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Stalking Isn’t Romantic

January 26, 2021

This blog was updated on December 14 after the release of the third season of “You.” Pop culture misses the serious reality Heading into late 2018, if you asked someone if they knew who Penn Badgley was, they were likely to reference his character Dan Humphrey in the CW series “Gossip Girl.” But that all changed once […]

Instances of sexual abuse and domestic violence increase during crises

April 9, 2020

A joint media statement from PCADV, PCAR, and the Center for Children’s Justice HARRISBURG — Today, Pennsylvania’s leading voices for victims of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault issued a stark warning:  COVID-19 will inflict traumatic consequences and casualties far beyond those measured in the daily count outlining positive COVID-19 tests, hospitalizations and virus-related deaths.    […]

PCADV seeks proposals for domestic violence services provider in Adams County

July 12, 2019

The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) seeks proposals for the provision of core domestic violence services in Adams county Pennsylvania, from a provider that can offer options for safety through a continuum of intervention and support services for victims/survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. It is anticipated that the program will be […]

PCADV to take over domestic violence services for Adams county through end of September

June 28, 2019

Survivors Inc., located in Gettysburg, Adams County has become financially insolvent. On June 12, the interim Executive Director, who has since resigned, notified The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) that they could not meet the payroll obligations for work already completed. PCADV is grateful to the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency for providing […]


January 13, 2022

PCADV signed on as an Amicus on a brief authored by the Women’s Law Project in a federal case before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals named Hall v. Millersville. The suit filed by the parents of Karlie Hall, a victim of dating violence against Millersville University, alleged that the University failed to meet its […]

SOS: Seeking help in a virtual world

November 18, 2021

Morse code, upside-down flags, and words like Mayday are just a few of the ways we have learned to signal for help when something goes wrong. In a growing virtual world, distress signals for those experiencing domestic violence have become common, with new strategies for those in need of support consistently being shared on social […]

Giving Tuesday: A chance to make a difference

November 30, 2020

December is the season for giving, and after the tumultuous year that 2020 was, there are many who are in need of cheer and, most importantly, help.

PCADV, OCDEL Team Up for Domestic Violence Awareness Toolkit

October 30, 2020

HARRISBURG, Pa., (October 30, 2020) — The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) and the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) have teamed up to create a domestic violence awareness toolkit to educate family support workers and Family Supports staff on how domestic violence may impact the clients and families they serve while […]

PCADV and State Legislators Honor 112 Lives Lost to Domestic Violence in Pennsylvania in Virtual Ceremony

October 16, 2020

The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV), joined by partners, advocates, legislators, and volunteers, will recognize the 112 lives lost to domestic violence throughout the month of October for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  Domestic Violence Awareness Month is observed nationally during the month of October. It serves as a time to unite the broader community in the effort to prevent and end domestic […]

Funding at the forefront for domestic violence survivors

September 11, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought multiple challenges for people throughout the world. For domestic violence survivors, the pandemic brought an additional challenge, as cases of domestic violence and intimate partner violence have risen while staying at home and socially distancing.

Rise of IPV presents additional COVID challenge

September 1, 2020

Intimate partner violence-related (IPV) homicides in the U.S. have increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study from Equal Justice Initiative.

PCADV Seeks Proposals for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consultant

August 20, 2020

Posted: August 20, 2020Proposals Due: September 18, 2020 Project Overview Since our inception, PCADV has had a long-standing commitment to what we refer to as our Principles of Unity. The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV), established in 1976, is incorporated in Pennsylvania as a non-profit membership organization.  Since 1980, PCADV also has served as […]

TikTok ‘man in charge’ challenge puts those in danger at greater risk

August 5, 2020

The recently circulated ‘Man In Charge’ challenge encourages TikTokers to prank call “feminist” organizations and ask for the ‘man in charge.’ The challenge is not just a harmless prank for those experiencing violence. The calls are delaying or preventing access to help. These calls have begun to infiltrate the hotlines of domestic violence programs and […]

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