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Prevention Education

Wise Options at the YWCA offers a large array of programs. First, these programs are all free of charge and second, are for the public.

We have courses for children, teens and college students. However, we also have courses for workers and the older folk.

Most importantly, it is our job to make sure our teens know the issues that can be faced. Above all, we need to keep them safe.

In addition to courses on healthy relationships, we also have sessions for sexual and domestic violence, bullying and diversity. However, if a custom program is needed, we will work with a client to give the most up-to-date info for your needs.


Our courses are all up-to-date, as they reflect current and accurate research and numbers. All products are approved by the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) and the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR). We work with both of these programs to create content and share the knowledge with those who want, and need, to know.

To have someone speak with your medical or dental office, please contact Rebecca Hosier at or 570-322-4637 ext. 129. She is the Medical Advocate that presents the info to people around the area. She is always learning and improving discussions with the best info. Also, the info can be presented where it is most helpful, whether at the YWCA or your office.

In addition, you may also speak to Erin Scholl, the Advocacy and Prevention Supervisor, who oversees the medical role. Her number is 570-322-4637 ext. 124. Leave a message and these ladies will be sure to get back to you if they don’t answer the first time.

Healthy Teen Relationships

February was announced as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month to raise awareness all over the United States. So, this is proof we need to share the facts that surround our teens. For an article written by YWCA staff and published in the Sun-Gazette on Teen Dating Violence, click here.

If you or a loved one has experienced a violent crime, please call our 24/7 Wise Options Hotline at 1-800-326-8483 or (570) 323-8167. Our on-call staff are always ready and willing to assist.

Education Courses

There are lessons available for people of all ages on topics ranging from healthy relationships, violence, peace and equality.

Camp Honor

An engaging two-week summer program for middle and high school teens to discuss historical figures they might not learn about in school.

Rebecca Hosier was previously a counselor at the YWCA but recently switched to the Medical Advocate role with Wise Options. Our medical advocate focuses on providing the healthcare community with training and information about Wise Options and what we can do for their patients and our community members.