About Us & Raise the Region 2018

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.


The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania (FCFP) has been presenting an event for many years now called Raise the Region®.  This fantastic fundraiser helps local nonprofit organizations in their fundraising efforts.  This event stretches across many counties, including Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, and Union!  FCFP, in partnership with Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships, will be launching a 30-hour fundraising event starting on Wednesday, March 14, 2018.

Mark your calendar! On Wednesday, March 14th at 6:00 PM through midnight on Thursday, March 15th our supporters, volunteers, and the rest of the public are encouraged to visit https://raisetheregion.org/categories/housing-and-shelter and select the participating nonprofit(s) of your choice to support and your gift will be stretched by a generous contribution from Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships.  Your donation(s) can also help raise additional support for the nonprofits selected by qualifying them for monetary prizes.  All gifts are tax deductible and will help make your favorite nonprofits mission possible.

The Women’s Center, Inc. of Columbia/Montour is so honored and pleased to be part of this wonderful online fundraiser!  The event is divided into many categories.  The Women’s Center, Inc. is listed under the Housing and Shelter category.  Please consider helping out with this event!