Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern PA provides safe houses in Washington and Fayette Counties to women and their children who are victims of domestic violence. All services are free of charge and completely confidential.

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24 Hour Transportation and Intake

Safe housing is available when you need it – anytime, day or night. We will provide transportation if you do not have a way to get to the safe house and are calling from Washington, Greene, or Fayette counties.

Individual Counseling

The safe house is staffed 24/7 by trained domestic violence Counselor/Advocates and volunteers. Those staying in the safe house who wish to talk one-on-one to a Counselor/Advocate may do so at any time of the day or night.

Support Group

Support groups are held strictly for residents in the safe house on a regular basis. While they are not mandatory, most women find them to be informative and helpful.

Assistance With Goal Planning

Safe house residents are asked to identify the goals they wish to accomplish during their stay. The safe house staff are available to help those during their stay achieve their goals by providing information and referrals, options, advocacy with area agencies when needed, and various applications.

Children’s Services

Children’s Advocates are available to work with children in the safe house. Children may be seen individually or in a group setting to talk about age-appropriate topics relating to domestic violence, such as hands are not for hitting, bullying, and safety planning.

Women in abusive relationships are often not permitted to parent or discipline their children as they would like. The Children’s Advocates are available to mothers in the safe house for assistance with positive parenting and discipline techniques.

Both of our safe houses offer a children’s playroom as well as outdoor play areas where mothers may spend quality time with their child(ren).

Food, Clothing, and Personal Care Items

Many women who are in need of safe housing are unable to bring their personal belongings, and they often do not have access to money for food, clothing, or personal care items. Food and donated clothing are provided and always available to women in the safe house. Upon arrival to the safe house, women and children are given new personal care items of their own, including shampoo, body wash, toothbrushes, and deodorant.

Serving Washington, Greene, and Fayette counties in Pennsylvania.

24-Hours a Day, 7-Days a Week!

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