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Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern PA


The mission of Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern Pennsylvania is to increase awareness of domestic violence and its effect on the community, to empower those victimized by providing advocacy and safe and effective services, and to work for social change designed to eliminate domestic violence.

Programs and Services

  • Emergency Shelter: Safe shelter for up to 30 days for victims of domestic violence and their children. Food, clothing, and personal care items as needed, 24-hour transportation with intake. We provide a 24-Hour Hotline for crisis counseling, safety planning, support, information and referrals to victims of domestic violence, their family, friends, and assisting agencies.
  • Empowerment Counseling and Support Group: Free individual and group counseling for anyone who is or has been directly involved in an abusive relationship.
  • Children's Program: Daily programs offered for children residing within our facility. One-on-one and group counseling activities.
  • Legal Advocacy: We provide free and confidential assistance with filing protection from abuse orders, court accompaniment, support, information, and advocacy as victims progress through the legal system.
  • Education and Training: Educational school programs are offered to all grade levels focusing on violence prevention. Presentations and trainings are also offered to local businesses, agencies, civic, and religious groups.

Primary Revenue Sources

DVSSP is funded by grants from the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence, The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, ESG/HUD & DHS-HAP, United Way and donations from area churches, businesses, organizations, clubs and private individuals.

Primary Fundraising Event

Annual Peace Begins at Home Dinner

2016 Financials

Federal Tax ID25-1521327
Net Assets$1,202,945


Name:Carol Willison
Title:Administrative Assistant
Address:308 East Maiden Street
Washington, PA 15301

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