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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 […]

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 […]

PCADV seeks proposals for fundraising counsel

July 27, 2020

Request for Proposal: Fundraising Counsel Posted: July 28, 2020 Deadline: August 14, 2020  About PCADV  The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) is a statewide collaborative membership organization committed to ending intimate partner violence and all forms of violence against women.  Founded in 1976, PCADV is the oldest statewide domestic violence coalition in the nation. Each year, its network of 59 local […]

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 […]

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