For Victims

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Special attention needs to be taken when visiting web sites on the internet. Information you have brought up on the internet (including our web page) may be viewed by anyone who knows how to access your computer's history or cache file.

In order to prevent this from happening, you should turn on private browsing and/or clear your browser's history. This can be done by accessing your internet browser settings. Click Here to find out how.

Please Note:
Clearing web browser histories in this way will delete ALL histories of visited websites. If you are concerned that someone may be checking up on your Internet usage, the absence of all files and history may appear suspicious.  Instead of clearing your history every time you visit the webpage, you can use the instructions to turn on private browsing before you visit the webpage.  Additionally, there are other software programs available that can track website visits.

Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs)

  • EAP services can be a good first step in accessing help if you are a domestic violence (dv) victim or an abuser. Click here to find out important questions to ask your EAP counselor.

Healthy Relationships

  • Sometimes it is hard to know if the behavior of someone you love is abusive. Click on this link to find a checklist of aspects of healthy relationships and red-flag behaviors that may indicate your partner's behavior is abusive.

Finding Help

  • Are you in danger? Do you wonder if what you are experiencing in your relationship is abuse? Do you need help getting a Protection from Abuse order?
  • Partner violence agencies, sometimes known as "shelters," are available to help you. Partner violence agencies offer many different services for people who are experiencing abuse—whether it is physical, sexual and/or emotional.
  • All partner violence agencies in our area have a telephone hotline that answers 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Most of the agencies provide shelter (temporary housing for victims and their children who are in immediate danger) and many other services as well. They provide counseling services for victims and children, legal advocacy for help in the court system, medical advocacy, economic empowerment counseling, and other needed services. Services are free of charge and are completely confidential.
  • Assistance for men who are victims of partner violence is also available through these agencies.

The following are partner violence agencies and their contact information for counties in southwestern PA. You can call the program in your geographic area or in another area. If you qualify for emergency shelter but the agency you contact does not have space, they will help you find an agency that does have space for you.

If you live elsewhere and need assistance, call the National Domestic Violence hotline at 1.800.799.SAFE (7233) or 1.800.787.3224 (TTY)

Partner Violence Agencies

Allegheny County

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Alle-Kiski Area Hope Center
PO Box 6
Tarentum, PA 15084
724 224 1100
1 888 299-HOPE HOTLINE

The AKAHC, Inc (HOPE) works to safely eliminate the incidence of violence through direct services and community education and collaboration

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Center for Victims
McKeesport, PA  15132
412 664-7146
1 866 202-5573 HOTLINE

Healing trauma, supporting victims, and creating social change for a more peaceful community.

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Crisis Center North
PO Box 101093
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
412 364- 6728
412 463 5556 HOTLINE
1 866 782- 0911 TOLL FREE HOTLINE

Crisis Center North is a domestic violence counseling and resource center, serving the northern and western communities of Allegheny County. The agency provides free and confidential services to victims of domestic violence including: a 24-hour hotline; individual and group counseling for children and adults; legal advocacy; medical advocacy, case management; economic empowerment programming; and school and community-based prevention education programming.

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Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh
PO Box 9024
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412 687-8017
1 877 338-8255 (TALK) HOTLINE

Armstrong County

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PO Box 983
Kittanning, PA 16201
724 543 1180
1 800 841-8881 HOTLINE

Beaver County

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Women’s Center of Beaver County
PO Box 428
Beaver, PA 15009
724 775 2032
1 877-629-1841 HOTLINE

The Women’s Center of Beaver County provides child and adult victims of domestic and sexual violence with safety, advocacy, and support. Services include shelter, counseling, support groups, court accompaniment and transitional housing.

Butler County

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Victim Outreach Intervention Center (VOICe)
PO Box 293
Evans City, PA 15237
724 776 5910
1 800 400-8551 HOTLINE

VOICe is a system change organization that provides free and confidential services to individuals and families who are victims of violent crime.

VOICe works within the Community to provide survivors with the resources, tools, and options that allow them to assert their personal power and self-determination skills.

Cambria County

Women’s Help Center
809 Napoleon Street
Johnstown, PA 15901
814 536 5361
1 800 999-9406 HOTLINE

Fayette County

Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern Pennsylvania

Greene County

Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern Pennsylvania

Indiana County

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Alice Paul House
PO Box 417
Indiana, PA 15701
724 349 4444 and 1 800 435-7249 HOTLINES

Jefferson County

Community Action, Inc /Crossroads Project
105 Grace Way
Punxsutawny, PA 15767
814 938 3580

Lawrence County

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Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County
1218 W. State Street
New Castle, PA 16101
724 652 9206

The Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County encourages, empowers and advocates for those affected by domestic violence, sexual assault and other violent crimes. We inspire, through awareness, education, prevention and intervention, citizens who are proactive in creating a safer community and breaking the cycle of violence.

Mercer County

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PO Box 612
Mercer, PA 16137
724 662 1870

Somerset County

Women’s Help Center
Johnstown, PA 15901
814 443-2824
1 800 999-7406
Somerset, PA 15501

Venango County

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Family Service & Children's Aid Society of Venango County
716 East Second Street
Oil City, PA 16301
814 677 4005

Washington County

Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern Pennsylvania

Westmoreland County

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Blackburn Center Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
724-836-1122 or 1-888-832-2272 Toll-free

Other Victims’ Service Agencies in our Area

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Center for Victims
5916 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
412.442 2000
412 392-8582 (HOTLINE)

The Center for Victims of Violence and Crime (CVVC) provides victim advocacy and support services, crisis intervention, counseling and community education programs that address the causes and impacts of all types of violence and crime. Our mission is to help individuals, families and communities survive the trauma and receive the help and healing they need.

Persad Center
Located in Pittsburgh, PA with an outreach center in Washington, PA, and serving all of Western Pennsylvania.
(412) 441-9786

Persad Center is the nation’s second oldest licensed counseling center specifically created to serve the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) community. Persad provides quality professional, accessible and culturally-affirming psychotherapy and psychiatric services for GLBT and HIV+ individuals, couples and families. A domestic violence program is part of Persad’s services. Counseling is available for both victims and batterers.

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Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (PAAR)
81 South 19th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
1 866 END RAPE (1 866 363-7273)

PAAR’s mission is to respond to survivors of sexual violence with crisis intervention counseling and advocacy; advocate for systems to respond to and prevent sexual violence and education to prevent sexual violence.

We use the term "partner violence" in other sections on this site to address the strong bias in the workplace that abuse only happens at home (is "domestic") and is not something that employers need to pay attention to. On this Resources page, we use "domestic violence" because most community agencies use that term.

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