About Us

Public Notice

In light of the current COVID 19 pandemic, The Women’s Center, Inc. of Columbia and Montour County has made some changes to service provision to domestic and sexual violence victims.  

The following services have been modified until further notice

  • Group Counseling Services will be conducted virtually

  • Transportation services

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

All other in-person services have resumed following CDC guidelines

Tele counseling and hotline services remain available.

To help maintain social distancing guidelines, we recommend scheduling an appointment, if possible.

Victims and their families are encouraged to utilize the hotline to connect to services.

 

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!!

 

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.