Domestic Violence Center of Chester County
West Chester, PA 19381
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Domestic violence shelter and transitional housing.
24 hour hotline: (888) 711-6270
The Domestic Violence Center of Chester County has a wide variety of services that are available to our clients. Services include:
- 24 Hour Hotline
- Counseling Services & Safety Planning
- Rapid Response
- Support Groups
- Legal Advocacy
- Court Appearance Accompaniment
- Emergency Shelter & Transitional Housing Programs
- Bi-Lingual Services (Spanish & English)
- Children's Programs & Counseling
- Information & Referrals
- Community Education & Training
- All Services are Free & Confidential
DVCCC also offers training on the issue of domestic violence to medical and law enforcement personnel. We collaborate with Family Court, the District Attorney's office, local law enforcement and other human services agencies to help victims of domestic violence become safe and self-sufficient.
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Transitional housing is affordable supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessnessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficience to move towards independent living on their own. Transitional housing locations are oftentimes called Halfway Houses. The naming of the two (Halfway House OR Transitional House) is oftentimes interchangeable.
Many Transitional Housing programs are subsidized and are income based. Income based transitional housing generally charges 30% of your income for rent when you do have income. Contact the transitional housing facility to see if this applies.
Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistance, job training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each of the transitional living locations for more detailed information. Transitional housing facilities also may or may not assist with alcohol and/or drug substance abuse treatment.