About Us

Public Notice

In light of the current COVID 19 pandemic, The Women’s Center, Inc. of Columbia and Montour County is making changes to the provision of service to domestic and sexual victims.  These changes will be in place until further notice.

All In Person Services are suspended until further notice.  This includes but is not limited to the following:

·         All in person crisis intervention services in the outside community.  This includes hospitals, police stations, and all other agencies.

·         All accompaniment and transportation services for clients to outside service providers.  This includes to hospitals, county court, police stations and magisterial district court.

·         In person facilitation of EPFA’s through any Women’s Center location

·         Group counseling

·         In person individual counseling

·         Education and Awareness Programming to the community. 

·         On site emergency shelter   

Emergency shelter will be provided off site on a case by case basis. 

Hotline services are available.  Victims and their families are encouraged to utilize the hotline to reach an advocate for any counseling needs.

The Women’s Center, Inc. in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania is a non-profit organization that was formed in 1974 and incorporated in 1976. One of the first programs in Pennsylvania to provide free support services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and incest, the Women’s Center serves the residents of Columbia and Montour counties.

The philosophy of the Women’s Center is that all individuals are equal to one another and have the right to live in a nonviolent environment. Women’s Center staff, volunteers, and the board of directors endeavor to promote an atmosphere where people can strive for equality and respect and gain confidence in their abilities. By receiving peer encouragement and practical support, victims of domestic violence and sexual assault can work toward regaining a positive self-image. It is our belief that this positive self-image will give any person who has been battered or sexually assaulted the strength necessary to handle their problems and to work toward a solution.

Check out our community outreach page to see what events and fundraisers are going on!!


Participant Holiday Event: COVID-19 Update

The Women’s Center is committed to helping all victims of domestic and sexual violence and their families have a safe and happy holiday season. In order to keep everyone safe during the COVID-19 crisis, we are actively working on modifying our holiday event in order to provide support for children and families in the safest and healthiest way possible.  Please check back here, or on our social media pages, for updates.




Emergency Food and Daily Supplies Available

The Women’s Center has food and other supplies available to those in need.  Please contact our hotline at:  570-784-6631 to speak with an advocate.

Anniversary Luncheon Cancelled Due to COVID-19

Due to COVID-19 concerns and restrictions, we have cancelled our annual recognition luncheon event.  The Women’s Center thanks everyone who has helped our work throughout the 2019-2020 fiscal year.  Please stay tuned for new information on how we plan to recognize the stellar individuals in our community.