Places that Help: Pennsylvania
Included in this list are shelters and local programs that provide support, counseling, safety planning, and other services to victims of abuse. If you cannot get help from the organization nearest you, you might want to try calling one in a neighboring county. (Have a suggestion or correction? Contact us!)
Please note that we list the organizations by the county where the office is located – however, many offices serve multiple counties. You can click the “View All” to look through the complete list of organizations. If you are looking for an attorney to represent you in court or to give you legal advice about your situation, go to our Finding a Lawyer page instead.
(800) 787-8106 or (717) 334-9777
Survivors, Inc. provides services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. Services include a 24-hour hotline that provides crisis counseling, safety planning, referrals, and medical and legal accompaniment; individual and group counseling, emergency shelter and bridge housing, legal advocacy to help with filing Protection from Abuse Orders and legal accompaniment, medical accompaniment, bilingual (Spanish/English) and bicultural staff, systems advocacy, and community education. Survivors, Inc. serves Adams County.
Alle-Kiski Area HOPE Center, Inc.
Alle-Kiski Area HOPE Center, Inc. provides services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Services include a 24-hour hotline, emergency 30-day shelter, legal and medical advocacy, emergency protection, prevention services, and community outreach. Alle-Kiski Area HOPE Center, Inc. serves Allegheny County.
Crisis Center North
The Crisis Center North provides services to victims of domestic violence. Services include counseling, support groups, case management, legal and medical advocacy, and educational programs. The Crisis Center North serves the northern and western communities of Allegheny County.
Family Resources provides services to families. Services include a family support center, First Steps and Reach Out to Families program, support for children with mental health diagnoses, crisis intervention, family unification services, a parent-teen conflict program, Battering Intervention Program (BIP), therapeutic preschool, a counseling center, family focused strength based services, and family-based mental health services. Family Resources serves Allegheny County.
The Center for Victims of Violence and Crime
3433 East Carson Street, Suite 300
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
The Center for Victims of Violence and Crime provides services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, homicide or other crimes. Services include a 24-hour helpline, legal support – accompaniment and advocacy – counseling and therapy, Victims Compensation assistance, a restorative justice program, emergency shelter, transitional housing, Protection from Abuse Order assistance, safety planning, children’s advocacy, and medical advocacy and accompaniment. The Center serves Allegheny County. The Center for Victims of Violence and Crime is moving to a new location in December 2017: 3433 East Carson Street Pittsburgh, PA.
Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh
(412) 687-8005 Ext. 1 or (877) 338-8255
(412) 355-7400 Legal Advocacy
The Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh provides services to victims of domestic abuse and their children. Services include a 24-hour crisis hotline, emergency shelter, legal and medical advocacy, support groups, education program, and a men’s group. The legal advocacy consists of court accompaniment, filing legal documents, safety planning, explanation of available options, and direct advocacy as the case progresses through the legal system. The Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh serves Allegheny County.
(800) 841-8881 or (724) 548-8888
HAVIN, Inc. provides services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and their significant others. Services include a 24-hour hotline, emergency shelter, counseling, legal and medical advocacy and accompaniment, information and referrals to outside agencies, transportation, and outreach and education programs. HAVIN, Inc. serves Armstrong County.
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