Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh is more than an emergency shelter for women experiencing domestic violence and their children. It is a safe harbor that provides specialized care and support for women who have experienced all types of intimate partner violence from physical to emotional through Emergency Shelter, Legal Advocacy, a 24-Hour Hotline, Support Groups and more. Women’s Center & Shelter has been a trusted and respected resource in the Pittsburgh Community for more than 40 years, offering hope and healing to women and children who have suffered from the devastating effects of domestic abuse.
We are more than a shelter. We are a source of hope for victims of domestic abuse. By offering a holistic approach to healing, our programs and services for women and children offer the safety and support they need. Women’s Center & Shelter welcomes survivors of abuse at different stages in their journeys and works with them to meet their personal, individual needs.Impact
Safety is a basic human need that many of us take for granted. Right now, there are countless women and children who fear for their lives and their futures because of the threat of intimate partner violence . By contributing to our mission , you are providing the precious gift of safety to those who need it most.DONATE NOW
Domestic violence can affect anyone , regardless of race, religion, gender, age, nationality or economic class. Every day in the United States, 3 women are murdered by a current or former male partner. Educate yourself and those you love most so that you can get help, and help those around you. Knowledge is power.Learn
For more than 40 years , Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh has been a leader in providing safety, shelter, support and guidance to all victims of domestic violence. During this time, we have been witness to both the triumphs and heartaches associated with domestic violence. These experiences are what drive our unwavering commitment to serving survivors of domestic abuse.
Our expert and highly trained staff provide life-saving programs and personalized services designed to help break the cycle of violence. It is through the support of the entire community that our work will endure, and survivors of abuse will find the hope and strength necessary to rebuild their lives.
My safety comes first. I learned from the Hotline that I didn’t have to take it and it wasn’t my fault.Hotline Caller
My advocate is still in contact with me to this day. It’s amazing that someone would be that dedicated to one person.Legal Advocacy Client
You help us get our voices back.Support Group Participant
Wednesday is my favorite day because me and my mom get to talk at the Mom & Me Group.Resident Child
Just come with the clothes on your back and bring your kids. They will help with everything. It will be okay.Shelter Resident
SWAT saved my life. Women’s Center & Shelter helped me rebuild it.Legal Advocacy Client
There is help…
There is hope
Is there more the legal system can do to help women of Domestic Violence? The recent tragic death of Alina Sheykhet at the hands ofRead more on our blog…