Gender-Based and Sexual Violence Resources

The resources linked below are a part of the session Gender-Based Violence & Global Impact for Gender Justice delivered as part of the Ellacuría Initiative Women’s & Gender Justice Teach-In on March 28, 2023. To download a flyer listing these resources, click here.

Local Services

1.     Women’s Resource Center of Lackawanna County is a confidential, community-based agency serving those who have experienced sexual assault or other sexual misconduct. A counselor/advocate can be reached 24 hours a day by calling (570) 346-4671.

2.     Victim's Intervention Program (Honesdale, PA) - 24 Hour Hotline: (570) 253-4401

3.     Victims Resource Center in Wilkes-Barre, PA. 24-Hour hotline: (570) 823-0765

4.     Victims Resource Center in Tunkhannock, PA - Domestic Violence Help serving disabled, immigrant, LGBTQ and trafficked persons in Tunkhannock, PA, 24-Hour call/text hotline: 570-836-5544. Website:

PA State Coalitions

1.     Church World Service – Open to Immigrants and Refugees. Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm; Location: 308 E King St Lancaster, PA 17602. Contact: (717) 358-972. Website:

2.     Pennsylvania Office of the Victim Advocate - Location: 11-1 S. Front St. Suite 5200, Harrisburg. Contact: (800) 563-6399. Website:

3.     Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape - Location: 2102 N. Front St., Building 2, Harrisburg PA. Contact: (888) 772-7227 (24hr hotline). Website:

National Resources

1.     National Sexual Assault Hotline is a free, confidential national resource available 24 hours a day by calling (800) 656-HOPE or 

2.     National Domestic Violence Hotline – 24 Hours: 1-(800) 799-SAFE(7233)

3.     National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project (NIWAP) addresses the needs of immigrant women, immigrant children and immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other crimes by advocating for reforms in law, policy, and practice. Website:

4.     Trevor Project provides 24/7 crisis support services to LGBTQ young people. Text, chat, or call anytime to reach a trained counselor: 1-866-488-7386

5.     National Street Harassment Hotline is a resource for those affected by gender-based street harassment. Support is available in English and Spanish: Call (855) 897-5910

6.     Stop It Now provides information to victims and parents/relatives/friends of child sexual abuse. The site also has resources for offender treatment as well as information on recognizing the signs of child sexual abuse. Hotline: 888-PREVENT (773.8368)

7.     UJIMA – National Center on Violence Against Women in the Black Community, Call 1-844-77-UJIMA (85462) for information on resources currently available.

8.     Love Is Respect offers confidential support for teens, young adults, and their loved ones seeking help, resources, or information related to healthy relationships and dating abuse in the US. Available by text (“LOVEIS” to 22522) or call: (866) 331-9474

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