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Adams County residents asked to provide feedback for new sexual assault center

HARRISBURG—The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape is seeking feedback from Adams County residents to help with the establishment of a new sexual assault center in the county.

PCAR recently launched a community assessment of Adams County to learn more about the needs of survivors of sexual harassment, abuse, and assault, access to service, and the community’s attitudes and beliefs about sexual assault.

Residents can participate in the survey by visiting the links below.

Adams County Needs Assessment Survey (English)

Adams County Needs Assessment Survey (Spanish)

The deadline is July 17.

“Access to services related to sexual harassment, abuse and assault are vital to the wellbeing of our communities,” PCAR COO Joyce Lukima said. “Through this community assessment, we are working to gather the necessary information to help develop a new sexual assault center that is dedicated to the needs of Adams County residents and their communities.” 

The assessment also will include interviews with community leaders, service providers and survivors of sexual assault to hear their perspectives on what has worked in the past, what the greatest needs are, and what could be improved in the future. 

Services to victims of sexual harassment, abuse and assault in Adams County have been provided by on an interim basis by the YWCA York-Victim Assistance Center after Survivors Inc. closed in June 2019.

For more information, contact Laura Masgalas at