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Alle-Kiski Area HOPE Center
Alle-Kiski Area HOPE Center
Provides a 30-day Emergency Shelter for homeless women (singles or w/ children) who are experiencing domestic violence as well as for women(singles or w/ children) who are experiencing homelessness. Other services offered are: 24/7 Crisis Hotline, Information & Referral to other resources, Crisis Intervention for victims of domestic violence (individual or group), Legal Advocacy, Emergency PFA's for residents of Allegheny County, a one-year Transitional Housing Program, and Education & Prevention Programming offered to community agencies & organizations as well as the local school districts.
Confidential Address
Eligibility: Homeless women and women with children who are victims of domestic violence & abuse - physical, mental, social, sexual, economic - by spouse, boyfriend, parent, child.
Hours: Weekdays, 8:00am to 4:00pm
24-hour hotline
Beyond Violence
Beyond Violence - Protection From Abuse Orders
Protection orders are rules for the person hurting or threatening the victim. Filing a protection order, also known as a protection from abuse order or PFA, with PA Courts can help protect the victim and the victim’s family. If the abuser breaks these rules the person can be punished and the police can make an arrest.
212 W. 11th Street
Berwick, PA 18603
Carbon County Government Center
Carbon County Government Center
County government consisting of the County Council, which is the governing legislative body and the County Executive who oversees county operations, including administration/human resources, economic development, corrections, court services, emergency services, fiscal affairs, human services, public works, and the offices of the Coroner, Public Defender, Sheriff, and Solicitor.

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2 Hazard Square
Carbon County Administration Building
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
Eligibility: Residents of Carbon County
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Centre Safe
Centre Safe Counseling and Advocacy - Protection From Abuse Services
Assistance with the Writing and Filing of Protection From Abuse (PFA) Orders. Accompaniment and Legal Advocacy to Victims During Criminal and Civil Court Hearings, Including: Preliminary Hearings, Trials, Indirect Criminal Contempt Hearings, and Protection From Abuse Order Hearings. Outreach to Survivors Who Have Had Contact With Law Enforcement and to Plaintiffs of PFA Orders Issued in Centre County to Identify Additional Follow-up Needs. Assists Victims with Preparation and Support During the Investigative Process and Prosecution of Defendants
140 West Nittany Avenue
State College, PA 16801
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Columbia County Prothonotary, Clerk of Courts, Clerk of Orphans Court
Prothonotary, Clerk of Courts, Clerk of Orphans Court Columbia County
The following civil actions are filed in the Prothonotary Office:
Abuse petitions(PFA), Appeals from Lower Courts, Building Agreements/Waivers, Civil Complaints In Law,
Custody/Visitation Matters, Divorce Complaints, Equity Actions, Judgements.UCC Financing Statements,
Lien Stipulations, Mechanic/Municipal Liens, Mortgage Foreclosures, Quiet Title Actions.
Clerk of Orphans Court process Marriage License applications.
Passport and Birth Certificate Information.
35 West Main Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
Eligibility: Columbia County residents.
Hours: Monday 8:00am to 4:30pm through Friday 8:00 to 4:30pm
Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County
Domestic Violence Legal Clinic
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Helps victims of domestic violence evaluate legal options available to them related to their violent relationship. Through options counseling, advocates discuss a client's legal options and make appropriate referrals to additional service providers. If the client decides to pursue a Protection From Abuse Order (PFA), the advocate will assist the client in filing a petition, setting the hearing date, acquiring the judge's signature on a temporary order. In addition, advocates often accompany clients to other court proceedings and appointments and act as the link between the client and the criminal justice system. One advocate currently works out of a satellite location at the courthouse and the others have offices at this location.

The staff attorneys provide legal information and limited legal representation to victims of domestic violence in the area of civil law where assistance is required. Emergency and particularly contentious cases that deal with custody, support and divorce are given priority due to the overwhelming demand for these services.
35 East Orange Street
Suite 201
Lancaster, PA 17602
Eligibility: Victims of domestic violence
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
County of Berks
County of Berks - Protection from Abuse- PFA

Domestic violence protection requests/petitions. Protection order coordination.

Emergency PFAs can be obtained from Reading Central Court on 1st Floor of courthouse after 7:00pm and on weekends.

633 Court Street
Reading, PA 19601
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
County of Lancaster
Lancaster County Bail Administration Office

Services include:

- Bail investigations, recommendations, and supervised pre-trial release

- Protection from Abuse Program, which enables victims of domestic violence to file a petition for a protection order without an attorney

- Free legal counsel eligibility screening, assignment, and referral administered by District Court Administration Office, Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas

- Assignments for criminal support, children and youth representation only
50 North Duke Street
Second Floor
Lancaster, PA 17602
Eligibility: Open to the public
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm
Courts and Criminal Justice, York County Government
Protection From Abuse Office, York County
Processes petitions and schedules necessary hearings for PFA's. Clients must go in person for an interview. If approved, an up to 10 day, temporary PFA order is granted and is attempted to be served the same day.
45 North George Street
York, PA 17401
Eligibility: Person who has been put in imminent fear of bodily harm by someone in an intimate sexual relationship, a blood relative or a spouse.
Hours: Mon - Fri, 8 AM - 4:30 PM
Dauphin County Victim/Witness Assistance
Dauphin County Victim/Witness Assistance - Protection from abuse petition (PFA)
Protection from Abuse Petition
25 South Front Street
7th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Eligibility: Call for information
Hours: Call for information
Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County
Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County - Legal Services
Services available: Legal Options Counseling: review of legal options available, Advocacy Filing Temporary Protection from Abuse (PFA) Orders, Legal Representation at Final PFA Hearings, Assistance with U-Visa Petitions, Referrals for representation, District Court Accompaniment to appear at the abuser’s criminal proceeding, Assistance filing Crime Victims Compensation.

Legal services also provides Domestic Violence trainings for local law enforcement.
14 West 2nd Street
Media, PA 19063
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Domestic Violence Intervention of Lebanon County, Inc
Domestic Violence Intervention of Lebanon County, Inc
Provides safety, bed/bath, cooking facilities, food, counseling (residential and non-residential), group counseling, children's counseling, legal advocacy (works with those victims seeking a Protection From Abuse order), links to supportive services, information/referral, crisis intervention, and public education.
Location confidential
Lebanon, PA 17042
Eligibility: Any victim of domestic violence
Hours: Hotline and residence: 24/7
Domestic Violence Service Center
Domestic Violence Service Center - Protective/Restraining Orders (PFA)
Provides court advocacy and accompaniment related to Protection From Abuse Orders.
PO Box 2177
Wilkes Barre, PA 18703
Eligibility: battered women and their children
Hours: 24/7/365
Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern Pennsylvania
Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern Pennsylvania - Greene County Satellite Office
Provides safe, confidential shelter and 24 hour transportation to shelter for domestic violence victims and their children. Offers a 24 hour crisis hotline, counseling, support groups, legal advocacy, accompaniment, information and referral, housing case management, mental health services and other support services for victims of domestic violence.
43 North Morgan Street
Waynesburg, PA 15370
Eligibility: Victims of domestic violence
Hours: 24/7/365
Family Services Incorporated
Family Services - Civil Protection Office
The Civil Protection Order office is located in the Blair County Courthouse in Hollidaysburg. Legal advocates are available to provide assistance in filing Protection From Abuse Orders, Sexual Violence Protection Orders, and Protection from Intimidation Orders.
423 Allegheny St.
Ste. 365
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
Franklin County Government
Franklin County Government
The Prothonotary's office files all civil documents, divorces, custody, protection from abuse (PFA) and judgements.

This office is not permitted to issue legal advice or procedures, please consult your attorney for any legal questions.

Forms may not be available in some cases.

For instructions and forms for Divorce and Custody matters, please use the following website. www.pacourts.us/learn/representing-yourself/

157 Lincoln Way East
Chambersburg, PA 17201
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Huntingdon House
Huntingdon House - Legal Advocacy
Offers legal advocacy and court accompaniment services. Assists with filing Protection From Abuse orders, navigating the court process, and accompanying clients throughout the legal process.
401 7th Street
Huntingdon, PA 16652
Hours: 24/7
Lackawanna County Court Administration
District Court 45-0-00 Lackawanna Court Scranton
Central Court, located on the ground floor of the Lackawanna County Courthouse, was established to efficiently dispose of preliminary hearings in misdemeanor and felony cases filed in any of the ten magisterial districts in the county.
On-call duty rotates between the 10 judges with the on-call judge hearing emergency relief petitions under the Protection From Abuse Act (PFA) and presiding over preliminary arraignments of all criminal matters for the entire county for that 24 hour period.

In addition to 24 hour duty at the home court, Central Court operates each Monday through Friday at the courthouse with the on-call district judge presiding over misdemeanor and felony preliminary hearings and DUI court cases. Central Court provides the advantages of convenience to public defenders and district attorneys, a system of expedited case processing, increases security and reduces costs of transportation for prisoners, and provides more standardization of case management and handling of requests for continuances.

Central Court
200 North Washington Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503
Eligibility: Lackawanna County residents.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm.-
On Duty rotation schedule - Weekdays and Weekends 9:00am one day to 9:00am the next.
Lackawanna Pro Bono, Inc.
Lackawanna Pro Bono, Inc. - Legal Representation
Local attorneys volunteer to provide free legal representation for civil cases.
A broad spectrum of civil cases are handled, including the following:
landlord-tenant, debtor-creditor problems, unemployment compensation, termination of social security or SSI benefits, uninsured tort defense, family law and other serious civil matters.
233 Penn Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503
Eligibility: To be eligible for these services, an individual's household income must be below 125% of the poverty level and their legal problem and residenct must be in Lackawanna County.
Hours: Office hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania (LASP)
Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania - Protection from Abuse - Bristol
Offers free legal help for victims of domestic violence seeking protection from abuse orders.
1290 Veterans Highway
Box 809
Bristol, PA 19007
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:00pm
Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania (LASP)
Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania - Protection from Abuse (Chester)
Protection from Abuse services represent victims of Domestic Violence in Protection from Abuse cases.
419 Avenue of the States
Suite 605
Chester, PA 19013
Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania (LASP)
Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania - Protection from Abuse - Doylestown
Offers free legal help for victims of domestic violence seeking protection from abuse orders.
The Almshouse
1260 Almshouse Road
Doylestown, PA 18901
Eligibility: Victims of domestic violence
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania (LASP)
Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania - Protection from Abuse - Doylestown
Offers free legal help for victims of domestic violence seeking protection from abuse orders.
224 North Main Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
Eligibility: Victims of domestic violence
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania (LASP)
Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania - Protection from Abuse - Doylestown
Offers free legal help for victims of domestic violence seeking protection from abuse orders.
334 West Front Street
Lower Level
Media, PA 19063
Eligibility: Victims of domestic violence
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania (LASP)
Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania - Protection from Abuse (West Chester)
Protection from Abuse services represent victims of Domestic Violence in Protection from Abuse cases.
222 North Walnut Street
2nd Floor
West Chester, PA 19380
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania (LASP)
Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania - Protection from Abuse (Norristown)
Protection from Abuse services represent victims of Domestic Violence in Protection from Abuse cases.
625 Swede Street
Norristown, PA 19401
Lehigh County Government Center
Lehigh County Government Center
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County government consisting of the County Council, which is the governing legislative body and the County Executive who oversees county operations, including administration/human resources, economic development, corrections, court services, fiscal affairs, human services, public works, and the offices of the Coroner, Public Defender, Sheriff, and Solicitor. Information on county services is available by telephone or internet.

610-782-3000 Information and Referral
610-782-3001 County Executive
610-782-4600 Emergency Management
610-782-3014 Court Administration
610-782-3270 Prison
610-782-3390 Protection From Abuse Order Office
610-782-3175 Sheriff
610-782-3565 Community Development/Housing Rehabilitation
17 South Seventh Street
Allentown, PA 18101
Eligibility: Residents of Lehigh County
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas
Protection FromAbue Office - Luzene County
A PFA order is a civil court petition designed to place restrictions on an abuser, such as a prohibition of any contact, and penalize them for violations with fines, probation or jail time. A person can file a "no hit" PFA, which would levy penalties if the abuser harasses, threatens, or touches them, or a full "no contact" PFA that restricts any contact whatsoever.
200 North River Street
2nd Floor
Wilkes Barre, PA 18711
Eligibility: * Those who can file a PFA are limited to spouses and ex-spouses, parents and children, persons related by blood or marriage, current or former sexual or intimate partners, and same-sex couples.
* Must be 18 years of age or older. Anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian complete the petition on their behalf.
Hours: Monday through Friday; 9:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.
Emergency PFA's may be filed after 4:00 p.m. or when the Courthouse is closed (evenings, weekends, and holidays) by contacting the Domestic Violence Service Center at 1-800-424-5600.
North Penn Legal Services
Safety, Stability and Well-being - North Penn Legal Services - Towanda
Focus on Protection from Abuse matters for petitioners who are unable to successfully present their own case without an attorney, assistance with Medical Assistance and Medicare with advance planning for other heath issues regarding insurance, quality of care and denial of treatment services and assistance with mental health commitments.
213 Main Street
Suite 1
Towanda, PA 18848
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:00pm
North Penn Legal Services
Safety, Stability and Well-being - North Penn Legal Services - Hazleton
Focus on Protection from Abuse matters for petitioners who are unable to successfully present their own case without an attorney, assistance with Medical Assistance and Medicare with advance planning for other heath issues regarding insurance, quality of care and denial of treatment services and assistance with mental health commitments.
101 West Broad Street
Suite 713
Hazleton, PA 18201
Hours: Hours by appointment
North Penn Legal Services
Safety, Stability and Well-being - North Penn Legal Services - Williamsport
Focus on Protection from Abuse matters for petitioners who are unable to successfully present their own case without an attorney, assistance with Medical Assistance and Medicare with advance planning for other heath issues regarding insurance, quality of care and denial of treatment services and assistance with mental health commitments.
25 West Third Street
Suite 400
Williamsport, PA 17701
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-12:00pm; 1:00pm-4:30pm
North Penn Legal Services
Safety, Stability and Well-being
Focus on Protection from Abuse matters for petitioners who are unable to successfully present their own case without an attorney, assistance with Medical Assistance and Medicare with advance planning for other heath issues regarding insurance, quality of care and denial of treatment services and assistance with mental health commitments.
168 E Fifth Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
Eligibility: In order to qualify for free legal services, your household income must meet requirements based on Federal Poverty Income Guidelines.
Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs: 8:30am - 12:00pm; 1:00-4:30pm Wed: 8:30am - 12:00pm
North Penn Legal Services
Safety, Stability and Well-being - North Penn Legal Services - Bloomsburg
Focus on Protection from Abuse matters for petitioners who are unable to successfully present their own case without an attorney, assistance with Medical Assistance and Medicare with advance planning for other heath issues regarding insurance, quality of care and denial of treatment services and assistance with mental health commitments..
168 E Fifth Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 8:30am - 12:00pm; 1:00-4:30pm Wed: 8:30am - 12:00pm
North Penn Legal Services
Safety, Stability and Well Being - North Penn Legal Services - Pittston
Focus on Protection from Abuse matters for petitioners who are unable to successfully present their own case without an attorney. Assistance with Medical Assistance and Medicare with advance planning for other heath issues regarding insurance, quality of care and denial of treatment services and assistance with mental health commitments.
33 North Main Street
Suite 200
Pittston, PA 18640
Hours: Office hours: Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 4:30pm
North Penn Legal Services
North Penn Legal Services - Lehigh Valley
Legal advocates for low-income individuals and families for more than 50 years. NPLS helps people establish eligibility for public benefits, protect themselves from domestic violence, gain access to healthcare and avoid loss of housing due to uninhabitability, eviction or foreclosure. Can also provide self-help materials, trainings and community workshops on a range of legal issues.
559 Main Street
Suite 200
Bethlehem, PA 18018
Eligibility: Low-income families, individuals, and groups who need legal assistance
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 12:00pm; Monday through Friday, 1:00pm to 5:00pm
North Penn Legal Services
Safety, Stability and Well-being - North Penn Legal Services - Stroudsburg
Focus on Protection from Abuse matters for petitioners who are unable to successfully present their own case without an attorney, assistance with Medical Assistance and Medicare with advance planning for other heath issues regarding insurance, quality of care and denial of treatment services and assistance with mental health commitments.
10 North Tenth Street
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Eligibility: In order to qualify for free legal services, your household income must meet requirements based on Federal Poverty Income Guidelines.
Hours: Office hours: 8:30-12:00, 1:00-4:30 Mon-Thu 8:30-12:00, 1:00-4:00 Fri
North Penn Legal Services
Safety, Stability and Well-being
Focus on Protection from Abuse matters for petitioners who are unable to successfully present their own case without an attorney, assistance with Medical Assistance and Medicare with advance planning for other heath issues regarding insurance, quality of care and denial of treatment services and assistance with mental health commitments.
133 North Second Street
Sunbury, PA 17801
Eligibility: In order to qualify for free legal services, your household income must meet requirements based on Federal Poverty Income Guidelines.
Hours: Weekdays, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
North Penn Legal Services
Safety, Stability and Well-being - North Penn Legal Services - Sunbury
Focus on Protection from Abuse matters for petitioners who are unable to successfully present their own case without an attorney, assistance with Medical Assistance and Medicare with advance planning for other heath issues regarding insurance, quality of care and denial of treatment services and assistance with mental health commitments
133 North Second Street
Sunbury, PA 17801
Eligibility: In order to qualify for free legal services, your household income must meet requirements based on Federal Poverty Income Guidelines.
Hours: 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri
North Penn Legal Services
Safety, Stability and Well Being - North Penn Legal Services - Honesdale
Focus on Protection from Abuse matters for petitioners who are unable to successfully present their own case without an attorney. Assistance with Medical Assistance and Medicare with advance planning for other heath issues regarding insurance, quality of care and denial of treatment services and assistance with mental health commitments.
Wayne County Court House
925 Court Street
Honesdale, PA 18431
Hours: Office hours: Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 4:30pm.
Northampton County Government Center
Northampton County Government Center

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County government consisting of the County Council, which is the governing legislative body and the County Executive who oversees county operations, including administration/human resources, economic development, corrections, court services, fiscal affairs, human services, public works, and the offices of the Coroner, Public Defender, Sheriff, and Solicitor.

610-559-3000 Information and Referral
610-559-3191 County Executive
610-746-3194 Emergency Management
610-559-6700 Court Administration
610-923-4303 Prison
610 559-3061 Protection From Abuse Office
610-691-5620 Housing Rehabilitation Program
669 Washington Street
Easton, PA 18042
Eligibility: Anyone residing within one of the municipalities that make up Northampton County
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
Northwestern Legal Services
Northwestern Legal Services - Erie Office
Provides free legal representation to low income people with civil legal problems. Free legal aid may be provided in cases involving: Public Benefits, Housing, Family Law, Employment & Education, and Consumer Law.
1001 State Street
Renaissance Centre, Suite 700
Erie, PA 16501
Eligibility: Visit http://www.nwls.org/guidelines.htm Income guidelines apply except for those seeking Protection From Abuse.
Hours: Monday through Friday; 9:00am to 5:00pm
Northwestern Legal Services
Northwestern Legal Services - Bradford Office
Provides free legal representation to low income people with civil legal problems. Free legal aid may be provided in cases involving public benefits, housing, family law, employment, education, and consumer law.
100 Main Street
Bradford, PA 16701
Eligibility: Visit http://www.nwls.org/guidelines.htm Income guidelines apply except for those seeking Protection From Abuse.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Northwestern Legal Services
Northwestern Legal Services - Mercer County
Provides free legal representation to low income people with civil legal problems. Free legal aid may be provided in cases involving: Public Benefits, Housing, Family Law, Employment & Education, and Consumer Law.
3110 Highland Road
Suite 203
Hermitage, PA 16148
Eligibility: Visit http://www.nwls.org/guidelines.htm Income guidelines apply except for those seeking Protection From Abuse.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Northwestern Legal Services
Northwestern Legal Services - Venango County
Provides free legal representation to low income people with civil legal problems. Free legal aid may be provided in cases involving Public Benefits, Housing, Family Law, Employment & Education, and Consumer Law.
1243 Liberty Street
Suite 420
Franklin, PA 16323
Eligibility: Visit http://www.nwls.org/guidelines.htm Income guidelines apply except for those seeking Protection From Abuse.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Northwestern Legal Services
Northwestern Legal Services - Warren Office
Provides free legal representation to low income people with civil legal problems. Free legal aid may be provided in cases involving Public Benefits, Housing, Family Law, Employment & Education, and Consumer Law.
315 2nd Avenue
Suite 401
Warren, PA 16365
Eligibility: Visit http://www.nwls.org/guidelines.htm Income guidelines apply except for those seeking Protection From Abuse.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 2:00pm
Northwestern Legal Services
Northwestern Legal Services - Crawford Office
Provides free legal representation to low income people with civil legal problems. Free legal aid may be provided in cases involving Public Benefits, Housing, Family Law, Employment & Education, and Consumer Law.
260 Chestnut Street
Meadville, PA 16335
Eligibility: Visit http://www.nwls.org/guidelines.htm Income guidelines apply except for those seeking Protection From Abuse.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Perry County Domestic Relations
Perry County Domestic Relations
- Establishment of Child and Spousal Support Orders;
- Enforcement of Domestic Relations Court Orders;
- Establishment of paternity for children born out of wedlock; and
- Location of absent parents.
2 East Main Street
New Bloomfield, PA 17068
Eligibility: Any parent or guardian of a child up to 18 years old or over 18 years old, but still in high school
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
Philadelphia Legal Assistance
Philadelphia Legal Assistance - Protection from Abuse
Protection from Abuse services represent victims of Domestic Violence in Protection from Abuse cases.
718 Arch Street
Suite 300N
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Hours: Monday, Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m
Safe Berks
Legal Services
Assistance with requesting Temporary Protection orders; Police interview and court accompaniment; Campus advocate; Assistance with Victims Compensation Assistance Program (VCAP) applications
255 Chestnut Street
Reading, PA 19602
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
Safe Journey
Safe Journey - Domestic and Dating Violence Services - Protection From Abuse(PFA)
Provides Protection From Abuse (PFA) assistance, accompaniment and transportation.
Confidential Address
Eligibility: Call for more information.
Hours: 24/7
Schuylkill County Courthouse
Schuylkill County Courthouse
County government consisting of the County Council, which is the governing legislative body and the County Executive who oversees county operations, including administration/human resources, economic development, corrections, court services, fiscal affairs, human services, public works, and the offices of the Coroner, Public Defender, Sheriff, and Solicitor. The public can use the links on the web page to view the list of departments, elected officials, public meeting dates, townships, cities, and boroughs, certificates/forms available , civil court matters, parcel locator.
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401 North Second Street
Pottsville, PA 17901
Eligibility: Open to the public, anyone residing within one of the municipalities, boroughs, townships, that make up Schuylkill County.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30 pm
Sullivan County Government
Sullivan County Magisterial District No. 44-3-03
District Court 44-3-03
Magisterial District Judges Have Authority To:
-Conduct non-jury trials in summary traffic, criminal, ordinance cases, landlord/tenant actions, and civil cases involving amounts of $12,000 or less.
-Conduct preliminary arraignments and set bail.
-Preside over preliminary hearings.
-Issue criminal warrants and search warrants.
-Issue Emergency Protection From Abuse Orders.
-Perform weddings.
Sullivan County Courthouse
Main & Muncy Streets
Laporte, PA 18626
Eligibility: This district serves Sullivan County.
Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm
Turning Point of Lehigh Valley
Turning Point of Lehigh Valley
Domestic Violence Agency/Support Services

Provides counseling, support groups, court advocacy and safe housing when fleeing abuse to victims of domestic violence. The hotline is available 24 hours a day to callers and is the first step for accessing all services.

Court advocates provide orientation to the criminal justice system, explain the process of obtaining a Protection From Abuse (PFA) order, and provide court accompaniment to victims during PFA hearings and at criminal or contempt proceedings.

Provides training programs on domestic violence for businesses, police officers, clergy, health care providers and other social service agency staff as well as prevention programs to youth.
444 East Susquehanna Street
Allentown, PA 18103
Eligibility: Victims of abuse and their children, supportive counseling for friends and family of survivors
Hours: 24 Hours; Administration building: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania
Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Family Division - Adult Section
A financially based program which has been established by the Court to assist individuals who cannot afford attorneys in the following areas: custody situations, preparation of petitions to waive the filing fees with the Prothonotary and Generations fees, modification of child support orders in special circumstances; requests for paternity testing in certain circumstances; enforcement of equitable distribution orders, and miscellaneous requests for special relief.
440 Ross Street
Family Division
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 2:00pm
Victim Services Center of Montgomery County, Inc. (VSC)
VSC Crime Victims Law Project (CVLP)
VSC's Crime Victims Law Project (CVLP) provides victims of sexual
violence, dating violence and stalking receive pro bono legal representation for matters including (but not limited to): Protection from Abuse Orders (PFAs), Child Custody/Visitation, Spousal Support/Alimony, Divorce, Landlord/Tenant issues, etc.
325 Swede Street
2nd Floor
Norristown, PA 19401
Eligibility: VSC serves all residents of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania regardless of age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender or income level. Client must either be a resident of Montgomery County or the crime had to have occurred in Montgomery County. Victims do not have to report crime to law enforcement to receive services from VSC. Victims must be existing VSC client to be eligible for legal services.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Evening appointments may be available
Victims Intervention Program Wayne & Pike Counties
Victims Intervention Program - Legal Advocacy and Medical Advocacy
Provides Legal Advocacy and Medical Advocacy to victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, human trafficking and other serious crimes.

Legal Advocacy includes accompaniment with transportation to Court, Legal proceedings, Legal Aid Agency, Police, and Social Service Agencies; Assistance in filing Protection from Abuse Orders(PFA), Protection from Intimidation
Order(PFI) and Protections from Sexual Violence
Orders(SVO); Assistance with Crime Victim Compensation claims and support with legal issues, i.e. divorce, child custody, child support.

Medical advocacy includes assistance with making medical appointments and accompaniment with transportation to hospitals, doctors and medical professionals.
P.O. Box 986
Honesdale, PA 18431
Eligibility: Victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, human trafficking and other serious crimes. Services are for all men, women and children who are fleeing domestic violence or human trafficking.
Hours: 24/7
Victims Resource Center
Victims Resource Center - Crisis Intervention After Hours
Provides 24-hour telephone hotline crisis intervention. In Wyoming County -an advocate can assist with filing an order for Protection from Abuse (PFA).
119 Warren Street
Tunkhannock, PA 18657
Eligibility: Open to all.
Hours: 24/7
Women Against Abuse
Women Against Abuse - Legal Center
The Women Against Abuse Legal Center provides free attorney representation, court advocacy, and telephone counseling to individuals who are seeking protection from abuse orders and/or child custody and support related to domestic violence.

We provide Telephone Outreach Project (which provides early intervention to those at highest risk of harm, following a 911 call), and the “Fast Track” attorney representation program, which places attorneys directly in Philadelphia’s domestic violence courts.

All of our services are provided free of charge.
100 South Broad Street
Suite 1341
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Eligibility: Philadelphia County residents affected by domestic/intimate partner violence.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm; Hotline answers 24/7.
Women In Need - Chambersburg
Women In Need - Legal Advocacy
Provides advocacy and accompaniment through the criminal and civil court system.
1280 Progress Road
Chambersburg, PA 17201
Eligibility: Any victim of sexual assault or domestic violence regardless of age or sex
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Women's Law Project
Women's Law Project - Telephone Counseling Service
Offers a free Telephone Counseling and Consumer Education Service. Volunteer counselors give basic self-help information about procedures and laws regarding a wide range of subjects of concern to Pennsylvania women. Family-related topics include domestic violence, child custody, child and spousal support, separation and divorce, and the legal rights of lesbian and gay parents. Work-related topics include family and medical leave, sexual harassment, and employment discrimination. Counselors use the resource database to refer callers to other agencies that may be able to help them. If desired, counselors mail free written materials to callers regarding the areas of concern for them.

125 South 9th Street
Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Eligibility: Must live in Pennsylvania
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:30am to 4:30pm
Women's Law Project
Women's Law Project Southwestern PA - Pittsburgh
Provides services for students and workers who have experienced sexual harassment or assault in school or on the job.
428 Forbes Avenue
The Pittsburgher, Suite 1710
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Eligibility: Live in Pennsylvania
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
York County Government - County Administration
Prothonotary, York County
All civil litigation is filed with the Prothonotary.

A few examples include the following:
  • family court matters such as divorce, child custody and protection from abuse cases.
    • unpaid debt complaints
    • malpractice actions
    • mortgage foreclosures
    • personal injury cases
    • equity actions
    • replevin
    • district justice civil judgment appeals
    • license suspension appeals
    • administrative agency appeals
    • actions in ejectment
    • condemnation proceedings
    • Liens against real estate and personal property are also part of the records.
    • The office also serves as the passport acceptance agent.

      Records date back to 1759.
  • 45 North George Street
    York, PA 17401
    Eligibility: Open to anyone.
    Hours: Monday through Friday: 8:30am to 4:30pm
    Your Safe Haven Inc.
    Your Safe Haven - Protective/Restraining Orders
    Provides assistance to people who need to obtain legal protection to prevent harassment, stalking or violence
    220 South Thomas Street
    Bedford, PA 15522
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:30pm
    YWCA Hanover
    YWCA Hanover - Safe Home
  • 24 hour Confidential Hotline (717)632-0007
    • Referrals made for Temporary or Emergency Safe Shelter
      Please, note: Safe Home is not a shelter in itself.

    • Legal Advocacy, including assistance with filing a Protection From Abuse Order
    • Coordination with other social service agencies that may provide assistance with health, finances, housing, drug/alcohol treatment, support groups, children's services, employment/training, food, furniture, clothing, and more
    • Referral and Support
    • Child Therapy
    • W.E.A.V.E. (Women's Empowerment Against Violent Environments), an Adult Support Group with Free Child Care during group
    • Community Education for all groups, includes Educational Speakers and/or age-appropriate Outreach Materials
    • Volunteer Opportunities (717)637-2125 x 241
    • Accompaniment and/or Transportation to Appointments/Hearings, including civil and criminal hearings
    • Options Counseling and Crisis Response
    • Free childcare if it is needed during a court hearing or legal appointment
    • Needed items, including dead bolts, peep holes, and emergency cell phones
    • Servicios en espanol
  • 23 West Chesnut Street
    Hanover, PA 17331
    Eligibility: Victims of physical and/or emotional abuse
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 6:00am to 6:00pm
    YWCA of Northcentral Pennsylvania
    YWCA Northcentral PA - Wise Options
    24/7 safe haven. Offers emergency shelter and transportation for women and their children, and a separate emergency shelter for men and their children. Provides immediate support and information to help clients with crisis and offer follow-up assistance to cope with ongoing related issues. Also offers hospital and court accompaniment Wise Options and is the contact for filing Protection From Abuse orders (PFA)s. Individual and group counseling are provided for adults and children, as well as domestic violence support groups and community education.
    815 West 4th Street
    Williamsport, PA 17701
    Eligibility: women, men and children dealing with domestic violence/abuse and sexual assault.
    Hours: Office hours: Weekdsay, 7:00am to 5:30pm
    Beyond Violence
    Beyond Violence - Protection From Abuse Orders
    Carbon County Government Center
    Carbon County Government Center
    Centre Safe
    Centre Safe Counseling and Advocacy - Protection From Abuse Services
    Columbia County Prothonotary, Clerk of Courts, Clerk of Orphans Court
    Prothonotary, Clerk of Courts, Clerk of Orphans Court Columbia County
    Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County
    Domestic Violence Legal Clinic
    County of Berks
    County of Berks - Protection from Abuse- PFA
    County of Lancaster
    Lancaster County Bail Administration Office
    Courts and Criminal Justice, York County Government
    Protection From Abuse Office, York County
    Dauphin County Victim/Witness Assistance
    Dauphin County Victim/Witness Assistance - Protection from abuse petition (PFA)
    Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County
    Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County - Legal Services
    Domestic Violence Intervention of Lebanon County, Inc
    Domestic Violence Intervention of Lebanon County, Inc
    Domestic Violence Service Center
    Domestic Violence Service Center - Protective/Restraining Orders (PFA)
    Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern Pennsylvania
    Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern Pennsylvania - Greene County Satellite Office
    Family Services Incorporated
    Family Services - Civil Protection Office
    Franklin County Government
    Franklin County Government
    Huntingdon House
    Huntingdon House - Legal Advocacy
    Lackawanna County Court Administration
    District Court 45-0-00 Lackawanna Court Scranton
    Lackawanna Pro Bono, Inc.
    Lackawanna Pro Bono, Inc. - Legal Representation
    Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania (LASP)
    Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania - Protection from Abuse - Bristol
    Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania (LASP)
    Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania - Protection from Abuse (Chester)
    Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania (LASP)
    Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania - Protection from Abuse - Doylestown
    Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania (LASP)
    Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania - Protection from Abuse - Doylestown
    Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania (LASP)
    Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania - Protection from Abuse - Doylestown
    Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania (LASP)
    Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania - Protection from Abuse (West Chester)
    Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania (LASP)
    Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania - Protection from Abuse (Norristown)
    Lehigh County Government Center
    Lehigh County Government Center
    Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas
    Protection FromAbue Office - Luzene County
    North Penn Legal Services
    Safety, Stability and Well-being - North Penn Legal Services - Towanda
    North Penn Legal Services
    Safety, Stability and Well-being - North Penn Legal Services - Hazleton
    North Penn Legal Services
    Safety, Stability and Well-being - North Penn Legal Services - Williamsport
    North Penn Legal Services
    Safety, Stability and Well-being
    North Penn Legal Services
    Safety, Stability and Well Being - North Penn Legal Services - Pittston
    North Penn Legal Services
    North Penn Legal Services - Lehigh Valley
    North Penn Legal Services
    Safety, Stability and Well-being - North Penn Legal Services - Stroudsburg
    North Penn Legal Services
    Safety, Stability and Well-being
    North Penn Legal Services
    Safety, Stability and Well Being - North Penn Legal Services - Honesdale
    Northampton County Government Center
    Northampton County Government Center
    Northwestern Legal Services
    Northwestern Legal Services - Erie Office
    Northwestern Legal Services
    Northwestern Legal Services - Bradford Office
    Northwestern Legal Services
    Northwestern Legal Services - Mercer County
    Northwestern Legal Services
    Northwestern Legal Services - Venango County
    Northwestern Legal Services
    Northwestern Legal Services - Warren Office
    Northwestern Legal Services
    Northwestern Legal Services - Crawford Office
    Perry County Domestic Relations
    Perry County Domestic Relations
    Philadelphia Legal Assistance
    Philadelphia Legal Assistance - Protection from Abuse
    Safe Berks
    Legal Services
    Schuylkill County Courthouse
    Schuylkill County Courthouse
    Sullivan County Government
    Sullivan County Magisterial District No. 44-3-03
    Turning Point of Lehigh Valley
    Turning Point of Lehigh Valley
    Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania
    Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Family Division - Adult Section
    Victim Services Center of Montgomery County, Inc. (VSC)
    VSC Crime Victims Law Project (CVLP)
    Victims Resource Center
    Victims Resource Center - Crisis Intervention After Hours
    Women Against Abuse
    Women Against Abuse - Legal Center
    Women In Need - Chambersburg
    Women In Need - Legal Advocacy
    Women's Law Project
    Women's Law Project - Telephone Counseling Service
    Women's Law Project
    Women's Law Project Southwestern PA - Pittsburgh
    York County Government - County Administration
    Prothonotary, York County
    Your Safe Haven Inc.
    Your Safe Haven - Protective/Restraining Orders
    YWCA Hanover
    YWCA Hanover - Safe Home
    YWCA of Northcentral Pennsylvania
    YWCA Northcentral PA - Wise Options
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