Schuylkill Women in Crisis is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1983 to provide services to victims of domestic and sexual violence in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.
In addition to assisting victims, SWiC works to confront the societal issues that contribute to this problem. SWiC is motivated by the belief that all individuals are entitled to live free of the fear and pain caused by emotional and physical abuse.
While the agency provides services to all individuals regardless of gender, we acknowledge that women and children are most vulnerable to this problem.
SWiC’s professional staff and trained volunteers are available 24 hours/day. We provide for victims’ immediate safety and help with accessing medical attention and finding legal assistance.
Our shelter facility has become home to countless women and children seeking refuge from the dangers in their personal lives. In shelter, our staff will introduce residents to a broad range of available services which help them establish safe, independent living. SWiC staff also arrange for male clients in need of shelter to find a safe place to stay.
Volunteers help Schuylkill Women in Crisis in many ways. Do you have a few hours a month to improve the lives of women and children in your community? Do you have a special talent to share, such as cooking, crafts, yoga, music, etc.? Are you bilingual?
Volunteers help SWiC in two capacities – as direct service and as indirect service.