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SEXUAL VIOLENCE

CRISIS CENTERS

THERE IS HELP IF YOU HAVE BEEN VICTIMIZED

Make sure you are safe. Call someone you trust to help you. Victim services are available 24 hours a day in all 67 counties in Pennsylvania. Hotline information for your local rape crisis center can be found on this page or by calling 1-888-772-PCAR. for national services please call: 1-800-656-HOPE. 

Do not shower. Because evidence could remain on your body and clothes, avoid changing or washing. Eating, drinking, smoking, combing your hair, showering and urinating could also impact evidence collection. However, if you have already done any of these things, please don't hesitate to seek medical attention. 

Seek medical attention. At the emergency room, healthcare providers can check for injuries that may not be visible and treat you for possible STDs. Hospital staff also may perform a sexual assault forensic examination to collect evidence and may provide medication to prevent pregnancy. An advocate from a local rape crisis center can accompany you during this process. 

Report the assault to police. Consider notifying the police of the assault. In many communities specially-trained police and investigators will help you through the evidence collection and investigation process. Your local rape crisis center has legal advocates who can assist you during the legal process.

Seek counseling. The trauma of an assault can be overwhelming and you many experience a variety of emotions. Rape crisis centers can provide you with support.

ABOUT PCAR

The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape works to eliminate all forms of sexual violence and to advocate for the rights and needs of victims of sexual assaults. PCAR works at the state and national levels to prevent sexual violence and to challenge public attitudes, raise public awareness, effect critical changes in public policy and responses to sexual violence. 
Through a statewide network of 51 rape crisis centers serving all 67 counties in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the coalition helps to provide quality services to victims of sexual violence and creates public awareness and prevention education within local communities. 
In 1999, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) awarded PCAR a five-year funding agreement to create the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, which opened on July 20, 2000. That funding was renewed in 2004 and again in 2009. 

LIST OF CRISIS CENTERS

Adams County

Safe Home-YWCA Hanover

23 W. Chestnut St., Hanover, PA 17331

Business: 717-637-3516
Hotline: 717-632-0007     www.ywcahanover.org

Allegheny County

The Center for Victims of Violence and Crime

3433 East Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Business: 412-482-3240

Hotline:1-866-644-2882

 www.centerforvictims.org

Pittsburgh Action Against Rape

81 South 19th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Business: 412-431-5665

Hotline: 1-866-363-7273

www.paar.net

Beaver County

Women's Center of Beaver County
Business: 724-775-2032
Hotline: 724-775-0103
www.womenscenterbc.org

Bedford County 

Your 'Safe Haven,' Inc.

342 South Richard Street, Bedford, PA 15522

Business: 814-623-7664

Hotline: 1-800-555-5671

www.yoursafehaven.org

Blair County 
Family Services Inc.
2022 Broad Ave, Altoona, PA 16601

Business: 814-944-3583

Hotline: 814-944-3585       

 www.familyservicesinc.net

 Blair County Office of Victim Advocate:

1-800-500-2849

Bradford County

Abuse and Rape Crisis Center

Business/Hotline: 570-265-5333
www.arccbc.org
Butler County 

Victim Outreach Intervention Center

111 S. Cliff Street, Suite 1A, Butler, PA 16001Business: 724-283-8700- Butler

Hotline: 1-800-400-8551
www.voicebutlercounty.org

Cambria County 

 

Victim Services, Inc.

638 Ferndale Ave, Johnstown, PA 15905

Business: 814-288-4961
Hotline: 1-800-755-1983
www.victimservicesinc.org
Carbon County 
Victims Resource Center 
1001 Mahoning Street, Lehighton, PA 18235
Business/Hotline: 610 379-0551
www.vrcnepa.org
Centre County

Centre County Women's Resource Center, Inc.

140 W. Nittany Avenue

State College, PA 16801-4811

Business: 814-283-7066
Hotline: 814-234-5050
          1-877-234-5050
 www.ccwrc.org
Clarion County
PASSAGES, Inc. 
1064 B, East Main Street, Clarion, PA 16214
Business: 814-226-7273
Hotline: 1-800-793-3620
www.passages-inc.org

Clearfield County 

PASSAGES, Inc. 

90 Beaver Drive, Suite 212 D
DuBois, PA 15801

Business: 814-371-9677
Hotline: 1-800-793-3620
www.passages-inc.org
Columbia County
The Women's Center, Inc.
Business/Hotline: 570-784-6632
Toll Free Hotline: 1-800-544-8293
www.thewomenscenterinc.org

Crawford County 

Women's Services, Inc.

204 Spring St, Meadville, PA 16335

Business: 814-724-4637
Hotline: 814-333-9766
         1-888-881-0189
www.womensservicesinc.org

Dauphin County

YWCA- Violence Intervention
Prevention Programs
1101 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17103
Business: 717-234-7931
Hotline: 1-800-654-1211
                717-238-7273
www.ywcahbg.org

Delaware County 

Delaware County Victim Assistance Center

Business: 610-566-5866
                610-566-7954
                610-566-4386
Hotline: 610-566-4342
www.delcovictimassistance.org
Erie County 
Crime Victim Center of Erie County, Inc. 
125 West 18th Street, Erie, PA 16501
Business: 814-455-9414
Hotline: 1-800-352-7273
 www.cvcerie.org

Fayette County 

Crime Victims Center of Fayette County 

6 Oliver Road, Suite 108

Uniontown, PA 15401

Business:724-438-1470
Hotline: 724-437-3737
www.crimevictimscenter.com
Domestic Violence Services of
Southwestern Pennsylvania
371 Low Hill Road, Brownsville, PA 15417
Business: 724 223-5481
Toll Free Hotline: 800 791-4000
Local Hotline: 724 439-9500
www.peacefromdv.org
Forest County 
A Safe Place
623 Elm Street, P.O. Box 34
Tionesta PA  16353
Office Number: 814-755-3175
Toll Free Hotline: 1-800-338-3460
Local Hotline: 814-726-1030
www.asafeplacewarren.org
Franklin/Fulton Counties
 
Women in Need (WIN) Victim Services
Business: 717-264-3056 (Franklin)
                717-485-5840 (Fulton)
Hotline: 717-264-4444
          1-800-621-6660
www.winservices.org

Greene County 

SPHS C.A.R.E Center S.T.T.A.R.S. Program

Business: 724-627-6108
Hotline: 1-888-480-7283
www.sttars.sphs.org
Domestic Violence Services of
Southwestern Pennsylvania
371 Low Hill Road, Brownsville, PA 15417
Business: 724 223-5481
Toll Free Hotline: 800 791-4000
Local Hotline: 724 852-2463
www.peacefromdv.org
Indiana County 
Alice Paul House 
Business: 724-349-5744
Hotline: 724-349-4444
          1-800-435-7249
www.alicepaulhouse.org

Jefferson County

PASSAGES, INC.

90 Beaver Drive, Suite 212 D
DuBois, PA 15801

Business: 814-849-5303
Hotline: 1-800-793-3620
www.passages-inc.org
Lackawanna County 
Women's Resource Center, Inc.
Business: 570-346-4460
Hotline: 570-346-4671
Toll Free: 1-800-257-5765
www.wrcnepa.org

Lancaster County

Sexual Assault Prevention and

Counseling Center

110 N. Lime Street
Lancaster, PA 17602

Business: 717-393-1735
Domestic Violence Hotline: 717.299.1249
Sexual Assault Hotline:  717-392-7273
www.ywcalancaster.org
Lebanon County 
Sexual Assault Resource and
Counseling Center
615 Cumberland St, Lebanon, PA 17042
Business: 717-270-6972
Hotline: 717-272-5308
www.sarcclebanon.com

Lehigh County 

Crime Victims Council of Lehigh Valley, Inc.

Allentown Office:

2132 S. 12th Street Suite 101
Allentown, PA 18103

610-437-6610

Bethlehem Office:

65 E. Elizabeth Avenue Suite 208
Bethlehem, PA 18018

 610-849-2446
Hotline: 610-437-6611
www.cvclv.org
Lycoming County 
YWCA-Wise Options 
Business: 570-322-4637
Hotline: 570-323-8167
          1-800-326-8483
www.ywcawilliamsport.org
Luzerne County
Victims Resource Center 

360 East End Centre, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
Business/Hotline: (570) 823-0765

www.vrcnepa.org

McKean County 

YWCA- Victims' Resource Center 

Business: 814-368-4235
Hotline: 1-888-822-6325
www.ywcabradford.org/victims-resource-center
Mifflin County 
The Abuse Network 
Business: 717-242-0715
Hotline: 717-242-2444
          1-800-810-2444
www.abusenetwork.org

Monroe County

Women's Resources of Monroe County, Inc. 

Business: 570-424-2093
Hotline: 570-421-4200
          1-800-799-7233
www.wrmonroe.org
Montour County 
The Women's Center, Inc. of Columbia/Montour
Business: 570-784-6632
Hotline: 570-784-6631
         1-800-544-8293
www.thewomenscenterinc.org

Northampton County 

Crime Victims Council of Lehigh Valley 

Business: 610-250-6313
Hotline: 610-437-6611
www.cvclv.org
Perry County 
YWCA-Violence Intervention Prevention Program 
Business: 717-238-7273
Hotline: 1-800-654-1211
www.ywcahbg.org 

Philadelphia County 

WOAR

Business: 215-985-3315
Hotline: 215-985-3333
www.woar.org
Potter County 
A Way Out: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services 
Business: 814-274-0368
Hotline: 814-274-0240
         1-877-334-3136
www.myawayout.org

Schuylkill County 

Sexual Assault Resource and Counseling Center of Schuylkill County

Business: 570-628-2965
Hotline: 570-628-2965
www.sarcclebanon.com
Somerset County 
Victims Services, Inc.

433 West Patriot Street, Somerset, PA 15501

Business: 814-443-1555
Hotline: 1-800-755-1983
www.victimservicesinc.org

Sullivan County

Sullivan County Victim Services

Business: 570-946-4063
Hotline: 570-946-4215
Toll Free:  1-800-894-3706
www.sulcovs.org
Tioga County 
Haven of Tioga County 
48 East Avenue, Wellsboro, PA 16901
or

Mansfield University, 104 Alumni Hall. Mansfield , PA  16933

Business: 570-724-3549
Hotline: 570-724-3554
          1-800-550-0447
www.havenoftiogacounty.org

Union County 

Transitions of PA

Union County Office:

(570) 523-6482

Education/ Administration:

(570) 523-1134

Snyder County Office:

(570) 374-7773

Northumberland County Office:

(570) 644-4488

Business: 570-523-1134
Hotline: 570-523-6482
          1-800-850-7948
www.transitionsofpa.org
Warren County 
A Safe Place 
210 North Drive, Suite C, Warren PA  16365
Main Office: 814-726-1271
Toll Free Hotline: 1-800-338-3460
Local Hotline: 814-726-1030
www.asafeplacewarren.org

Washington County 

SPHS C.A.R.E Center S.T.T.A.R.S. Program

Business: 724-229-5007
Hotline: 1-888-480-7283
 www.sttars.sphs.org
Domestic Violence Services of
Southwestern Pennsylvania
371 Low Hill Road, Brownsville, PA 15417
Business: 724 223-5481
Toll Free Hotline: 800 791-4000
Local Hotline: 724 852-2463
www.peacefromdv.org
Westmoreland County 
Blackburn Center Against Domestic
& Sexual Violence 
Business:724-837-9540
Hotline: 724-836-1122 (Greensburg Area)
     1-888-832-2272 (Outside Greensburg)
www.blackburncenter.org
Wyoming County 

Victims' Resource Center 

119 Warren Street, Tunkhannock, PA 18657

Business/Hotline: 570 836-5544
         www.vrcnepa.org
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