Community Outreach

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 Broken or outdated cell phones will be recycled through Shelter Alliance, an environmentally responsible cell phone-recycling program.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. 

 

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

 

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month was first declared in October, 1989. Since then, October has been a time to properly acknowledge domestic violence survivors and be a voice for its victims. Domestic Violence Awareness campaigns educate the community on the widespread presence of abuse and promote social change. They allow survivors of domestic violence to obtain local and available resources. Some of the Domestic Violence Awareness campaigns that take place across the state:

Purple Ribbon Campaign

Clothesline Project

Silent Witness Displays

 

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). It is a campaign to raise public awareness about sexual assault and educate the community and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence. In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, The Women’s Center, Inc. host a campaign, Paint The Town Teal. This event is used to show support to survivors in our community and join together to end the cycle of violence. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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