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Category: Announcements

Upholding Reproductive and Sexual Health Options for Victims and Survivors of Domestic Violence

PCADV believes in every person’s right to bodily autonomy and to make decisions about what’s best for their lives. Since 1976, our Coalition has worked to support victims of domestic violence in escaping abuse and rebuilding safe and autonomous lives—access to reproductive and sexual healthcare is fundamental to achieving this mission. 


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 […]

In the News: Looking at domestic violence in four parts: a plan, a meeting, a survivor and a witness

PCADV’s anti-oppression prevention efforts were highlighted in the Evening Sun. Read more.

PCADV participates in gun violence prevention roundtable convened by Congresswoman Dean

Congresswoman Dean and the Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania co-hosted a roundtable during Domestic Violence Awareness Month to address both gun and domestic violence prevention in Pennsylvania communities. Participants brought expertise from public health, gun violence prevention, and domestic violence prevention and intervention perspectives to discuss the intersections and needed collaborative community response and policy reform. […]

Get Involved! This Week is DVAM Week of Action

We’re halfway through Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) already, and we want to thank you for bringing awareness to domestic violence alongside us. All this week, you have a chance to do even more, as it’s the national DVAM Week of Action. What’s the Week of Action? Each day we have a theme where you […]

PCADV joins NNEDV and other state coalitions in #Every1KnowsSome1 month-long national campaign to raise awareness about domestic violence

Harrisburg, PA: Each year, in October, advocates, survivors, and supporters recognize October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). This October, PCADV is partnering with the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) and other state and territorial coalitions across the nation to start a coordinated national conversation about domestic violence and how we can all […]

Victim Services Incorporated to assume domestic violence services for Cambria and Somerset Counties

HARRISBURG, Pa., (June 8, 2021) — Following a request for proposals in April, a review committee at the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) has selected Victim Services Incorporated to assume domestic violence services previously provided by Women’s Help Center. Victims Services Incorporated, with locations in Johnstown and Somerset, will be funded by PCADV to […]

Uber and PCADV to Provide Free Rides for Survivors of Abuse

Through the donation Uber will provide around 1,000 free rides to assist victims seeking support services or fleeing violent situations in Pennsylvania PENNSYLVANIA – Uber today announced a partnership with Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) to provide about 1,000 free rides, up to $20,000, for domestic violence victims seeking services or fleeing unsafe situations. […]

PCADV seeks proposals for domestic violence services provider in Cambria and Somerset counties

HARRISBURG, Pa., (April 16, 2021) — The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) seeks proposals for the provision of core domestic violence services in Cambria and Somerset counties, from a provider that can offer options for safety through a continuum of intervention and support services for victims and survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, and […]

PCADV’s Prevention Statewide Leadership Team Releases Bold Five-Year State Action Plan for Preventing Domestic Violence in Pennsylvania

The State Action Plan comes on the heels of PCADV’s research that tested domestic violence prevention messaging, setting the foundation for this period of action. HARRISBURG, Pa., April 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) established a diverse and interdisciplinary Statewide Leadership Team (SLT) to develop its bold five-year plan for preventing domestic violence (DV) in […]