Domestic Violence Support
If you have been abused or assaulted:
Call 911 to reach the police right away if you are in immediate danger.
Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive and coercive behaviors used to maintain power and control over another in an intimate relationship such as marriage, dating, family, or cohabitation. The abuse may be physical, verbal, emotional, sexual, financial, or technological.
Local Community Resources:
YWCA ACCESS York & Victim Assistance Center
Free. Confidential. 24/7.
If you cannot reach them at 717-846-5400, or toll free at 800-262-8444, call 717-476-3671.
Victim Services - YWCA York
YWCA York is York County’s provider of comprehensive services to those impacted by violence in our community, with expertise in working with victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. Call the FREE and CONFIDENTIAL hotline 24-hours a day and speak with an advocate.
Safe Home - YWCA Hanover
Provides services for victims of domestic violence and human trafficking including emergency safe housing and referrals to local shelters, as well as legal advocacy, including assistance with filing protection orders.
Recognizing the fact that domestic violence is a serious issue, the Safe Home Program was developed in 1981 by YWCA Hanover. The foundation of the program is the strong belief that individuals have a right to control their lives and make decisions without fear of assault or degradation.
Domestic Violence Safe House
24-hour Hotline: 717-299-1249 or Text SAFE to 61222
Domestic Violence Safe House in Lancaster County PA (caplanc.org)
Safe House provides a temporary safe place for victims of domestic violence (and their children) who are forced to flee their home for safety reasons. Advocates are on-site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide support, education and counseling, as well as information and referral to community resources. Services provided during the stay help to stabilize the victim’s immediate crisis as well as support long term goal planning.
Domestic Violence Intervention of Lebanon County, Inc
24-hour Hotline/Crisis: 717-273-7190 or 1-866-686-0451
Domestic Violence Intervention of Lebanon County, Inc. (dviolc.org)
It is the goal of Domestic Violence Intervention of Lebanon County, Inc., to provide support, sanctuary and assistance to all victims of violence in the communities of Lebanon County. Whether you need to talk to someone about a situation you are involved in or learn how to help someone you care for who may be in danger, they are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to answer your call.
Women In Need, Inc
24/7 Crisis Hotline: 717-264-4444 or 800-621-6660
Women In Need, Inc. - Franklin & Fulton County, Pennsylvania (winservices.org)
Women In Need provides services to victims, survivors and significant others of individuals who have experienced domestic violence and sexual assault. They provide services to both Franklin and Fulton County, Pennsylvania.
If you or someone you know has experienced domestic violence or sexual assault, Women In Need may be able to help you. You are not alone!
YWCA Greater Harrisburg
24-hour Crisis Hotline: 1-800-654-1211
Violence Intervention and Prevention Services | The YWCA of Greater Harrisburg (ywcahbg.org)
The YWCA Violence Intervention and Prevention Programs (VIP) provide comprehensive crisis and counseling services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, including a crisis hotline, individual and group counseling and medical and court accompaniments. Services are available to victims and non-offending family members of all ages and genders and are free and confidential.
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence
PCADV - Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence
PCADV’s 59 community-based domestic violence programs work every day to create pathways to safety and justice for victims of domestic violence and their children, working collaboratively to end the domestic violence epidemic in Pennsylvania. Find your local Domestic Violence Program: Find Your Local Domestic Violence Program - PCADV
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape
Locations | Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR)
PCAR works to end sexual violence and advocates for the rights and needs of sexual assault victims.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Free. Confidential. 24/7.
1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224
Text START to 88788
Domestic Violence Support | The National Domestic Violence Hotline (thehotline.org)
24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides essential tools and support to help survivors of domestic violence so they can live their lives free of abuse.
Contacts to The Hotline can expect highly trained, expert advocates to offer free, confidential, and compassionate support, crisis intervention information, education, and referral services in over 200 languages.
Support Services for Child Abuse:
Suspect abuse? Report it! Call ChildLine: 1-800-932-0313.
ChildLine is part of a mandated statewide child protective services program designed to accept child abuse referrals and general child well-being concerns, and transmit the information quickly to the appropriate investigating agency. ChildLine is responsible for receiving verbal and electronic referrals 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The toll-free hotline, 1-800-932-0313, is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to receive reports of suspected child abuse. Mandated reporters can report electronically.
Additionally, child abuse investigation outcomes and general protective services assessment outcomes are submitted to, and reviewed and finalized by, ChildLine specialists.
Support Services for Elder Abuse or Adult with a Disability Abuse:
Adult Protective Services
Adult Protective Services (pa.gov)
A report can be made on behalf of the adult whether they live in their home or in a care facility such as a nursing facility, group home, hospital, etc. Reporters can remain anonymous and have legal protection from retaliation, discrimination, and civil and criminal prosecution. The statewide Protective Services Hotline is available 24 hours a day.
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