DVSSP strives to:
- Increase Awareness,
- Empower Victims,
- Work for Change.
The vision of Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern PA is to be part of a community in which domestic and partner violence is eradicated FOR everyone, BY everyone.
The mission of Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern PA is to increase awareness of domestic violence and its effect on the community, to empower those victimized by providing advocacy and safe and effective services, and to work for social change designed to eliminate domestic violence.
Demonstrating the highest standards of integrity while treating all persons with respect and consideration regardless of race, color, age, gender, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, handicap or disability, marital or family status, or sexual orientation, in fulfillment of our mission Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern PA will…
…develop and facilitate relevant community education, intervention, and prevention programs for adults and youth of all ages;
…offer advocacy with community resources, in addition to shelter, counseling, and meaningful support services designed to empower survivors to make their own informed choices;
…advocate for the rights of victims while actively working to make positive changes in societal responses to domestic and partner violence.