Shelter from the Storm

Shelter from the Storm

Last year, Women’s Center & Shelter operated at an average of 112% capacity. Sadly, we referred 445 women and children to alternative resources because our beds were full, and others were already sleeping on couches and cots. The need to support survivors of domestic abuse is growing and so are we.

In order to meet the demand for services and provide a welcoming, safe and secure environment to best facilitate healing, Women’s Center & Shelter has launched an $11.2 million capital campaign. The Shelter from the Storm capital campaign focuses on three main areas:

  • SANCTUARY SECURED – A focus on safety and security
  • CENTERED SERVICES – Warm, welcoming and accessible environment
  • CHILD FOCUSED – Children playing, learning and growing together

Give Your Assistance

Your donation will provide access, security and hope to even more women and children suffering from the effects of domestic violence.


Our Vision of Hope for Survivors of Domestic Abuse

Connecting to a domestic violence program is the single most important factor in reducing intimate partner violence fatalities , injuries and re-assaults. We know that the right environment helps the healing process and allows survivors to begin new lives free from fear and abuse. Building renovations through the Shelter from the Storm capital campaign will provide a safer environment with ample open space, and the capacity to have multiple areas for children and their mothers to interact and connect during a time of extraordinary crises.

Emergency Shelter capacity will expand from 36 to 47 beds to ensure for the safety of even more women and children. To further break down barriers preventing women from leaving an abusive relationship, planned renovations include a Pet Suite so that victims can feel confident in bringing their pets with them.

Our newly renovated building will provide those who need it with Shelter from the Storm. View the Shelter from the Storm Case for Support to learn more about our plans and goals.

Hope can be seen on the faces of those served by Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh. A newly renovated building will provide even more hope to women experiencing intimate partner violence, as well as children witnesses of domestic abuse .

To see construction progress, view the photo album below.

Photo Album

Watch this powerful video and learn more about how your generosity can provide a new life for a woman and her family.