O-R’s “Best of the Best”


We did it! Thanks to YOU, Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern PA (DVSSP) is one of the TOP 5 Nominees for the Observer-Reporter’s “Best of the Best” Program for 2017. We were voted into the top 5 in the category of Best …

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Knocking Out Domestic Violence


KNOCKING OUT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: Lessons Learned From Floyd Mayweather Last night, thousands of boxing fans around the world watched as known domestic abuser, Floyd Mayweather, took a break from battering women to defeat his opponent in the ring to the …

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Volunteers Needed!


“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?” — Martin Luther King, Jr. Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern Pennsylvania is currently looking for volunteers. The next volunteer training class will start in the spring. Deadline …

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What happens on November 1st?


October is rapidly coming to a close. As the brisk autumn wind blows, taking away the remaining leaves from the trees, it also carries away the weathered purple bows and signs that have stood proudly all month long. Domestic Violence Awareness …

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The Unintended Victims: How Children are Affected by Abusive Relationships


All too frequently we hear the news stories detailing domestic violence incidents that have gone from bad to worse. Often these stories surround the loss of life or hospitalization of a victim at the hands of their abuser. While most …

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Excellence in Male Leadership Award


Congratulations to Washington School District Athletic Director Joseph Nicolella, winner of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence’s first Excellence in Male Leadership award. Joe was nominated by DVSSP and selected by an independent panel of judges for his exemplary leadership …

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Teen Dating Violence Video Contest Winners!

TEEN DATING VIOLENCE AWARENESS VIDEO CONTEST WINNERS! Local teens were asked to participate in the Teen Dating Violence Awareness Video Contest sponsored by DVSSP and First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Greene County. Thank you to all who participated …

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Denim Day 2016


HISTORY OF DENIM DAY An 18-year old girl is picked up by her married 45-year old driving instructor for her very first lesson. He takes her to an isolated road, pulls her out of the car, wrestles her out of …

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FORTY YEARS OF HELP AND HOPE FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Forty years ago, a small group of forward-thinking women came together with a single vision – to find a way to reach battered women throughout the commonwealth and offer …

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Upcoming Events!


As the weather (finally!) begins to warm up, DVSSP will be popping up at a variety of events around town! From community education tables, festivals, summer camps and presentations, DVSSP will be spreading information and raising awareness throughout the tri-county …

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