About A Woman's Place
Learn more about A Woman's Place (AWP) by exploring the information below. Be sure to check out all of our Programs & Services by visting our Counseling Program, Legal Program, and Education & Training Program pages for more information on AWP’s complete roster of free, private, and confidential services.
What is AWP?
AWP provides a full range of assistance and support services for victims of domestic abuse and violence and their children, including a free 24-hour confidential hotline, a full-service residential shelter, individual and group counseling, legal and medical advocacy, and a children’s program. As domestic violence is a community issue, requiring community effort and support to successfully eradicate, AWP also provides comprehensive community-based domestic violence training, education, outreach, and advocacy.
A Woman's Place envisions a society where all individuals are safe in their relationships and can flourish.
A Woman's Place is a community-based social change organization committed to the empowerment of women and to ending intimate and domestic violence for all.
To accomplish our vision of a society where all individuals are safe and can flourish, the programs, services, and decision making at all levels of A Woman's Place are rooted in and guided by the following values:
Courage: A Woman's Place acts bravely and boldly, not withstanding fear.
Creativity: A Woman's Place encourages the creation of meaningful new ideas, interpretations, and rules.
Equality: A Woman's Place believes each and every one of us must collaborate to create a new society based in equal power and rights.
Integrity: A Woman's Place is of sound moral character and adheres to ethical principles.
Respect: A Woman's Place is considerate and honors the worth and dignity of all beings and resources.
Social Justice: A Woman's Place analyzes structural social inequalities in order to promote justice.
Founded in 1976 as a storefront, drop-in domestic violence counseling center in Sellersville, Pa., A Woman’s Place (AWP) incorporated as a private, community benefit organization the following year. Above that storefront center was AWP’s first shelter for women seeking safety from abuse. The first woman seeking safety arrived with her two children at the tiny, one-room shelter apartment on Christmas Eve 1976.
A Woman's Place Highlights 1976 - 2011