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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 […]

PCADV Board of Directors elects new president

July 10, 2020

Effective July 1, 2020, Vashti Bledsoe assumed the role of PCADV’s Board President. Bledsoe, who is the Bilingual Domestic Violence Program Director for Lutheran Settlement House in Philadelphia, has served on PCADV’s Board of Directors since January 2019 and as Vice President since November of the same year. She has been with Lutheran Settlement House […]

Response to Recent Acts of Racism

May 29, 2020

Our nation is hurting. As we navigate this pandemic, politicians are weighing lives against economics and politics. Surpassing a grim milestone of 100,000 lives lost to the COVID-19 crisis, simultaneously, we regularly face conscienceless acts of injustice against communities of color.  The COVID-19 crisis is disproportionately impacting communities of color, underscoring long-standing disparity in public […]

PCADV Responds to Governor Wolf’s Budget Proposal

February 4, 2020

The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) applauds Governor Wolf in his efforts to focus on Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable and underserved populations and in prioritizing the implementation of the recommendations by the Council on Reform. “It has been my distinct honor to serve on Governor Wolf’s Council on Reform to look comprehensively at ways Pennsylvania […]

PCADV Delivers Testimony at Special Council on Gun Violence Prevention

November 25, 2019

CEO Susan Higginbotham Discusses Domestic Violence and Firearms Today, Susan Higginbotham, PCADV CEO, presented testimony on the intersection of guns and domestic violence as part of a panel to discuss preventing domestic violence-related shootings. The hearing was held in State College and was hosted by the Special Council on Gun Violence. Today’s hearing focused on […]

PCADV and Second Lady Gisele Fetterman Honor 123 Lives Lost to Domestic Violence in Pennsylvania at Capitol Ceremony

October 25, 2019

HARRISBURG, Pa., (October 21, 2019) — The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV), joined by partners, advocates, legislators and volunteers, today held its annual Domestic Violence Awareness Month Ceremony at the State Capitol. Domestic Violence Month is observed nationally during the month of October. It serves as a time to unite advocates, survivors, lawmakers, and others […]

PCADV Announces New Domestic Violence Services Provider for Adams County

September 6, 2019

HARRISBURG, Pa., (September 6, 2019) — The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) announces that the YWCA Hanover has been selected to provide domestic violence services in Adams County. PCADV initiated a Request for Proposals following the abrupt closure in June of Survivors Inc., the longtime provider of domestic violence services in Adams County. YWCA […]

PCADV seeks proposals for strategic planning consultant

The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) is seeking proposals for a consultant to design and lead a strategic planning process, including the development of a theory of change. Qualified consultants should have expertise in designing and leading a strategic planning process; an understanding of intimate partner violence (IPV); and demonstrated experience with assisting organizations […]

PCADV Lauds Signing of Governor’s Executive Order on Vulnerable Populations

July 31, 2019

The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) commends Governor Tom Wolf for signing his “Protection of Vulnerable Populations” Executive Order today. The Order establishes an Office of Advocacy and Reform within the governor’s office to help ensure the health and safety of all Pennsylvanians. Additionally, a Council on Reform will be created to support efforts […]

PCADV Applauds Senator Casey for Introduction of Bill to Reauthorize Family Violence Prevention and Services Act

July 25, 2019

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) applauds U.S. Senator Bob Casey for introduction of legislation to reauthorize the Family Violence Prevention Services Act (FVPSA).  “Senator Casey continues to be a champion for survivors of domestic violence and their families,” said Susan Higginbotham, PCADV’s Chief Executive Officer. “Introduction of S.2259 is further confirmation of his […]

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