Domestic Violence Service Center

P.O. Box 2177
Wilkes Barre, PA 18703

(570) 823-5834 Go To Website
Class of Housing: domestic violence shelter, transitional housing, bridge housing.

General Information:
Provides a domestic violence shelter, transitional housing, bridge housing. DVSC helps victims of domestic violence by providing emergency shelter, transitional housing, a 24-hour hotline, safety planning, supportive options counseling, assistance in filing for Protection from Abuse Orders, advocacy and numerous other services that are free and kept strictly confidential. We serve the counties of Luzerne and Carbon. Our mission is to work toward the elimination of domestic violence. DVSC offers victims and their children a place where they can be safe, a respite from abuse, a place where they can heal, a place where they can put their lives back in order and plan for a brighter and violence-free future. We want victims of domestic violence to know they are not alone. At DVSC, there is always someone you can talk to. Our trained staff is available 24/7. If you do not need safe shelter, DVSC offers counseling, support groups, advocacy, information and referrals. DVSC is your path to safety and a shelter from abuse.


Helpful Definitions For Domestic Violence Service Center:

Transitional housing is affordable supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficient 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.

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