|A Safe Place - 24 Hour Hotline||Domestic violence and sexual assault hotline. Answered by trained staff who can discuss options for dealing with violence.||Warren||A Safe Place||A Safe Place|
|A Safe Place - Accompaniment||Accompaniment to the hospital, legal services, police or other helping agencies.||Warren||A Safe Place||A Safe Place|
|A Safe Place - Free, Confidential Counseling||Free, confidential counseling to help deal with the trauma of victimization.
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|A Safe Place - Information and Referral||Specialized information and referral to other systems and community resources.||Warren||A Safe Place||A Safe Place|
|A Safe Place - Safety Planning||Safety planning individualized to meet safety needs.||Warren||A Safe Place||A Safe Place|
|AWARE, Inc. - Domestic Violence Shelter||An emergency safe space for women and children who live communally, while male victims are sheltered in an alternative facility. Shirley Bursey House can accommodate up to 13 people. Williams House and Brandi Montgomery House housing facilities are for rural domestic violence victims.||Mercer||AWARE, Inc.||AWARE, 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|
|Crisis Center North - Passport Microloan Program||Crisis Center North's Passport Program is a source of non-traditional loans for survivors of domestic violence who may not be able to access traditional banking for emergency and other identifiable needs.
The simple interest loans, ranging from $50 to $500, can be used for expenses such as car repair, a small business loan for materials and supplies, books or tuition costs, or uniforms or professional attire.
Loans can be secured for a 6 or 12-month term and are offered at a rate of 5% interest. All interest and repaid funds are redirected into making additional loans. Participants will be asked to complete some degree of financial education, depending on the term of the loan. Some evening appointments may be available.||Allegheny||Crisis Center North||Crisis Center North|
|Family Resources - Visitation Services||Provides trained counselors and individual support for safe, low stress parent-child visitation for families at risk of domestic violence.||Allegheny||Family Resources||Family Resources|
|National Domestic Violence Hotline||Provides crisis intervention, information and referral to victims of domestic violence, perpetrators, friends and families. Advocates have access to information about more than 5,000 shelters and domestic violence programs. The hotline is toll-free, confidential ad anonymous.
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|National Domestic Violence Hotline||Help is available to callers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Hotline advocates are available for victims and anyone calling on their behalf to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals to agencies in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Assistance is available in English and Spanish with access to more than 170 languages through interpreter services. If you or someone you know is frightened about something in your relationship, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224.||PO Box 161810, Austin TX (National Domestic Violence Hotline)||National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH)|
|Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence||PCADV lobbies the Pa. Legislature for improvements to the PFA law and other laws for victims and collaborates with community programs or service centers to make sure these laws are enforced.
PCADV administers the state contract for domestic violence services, sets standards for those services, distributes state and federal funding to community programs and seeks other sources of funding to ensure the needs of victims are met throughout the state.
PCADV also develops training materials programs need, trains the trainers and partners with state officials to effectively coordinate PA's response to domestic violence.
In addition, PCADV advocates for housing laws and public housing policies that protect victims and prevent landlords from discriminating against them.
Finally, PCADV supports research on public attitudes toward domestic violence, designs and distributes public awareness materials and encourages responsible media coverage of domestic violence.||Dauphin||Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence||Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence|
|Pennsylvania Immigrant and Refugee Women's Network||PAIRWN was created to honor and enhance the lives of refugee and immigrant women in Pennsylvania. Our mission is to help refer, advocate, network, educate, and empower these women to live to their fullest potential.
We also strive to educate others about our cultures and our contributions to American society. We received a grant from the Office of Violence Against Women to serve survivors of domestic and sexual violence through life coaching and referrals.
We also hold monthly Story Circles for all immigrant and refugee women which offers a chance to network and share stories and food with old and new friends.
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|University of Pittsburgh School of Law - Immigration Law Clinic||Clinic personnel specialize in serving immigrants in removal proceedings and asylum cases, as well as survivors of domestic violence.
Clinic students represent immigrants requesting asylum, facing removal from the United States, and seeking special protection under the Violence Against Women Act. Students also help clients to overcome linguistic and cultural barriers that could impede their success in the U.S. legal system.||Allegheny||University of Pittsburgh School of Law||University of Pittsburgh|
|Women's Law Project - Telephone Counseling Service||Offers a free Telephone Counseling and Consumer Education Service. Volunteer counselors give basic self-help information about procedures and laws regarding a wide range of subjects of concern to Pennsylvania women. Family-related topics include domestic violence, child custody, child and spousal support, separation and divorce, and the legal rights of lesbian and gay parents. Work-related topics include family and medical leave, sexual harassment, and employment discrimination. Counselors use the resource database to refer callers to other agencies that may be able to help them. If desired, counselors mail free written materials to callers regarding the areas of concern for them.
Counselors CAN provide basic information to Pennsylvania callers about problems such as:
Separation and Divorce
Special legal concerns of lesbian and gay parents
Employment Problems, including
Family and Medical Leave
Other forms of discrimination||Philadelphia||Women's Law Project - Philadelphia||Women's Law Project|