If you are a victim of domestic violence, help is just a phone call away.

DVS 24-Hour Hotline

717.299.1249
Collect Calls Accepted

National Domestic Violence Hot Line

1.800.799.SAFE (7233)
TTY 1.800.787.3224

Domestic Violence Victim Services

The Community Action Program of Lancaster Country provides a variety of services for victims of domestic violence.

Emergency Shelter

Our confidential and secure shelter provides a temporary safe place for victims of domestic violence (and their children) who are forced to flee their home for safety reasons. Advocates are on-site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide support, education and counseling, as well as information and referral to community resources. Services provided during the stay help to stabilize the victim’s immediate crisis as well as support long term goal planning.

Call the 24-hour Hotline at 717.299.1249 for immediate help with an emergency or for more information about shelter services.

24-Hour Hotline

717.299.1249

Help is just a phone call away! This lifeline for victims in danger provides immediate peer support, information, safety planning and coordination of resources. 

Individual and Group Counseling

Domestic violence counseling works with victims to explore relationship alternatives, establish short and long term goals, develop self-esteem and promote personal growth. Support groups provide participants with an outlet to share their experiences and growth process with other victims. Counseling services are available to both shelter residents and non-residents. 

Contact us at 717.299.9677 for more information about support group locations.

Children's Activities

DVS is committed to meeting the emotional needs of children who are victims of and/or witness to domestic violence. A special space inside the shelter is designed for children’s therapeutic, educational and recreational activities. Children’s services are also available to non-shelter residents whose parents are participating in counseling.

Domestic Violence Legal Clinic

The Legal Clinic ensures domestic violence victims full access to the court system. Our staff attorneys provide representation in legal matters ranging from obtaining Protection from Abuse Orders to consultation on issues such as divorce, child custody, spousal and child support, and other civil legal matters. Clinic hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. In an emergency outside of regular clinic hours, please call the 24-hour hotline.

For more information, please call 717.291.5826.

Transitional Housing

The Bridge Housing program provides up to 12 months of transitional housing and comprehensive support services to domestic violence victims and their children to fill the gap between homelessness and permanent housing. Bridge Housing offers an affordable and safe housing alternative for victims who need time to establish themselves financially in order to move to permanent housing. Limited space is available.

For more details, please contact 717.299.9677.

Eligibility

DVS provides free, confidential services and is committed to serving all victims of domestic violence and their dependent children. Facilities are handicapped-accessible.

Locations

Domestic Violence Legal Clinic
35 East Orange Street, Suite 201
Lancaster, PA 17602
phone: 717.291.5826
fax: 717.290.6855