Love is Respect is an organization whose purpose is to engage, educate and empower young people to prevent and end abusive relationships. Highly-trained advocates offer support, information and advocacy to young people who have questions or concerns about their dating relationships. They also provide information and support to concerned friends and family members, teachers, counselors, service providers and members of law enforcement. Free and confidential phone, live chat and texting services are available 24/7/365.
Since 1981 the Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County has been the community’s response to violence and abuse, serving victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Other Serious Crimes and Older Victims of Any Crime, as well as services to Human Trafficking victims, while also working to prevent violence and abuse through prevention education, intervention training and public awareness. Therapy services have been added for trauma victims. As a member of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the local shelter is active in the oldest and most respected coalition in the country. Statewide, the Shelter’s services are recognized for innovative program excellence.
Operating around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse. Callers to The Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE
(7233) can expect highly trained, experienced advocates to offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information, educational services and referral services in more than 200 languages. Visitors to this site can find information about domestic violence, online instructional materials, safety planning, local resources and ways to support the organization.
Since 1976, victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence have found the help and hope they need at the Women’s Center of Beaver County. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Their services are always confidential and provided free of charge. They provide crisis intervention, emergency shelter, counseling, legal and medical advocacy and prevention education. The Women’s Center advocates for ALL victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault without regard to status, race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical ability or language.
For over 45 years, Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh has been a leader in providing safety, shelter, support and guidance to all survivors of domestic violence. During this time, they have been witness to both the triumphs and heartaches associated with this complex issue that affects 1 out of 4 women in America. They know that no two situations are ever alike, but it is through our common understanding and genuine compassion that they can offer a sanctuary to women and their children suffering at the hands of domestic violence.Today, their mission is to advance the safety and wellbeing of survivors of intimate partner violence and prevent and respond to intimate partner violence through social change.
Break the Cycle inspires and supports young people 12 - 24 to build healthy relationships and create a culture without abuse. They are a culturally affirming organization that centers young people, caring adults, and communities in our prevention and intervention efforts. Their dynamic and diverse team believes that all young people deserve to live in a world where they can thrive.