Huntingdon House a Program for Victims of Domestic Violence

A nonprofit organization

122 donors

In 1982 the Human Services Plan for Huntingdon County identified the need for a service that would address the problem of domestic violence. The Huntingdon County Human Services Council endorsed the need of a local service provider. 
A public hearing was held in November of 1984 to discuss solutions to this identified problem. Following the public hearing a task force was organized with interest citizens and representatives from Women’s Health Services, United Way, Outpatient Counseling, Mental Health/Mental Retardation, Huntingdon county Library, Juniata College, Daily News, Huntingdon county Human Services Council, Huntingdon County Child and Adult Development, Keystone Legal Services, Human Services, Huntingdon Borough Police, and Broad Top Area Medical Center serving as members. Women’s Health Services, Inc. served as the umbrella agency for the development and implementation of the project until July 1, 1986 when Huntingdon House, Inc. was established as an independent non-profit corporation. Huntingdon House, Inc. is a United Way member agency. 
A number of individuals have contributed their time and energies to achieve the goal of providing a service of victims of domestic violence. We’re proud of the accomplishment!

It is the mission of Huntingdon House to empower survivors of domestic violence, and to work toward the elimination of such violence through:

· Crisis intervention - providing safety and shelter to women who are in crisis because of domestic violence

· Services - including a 24-hour crisis hotline, emergency shelter, counseling and support groups, transitional housing, and referrals to other appropriate community programs

· Education - for survivors, service providers, and the wider community with regard to the individual and societal dynamics of domestic violence

· Advocacy - accompanying and supporting women and their children as they access the resources available to survivors of domestic and violence; working collaboratively to improve community-wide systems and resources for survivors.

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Huntingdon House a Program for Victims of Domestic Violence

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(814) 643-2801