National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN)

The National Sexual Assault Hotline is operated through RAINN,  Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network. At any given moment, more than 1,100 trained volunteers are on duty and available to help victims at RAINN-affiliated crisis centers across the country.


Love is Respect

Love is Respect is a project of the National Domestic Violence Hotline and Break the Cycle. It is designed to provide resources for fostering healthy dating attitudes and relationships, private a safe space for young people to access information and get help in an environment that is designed specifically for them.


Lancaster Domestic Violence Services

Domestic Violence Services (DVS) provides empowerment, education, and advocacy to victims, survivors, families and communities to end abusive relationships. DVS offers emergency shelter, individual & group counseling, a 24-hour hotline, transitional housing, and a legal clinic. The Domestic Violence Legal Clinic has a team of staff attorneys that provide representation in legal matters ranging from obtaining Protection from Abuse Orders to consultation on issues such as divorce, child custody, spousal and child support, and other civil legal matters. Clinic hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. In an emergency outside of regular clinic hours, please call the 24-hour hotline.


National Domestic Violence Hotline

Operating around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse.Callers to the Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) can expect highly trained experienced advocates to offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information and referral services in over 170 languages.  Visitors to this site can find information about domestic violence, safety planning, local resources and ways to support the organization.


Lancaster YWCA Sexual Assault Prevention and Counseling Center

The YWCA Lancaster Sexual Assault Prevention & Counseling Center provides support and advocacy for victim survivors of sexual abuse, for significant others, and for other family members. The goal is to facilitate healing and empowerment to those who have experienced sexual trauma. SAPCC utilizes special programs designed for children, adolescents, and adults to meet their diverse needs.

All Counseling services are free and confidential. Staff members or trained volunteer advocates are available 24 hours a day. SAPCC is also deeply committed to heightening the community’s awareness of child sexual assault issues through primary prevention education programs.