Wise Options is a safe haven and source of support for the people of Lycoming County, giving help and hope to women, men and children surviving domestic violence, sexual assault and other violent crimes. Free and confidential services are provided by Wise Options 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Trained staff and volunteers provide immediate support and information to help clients deal with crisis and offer follow-up assistance to cope with ongoing related issues.
Direct action services are provided by Wise Options for domestic violence, sexual assault and victim services. Wise Options also provides a large array of community education programs available to groups of all ages.
Wise Options is based on empowerment of individuals; on redefining and elaborating the rights of the oppressed; and working toward a society in which there is peace, justice, freedom, dignity and equality for all people.
All Wise Options services are free and confidential.
If you are in a state of crisis, please call 1-800-326-8483 or (570) 323-8167.
Wise Options is a partner program of the Lycoming County United Way.
Our shelter is open 24/7 for women and women with children experiencing domestic violence. They can stay in a safe and supportive place for 30 days.
Our legal advocates are available to the public to assist clients with the process of filing for a PFA and other court-related proceedings. We hold your hand through it all.
Counseling is available to the public to work with children and adults who have experienced sexual assault, domestic violence or other violent crimes.
Domestic violence and sexual assault support groups are available for any survivor or victim who wants to improve their situation.