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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!!

 

Holiday Toy Drive

The Holiday Season is just around the corner and The Women’s Center of Columbia/Montour Counties is in need of new toys for children who receive services at our center.

We are running our Annual Holiday Toy Drive.  We have local businesses & Organizations participating and hosting a Toy Drive Drop Box. Here is a list of toy drop off locations:

 

Gramp’s Eatery

10 W Main St

Bloomsburg, Pa 17815

 

Wesley United Methodist Church

130 W 3rd St

Bloomsburg Pa, 17815

 

Gordner Coombs Insurance Inc

47 E Main St

Millville Pa, 17846

 

Millville Pizzeria

342 S State St

Millville Pa, 17846

 

Wind N Sea Day Spa

827 Central Rd

Bloomsburg Pa 17815

 

Root 11 Bistro

1233 Columbia Blvd

Bloomsburg Pa, 17815

 

Marleys Brewery & Grille

1323 Columbia Blvd

Bloomsburg Pa, 17815

 

Brewskis Coffee & Bar

22 E Main St

Bloomsburg Pa, 17815

 

The Iron Fork at Frosty Valley

1301 Bloom Rd

Danville Pa, 17821

 

Scoreboard Sports Tavern

6190 4th St

Bloomsburg Pa, 17815

 

Hog’s Hollow Saloon

1459 State Route 93

Berwick Pa, 18603

 

You can donate a new unwrapped toy for children, birth to 13+ years of all genders. Please no stuffed animals.

We appreciate your time and caring efforts during these difficult times.  Your donations will make the holidays bright for many children in the community.  From all of us here at The Women’s Center, we sincerely appreciate you helping us on this project.

 

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.