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Giving Circle Debuts

posted on April 4, 2014

A Giving Circle to combat domestic violence in Allegheny County held its kickoff event April 2 at the Rivers Club in downtown Pittsburgh. The event was co-sponsored by Highmark and Pittsburgh Magazine.

Proceeds from the event will benefit PCADV and its four member programs in Allegheny County: Alle-Kiski Area Hope Center Inc.; Center for Victims; Crisis Center North; and Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh.

Among the attendees were, from left, WTAE-TV anchor and reporter Sally Wiggin, host; Allen Kukovich, board president of the PA Coalition Against Domestic Violence; Mary Anne Papale, community affairs director of Highmark, a corporate sponsor; Judy Greenwald Cohen, executive director of the Jewish Women's Foundation; Peg Dierkers, PCADV executive director; and Michelle Bond, executive director for Alle-Kiski Area Hope Center.

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield donates $5,000 to the Western Pennsylvania Giving Circle

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Executive Director Peg Dierkers thanked Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield for its generous support. The Giving Circle was developed by PCADV, its four Allegheny County domestic violence programs and the Pittsburgh Foundation. It will raise donations for new primary prevention programs in Allegheny County through the statewide NO MORE campaign that PCADV sponsors with the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape. Primary prevention raises awareness about the causes and the ways to prevent domestic violence from happening in the first place.

Urgent Need for Increased Funding for Domestic Violence Service Providers

posted on March 6, 2014
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The National Network to End Domestic Violence today released a new research report. Domestic Violence Counts 2013: A 24-hour Census of Domestic Violence Shelters and Services, looks at a random day - Sept. 17, 2013 from midnight to midnight - and at 1,649 domestic violence programs throughout the United States.

In Pennsylvania, 2,424 victims received services in that 24-hour period, but 364 could not be helped because local programs in the commonwealth lacked sufficient resources.

Read the full press release

National Survey Findings Highlight Need for Prevention

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Prevention of interpersonal violence (IPV) must begin at an early age before unhealthy relationship patterns are established. The National 2010 study shows that nearly 70 percent of female victims and nearly 54 percent of male victims experienced IPV before age 25.

PCADV Commends Corbett Administration’s Decision To Increase Domestic Violence Funding by $1.4M

posted on January 22, 2014
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Gov. Corbett accepts a framed collage of children's art work at a press conference announcing a proposed increase in state funding for domestic violence services.

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