The Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh (WC&S) was one of the first six shelters in the United States for battered women. WC&S was founded in 1974.
Since that time, the Women's Center & Shelter has been at the forefront of the Battered Women's Movement, creating and implementing innovative and effective programming aimed at preventing domestic violence and providing services to domestic violence victims.
Each year more than 5,200 individuals - women, children and some men - utilize our services for domestic violence victims.
Domestic violence has been ongoing throughout the ages, all over the world; it wasn't until the early 1970s that domestic violence was even given a name and recognized as a national problem.
The Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh provides a 24-hour crisis hotline, temporary shelter, ongoing individual counseling and support groups, advocacy and support services for women victims of domestic violence and their children.
Their services are free and confidential.
They also provide school and community education and professional training on the scope and dynamics of domestic violence.
Call their 24-hour Hotline at 412-687-8005 or toll free, 877-338-TALK (8255) for help or more information.
Please visit www.wcspittsburgh.org