Women's Center of Montgomery County     

24 hour Toll Free Hotline:  1-800-773-2424

About Us

 

With our primary focus on eliminating domestic violence and other forms of abuse, the Women’s Center of Montgomery County is a membership organization that has been volunteer-powered since its inception in 1976, providing services which include:  a 24-hour domestic violence hotline; elder abuse counseling and supportive services, individualized peer and group domestic violence counseling; telephone counseling, information and referral; legal advocacy; court and hospital accompaniment; emergency relocation funding for victims of domestic violence, education, and outreach to the community and schools.  Our programs are administered by more than 185 trained volunteers and a paid staff of 13 full and part-time employees in our seven offices throughout Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

 

Maria Macaluso, Executive Director   email: wcwebmail@womenscentermc.org

 

Women’s Center of Montgomery County

Domestic Violence Direct Service Summary

Twelve Month Period July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018

 

 

Number of New Victims Served (unduplicated)                                        4821

New Significant Others                                                                                        219

Total New Victims & Significant Others                                                        5,040

 

Individual Counseling Hours                                                                             6,300.7

Support Group Counseling Hours                                                                   575.2

Total Counseling Hours                                                                                       6,875.9

 

Legal Advocacy

Emergency PFA Court Accompaniment                                                         14

Temporary PFA Court Accompaniment                                                         350

Final Order                                                                                                                1,053

District Court/Criminal Court Accompaniment                                         174

Lethality Assessment Screens (high risk police referrals)                     230

 

Training, Community Education, Systems Advocacy

Medical Advocacy

Hospital Trainings conducted                                                                            39

#of Healthcare Workers trained                                                                       561

 

Community Education  Programs – Adults                                                   81

Number of People reached                                                                                  4,108

School-Based &  Youth Prevention Programs                                              117

Number of People Reached                                                                                 5,317

 

Systems Trainings (primarily law enforcement)                                        11 trainings/326 trained

 

Volunteer Hours Direct Services & Community Ed

(does not include volunteers for Special Events, Board/Advisory Board/Board Committee hours or Thrift Shop volunteers)                                                                                  19,591.82

 

Unduplicated Victims - Demographics

 

Gender -  Primary Victims

        Female                                                                                                             4150

        Male                                                                                                                  660

        Transgender                                                                                                   11

 

Gender -  Significant Others

        Female                                                                                                             145

        Male                                                                                                                  74

 

Ethnicity

        American Indian                                                                                          6

        African American                                                                                        977

        White                                                                                                                2059

        Hawaiian/Pacific                                                                                         3

        Hispanic                                                                                                          189

        Asian                                                                                                                93

        Multiple                                                                                                          6

        Unknown                                                                                                       1332

        Other                                                                                                               156

 

Ages

        0-12                                                                                                                    1

        13-17 (Female)                                                                                               13

        13-17  (Male)                                                                                                   0

        18-24 (F)                                                                                                          335

        18-24 (M)                                                                                                        31

        18-24 (Trans)                                                                                                4

        25-59 (F)                                                                                                          3518

        25-59 (M)                                                                                                         536

        25-59 (Trans)                                                                                                 7

        60+ (F)                                                                                                             297

        60+ M                                                                                                               93

 

 

        LGBTQ Status self-identified                                                                  45

 

        Veteran                                                                                                            23

 

Disability

        Physical                                                                                                           73

        Cognitive                                                                                                         27

 

 

Bylaws - Approved April 2014

 

 

 

 

 

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