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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 Party

Every year The Women’s Center, Inc. hosts an annual Participant Holiday Party to offer some of our client’s affected by domestic and sexual violence a holiday dinner.  This event included pictures with Santa, activities for kids, and free holiday gifts for all the children.  We would like to thank everyone who donated items for the event and volunteered!  A special thank you to Central Columbia High School Home Economics students who donated trays of cookies for the event.

Yard Sale Donation

Saige Treon and Gabriella Gonzalez Jenkins are bright, sweet 5th grade girls who love to dance, have fun, and enjoy helping their community and friends out whenever they can. Over the past school year, the girls decided they wanted to raise money to help others. They were thinking of everything and anything they could sell and/or donate. Their brainstorming ranged from providing clean water to those in Africa to donating money to the local hospitals. In the end, they decided the best way to make the biggest impact would be to donate their money to the Bloomsburg Women’s Center, Inc.

On Sat June 22nd, 2018, Gabriella and Saige awoke early and helped their parents set up for the big day. The evening before they made cupcakes and brownies to go with the hotdogs and water and some other goodies they were excited to offer. The girls sold clothes, books, household items, and stuffed animals/toys. They placed signs around local businesses as well as hung posters at some popular spots. That Saturday was one of the many rainy days in June and the turn out wasn’t the best. But all their hard work and efforts did pay off. From their local friends and community members who decided to take a drive over and shop, the girls were able to have a fun day and raised $110.00 for the Women’s Center, Inc.


Anniversary Luncheon

Our Anniversary Luncheon this year was held on October 25th, 2018 and celebrated 25 years of our Medical Advocacy Program.  Our Medical Advocacy Program works with both Geisinger Medical Center and Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital to provide services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in the hospital setting.  This year we recognized individuals in the following categories; Social Services, Education, Volunteers, Law Enforcement, Citizens, and Businesses for their dedicated efforts in maintaining our mission statement by eradicating domestic violence and sexual assault in Columbia and Montour counties.  We want to thank everyone for their dedication!