A Woman's Place
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Founded in 1976, A Woman’s Place is a domestic violence shelter in Bucks County that serves as a temporary housing facility and provides numerous services and support to abused women and their children. Since its founding, this non-profit agency has grown from a Sellersville storefront to an organization with five locations: the administrative office in Doylestown, an outreach office in Bristol, a joint project with Bucks County Legal Aid called Legal Aid Domestic Abuse in Doylestown, a shelter in Central Bucks, and the Full Circle Thrift Store in New Britain. A Woman’s Place services include a 24-hour hotline, emergency shelter, individual and group counseling for women and children, legal and medical advocacy, and court accompaniment. The organization has established a First Response Team with Bensalem and Warminster police, arranging for advocates to be on call for incidents involving domestic violence. In addition, Medical Advocates offer services at the 7 acute care hospitals in the county and at 9 healthcare clinic sites.
Record last updated: Jan 30 2013 5:47AM