The Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County - New Castle, PA

Contact information

1218 W. State Street
New Castle, PA 16101
: Phone: 724-652-9036

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Description: Emergency Shelter
The agency provides temporary shelter to women and children who are in need of emergency housing as a result of abuse or threats of abuse.
Emergency shelter is available to residents of Lawrence County as well as outside the county. Preference is given to Lawrence County residents if space is limited.
The facility maintains 11 bedrooms that can accommodate up to 36 individuals. Cribs and trundle beds are available as needed. The units are designed to accommodate family needs depending on size and special circumstances. There is one completely handicapped assessable unit.
Arrangements for male victims of domestic violence who need emergency shelter may be provided, including referrals to community resources, utilizing legal options, and counseling services.
Three play areas for children are available too outside areas and one inside playroom. Childcare, supervised by part time staff, is offered to allow individuals to attend groups, meet with a counselor or case manager, or attend appointments outside the agency. Tutoring is offered on site to adults and children.
Service plans are designed to address individual needs focusing on life skills including finances, housing, education, employment, and self esteem. Counseling and groups are available on site. Referrals to community services are provided and every attempt is made to provide food, toiletries, linens and emergency clothing.
If a family needs to relocate from the area, staff will assist in making the transition.
Stays are funded for 30 days with extensions available depending on individual needs.
Emergency shelter operates on a 24 hour basis, 7 days a week. All staff members have received 80 hours of domestic violence, sexual assault and crime victim training.

Full list of Services:
24 hour hotline answered by trained staff and volunteers who offer counseling and information about options and services available
Temporary emergency shelter for up to 36 individuals fleeing abuse
Four transitional housing apartments with residency for up to two years
Protection From Abuse (PFA) screenings and accompaniment
Individual and group counseling and workshops for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault
24-hour medical and legal advocacy and accompaniment
System and individual advocacy
Assistance to victims of juvenile offenders
Assistance to victims of other serious crimes with emphasis on the elderly
Community education including a speakers bureau for groups, churches, civic organizations and others
Prevention education in all nine county schools
Training for professionals (social service agencies, hospital personnel, courthouse staff, and others) includes intervention practices
Food pantry and personal products for shelter residents

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