Women's Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh
Women's Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh - Domestic Violence Shelter and Hotline
WC&S Emergency Shelter is for victims of intimate partner violence and their children who are in potentially lethal danger. A 24-hour hotline provides shelter screening, safety planning, emotional support, connection to WC&S services, and information and referral. The immediate goal of shelter is to first provide safety for victims and their children in a high-security environment. Once women are provided food, clothing, and shelter, they participate in services and are connected to resources to achieve their personal goals centered around justice, autonomy, restoration, and safety. The ultimate goal is to restore hope and empowerment and live free from violence. Shelter residents access in-house resources in the form of a nurturing and fun children's program, support groups, individual counseling, therapy, healthcare assistance, legal options counseling and accompaniment, advocacy (career, CYF, housing and other advocacy as needed), and connection to external resources.

PO Box 9024
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Eligibility: Shelter assesses/accepts victims in dangerous/lethal intimate partner violence situations, with or without children.
Hours: 24 hours/day, 7/days a week
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (877) 338-8255 Hotline Toll Free
  • (412) 687-8005 Intake
  • (412) 744-8445 Text
  • (412) 687-8005 Hotline Text line is 412-744-8445 / chat is wcspittsburgh.org
Intake Requirements: Shelter assesses/accepts victims in dangerous/lethal intimate partner violence situations, with or without children.
Intake Procedure: Call 24/7 emergency hotline (412) 687-8005
Text 24/7 emergency hotline (412) 744-8445
Chat at wcspittsburgh.org
Fee Amounts: Free
Helpful Tips: 24/hr hotline
Relocation funding is only available to survivors of intimate partner abuse who need to relocate for safety and who have an ongoing relationship with Women's Center and Shelter services.
Facility/ADA access: Yes
Languages Spoken: Interpreters are available for all languages and several staff speak multiple languages.
Service Contact: Hotline Advocates
Public Transportation: Yes
Capacity Limitations: WC&S Shelter is often full but we will work with someone in lethal danger to either accept them or successfully refer to another shelter. For those who are not in a currently lethal situation, Hotline can refer to all other comprehensive services, including support groups and legal advocacy.
Insurance Accepted: All services for victims/survivors are free so insurance is not needed. Free services/no insurance is intentional so there is no paperwork trail, which helps to ensure confidentiality.
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  • Domestic Violence Hotlines
  • Domestic Violence Shelters
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Women's Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh
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