During this time, with the stress of the pandemic and lack of social interaction, safety concerns for domestic violence and child safety are high. If you are experiencing abuse or safety concerns at home, there are still resources available to help you. Please reach out if you are able and in need of assistance.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & SEXUAL ASSAULT RESOURCES:
- You can still get an Emergency Protection From Abuse order (even when courts are closed) – INFO UPDATED 03/18/20
- All PA Domestic Violence Programs – please call (if able) to see if services are altered during the pandemic
- If the corona virus has forced you to self-isolate or self-quarantine in your home and you feel you may be in an unsafe situation for you and your children, help is available:
- Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh; 24 Hour Hotline: (877) 338-8255; www.wcspittsburgh.org
- Crisis Center North; 24 Hour CCN Hotline: (412) 364-5556 | 24 Hour Toll Free Hotline: (866) 782-0911; www.crisiscenternorth.org
- Alle-Kiski Area Hope Center- Tarentum; 24 Hour Hotline: (724) 224-1266 | 24 Hour Toll Free Hotline: (888) 299-4673; www.akhopecenter.org
- Center for Victims; 24 Hour Toll Free Hotline: (866) 644-2882; https://www.centerforvictims.org/services/victim-services/
- HOPE Center: if social distancing has forced you into unsafe situation, call 724-224-1266 to speak with an advocate. Available to call 24/7. They will help provide domestic violence information, community resources, safety planning, support, and more!
- PAAR (Pittsburgh Action Against Rape)’s office is closed but you can still access resources for sexual assault and violence at the Helpline: Running as usual 24/7 1-866-363-7273. Text/Chat Line: Services available and accessed through our website, https://paar.net/
WOMEN’S CENTER & SHELTER POSTERS – Multiple Languages
If you feel that home is not a safe place, WC&S is still here and all of their services are up and running, with modifications and precautions in line with the Governor’s orders. We recognize this is a stressful time and some people, especially English language learners, may not know of services available to them due to language and cultural barriers.
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CHILD SAFETY RESOURCES
If you are concerned about the wellbeing or safety of a child in your home, or child abuse has been reported to or witnessed by you, there are still resources available to help.
- Everyone is encouraged to call 412-473-2000 or 1-800-932-0313* with concerns about the well-being of a person under the age of 18 years. These numbers answer 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Mandated reporters are requested to use the PA Child Welfare Portal to report suspected abuse.
- When you report child abuse or neglect, you will be asked for information such as:
- the name of the child
- the child’s home address
- the age of the child
- the name of the child’s primary caregiver
- the concerns you have that prompted you to make the call
- You can make the call anonymously and do not have to give your name or contact information.
- Allegheny County DHS safe home videos
- Learn how to keep your home safe for children while they are home all day, as well as soothing a crying baby, and other helpful resources.
- Center for Victims hotline is 1-866-644-2882
- If the child is in a state of emergency or you have immediate fears for safety, call 911
Do you need assistance accessing any of this information in another language or contacting service providers? If so, please call our hotline and leave a message at 412-742-4200 in your preferred language or submit a referral online.