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 Hanover will be a new domestic violence services subcontractor for PCADV, restoring its program count to 59 across the Commonwealth. “We’re thrilled to add YWCA Hanover to our roster of programs,” said Susan Higginbotham, CEO, PCADV. Adding, “YWCA Hanover is an established social services agency already serving clients from York and Adams Counties. We believe they are well-equipped to quickly expand capacity to provide quality, trauma-informed services to victims and survivors of domestic violence in Adams County.”
YWCA Hanover will receive from PCADV, a total of $230,777 to fund core domestic violence services for the nine months of October 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020. After June 30, 2020, funding will increase to $307,703 per year for the remainder of the contract period through June 30, 2022.
These funds are used to provide core domestic violence services, which includes:
- 24-hour hotline
- Crisis intervention
- Safety planning
- Emergency shelter (or access to) which includes hotels/motels or safe homes as appropriate
- Service advocacy
- Trauma-informed counseling/advocacy, both individual and group, for adults and children/youth
All PCADV-funded programs are also required to engage in additional activities. They include community education/awareness, training for community agencies/systems, and advocacy to affect policy or procedural change to improve services for domestic violence survivors.
PCADV temporarily took over services in Adams County through September 30, 2019. It will work with YWCA Hanover to ensure a seamless transition of services over the next month.
Founded in 1976, the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) is the oldest statewide domestic violence coalition in the nation. Each year, a network of 59 local domestic violence programs provide free and confidential services to nearly 90,000 victims of domestic violence and their children in all 67 counties of the Commonwealth. The local programs and Coalition form interconnecting links in a chain of services and support to help victims and survivors find safety, obtain justice, and build lives free of abuse.