Emergency Shelter

The YWCA Northcentral PA's Wise Options program offers men, women and children an opportunity for new beginnings. One of the most difficult challenges of an abusive relationship can be leaving one. Wise Options is a program that helps victims remove themselves from an abusive situation and find shelter and solace from individuals who respect their choices, offering a calm and supportive environment. 

Domestic violence, sexual assault and other violent crimes are about power and control. Sometimes the most powerful tool against abuse is literally removing yourself from the situation. Wise Options offers men, women and their children a safe, private and undisclosed place to call home. During that time, we offer intensive counseling services, courses that encourage independent living and a caring, understanding environment. Wise Options is named because our focus is the safety and respect for victims of abuse. We educate on the choices and options each individual has, respecting their personal struggle while cultivating growth and healing. 

If you are in a state of crisis, need or are contemplating emergency shelter, please call our 24 hour a day, 7 days a week crisis hotline:
(570) 323-8167 or 1-800-326-8483