Domestic Violence Center of Chester County
The mission of the Domestic Violence Center of Chester County is to reduce, remedy, and prevent domestic violence in Chester County. The vision of the Domestic Violence Center is to eliminate Domestic Violence in Chester County, PA. The Domestic Violence Center of Chester County (DVCCC), founded in 1976, is the only agency in Chester County providing services exclusively for victims of domestic violence and their dependent children. DVCCC began as the YWCA Women’s Resource Center (WRC), to serve as an information and referral service for Chester County women. Once this service became known, it started receiving a flood of calls from women in situations of violence. The directors of WRC, finding no organization in the area to which the victims could be referred, reorganized the agency as the Domestic Violence Center of Chester County, focusing on domestic violence intervention and prevention. Today, DVCCC is the only organization in Chester County contracted with the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) to provide services solely to victims of domestic violence and their dependent children.
Year Awarded: 2023
Grant Type: Operating
Focus Area: Health & Wellness
Grant Amount: $100,000