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COVID-19 Updates

The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape and sexual assault centers serving all 67 counties in the Commonwealth continue to provide services to survivors and their loved ones. We encourage anyone in need of help to contact their local rape crisis center or use PCAR’s hotline to be connected to them at 1-888-772-7227. These centers have expert staff available to the public 24 hours a day to help answer questions and coordinate any services that may be needed based on the individual’s choice. Some centers are able to provide video conferencing depending on technology access and client preference. Find details about each center's available services below.
 

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Adams County

YWCA York: Victim Assistance Center

Helpline: Running as usual 24/7

Counseling: Counseling in-person and over the phone continue.

Medical Advocacy: In-person hospital accompaniment has been suspended. Support to survivors will be provided by phone.

Legal Advocacy: Staff at YWCA York: Victim Assistance Center continue to provide legal support to survivors who need assistance with Sexual Violence Protection Orders or other support.

Shelter: Shelter services remain available for survivors in need.

Hotline: 717-854-3131 or 800-422-3204

Website: www.ywcayork.org

 

Allegheny County

The Center for Victims:

Helpline: Running as usual 24/7

Counseling: CV is limiting access to its office to encourage social distancing and lessen the chances of transmission of the virus. Counseling will continue remotely via phone.

Phone: 412-392-8582 or (866) 644-2882

Website: www.centerforvictims.org

 

Pittsburgh Action Against Rape

Helpline: Running as usual 24/7

Text/Chat Line: Services available and accessed through our website.

Counseling and Case Management: Survivors will continue to receive these services remotely by utilizing telehealth via phone or video conferencing sessions. Groups are postponed at this time.

Legal Advocacy and Crisis Counseling: Survivors will continue receiving services by phone or video conferencing. We encourage survivors looking to begin services to call the helpline at 1-866-363-7273.

Medical Advocacy: In consultation with our local hospitals support for victims will be done temporarily via phone. Survivors at the hospital will have the opportunity to connect with an advocate over the phone.

Hotline: 866-363-7273

Website: http://paar.net

 

Armstrong County

Helping All Victims In Need

Helpline: Running as usual 24/7

Counseling: Staff remain on-call to provide counseling to survivors in need in-person or over the phone.

Legal Advocacy: Helping All Victims In Need continue to provide assistance with Sexual Violence Protection Orders and accompaniment services as needed.

Medical Advocacy: Helping All Victims In Need continue to provide in-person medical support for survivors who seek care at local hospitals.

Hotline: (800) 841-8881 or (724) 548-8888

Website: www.havinpa.org

 

Beaver County

Women's Center of Beaver County

Counseling: Counseling staff continue to provide support to survivors and their loved ones over the phone or using technology such as Doxy.me.

Legal Advocacy: The Women’s Center continues to go to court to provide in-person support for survivors who need to attend court hearings, Sexual Violence Protection Orders, or PFAs.

Medical Advocacy:  Support for survivors who seek help at a hospital after a sexual assault is being provided over the phone.

Hotline: (724) 775-0131 or (877) 629-1841

Website: https://womenscenterbc.org

 

Bedford County

Your Safe Haven, Inc.

Helpline: Running as usual 24/7

Counseling: Support for survivors of sexual abuse is currently available in-person and over the phone.

Legal Advocacy: Support services continue to be available in person with Safe Haven’s attorney.

Hotline: (800)-555-5671

Website: www.yoursafehaven.org

 

Berks County

Safe Berks

Helpline: Running as usual 24/7

Text/Chat Line: Running as usual 24/7

Counseling and Case Management: Counseling Support Groups are postponed at this time, but free individual counseling is available. To request counseling, call 610-373-1206 x 606

Legal Advocacy and Crisis Counseling: To access crisis services including shelter or medical advocacy, please call SafeBerks 24-hour hotline, 844-789-SAFE (7233) or text SAFE BERKS to 20121. For legal questions, call 610-373-1206 x 107. Legal staff continue to provide consultations as necessary.

Medical Advocacy: Berks will continue to provide 24/7 response to all three major medical facilities in Berks County via phone consultation. For questions about medical advocacy, email BethG@SafeBerks.org.

Hotline: (610)-373-1206

Website: www.safeberks.org

 

Blair County

Family Services Inc./Victim Services Program

Helpline: Running as usual 24/7

Medical Advocacy: Family Services will use tele-advocacy to support survivors who seek medical support after a sexual assault.

Hotline: (814) 944-3585 or (800) 500-2849

Teen Hotline: (800) 227-8336

Website: www.family serviceinc.net 

 

Bucks County

NOVA

NOVA’s office will be closed to the public and will remain closed until further notice. NOVA staff will work remotely and continue to serve clients and the community.

Helpline: Running as usual 24/7.  Call 1-800-675-6900 to speak with a trained counselor 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.

Counseling and Case Management: NOVA continues to support survivors of sexual abuse and their families using electronic platforms.

Updates can be found on NOVA’s  website (www.novabucks.org), on their Facebook page (www.facebook.com/nova.bucks/), or by subscribing to their email list (http://bit.ly/2x2QlCS).

Hotline: (800) 675-6900

 

Butler County

Victim Outreach Intervention Center

Helpline: Running as usual 24/7

Counseling: VOICE is limiting access to its offices to encourage social distancing and lessen the chance of transmission. For help, call 1-800-400-8551 to speak with about the options available to you.

Medical Advocacy: Medical advocacy services at hospitals are now being provided vis telephone.

Hotline: (800) 400-8551

Website: www.voiceforvictims.com

 

Bradford County

Abuse and Rape Crisis Center

Helpline: Running as usual 24/7

Counseling:  Staff are encouraging phone counseling, but in-person support is available when needed or requested.

Medical Advocacy: Staff continue to be available to accompany survivors seeking medical attention at the hospital.

Legal Advocacy: The Abuse and Rape Crisis Center is providing support for survivors seeking Protection from Abuse Orders and Sexual Violence Protection Orders onsite and over the phone.

Hotline: (570) 265-5333 or (570) 679-3861

Website: www.arccbc.org

 

Cambria County

Victim Services, Inc.

Helpline: Running as usual 24/7

Counseling and Therapy services: Provided remotely via telehealth.

Legal Advocacy and Crisis Counseling: Accompaniments to court are continuing as normal.

Medical Advocacy: Medical advocacy services at hospitals are now being provided vis telephone.

Hotline: (814) 288-4961

Website: http://victimservicesinc.org

 

Cameron County

CAPSEA, Inc.

Helpline: Running as usual 24/7

Counseling: All counseling will be done over the phone or through Doxy.me until further notice.

Legal Advocacy: CAPSEA is providing support for survivors seeking Protection from Abuse Orders and Sexual Violence Protection Orders over the phone. Judges in the county are providing temporary orders via phone and no hearings are being scheduled at this time. 

Medical Advocacy: Support will be provided primarily over the phone to survivors in need while at the hospital.

Food/Cleaning Supplies/Gift Cards/Gas Cards: Provided to survivors as needed.

Hotline: (814) 486-0952

Website: www.capsea.org

 

Carbon County

Victims Resource Center

Helpline: Running as usual 24/7

Counseling: In-person counseling has been suspended. All counseling will be done over the phone until further notice.

Legal Advocacy: The Carbon County Courthouse is currently open and available to help survivors in need file a Sexual Violence Protection Order as needed. Victims Resource Center staff is available to assist in this process.

Medical Advocacy: Support will be provided primarily over the phone to survivors in need while at the hospital.

Hotline: (610) 379-0151

Website: http://vrcnepa.org

 

Centre County

Centre Safe

Helpline: Running as usual 24/7

Counseling: Centre Safe is working with survivors to provide counseling over the phone or through video conferencing.

Medical Advocacy: Support for survivors who seek medical help or exams will be provided over the phone.

Hotline: (814) 234-5050 or (877) 234-5050

Website: www.centresafe.org

 

Chester County

The Crime Victims Center of Chester County

Helpline: Running as usual 24/7

Counseling: Walk-in hours have been suspended. Counseling will be offered over the phone or rescheduled after the COVID-19 crisis passes based on the survivor’s preference.

Legal Advocacy: Staff at Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County continue to provide legal support to survivors who need assistance with Sexual Violence Protection Orders or other support.

Medical Advocacy: Hospital support to survivors in need will be provided by telephone.

Hotline: (610) 692-7273

Website: www.cvcofcc.org

 

Clarion/Clearfield counties

PASSAGES, Inc.

Helpline: Running as usual 24/7

Counseling: Provided via telephone

Legal Advocacy and Crisis Counseling:

Medical Advocacy: Services will be provided by phone.

Hotline: (800) 793-3620

Website: www.passages-inc.org

 

Clinton County

Roads to Peace

Helpline: Running as usual 24/7

Counseling: Services will be provided to survivors in need over the phone.

Medical Advocacy: Survivors seeking medical attention after a sexual assault can receive support over the phone while local hospitals restrict access during the COVID-19 crisis.

Hotline: (570) 748-9509

Website: www.ccwcsafe.org

 

Columbia County

The Women’s Center, Inc.

Helpline: Running as usual 24/7

Counseling: In-person services have been suspended while the COVID-19 crisis continues. Counseling will be provided through electronic methods.

Medical Advocacy: Services will be provided by phone

Shelter: Shelter services are being provided on a limited basis off-site at a hotel.

Hotline: (570) 784-6631 or (800) 544-8293

Website: www.thewomenscenterinc.org

 

Crawford County

Crawford County Women’s Services, Inc.

Helpline: Running as usual 24/7

Counseling: Counseling is being provided to survivors seeking support over the phone

Legal Advocacy: Women’s Services continues to provide legal support to survivors in need of assistance.

Medical Advocacy: Staff from Women’s Services will continue to provide support to survivors seeking medical attention after a sexual assault over the phone. 

Hotline: (814) 333-9766 or (888) 881-0189

Website: www.womenservicesinc.org

 

Cumberland County

YWCA Carlisle—Sexual Assault/Rape Crisis Services of Cumberland County

Helpline: Running as usual 24/7

Counseling: Counseling will be done via phone or electronically using Zoom.

Legal Advocacy: Staff are available to help with Protection Order questions.

Medical Advocacy: Services will be provided by phone

Hotline: (717) 258-4324 or (888) 727-2877

Website: www.ywcacarlisle.org

 

Dauphin County

YWCA of Greater Harrisburg: Violence Intervention and Prevention Services

Helpline: Running as usual 24/7

Counseling: Counseling support is available over the phone.

Medical Advocacy: In-person support at hospitals has been suspended. Services will be provided by phone for all survivors in need of help while at the hospital. 

Hotline: (800)-654-1211

Website: www.ywcahbg.org

 

Delaware County

Delaware County Women Against Rape

Helpline: Running as usual 24/7

Counseling: Counseling is now being provided over the phone.

Legal Advocacy: Court and police accompaniment is suspended as long as the courthouse is closed and police limit their in-person interactions.

Medical Advocacy: In-person support for survivors at hospitals has been suspended. Staff will provide support to survivors over the phone until the COVID-19 crisis passes.

Hotline: (610) 566-4343

Website: www.delcowar.org

 

Elk County

CAPSEA, Inc.

Helpline: Running as usual 24/7

Counseling: All counseling will be done over the phone or through Doxy.me until further notice.

Legal Advocacy: CAPSEA is providing support for survivors seeking Protection from Abuse Orders and Sexual Violence Protection Orders over the phone. Judges in the county are providing temporary orders via phone and no hearings are being scheduled at this time. 

Medical Advocacy: Support will be provided primarily over the phone to survivors in need while at the hospital.

Food/Cleaning Supplies/Gift Cards/Gas Cards: Provided to survivors as needed.

Hotline: (814) 772-1227

Website: www.capsea.org

Erie County

Crime Victim Center of Erie County

CVC’s main office remains open at this time to continue to provide essential support to survivors of rape, sexual abuse and other types of crime in our community.

Helpline: Running as usual 24/7. Survivors interested in beginning services should call the helpline to request an appointment.

Counseling: Counseling clients will continue to receive services in-person or by secure video teleconferencing if they choose. Clients may contact their counselor by phone to discuss these options at 814-455-9414.

Legal Advocacy and Crisis Counseling: Trial sessions are currently suspended. CVC is in close contact with courthouse administration and will update clients regarding rescheduling cases as information is provided.

Medical Advocacy: In consultation with our local hospitals support for victims will not change. Survivors at the hospital are still encouraged to connect with and/or request an advocate. 24/7 at 814-455-9414

Hotline: (800) 352-7273

Website: www.cvcerie.org

 

Fayette County

Community Resources of Fayette County Inc.

Helpline: Running as usual 24/7

Counseling: Counseling is being provided primarily via phone at this time.

Legal Advocacy: Legal advocates continue to accompany victims during any hearings. Sexual Violence Protection Orders and PFI assistance will be provided over the phone.

Medical Advocacy: Medical advocacy for survivors who seek support while at the hospital is currently being provided over the phone.

Hotline: (724) 437-3737

Website: www.crimevictimscenter.org

 

Forest County

A Safe Place

Status: Business as usual.

Hotline: (800) 338-3460

 

Franklin/Fulton counties

WIN

Helpline: Running as usual 24/7

Counseling: Support services for survivors are being provided over the phone or through Facetime.

Medical Advocacy: Medical advocacy for survivors who seek support while at the hospital is currently being provided over the phone.

Legal Advocacy: WIN Services continues to provide assistance to survivors who seek Sexual Violence Protection Orders, PFAs and other legal support over the phone.

Hotline: (717) 264-4444 or (800) 621-6660

Website: www.winservices.org

 

Greene County

SPHS Care Center STTARS Program

Helpline: Running as usual, 24/7

Counseling: Services will continue to be provided using telephone counseling for clients age 14 and above. For child clients where phone counseling is not an effective, services are suspended. STTARS will provide phone sessions to parents to discuss behaviors or intervention strategies.

Legal Advocacy: STTARS staff is available via phone to conference in to speak with any victim or significant other if needed for as long as needed.

Medical Advocacy: Local hospitals are limiting non-medical staff. STTARS is providing phone support during exams to discuss services available to them, the exam process and their rights as a victim.

Hotline: (888) 480-7283

 

Huntingdon County

The Abuse Network

Helpline: Running as usual 24/7

Counseling: Survivors are encouraged to call the Abuse Network before coming into the office. While in-person counseling is available, The Abuse Network is working to provide support primarily over the phone at this time.

Medical Advocacy: In-person support for survivors who are seeking medical support at the hospital remains an option. Survivors at the hospital are also being provided with the option to call The Abuse Network to speak with trained advocate.

Hotline: (888) 810-2444

Website: www.abusenetwork.org

 

Jefferson County

PASSAGES, Inc.

Helpline: Running as usual 24/7

Counseling: Provided via telephone

Legal Advocacy and Crisis Counseling:

Medical Advocacy: Services will be provided by phone.

Hotline: (800) 793-3620

Website: www.passages-inc.org

 

Indiana County

Alice Paul House

Helpline: Running as usual 24/7

Counseling: Trained staff continue to provide counseling to survivors in need through telecounseling.

Legal Advocacy: Trained staff continue to provide legal support to survivors in need of help with Sexual Violence Protection Orders and PFAs or court hearings.

Medical Advocacy: Trained staff continue to provide medical support to survivors in need while at the hospital through telecounseling.

Hotline: (724) 349-4444 or (800) 435-7249

Website: www.alicepaulhouse.org

 

Juniata County

The Abuse Network

Helpline: Running as usual 24/7

Counseling: Survivors are encouraged to call the Abuse Network before coming into the office. While in-person ounseling is being provided, The Abuse Netowrk is working to provide services primarily over the phone at this time.

Medical Advocacy: In-person support for survivors who are seeking medical support at the hospital remains an option. Survivors at the hospital are also being provided with the option to call The Abuse Network to speak with trained advocate.

Hotline: (888) 810-2444

Website: www.abusenetwork.org

 

Lackawanna County

Women’s Resource Center, Inc.

Helpline: Running as usual 24/7

Counseling: Women’s Resource Center is providing counseling support over the phone.

Medical Advocacy: The Women’s Resource Center suspended accompaniment services to hospitals following recommendations from the Department of Health. For the next two months, Women’s Resource Center will provide assistance and support to survivors seeking medical support over the phone.

Hotline: (570) 346-4671

Website: www.wrcnepa.org

 

Lancaster County

YWCA Lancaster—Sexual Assault Prevention and Counseling Center

Helpline: Running as usual 24/7

Medical Advocacy: Medical advocacy for survivors who seek support while at the hospital is currently being provided over the phone or through video conferencing.

Legal Advocacy: Legal advocacy is being provided over the phone or through video teleconferencing.

Prevention and Education: Series, workshops, and trainings are being adapted and facilitated through an online platform.

Hotline: (717) 392-7273

Scheduling: (717) 869-5009

Website: www.ywcalancaster.org

 

Lawrence County

Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County

Helpline: Running as usual 24/7

Counseling: Counseling services will be provided using video tele-health services for those who wish to participate. Emotional support services are also available over the phone for those interested.

Medical Advocacy: Medical advocacy for survivors who seek support while at the hospital is currently being provided over the phone

Hotline: (724) 652-9206

Websites: www.crisisshelter.org

www.fightforzero.org

 

Lebanon County

Sexual Assault Resource & Counseling Center (SARCC)

Helpline: Running as usual 24/7

Counseling: SARCC is currently transitioning clients to phone and tele-counseling sessions to limit exposure. Staff remains available for walk-ins and immediate response.

Legal and Medical Advocacy: SARCC continues to provide advocacy and accompaniment in community settings.

Hotline: (717) 272-5308

Website: http://sarcclebanon.org

 

Lehigh County

Crime Victims Council of the Lehigh Valley

Helpline: Running as usual 24/7

Counseling: CVC is providing counseling via video telehealth platforms such as doxy.me. Phone counseling is also available for clients who do not have access to video platforms.

Legal Advocacy: Court proceedings in Lehigh and Northampton have been continued/postponed or rescheduled. Advocates continue to provide support to victims over the phone. CVC advocates are also reaching out to new victims as they receive informtion from local police departments.

Medical Advocacy: Medical advocacy for survivors who seek support while at the hospital is currently being provided over the phone.

Hotline: (610) 437-6611

Website: http://cvclv.org

 

Luzerne County

Victims Resource Center

Helpline: Running as usual 24/7

Counseling: In-person counseling has been suspended. All counseling will be done over the phone until further notice.

Legal Advocacy: The Luzerne County Protection from Abuse Office is currently open. Survivors are urged to call the office prior to arriving for confirmation since this could change rapidly. Victims Resource Center staff is available to assist in this process.

Medical Advocacy: Support will be provided primarily over the phone to survivors in need while at the hospital.

Hotline: (570) 823-0765 

Website: http://vrcnepa.org

 

Lycoming County

YWCA NorthCentral PA—Wise Options

Helpline: Running as usual 24/7

Counseling: Support groups have been suspended for the next two weeks. Advocates continue to work with clients to make sure that are safe and healthy. Counseling is also available over the phone.

Item donations: Item donations for Cinderella’s Closet are suspended. The YWCA asks that you hold your clothing, toys, books, sanitary items for donation until further notice.

Hotline: (570) 323-8167 or (800) 326-8483

Website: www.ywcawilliamsport.org

 

McKean County

YWCA Bradford—Victims’ Resource Center

Helpline: Running as usual 24/7

Counseling: In-person counseling has been suspended. All counseling will be done over the phone until further notice.

Medical Advocacy: Support will be provided primarily over the phone to survivors in need while at the hospital. In-person response is available by request.

Legal Advocacy: The Victims' Resource Center continues to provide support to survivors who need assistance navigating the judicial system.

Hotline: (814) 368-6325 or (888) 822-6325

Website: http://ywcabradford.org

 

Mercer County

AWARE, Inc.

Helpline: Running as usual 24/7

Counseling: Counseling is taking place over the phone, or through cyber communication such as chats. In-person support groups have been suspended.

Legal Advocacy: AWARE is providing legal services for civil and criminal court per normal.

Medical Advocacy: Support for survivors who are seeking medical support at the hospital continue as normal.

Hotline: (888) 981-1457

Website: http//merceraware.org 

 

Mifflin County

The Abuse Network

Helpline: Running as usual 24/7

Counseling: Survivors are encouraged to call the Abuse Network before coming into the office. Counseling is being provided primarily over the phone at this time.

Medical Advocacy: In-person support for survivors who are seeking medical support at the hospital remains an option. Survivors at the hospital are also being provided with the option to call The Abuse Network to speak with trained advocate.

Hotline: (888) 810-2444

Website: www.abusenetwork.org

 

Montgomery County

Victim Services Center of Montgomery County, Inc.

Helpline: Running as usual 24/7

Medical Advocacy: Support will be provided primarily over the phone to survivors in need while at the hospital.

Hotline: (610) 277-5200 or (888) 521-0983

Website: www.victimservicescenter.org

 

Montour County

The Women’s Center, Inc.

Helpline: Running as usual 24/7

Counseling: In-person services have been suspended while the COVID-19 crisis continues. Counseling will be provided through electronic methods.

Medical Advocacy: Services will be provided by phone

Shelter: Shelter services are being provided on a limited basis off-site at a hotel.

Hotline: (570) 784-6631 or (800) 544-8293

Website: www.thewomenscenterinc.org

 

Northampton County

Crime Victims Council of the Lehigh Valley

Helpline: Running as usual 24/7

Counseling: CVC is providing counseling via video telehealth platforms such as doxy.me. Phone counseling is also available for clients who do not have access to video platforms.

Legal Advocacy: Court proceedings in Lehigh and Northampton have been continued/postponed or rescheduled. Advocates continue to provide support to victims over the phone. CVC advocates are also reaching out to new victims as they receive informtion from local police departments.

Medical Advocacy: Medical advocacy for survivors who seek support while at the hospital is currently being provided over the phone.

Hotline: (610) 437-6611

Website: http://cvclv.org

 

Northumberland County

Transitions of PA

Helpline: Running as usual 24/7

Counseling: Face-to-face services will be suspended and transitioned to phone and web/video chat if the client desires. All group counseling sessions are temporarily canceled.

Legal Advocacy: Legal advocates will continue to attend court hearings, PFA hearings in person as allowed by courts.

Medical Advocacy: Support to survivors at the hospital after a sexual assault will be provided support over the phone.

Hotline: (800) 850-7948

Website: www.transitionsofpa.org

 

Perry County

YWCA of Greater Harrisburg: Violence Intervention and Prevention Services

Helpline: Running as usual 24/7

Counseling: Counseling support is available over the phone.

Medical Advocacy: In-person support at hospitals has been suspended. Services will be provided by phone for all survivors in need of help while at the hospital. 

Hotline: (800)-654-1211

Website: www.ywcahbg.org

 

Philadelphia County

WOAR

Helpline: Running as usual 24/7

Text/Chat Line: Running as usual 24/7

Counseling: Counseling services are available over the phone.

Legal Advocacy: Courts in the Philadelphia area are closed.

Website:  https://www.woar.org/about-woar/support-during-covid-19/

Hotline: (215) 985-3315

 

Pike County

Victims Intervention Program

Helpline: Running as usual 24/7

Counseling: VIP continues to provide counseling to survivors and their families over the phone and through Zoom and other electronic platforms

Legal Advocacy: VIP is providing assistance to survivors who need to file PFAs and SVPOs primarily over the phone.

Medical Advocacy: VIP is currently still providing in-person medical support for survivors who visit the hospital after a sexual assault if the survivor wishes that support.

 

Potter County

A Way Out

Helpline: Running as usual 24/7

Counseling: In-person counseling remains available, however, A Way Out is working with survivors to continue counseling over the phone.

Legal Advocacy and Crisis Counseling: A Way Out continues to support survivors who are seeking Sexual Violence Protection from Abuse Orders and other legal support.

Medical Advocacy: Support will be provided primarily over the phone to survivors in need while at the hospital.

Hotline: (814) 274-0240 or (877) 334-3136

Website: www.myawayout.org

 

Schuylkill County

Sexual Assault Resource & Counseling Center (SARCC)

Helpline: Running as usual 24/7

Counseling: SARCC is currently transitioning clients to phone and tele-counseling sessions to limit exposure. Staff remains available for walk-ins and immediate response.

Legal and Medical Advocacy: SARCC continues to provide advocacy and accompaniment in community settings.

Hotline: (570) 628-2965

Website: http://sarcclebanon.org

 

Snyder County

Transitions of PA

Helpline: Running as usual 24/7

Counseling: Face-to-face services will be suspended and transitioned to phone and web/video chat if the client desires. All group counseling sessions are temporarily canceled.

Legal Advocacy: Legal advocates will continue to attend court hearings, PFA hearings in person as allowed by courts.

Medical Advocacy: Support to survivors at the hospital after a sexual assault will be provided support over the phone.

Hotline: (800) 850-7948

Website: www.transitionsofpa.org

 

Somerset County

Victim Services, Inc.

Helpline: Running as usual 24/7

Counseling and Therapy services: Provided remotely via telehealth.

Legal Advocacy and Crisis Counseling: Accompaniments to court are continuing as normal.

Medical Advocacy: Medical advocacy services at hospitals are now being provided vis telephone.

Hotline: (814) 288-4961

Website: http://victimservicesinc.org

 

Sullivan County

Abuse and Rape Crisis Center

Helpline: Running as usual 24/7

Counseling:  Staff are encouraging phone counseling, but in-person support is available when needed or requested.

Medical Advocacy: Staff continue to be available to accompany survivors seeking medical attention at the hospital.

Legal Advocacy: The Abuse and Rape Crisis Center is providing support for survivors seeking Protection from Abuse Orders and Sexual Violence Protection Orders onsite and over the phone.

Hotline: (570) 946-4215 or 1-800-894-3706

Website: http://www.sulcovs.org

 

Susquehanna County

Women’s Resource Center, Inc.

Helpline: Running as usual 24/7

Counseling: Women’s Resource Center is providing counseling support over the phone.

Medical Advocacy: The Women’s Resource Center suspended accompaniment services to hospitals following recommendations from the Department of Health. For the next two months, Women’s Resource Center will provide assistance and support to survivors seeking medical support over the phone.

Hotline: (570) 346-4671

Website: www.wrcnepa.org

 

Tioga County

Haven of Tioga County

Helpline: Running as usual 24/7

Counseling: HAVEN continues to provide counseling support to survivors of sexual abuse over the phone, via telecounseling and through email. In situations where an in-person visit is necessary, HAVEN has taken precautions to follow all health guidelines provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

Legal Advocacy and Crisis Counseling: HAVEN continues to provide support for survivors seeking help with Sexual Violence Protection Orders and other legal needs.

Medical Advocacy: Support will be provided primarily over the phone to survivors in need while at the hospital.

Hotline: (570) 724-3549

Website: www.havenoftiogacounty.org

 

Union County

Transitions of PA

Helpline: Running as usual 24/7

Counseling: Face-to-face services will be suspended and transitioned to phone and web/video chat if the client desires. All group counseling sessions are temporarily canceled.

Legal Advocacy: Legal advocates will continue to attend court hearings, PFA hearings in person as allowed by courts.

Medical Advocacy: Support to survivors at the hospital after a sexual assault will be provided support over the phone.

Hotline: (800) 850-7948

Website: www.transitionsofpa.org

 

Venango County

PPC Violence Free Network

Helpline: Running as usual 24/7

Counseling: Counseling is being offer to survivors over the phone. Group counseling has been canceled.

Legal Advocacy: PPC continues to provide in-person or over the phone assistance to survivors seeking protection orders and any survivors with court proceedings that have not been rescheduled.

Medical Advocacy: Support to survivors at the hospital after a sexual assault will be provided support over the phone.

Shelter services: PPC Violence Free Network will continue to provide in-house shelter to those in need.

Hotline: (814) 677-4005 or (814) 676-5476

Website: www.fscas.org

 

Warren County

A Safe Place

Status: Business as usual.

Hotline: (800) 338-3460

 

Washington County

SPHS Care Center STTARS Program

Helpline: Running as usual, 24/7

Counseling: Services will continue to be provided using telephone counseling for clients age 14 and above. For child clients where phone counseling is not an effective, services are suspended. STTARS will provide phone sessions to parents to discuss behaviors or intervention strategies.

Legal Advocacy: STTARS staff is available via phone to conference in to speak with any victim or significant other if needed for as long as needed.

Medical Advocacy: Local hospitals are limiting non-medical staff. STTARS is providing phone support during exams to discuss services available to them, the exam process and their rights as a victim.

Hotline: (888) 480-7283

 

Wayne County

Victims Intervention Program

Helpline: Running as usual 24/7

Counseling: VIP continues to provide counseling to survivors and their families over the phone and through Zoom and other electronic platforms

Legal Advocacy: VIP is providing assistance to survivors who need to file PFAs and SVPOs primarily over the phone.

Medical Advocacy: VIP is currently still providing in-person medical support for survivors who visit the hospital after a sexual assault if the survivor wishes that support.

 

Westmoreland County

Blackburn Center

Helpline: Running as usual 24/7

Counseling: The Blackburn Center continues to provide counseling and therapy over the phone.  Group sessions have been canceled until further notice.

Legal Advocacy: The Blackburn Center continues to provide service for clients whose hearings are still being held. The center also continues to assist those who seek help filing for Sexual Violence Protection Orders.

Medical Advocacy: Support for survivors seeking help at the hospital is being provided over the phone.

Hotline: (724) 836-1122 (Greensburg area) or (888) 832-2272 (Outside Greensburg area)

Website: www.blackburncenter.org

 

Wyoming County

Victims Resource Center

Helpline: Running as usual 24/7

Counseling: In-person counseling has been suspended. All counseling will be done over the phone until further notice.

Legal Advocacy: The Wyoming County Courthouse is currently closed, however survivors can call the Prothonotary’s Office at 570-996-2232 to gather the necessary paperwork to file. Victims Resource Center staff is available to assist in this process.

Medical Advocacy: Support will be provided primarily over the phone to survivors in need while at the hospital.

Hotline: (570) 836-5544 

Website: http://vrcnepa.org

 

York County

YWCA York: Victim Assistance Center

Helpline: Running as usual 24/7

Counseling: Counseling in-person and over the phone continue.

Medical Advocacy: In-person hospital accompaniment has been suspended. Support to survivors will be provided by phone.

Hotline: 717-854-3131 or (800-422-3204

Website: www.ywcayork.org