domestic-violence

A Pa. Republican backed gun restrictions for domestic abusers in Harrisburg. He didn’t in Washington D.C.

BY: - March 26, 2021

A little more than two years ago, then-state Rep. Fred Keller, R-Snyder, stood on the floor of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives with a message for his conservative colleagues. At the time, the chamber was considering a bill that would become Act 79, which makes it easier to take guns away from convicted domestic abusers, […]

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Intimate partner violence, Pa.’s silent pandemic, can be silent no longer | Fletcher McClellan and Paige Oustrich

BY: - February 19, 2021

By failing to recognize the short- and long-term effects the coronavirus pandemic poses to vulnerable populations, state and county governments in Pennsylvania have reinforced a silent pandemic of domestic violence.    

Uniontown’s Mary House provides structure and stability for women | Helping the Helpers

BY: - December 7, 2020

The former St. Mary Nativity Convent was transformed into a transitional home for women to live in community and gain support to achieve their life goals.

In SWPA, domestic violence services available during holidays, pandemic. Where to find them | Helping the Helpers

BY: - December 6, 2020

People who want to support the agency during the holiday season can do so by donating money or gift cards, Orbin said. Gift cards to big box stores or gas stations can help someone who is living in temporary housing.

Erie’s Crime Victim Center faces technological challenges while providing community resources during pandemic

BY: - April 26, 2020

Should federal lawmakers be successful in their push for increased domestic violence prevention funding in the CARES Act, the center’s director, Paul Lukach hopes to make “our technology even better than it is.”

COVID-19 in NEPA: Domestic violence advocates worry about women’s safety in the pandemic

BY: - April 24, 2020

They’re worried about homeless women and those who are victims of domestic violence. They’re grappling with finding new funding sources for their organizations, or dwindling resources. They’re stressed about their staff.

Coronavirus crisis sparks increase in domestic violence in Philadelphia

BY: - April 7, 2020

More calls have been coming in to Philadelphia's domestic violence hotline as people have been confined to their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To mark Domestic Violence Awareness Month, lawmakers remember 123 Pennsylvanians killed in 2018

BY: - October 21, 2019

In June, the General Assembly approved a 10 percent budget increase for domestic violence services.

Pa.’s Fitzpatrick joins Pelosi, House Democrats in attempt to revive lapsed domestic violence protections

BY: - March 7, 2019

WASHINGTON – Pennsylvania Republican U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick joined U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic women in the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday to unveil legislation that would re-authorize funding for programs and services relating to domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking. The legislation lapsed last month after Congress failed to […]