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PO Box 9024
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania 15224
USA
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Programs: WC&S's programs include a 24-hour hotline, safe shelter, non-resident counseling, a Follow-up program for women who have moved beyond shelter, children's services. We also offer legal, medical housing and TANF advocacy, in addition too systems advocacy throughout the various system in which victims interact, including welfare, justice, law enforcement.
WC&S's educational program include Hands are Not for Hurting, a school-based violence prevention curriculum which is separated into five age-appropriate curricula.

Mission:
The Women's Center & Shelter began in 1974 in the kitchen of a volunteer's home. It has expanded to become one of the most advanced and recognized domestic violence agencies in the nation. Services for domestic violence victims include a 24-hour hotline, safe shelter, non-resident counseling, legal, medical and housing advocacy, children's programming and community education. In 1998-99, WC&S sheltered 305 women and 325 children, provided Legal Advocacy to 5,549 individuals, and counseled 8,666 hotline callers.
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11/26/12
Women's Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh provides a vital service and is a valuable asset to our community. The staff creates a caring, safe environment for all of the women and children that they serve. It is a privilege to support this sanctuary... more »
05/10/12
My first interaction with Women's Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh was in 2006. I went there to learn more about intimate partner violence as part of my training/education in the social work field. I was immediately impressed by the passion of staff members and volunteers working with women ... more »
04/20/11
WC&S is one of the best nonprofits in Pennsylvania. It is a sanctuary in which every one feels emotionally and physically safe. I have been particularly impressed by the degree of training that all volunteers are required to undergo. We are trauma-informed, women-centered advocates. That means ... more »
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