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New service provider announced for sexual assault victims in Adams County

PCAR announced their gratitude today to the YWCA York-Victim Assistance Center for agreeing to provide support services to victims of sexual harassment, abuse, and assault who live in Adams County. This change allows for a seamless transition in care providers following the announcement that Survivors, Inc. will be closing after 35 years of service in Adams County.”

The shift of services to YWCA York is effective immediately.

“PCAR’s top priority is to ensure that Adams County residents know that support for sexual assault victims and their families, including counseling, hotline services and help during medical care and evidence collection remain available to all survivors and their families,” said Joyce Lukima, Chief Operating Officer.

PCAR ensures that communities have access to quality victim services and prevention education by providing funding, training, materials and assistance to a network of rape crisis centers that serve all of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties.

PCAR provided Survivors Inc. with less than 8 percent of its overall budget during fiscal year 2017-18. Other funders include the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.

YWCA York will provide services on an interim basis until a long-term provider in Adams County is identified.

Those seeking help in Adams County can call 1-888-772-PCAR for assistance or visit www.pcar.org for more information.

 

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About PCAR:

PCAR works to end sexual violence and advocates for the rights and needs of sexual assault victims. We partner with a network of rape crisis centers to bring help, hope, and healing to people in all of the Commonwealth’s 67 counties. Last year, rape crisis centers provided services to approximately 30,000 victims. Each year, rape crisis centers teach over 300,000 Pennsylvanians how to stop sexual violence in their communities. Over 50,000 professionals are trained by rape crisis centers to enhance the Commonwealth’s systemic responses to victims.