DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CENTER OF
The Domestic Violence Center of Chester County provides intervention, education, outreach, advocacy, and other programs to prevent, reduce, and remedy domestic violence in Chester County. Programs offered by the Center include adult counseling, housing, legal services, children’s programs, and outreach programs to law enforcement and the community. The GAB Grant will serve 20 girls through the center’s Girl's Group, which provides a safe space where girls can address the impact domestic violence has had on their lives and create a plan to move beyond it.
$16,000 General Operating
$5,000 GAB Grant
Why This Project Matters
Northern, Eastern, Western, and Southern Chester County
1 in 3 women will experience abuse from an intimate partner or family member in their lifetimes.
Domestic violence affects all of us. Domestic violence is a complex issue in part because it is not always evident who the victims are in the community, which leads to a lack of recognition that it is a major problem. The Domestic Violence Center has served more than 38,000 victims of domestic abuse, averaging 3,000 adult survivors and their children each year. By providing comprehensive services, at no cost, to survivors and by educating professionals, adults and youth of Chester County about domestic violence.