelter, Support Groups, Information and Referral, Community Prevention and Awareness Education||Mifflin||Abuse Network, Inc. - Mifflin County||Abuse Network, Inc.|
|A Way Out - Support Groups and Activities||Consumers take part in a variety of activities centering around personal empowerment. Some examples of projects are: walking, vegetable growing, and canning. By learning skills members learn how to save money and problem solve. They often support each other in decisions and in practical sharing and caring. Child care provided.||Potter||A Way Out||A Way Out|
|A Woman's Place - Community Counseling||Free, private, confidential counseling for all victims of domestic violence. Individual counseling and group counseling.
||Bucks||A Woman's Place - Bucks; Doylestown||A Woman's Place|
|A Woman's Place - Safer Living||Offers shelter, counseling, safety planning, and legal advocacy to victims of domestic violence and their children.||Bucks||A Woman's Place - Bucks; Doylestown||A Woman's Place|
|Batterers Anonymous||Self-help program for men who wish to control their anger and eliminate their abusive behavior toward women. Manual available for $9.95.||1040 S Mt Vernon Ave, Suite G-306, Colton CA (Batterers Anonymous)||Batterers Anonymous |
|Blackburn Center - Domestic Violence Support Groups||Provides on-going and short term support groups for victims of domestic violence.||Westmoreland||Domestic Violence Support Groups||Blackburn Center|
|Center Foundation - WomenCare Partners||Training is provided for Partners along with on-going support and contact supervision. Regular group activities are also planned by WomenCare. All training and programs are free, and all participants receive assistance with childcare and transportation costs related to the program.
Eligible WomenCare Partners may also have the opportunity to participate in our young parents program, which supports job readiness and career development goals.
||Delaware||Center Foundation - Delaware; Media||Center Foundation|
|Centre Safe Support Groups - Domestic Violence||Mutual support groups whose members are individuals who have been involved in physical or emotional abuse involving a spouse or other partner.||Centre||Centre Safe Support Groups||Centre Safe|
|Community Action - Main Office - Domestic Violence Intervention and Prevention||Helps domestic violence victims and their children remain safe by providing emergency shelter, 24- hour hotline, community and school educational programs, options counseling, legal advocacy, and group support.||Jefferson||Community Action - Main Office||Community Action|
|Crisis Center North||24-hour domestic violence crisis hotline, legal and medical advocacy, individual and group counseling, case management, adolescent and child counseling, and information and referral. Community education/prevention program.||Allegheny||Crisis Center North||Crisis Center North|
|Crisis Counseling - Victims' Intervention Program Wayne & Pike Counties||24 hour hotline and crisis intervention for victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, human trafficking and other serious crimes. Services are for all men, women and children who are fleeing domestic violence or human trafficking.
-24 hour Hotline.
-Offers in person contact at a secure, safe location.
-Individual counseling provided to victims and survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence, human trafficking and other serious crimes.
-Support groups for victim survivors and their families.
-Risk reduction, prevention education.
-Healthy relationship project.
-Prison outreach and counseling service.
-Professional training to emergency responders, schools and local agencies.||Wayne||Victims' Intervention Program Wayne & Pike Counties||Victims' Intervention Program Wayne & Pike Counties|
|Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County - Prevention Education and Community Outreach||Specialized educational programs are provided to community organizations, schools, and religious groups to increase public awareness about domestic abuse. Literature on domestic abuse is distributed at presentations, health fairs, and other community events.
||Delaware||Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County - Delaware; Media||Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County|
|Domestic Abuse Recovery||One-on-one meetings to walk through the healing of domestic abuse.||Lancaster||Worship Center||Worship Center|
|Domestic Violence Intervention of Lebanon County, Inc||Provides safety, bed/bath, cooking facilities, food, counseling (residential and non-residential), group counseling, children's counseling, legal advocacy (works with those victims seeking a Protection From Abuse order), links to supportive services, information/referral, crisis intervention, and public education.||Lebanon||Domestic Violence Intervention of Lebanon County, Inc||Domestic Violence Intervention of Lebanon County, Inc|
|Domestic Violence Service Center - Domestic Violence Support Group||Provides free group counseling for both residents of shelter and nonresidents in the community.||Luzerne||Domestic Violence Service Center||Domestic Violence Service Center|
|Domestic Violence Services of Lancaster County||Provides comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence and their children including:
- Emergency shelter
- 24-hour telephone hotline
- Crisis-oriented counseling, both on-site and off-site (by request to victims in rural Lancaster County)
- Individual and group counseling for victims
- A free, limited, on-site health clinic operated by a licensed Nurse Practitioner (available to residents and their dependent children)
- Domestic Violence Legal Clinic (DVLC), located at 35 East Orange Street Lancaster, which provides legal assistance to victims of domestic violence
- Bridge Housing Program, a 10 apartment transitional facility for former shelter residents, providing additional housing for up to 12 months.
- Community Education: Presentations and training in the area of domestic violence are provided to agencies, schools, business, church and civic groups. Topics covered include: domestic violence, dating violence, healthy relationships, self esteem and workplace violence
- Support groups: For victims who have experienced abuse (physical, emotional, mental) in an intimate relationship. Victims have an opportunity to share their stories and learn from each other in a supportive and confidential environment.
- Volunteers: Hold an extensive 40-hour volunteer training program for persons wishing to assist the shelter in its work with victims of domestic violence.
Staff and volunteers provides presentations on domestic violence to the general public; elementary, junior and senior high school programs; and offers community training to social services agencies.||Lancaster||Domestic Violence Services of Lancaster County||Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County|
|Domestic Violence Survivors||The LGBT Center of Greater Reading has partnered with Safe Berks to provide a support group for LGBT survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence.||Berks||LGBT Center of Greater Reading||LGBT Center of Greater Reading|
|Family Services Inc. Domestic Violence Support Group||The victim services program offers weekly support groups to address the varying needs of survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Specially trained facilitators provide information, options, support, as well as counseling.||Blair||Family Services Inc. Victim Services||Family Services Incorporated|
|HAVIN, Inc. ( Helping All Victims in Need )||Provides services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Services include shelter, crisis hotline, advocacy and accompaniment, transportation to shelter, education, and outreach. All services are free and confidential.||Armstrong||HAVIN, Inc.||Helping All Victims In Need (HAVIN, Inc)|
|Institute for Safe Families - Parenting After Violence||Explores ways that both mothers and fathers can restore family safety and help their children to heal when there has been trauma, conflict, and family violence within the home.||Philadelphia||Health Federation of Philadelphia Institute for Safe Families - Philadelphia; Center City||Health Federation of Philadelphia|
|Laurel House - Support Groups||Laurel House offers a number of support groups for shelter and bridge housing residents as well as for members of the community. These groups offer a supportive setting in which domestic violence victims can share their stories. The groups also provide participants with the opportunity to establish networks with other people who have shared similar experiences.||Montgomery||Laurel House - Montgomery; Norristown||Laurel House|
|Men's Resource Center - Domestic Violence Intervention Program||What is Domestic Violence?
Domestic Violence is a physical act that includes punching, slapping, grabbing, threatening, pushing, or use of a weapon by one family member towards another. It also includes verbal and emotional abuse that many victims report is every bit as painful. Are you abusive? The following are questions you may want to ask yourself to decide whether you have a problem:
Have you hit, grabbed, pushed, threatened, frightened or intimidated your partner?
Has your partner expressed fear of you?
Do you call your partner names?
Does she complain that you are trying to control her?
Do you force her to do things against her will?
When you treat her badly, do you believe she is deserving of your abuse?
Do you blame your actions on stress, or alcohol?
Do you accuse her of being interested in other men and express jealousy and act possessive?
Have you cheated on her?
Do you mistreat your children?
If you answered yes to any of the above, you will want to seek help at MRC.
What You Will Learn at MRC
MRC teaches you to:
Take full responsibility for your behavior
Understand that abuse is a decision and you can choose not to be abusive
Discover new ways of communicating with your partner that give you and her more of what you want
Understand the effects of your abuse on your partner and children
Understand how your attitudes and beliefs affect your abusive behavior
Learn to create non-violent, loving relationships based on equality and openness
Evaluate how you use power and control in your relationships
Discover ways to control your anger
Improve parenting skills
How Long Is the Program and How Do I get Into It?
You must call and make an appointment which will be made to accommodate your work schedule. Initially a counselor will meet with you individually for three sessions, each lasting one hour. The purpose of these sessions will be to get to know you. You will be given a risk assessment to determine how dangerous you are to others and yourself. You will be asked to sign a contract which lists responsibilities and expectations defined by MRC, and your willingness to abide by the rules of the program. You will then be assigned to a group. You can only enter groups after assessment, program intake and orientation, and contract signing. All absences must be excused prior to group times, with no more than 4 total absences.
The group lasts for 24 weeks and/or until you have completed all your homework assignments. Each group lasts for 2 hours. You will be given a workbook and required to complete specific tasks in workbook prior to group sessions. You will be expected to participate actively in the group. Themes explored include understanding who batters, developing honesty and trust, identifying anger, understanding how injury occurs, healing damaged relationships, making firm commitments, setting goals and values, to name just a few.||Philadelphia||Men's Resource Center - Philadelphia; Center City||Men's Resource Center|
|Overcoming Powerlessness||•Dedicated to the education, support and awareness of individuals who seek to break the patterns that maintain psychologically abusive behavior.
•Community of support for persons dealing with emotional abuse through the services offered by OCP in an effort to foster emotional, physical and spiritual healing
||York||Overcoming Powerlessness||Overcoming Powerlessness|
|Safe Berks - Safe House, Counseling, Legal & Medical Advocacy||- Provides individual counseling for adult/child victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual abuse and sexual assault as well as for significant others of victims.
- Emergency shelter
- Specially trained staff members will go with victims to local hospitals or the courthouse
- Individual counseling and group support
- Support and advice for individuals applying for protection from abuse orders (PFA)
- Representation by an attorney at final PFA hearings in court
- Provides a range of support and advocacy services for victims of sexual assault
- Collects used cell phones, including smart phones, and iPads and iPods which can be dropped off during business hours
- Education programs for schools
- System trainings
||Berks||Safe Berks||Safe Berks|
|Safe Home, YWCA Hanover||•24 hour Confidential Hotline (717)632-0007
•Referrals made for Temporary or Emergency Safe Shelter|
Please, note: Safe Home is not a shelter in itself.
•Legal Advocacy, including assistance with filing a Protection From Abuse Order
•Coordination with other social service agencies that may provide assistance with health, finances, housing, drug/alcohol treatment, support groups, children's services, employment/training, food, furniture, clothing, and more
•Referral and Support
•W.E.A.V.E. (Women's Empowerment Against Violent Environments), an Adult Support Group with Free Child Care during group
•Community Education for all groups, includes Educational Speakers and/or age-appropriate Outreach Materials
•Volunteer Opportunities (717)637-2125 x 241
•Accompaniment and/or Transportation to Appointments/Hearings, including civil and criminal hearings
•Options Counseling and Crisis Response
•Free childcare if it is needed during a court hearing or legal appointment
•Needed items, including dead bolts, peep holes, and emergency cell phones
•Servicios en español
|York||YWCA Hanover||YWCA Hanover|
|Safe Journey - Corry Counseling - Couseling and Advocacy||Provides free and confidential individual counseling/advocacy whether in person or on the 24 hour hotline and support groups to victims of domestic violence.||Erie||Safe Journey - Corry Counseling||Safe Journey|
|Safe Journey - Counseling Center - Counseling and Advocacy||Provides free and confidential individual counseling/advocacy whether in person or on the 24 hour hotline and support groups to victims of domestic violence.||Erie||Safe Journey - Counseling Center||Safe Journey|
|Safe Journey - Edinboro University - Counseling and Advocacy||Provides free and confidential individual counseling/advocacy whether in person or on the 24 hour hotline and support groups to victims of domestic violence.||Erie||Safe Journey - Edinboro University||Safe Journey|
|SafeNet Domestic Violence Safety Network - Transitional Living Center||Provides individual case management and counseling, parenting skills training, support group, and daily living skills instruction. Offers residents a weekly parenting education program and healthy relationships support group, as well as, weekly case management.||Erie||SafeNet Domestic Violence Safety Network||SafeNet Domestic Violence Safety Network|
|Sound Community Solutions (SCS, Inc.)||Non-profit assisting individuals and other Non-profits in the areas of Reentry, Employment, Entrepreneurship, Mentoring, Anger Management & Domestic Violence as well as many Training opportunities - See our website||Dauphin||Sound Community Solutions (SCS, Inc.)||Sound Community Solutions (SCS, Inc.)|
|SpiriTrust Lutheran ® Domestic Abuse Solutions||SpiriTrust Lutheran® Domestic Abuse Solutions offers alternatives to domestic abuse by providing the opportunity, information and skills training needed to help individuals who have used violence or abuse begin to live non-violently.
A group learning process is used in all four educational programs. Although it is not therapy, the process is therapeutic and fosters personal growth for those who have been abusive, controlling or violent with an intimate partner or other family member. At any given time there are group members who are new, others who are nearly finished, and many at various in between stages.
SpiriTrust Lutheran Domestic Abuse Solutions assists the judicial system in verifying conformity with court orders and help ensure victim safety by tracking the compliance of special conditions within the Protection From Abuse (PFA) order.
SpiriTrust Lutheran Domestic Abuse Solutions performs Risk of Harm Evaluations as per sections 5329 & 5330 of the Pennsylvania domestic relations statute regarding child custody. The “risk of harm evaluation” is not a full custody assessment but can be a useful component for consideration in custody decisions.
•Domestic Abuse Solutions for Men: This program is for men who have used abuse in interpersonal relationships with current and/or former intimate partners. The curriculum is based on the program, Creating a Process of Change for Men Who Batter, from the Domestic Abuse Project in Duluth, Minnesota. The full curriculum requires 26 sessions and continues on a rotating basis with new men joining the groups each month.
•Intervention Services for Fathers: This program is for men who are actively parenting their or their partner’s children. The program focuses on the client’s intimate partner relationships and his father role in parenting children.
•Intervention Services for Women Choosing Non-Violence: This program is for women who have used abuse in interpersonal relationships. The 16-week program seeks to provide healthy empowerment and accountability for women and justice for the community.
Intervention Services Passages: For young men who have been abusive in domestic and dating relationship.
•Domestic Abuse Solutions for Anger Management: This program centers around coping methods and accountability for those who have used violence outside of intimate relationships. Referrals are accepted from social workers, judges, attorneys, parole agents, probation officers and clergy, as well as self-referred individuals
||York||Community Outreach Services, Lutheran Social Services||SpiriTrust Lutheran|
|Support Group Counseling - Women In Need||Support groups bring together survivors to share their daily struggles with domestic violence and/or sexual assault. Each support group meeting is facilitated by a Women in Need counselor. The groups are designed to allow ample opportunity for each member to share and interact with others. Members are encouraged to share as much, or as little, as they feel comfortable.||Franklin||Women In Need - Chambersburg||Women In Need - Chambersburg|
|Turning Point of Lehigh Valley||Domestic Violence Agency/Support Services
Provides counseling, support groups, court advocacy and safe housing when fleeing abuse to victims of domestic violence. The hotline is available 24 hours a day to callers and is the first step for accessing all services.
Court advocates provide orientation to the criminal justice system, explain the process of obtaining a Protection From Abuse (PFA) order, and provide court accompaniment to victims during PFA hearings and at criminal or contempt proceedings.
Provides training programs on domestic violence for businesses, police officers, clergy, health care providers and other social service agency staff as well as prevention programs to youth.
||Lehigh||Turning Point of Lehigh Valley||Turning Point of Lehigh Valley|
|Wise Options - YWCA Northcentral PA||A 24/7 safe haven for women, men and children dealing with domestic violence/abuse and sexual assault. Offers emergency shelter and transportation for women and their children, and a separate emergency shelter for men and their children. Trained staff and volunteers provide immediate support and information to help clients with crisis and offer follow-up assistance to cope with ongoing related issues. Also offers hospital and court accompaniment Wise Options and is the contact for filing Protection From Abuse orders (PFA)s. Individual and group counseling are provided for adults and children, as well as domestic violence support groups and community education.||Lycoming||YWCA - Northcentral Pennsylvania||YWCA|
|Women Against Abuse - Domestic Violence Programs||Provides a variety of programs and services to victims of domestic violence and their children at each of its three sites. Services include:
- 24-Hour emergency shelter;
- Transitional housing facility;
- Free bilingual Spanish-English education and training services||Philadelphia||Women Against Abuse, Inc. - Philadelphia; Center City||Women Against Abuse|
|YWCA Greater Harrisburg - Domestic Violence Services||24-hour Crisis Hotline
-Latin American and Vietnamese Outreach
-Police, Court and Hospital Accompaniments
-Victim Witness Accompaniments
-Domestic Violence Legal Clinic
-Domestic Violence Shelter for Women and Children
Volunteer training available at YWCA or at group's site.||Dauphin||YWCA Greater Harrisburg||YWCA Greater Harrisburg|
|YWCA Greater Harrisburg - Violence/Sexual Assault Survivor Groups||Mutual Support Group - Drop-ins welcome, call 717-238-7273 for times and locations.
All groups are free and confidential and are available to women adult survivors, male adult survivors, and for friends and loved ones who wish to learn how to provide support to victims. Children’s groups are specially scheduled; call 1-800-654-1211 for more information.||Dauphin||YWCA Greater Harrisburg||YWCA Greater Harrisburg|
|YWCA of Bradford - Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services||Provides comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault including: individual options/empowerment counseling, legal and medical advocacy and accompaniment, domestic violence shelter (30-day limit), support groups, children's programming, prevention education programs for schools, community groups, and professional social service providers.||McKean||YWCA of Bradford||YWCA of Bradford|
|YWCA York, ACCESS-York •800-262-8444•||The mission of ACCESS-York is to eliminate domestic violence in York County.
•Still Waters - Emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking.
•Option and supportive counseling
•SUPPORT GROUPS: Tuesdays, 10:00am to 11:00am, Wednesdays 6:00pm to 7:30 pm. Call for locations
•Legal advocacy/hospital advocacy
•Referral info/speakers bureau
•Volunteer program/community education & training
•Community outreach/rural outreach
•OUTREACH LOCATIONS: Community Progress Council - Red Lion; Mason-Dixon Community Services - Delta; New Hope Ministries - Dover; Red Land Community Center - Lewisberry; Red Lion Area Community Services; Southern Community Services - Shrewsbury.
•Safe pet program-in collaboration with the York County SPCA, ACCESS-York and its Hanover program, Still Waters, are able to arrange short-term foster-care for pets when a family needs to seek refuge from the violence.
•Cell phone donations accepted
PLEASE, NOTE: there is limited space for men and/or other gender||York||ACCESS-York, A Program of YWCA York||YWCA York|