UPDATED: May 6, 2019
Blackburn Center provides services for people whose lives have been impacted by violence and crime, and actively advocates for the changes needed in our communities to end this violence. All services are provided at no cost, confidential, can be anonymous, and are available to men women and children.
Although all types of abuse feature an element of power and control, people with disabilities may experience unique dynamics of abuse that others may not. Further certain aspects may cultivate a situation for abuse including stigma towards people with disabilities, the nature of disability and lack of accessible resources.
Blackburn Center is offers the support to those with disabilities who have experienced abuse. Our services include:
24-Hour Hotline - To reach a counselor any time of the day or night, call: 724-836-1122 or 1-888-832-2272.
Emergency Shelter - Temporary emergency shelter is available to victims of intimate partner violence and their children.
Counseling and Therapy - Blackburn Center provides in-person crisis counseling to victims of violence or crime. In addition, therapy services are offered by appointment.
Support Groups - Blackburn Center's staff facilitates weekly support groups for victims of violence or crime to explore their strengths, resources and options.
Medical Advocacy/Accompaniment - Medical advocates meet victims of violence or crime at medical facilities in Westmoreland County in order to provide support during medical examinations and information about available options and resources. Medical advocacy services are available 24/7.
Legal System Support - Legal advocates accompany victims of violence or crime and their significant others during PFA hearings, Magisterial District Justice hearings, and trials, and provide support, encouragement, and information about available options and resources.
Blackburn Center Legal - Blackburn Center offers civil legal services for victims of crime for issues that are related to victimization they have experienced representation in matters such as divorce, support, custody, public benefits, immigration, bankruptcy, or Protection from Abuse petitions. These services initiate through Blackburn Center’s counseling and advocacy services.
Community Services - Blackburn Center is committed to helping all residents of Westmoreland County. Through our community programs, Blackburn Center raises awareness and educates the public about the issues of domestic and sexual violence and other types of violence and crime. We do this by offering free educational programs to schools, churches and other community organizations, working directly with local universities on special projects, providing free educational material for parents and educators, by hosting events such as Walk A Mile In Her Shoes.
All services are available for women, children, and men, and are provided free of charge.
- Interpreter Services available for all
- Insurances Accepted:
- No Cost