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Women's Center and Shelter of Greater Pi...

Women's Center and Shelter of Great...
CROWDRISE : Mar 29, 2011
Tax ID: 25-1264376
BASED: Pittsburgh, PA, United States


Women's Center and Shelter o...


Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh's mission is to advance the safety and wellbeing of victims of intimate partner violence and prevent and respond to intimate partner violence through social change.

Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is a pattern of assaultive and coercive behaviors perpetrated by someone who is, was, or wishes to be involved in an intimate or dating relationship with an adult or adolescent. These behaviors may include inflicted physical injury, psychological abuse, sexual assault, progressive social isolation, stalking, deprivation, intimidation, and threats. IPV is a health problem of enormous proportions. More than 1 in 3 women have experienced rape, physical violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner in the US.

It is estimated that between 20 and 30% of women and 7.5% of men in the United States have been physically and/or sexually abused by an intimate partner at some point in their adult lives.

Women’s Center & Shelter has been providing hope to victims of intimate partner violence for the past 40 years. Today, Women’s Center & Shelter provides high quality, confidential and free programs offered in an environment where cultural competency, justice, autonomy, restoration and safety are priorities.

Current programs include:

• 24-Hour Emergency Shelter
• 24-Hour Hotline
• Children’s Program
• Empowerment Center (Support Groups)
• Legal Advocacy
• Medical Advocacy
• Civil Law Project
• Education
• MEN/S Group

Each year, WC&S serves nearly 7,000 individuals through our programs and services

Tax ID: 25-1264376 •


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Amount Raised:



49% Raised of $40,000 Goal