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We believe that everyone deserves a safe and healthy relationship that is free from violence and abuse. 

We are here to help individuals and families who are experiencing physical abuse, but also other kinds of abuse in their relationships, such as emotional or verbal, digital, financial, or sexual abuse.

Our Mission

Our mission is to end domestic violence by empowering survivors, raising awareness, and creating safer communities. 

We do this by not only helping individuals and families affected by domestic violence, but by working in our communities to create change and educate young people so we can break the cycle of violence for future generations. DVSSP provides services in Washington, Greene, and Fayette counties in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Events and Donations

To support DVSSP's mission, we continually seek donations to fund our ongoing operations and help pay for utilities, food, and other needed supplies for our programs. Most of our grants fund very specific expenses and do not cover unexpected client needs that arise. We host fundraising events throughout the year to raise critical funds to cover these expenses so we can serve our clients and their children at a time when they need our help the most.

Services and Programs

Our free and confidential programs are available to anyone experiencing abuse in a relationship in Washington, Greene, and Fayette counties. 

Our programs are supported by individual and corporate donors, as well as state and federal grants. Often, the grants we receive only fund particular programs and do not account for unexpected client needs or expenses. This is why donations of unrestricted funds are so important to our agency so that we can provide services for clients when they need them the most.

Corporate Sponsors

Our work would not be possible without our individual and corporate donors and sponsors. We partner with several local businesses who share our goal of eliminating domestic violence in our communities. 

Learn how you can be a corporate sponsor.

Board of Directors

Our board of directors consists of community leaders and volunteers representing our service area of Washington, Greene, and Fayette counties. They are responsible for governance, financial oversight, strategic planning, major decision-making, and representing the interests of our donors, our clients, and our communities. They are also responsible for selection and evaluation of DVSSP’s executive leadership.

Current Board

  • Mike McClaine, Chair
  • Poll Musar, Treasurer
  • Elisabeth H. Wagers, Secretary
  • Lori M. Ashby
  • Jordan Joltes
  • Merv Mnieriem
  • Adele Marvin
  • Hannah Mayes
  • Liz Menhart
  • Nina Pompeani
  • Mary Pruss
  • Director Emeritus, Dolores H. Hart
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