Domestic, Sexual, and Substance Abuse

Crisis Center North

Crisis Center North is committed to assisting victims of domestic violence in the Pittsburgh community through a variety of resources and confidential services. The Center provides free empowerment counseling and advocacy to adult, teen, and child victims of domestic violence in the northern and western communities of Allegheny County. Crisis Center North also provides educational programming to community and school programs.

Website: http://www.crisiscenternorth.org/

Institute for Research, Education, and Training in Addictions (IRETA)

The Institute for Research, Education, and Training in Addictions (IRETA) is a nonprofit organization that works with national, state, and local partners to improve recognition, prevention, treatment, research and policy related to addiction and recovery.  We offer training, curriculum/product development, consultation, and applied research/evaluation services to improve outcomes related to substance abuse and addiction.

Website: ireta.org

Pittsburgh Action Against Rape

PAAR's Mission is to respond, advocate and educate to end sexual violence.

Website: http://paar.net/

Sojourner House

Sojourner House and Sojourner House MOMS (Mentoring, Opportunity, Motivation, Spirituality) provide compassionate, faith-based residential recovery services to mothers and children in the Pittsburgh area.  We help addicted mothers learn to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty and chemical abuse while rebuilding damaged relationships with their children.  Sojourner House believes women can shatter the chains of addiction and hopelessness when surrounded by what means most to them: their children.

Website: http://www.sojournerhousepa.org/

Women’s Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh

Founded in 1974 by Ellen Berliner and Anne Steytler, Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh (WC&S) was one of the first six shelters in the United States for battered women. Since that time, WC&S has been at the forefront of the Battered Women's Movement, creating and implementing innovative and effective programming aimed at preventing domestic violence and providing services to domestic violence victims.

Website: http://www.wcspittsburgh.org/page.aspx?pid=291