Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh is more than an emergency shelter for adults experiencing domestic violence and their children. It is a safe harbor that provides specialized care and support for survivors 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 45 years, offering hope and healing to survivors 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 survivors of domestic abuse. By offering a holistic approach to healing, our programs and services for survivors 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 adults 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 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, 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.
She helps me talk about stuff and get my feelings out.Children's Support Client
They helped me a lot to understand how things can be hard for a child. They also helped me with transportation. My son loves toChildren's Program Client
It is a comfort for me to speak in my own language and to be understood.RIL Client
She helped me realize self-care was important to my healing.INC Client
The support here is amazing. My kids and I were so afraid upon arriving and we were made to feel welcome and not afraid. EveryoneShelter Resident
I don't know what I would have done without any attorney to help me; she was on my side and fought for me.Civil Law Project Client
Extremely satisfied. This is my first time ever having to utilize this service, but everyone has been very knowledgeable with the resources and patient.Empowerment Center Client
I feel safe here and I like being around other kids my age.Resident Child
I just needed an “ear” and they were good at comforting me when I needed them the most.Hotline Caller
To have the WC&S Legal Advocates recognize my situation so quickly as abuse gave me confidence that I could escape.Legal Advocacy Client
There is help…
There is hope
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