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The Women’s Center

Cell Phone Drive

The Women’s Center, Inc. of Columbia/Montour Counties is conducting a community-wide used cell phone collection drive now through the end of February 2021. The donation of your used cell phone and charger is appreciated. The following locations will have a cell phone “drop box:”  

Dunkin’, Bloomsburg. 

Bloom Naturally, Bloomsburg. 

That’s Amore, Bloomsburg. 

Bloomsburg Public Library, Bloomsburg. 

Bloomin’ Bagels II, Bloomsburg.

Montour County Courthouse, Danville.  

Thomas Beaver Free Library, Danville. 

The phones will be distributed to victims of domestic violence and their families for use of 911 emergency phones.

Broken or outdated cell phones will be recycled through Shelter Alliance, an environmentally responsible cell phone-recycling program. Proceeds from the recycled phones will be used to fund various advocacy and educational programs at the Women’s Center, which benefit victims of domestic violence and their families. 

The Women’s Center, Inc. is a non-profit organization serving victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault in Columbia and Montour counties that provides services such as: 24-hour emergency hotline counseling, emergency shelter, individual and group counseling, children’s counseling, support groups, medical and legal advocacy and accompaniment, and education programs. All services are free and confidential. 

If you would like additional information, please contact The Women’s Center, Inc. at 570-784-6632 Monday through Friday, 9AM-5PM, or call our 24-hour hotline toll free at 1-800-544-8293. 

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 modified 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!!

 

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.