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Alle-Kiski Area HOPE Center
Domestic Violence Legal Services
Facilitates Emergency Protection from Abuse (PFA) orders and other legal processes for clients.
Confidential Address
Eligibility: Serves individuals who are residents of Allegheny or Westmoreland County.
Hours: Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm.
Intake available 24/7 through the Hotline.
AWARE
Mercer Legal Advocacy Offices
Provides assistance with Protection from Abuse (PFA) orders, court accompaniment through Municipal District Courts, Common Pleas, and the criminal court support and accompaniment; assistance with Crime Victim Compensation; Mobile Legal Advocate works with all law enforcement and MDJ staff.
109 South Sharpsville Avenue
Suite D
Sharon, PA 16146
Eligibility: Serves individuals with need for legal assistance in Mercer County.
Hours: Hotline available 24/7.
Beyond Violence Berwick
Protection From Abuse Orders
Assists with filing for protection orders including protection from abuse (PFA), sexual violence protection order (SVPO), and protection from intimidation (PFI).
212 West 11th Street
Berwick, PA 18603
Eligibility: Residents of Columbia, Lower Luzerne, and Montour Counties
Hours: 24/7
Butler County Domestic Relations
Protection from Abuse Orders
Issues Protection from Abuse (PFA) and Protection from Sexual Violence or Intimidation (PSVI) orders for individuals who are in danger.

Temporary Orders remain in effect until a Final hearing can be held, which is scheduled within ten business days.
Emergency Orders are in effect until the next business day only. Individuals who are granted an Emergency Order must return the following day to petition for a Temporary Order if appropriate.
124 West Diamond Street
Floor L
Butler, PA 16003
Eligibility: Butler County residents

If you are in imminent danger, dial 911.

Hours:
Intake: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 10:30am
Hearings: Petitions are presented to a Family Court Judge at approximately 11:30am
on the same day.

Emergency Petitions: Coordinated by the Magisterial District Judge after 1:00pm.
Carbon County Government Center
Government Center
Serves as the governing legislative body for Carbon County. 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.
2 Hazard Square
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
Eligibility: Residents of Carbon County
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Centre Safe
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
Provides filing for civil actions suck as 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: Residents of Columbia County
Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm
Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County
Domestic Violence Legal Center
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Helps victims and survivors of domestic violence evaluate legal options that may be available to them. Through options counseling, advocates discuss the 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, and 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 courts.

The staff attorneys provide legal information and limited civil legal representation to victims of domestic violence. Emergency and difficult 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
Protection from Abuse

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
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
Protection From Abuse Petition (PFA)
Assists with obtaining Protection from Abuse Orders for domestic abuse in Daughin County.
25 South Front Street
7th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Eligibility: Individuals in Dauphin County who are relatives through blood or marriage, or persons who had a sexual relationship, and have been the victim of physical abuse or have been threatened with bodily harm
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
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
Domestic Violence Intervention
Provides information and referral services, crisis intervention, and supportive services including shelter, bed and bath, cooking facilities, food, counseling (residential and non-residential), legal advocacy, assistance with Protection From Abuse orders, and public education.
PO Box 42
Lebanon, PA 17042
Eligibility:
  • Victims of domestic violence and their dependent children
  • Residents of Lebanon County
Hours: 24/7
Domestic Violence Service Center
Protective/Restraining Orders (PFA)
Provides court advocacy and accompaniment related to Protection From Abuse Orders.
Confidential Address
Eligibility: battered individuals and their children
Hours: 24/7
Family Services Incorporated
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.
2022 Broad Avenue
Altoona, PA 16601
Hours: Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm (except Federal Holidays). Filing hours are from 8:00am to 2:00pm
Franklin County Government
Government Entity
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/

14 North Main Street
Chambersburg, PA 17201
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
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
Eligibility: No limitations or restrictions
Hours: 24/7
Lackawanna County Court Administration
District Court 45-0-00
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.
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.

Simple wills, powers of attorney, and health care directives are provided for financially eligible adults age 60 and over.

Assistance in clearing criminal records through the state pardon process is also provided.
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 residence must be in Lackawanna County. In limited instances, guidelines will be extended to 187.5% of the poverty level.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania (LASP)
Protection from Abuse
Offers free legal help for victims of domestic violence seeking protection from abuse orders.
1230 Veterans Highway, Suite F-13
Bristol, PA 19007
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:00pm
Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania (LASP)
Protection from Abuse
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)
Protection from Abuse
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)
Protection from Abuse
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)
Protection from Abuse
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)
Protection from Abuse
Protection from Abuse services represent victims of Domestic Violence in Protection from Abuse cases.
625 Swede Street
Norristown, PA 19401
Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania (LASP)
Protection from Abuse
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
Lehigh County Government Center
Lehigh County Government Center
Offers 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.
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 From Abuse Office
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
Legal Services
Provides legal advocates for low-income individuals and families. 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. Also provides 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
Hours: Apply by phone: Monday through Thursday, 9:00am to 11:30am and 1:30pm to 4:00pm
Office: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to noon and 1:00pm to 4:30pm
North Penn Legal Services
Legal Services
Provides legal advocates for low-income individuals and families. 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. Also provides self-help materials, trainings and community workshops on a range of legal issues.
101 West Broad Street
Hazleton, PA 18201
Eligibility: Low-income families, individuals, and groups
Hours: Apply by phone: Monday through Thursday, 9:00am to 11:30am and 1:30pm to 4:00pm
Hours by appointment
North Penn Legal Services
Legal Services
Provides legal advocates for low-income individuals and families. 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. Also provides self-help materials, trainings and community workshops on a range of legal issues.
925 Court Street
Honesdale, PA 18431
Eligibility: Low-income families, individuals, and groups
Hours: Apply by phone: Monday through Thursday, 9:00am to 11:30am and 1:30pm to 4:00pm
Office: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to noon and 1:00pm to 4:30pm
North Penn Legal Services
Legal Services
Provides legal advocates for low-income individuals and families. 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. Also provides self-help materials, trainings and community workshops on a range of legal issues.
33 North Main Street, Suite 200
Pittston, PA 18640
Eligibility: Low-income families, individuals, and groups
Hours: Apply by phone: Monday through Thursday, 9:00am to 11:30am and 1:30pm to 4:00pm
Office: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to noon and 1:00pm to 4:30pm
North Penn Legal Services
Legal Services
Provides legal advocates for low-income individuals and families. 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. Also provides self-help materials, trainings and community workshops on a range of legal issues.
10 North Tenth Street
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Eligibility: Low-income families, individuals, and groups
Hours: Apply by phone: Monday through Thursday, 9:00am to 11:30am and 1:30pm to 4:00pm
Office Hours: Monday through Thursday, 8:30am to noon and 1:00pm to 4:30pm; Friday, 8:30am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 4:00pm
North Penn Legal Services
Legal Services
Provides legal advocates for low-income individuals and families. 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. Also provides self-help materials, trainings and community workshops on a range of legal issues.
133 North Second Street
Sunbury, PA 17801
Eligibility: Low-income families, individuals, and groups
Hours: Apply by phone: Monday through Thursday, 9:00am to 11:30am and 1:30pm to 4:00pm
Office: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to noon and 1:00pm to 4:30pm
North Penn Legal Services
Legal Services
Provides legal advocates for low-income individuals and families. 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. Also provides self-help materials, trainings and community workshops on a range of legal issues.
21 Main Street
Towanda, PA 18848
Eligibility: Low-income families, individuals, and groups
Hours: Apply by phone: Monday through Thursday, 9:00am to 11:30am and 1:30pm to 4:00pm
Office: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
North Penn Legal Services
Legal Services
Provides legal advocates for low-income individuals and families. 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. Also provides self-help materials, trainings and community workshops on a range of legal issues.
25 West Third Street
Williamsport, PA 17701
Eligibility: Low-income families, individuals, and groups
Hours: Apply by phone: Monday through Thursday, 9:00am to 11:30am and 1:30pm to 4:00pm
Office: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to noon and 1:00pm to 4:30pm
Northampton County Government Center
Government Services
Oversees Northampton 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.
669 Washington Street
Easton, PA 18042
Eligibility: Residents of Northampton County
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Northwestern Legal Services
Northwestern Legal Services
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 here for income guidelines except for those seeking Protection From Abuse.
Hours: Call local office for operation hours.
Northwestern Legal Services
Northwestern Legal Services
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 here for income guidelines except for those seeking Protection From Abuse.
Hours: Call local office for operation hours.
Northwestern Legal Services
Northwestern Legal Services
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 here for income guidelines except for those seeking Protection From Abuse.
Hours: Call local office for operation hours.
Northwestern Legal Services
Northwestern Legal Services
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 here for income guidelines except for those seeking Protection From Abuse.
Hours: Call local office for operation hours.
Northwestern Legal Services
Northwestern Legal Services
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 here for income guidelines except for those seeking Protection From Abuse.
Hours: Call local office for operation hours.
Northwestern Legal Services
Northwestern Legal Services
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 here for income guidelines except for those seeking Protection From Abuse.
Hours: Call local office for operation hours.
Perry County Domestic Relations
Domestic Relations
Offers establishment of child and spousal support orders, enforcement of domestic relations court orders, establishment of paternity for children born out of wedlock, and locating absent parents.
2 East Main Street
New Bloomfield, PA 17068
Eligibility:
  • Parents and guardians of a child up to age 18 (and older if still in high school)
  • Residents of Perry County
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
Philadelphia Legal Assistance
Protection from Abuse
Provides legal services for victims of abuse. Helps survivors file for and obtain protection from abuse orders.
718 Arch Street
Suite 300N
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Eligibility: Residents of Philadelphia
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9:30am to 12:00pm
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
Eligibility: Survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
Safe Journey
Protection From Abuse (PFA)
Provides Protection From Abuse assistance, accompaniment and transportation.
Confidential Address
Eligibility: Call for more information.
Hours: 24/7
Schuylkill County Government Information
County Government
Consists 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.
401 North Second Street
Pottsville, PA 17901
Eligibility: Residents of Schuylkill County.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Aid
Protection from Abuse
Provides legal services for individuals and families experiencing domestic/intimate partner violence, child abuse, elder/adult dependent abuse. Assists in obtaining restraining orders (Protection From Abuse orders, also called PFAs).

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 911.

10 West Cherry Avenue
Washington, PA 15301
Eligibility: Serves individuals and families in Fayette, Greene, Somerset, and Washington counties.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Aid
Protection from Abuse
Provides legal services for individuals and families experiencing domestic/intimate partner violence, child abuse, elder/adult dependent abuse. Assists in obtaining restraining orders (Protection From Abuse orders, also called PFAs).

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 911.

45 East Main Street
Suite 200
Uniontown, PA 15401
Eligibility: Serves individuals and families in Fayette, Greene, Somerset, and Washington counties.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Aid
Protection from Abuse
Provides legal services for individuals and families experiencing domestic/intimate partner violence, child abuse, elder/adult dependent abuse. Assists in obtaining restraining orders (Protection From Abuse orders, also called PFAs).

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 911.

63 South Wahington Street
Waynesburg, PA 15370
Eligibility: Serves individuals and families in Fayette, Greene, Somerset, and Washington counties.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Aid
Protection from Abuse
Provides legal services for individuals and families experiencing domestic/intimate partner violence, child abuse, elder/adult dependent abuse. Assists in obtaining restraining orders (Protection From Abuse orders, also called PFAs).

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 911.

218 North Kimberly Avenue
Suite 101
Somerset, PA 15501
Eligibility: Serves individuals and families in Fayette, Greene, Somerset, and Washington counties.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Sullivan County Government
District Magistrate
Provides magisterial district court services. Magisterial judges 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; and perform weddings.
245 Muncy Street
Laporte, PA 18626
Eligibility: Residents of: Sullivan County
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:00pm
Turning Point of Lehigh Valley
Support Services for Victims of Domestic Violence
Provides services to victims of domestic violence including a 24-hour hotline, counseling, support groups, court advocacy, and safe housing when fleeing abuse. Also offers 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:
  • Residents of Lehigh and Northampton Counties
  • Victims of domestic abuse and their children
Hours: Hotline: 24/7
Administration building: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania
Legal Services
Program which has been established by the Court to assist individuals who cannot afford attorneys
440 Ross Street
Family Division
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 2:00pm
Victims Intervention Program
Legal Advocacy and Medical Advocacy
Provides Legal Advocacy and Medical Advocacy. 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
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 victims of domestic violence, sexual violence and other crimes.
Hours: 24/7
Women Against Abuse
Legal Center
Provides attorney representation, court advocacy, and telephone counseling for clients seeking Protection From Abuse Orders, child custody, and support.

Also participates in the Telephone Outreach Project and the “Fast Track” representation program to expand legal services to vulnerable populations through early intervention after a 911 call and placing attorneys directly in Philadelphia’s domestic violence courts.
100 South Broad Street, Suite 1341
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Eligibility:
  • Residents of Philadelphia County
  • Individuals affected by domestic/intimate partner violence
Hours: Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Hotline: 24/7
Women In Need - Chambersburg
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 Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh
Legal Advocacy
Assists with the Protection From Abuse (PFA) order process and provides free and confidential court accompaniment, safety planning, support, information, and advocacy as victims progress through the legal system.
Downtown Courts
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Eligibility: Victims and survivors of intimate partner violence who need assistance and support with legal processes.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
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
Pittsburgh Law Project
Provides services for students and workers who have experienced sexual harassment or assault in school or on the job.
239 Fourth Avenue
Suite 2108
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Eligibility: Live in Pennsylvania
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
York County Government - County Administration
Prothonotary
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.
    Protective/Restraining Orders
    Provides assistance to people who need to obtain legal protection to prevent harassment, stalking or violence
    342 South Richard Street
    Bedford, PA 15522
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:30pm
    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. Victims of domestic violence and human trafficking.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 6:00am to 6:00pm
    YWCA Northcentral Pennsylvania
    Wise Options
    Provides comprehensive victim services ranging from emergency shelter for survivors and their children fleeing violence, to community based services, advocacy, and support.
    815 West 4th Street
    Williamsport, PA 17701
    Eligibility: Survivors and their children who have experienced, witnessed, or had a family member involved in domestic violence, sexual violence, or other violent crimes.
    Hours: 24/7
    AWARE
    Mercer Legal Advocacy Offices
    Beyond Violence Berwick
    Protection From Abuse Orders
    Butler County Domestic Relations
    Protection from Abuse Orders
    Carbon County Government Center
    Government Center
    Centre Safe
    Protection From Abuse Services
    Columbia County Prothonotary, Clerk of Courts, Clerk of Orphans Court
    Prothonotary, Clerk of Courts, Clerk of Orphans Court
    Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County
    Domestic Violence Legal Center
    County of Berks
    Protection from Abuse
    County of Lancaster
    Lancaster County Bail Administration Office
    Courts and Criminal Justice, York County Government
    Protection From Abuse Office
    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
    Domestic Violence Intervention
    Family Services Incorporated
    Civil Protection Office
    Franklin County Government
    Government Entity
    Huntingdon House
    Legal Advocacy
    Lackawanna County Court Administration
    District Court 45-0-00
    Lackawanna Pro Bono, Inc.
    Legal Representation
    Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania (LASP)
    Protection from Abuse
    Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania (LASP)
    Protection from Abuse
    Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania (LASP)
    Protection from Abuse
    Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania (LASP)
    Protection from Abuse
    Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania (LASP)
    Protection from Abuse
    Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania (LASP)
    Protection from Abuse
    Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania (LASP)
    Protection from Abuse
    Lehigh County Government Center
    Lehigh County Government Center
    Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas
    Protection From Abuse Office
    North Penn Legal Services
    Legal Services
    North Penn Legal Services
    Legal Services
    North Penn Legal Services
    Legal Services
    North Penn Legal Services
    Legal Services
    North Penn Legal Services
    Legal Services
    North Penn Legal Services
    Legal Services
    North Penn Legal Services
    Legal Services
    North Penn Legal Services
    Legal Services
    Northampton County Government Center
    Government Services
    Northwestern Legal Services
    Northwestern Legal Services
    Northwestern Legal Services
    Northwestern Legal Services
    Northwestern Legal Services
    Northwestern Legal Services
    Northwestern Legal Services
    Northwestern Legal Services
    Northwestern Legal Services
    Northwestern Legal Services
    Northwestern Legal Services
    Northwestern Legal Services
    Perry County Domestic Relations
    Domestic Relations
    Philadelphia Legal Assistance
    Protection from Abuse
    Safe Berks
    Legal Services
    Schuylkill County Government Information
    County Government
    Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Aid
    Protection from Abuse
    Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Aid
    Protection from Abuse
    Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Aid
    Protection from Abuse
    Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Aid
    Protection from Abuse
    Sullivan County Government
    District Magistrate
    Turning Point of Lehigh Valley
    Support Services for Victims of Domestic Violence
    Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania
    Legal Services
    Victims Resource Center
    Crisis Intervention After Hours
    Women Against Abuse
    Legal Center
    Women In Need - Chambersburg
    Legal Advocacy
    Women's Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh
    Legal Advocacy
    Women's Law Project
    Telephone Counseling Service
    Women's Law Project
    Pittsburgh Law Project
    York County Government - County Administration
    Prothonotary
    Your Safe Haven Inc.
    Protective/Restraining Orders
    YWCA Hanover
    Safe Home
    YWCA Northcentral Pennsylvania
    Wise Options
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