AHN providers regularly screen for signs of physical, psychological, emotional, or sexual abuse at any and all checkups. Know that you can always speak up during a visit and our compassionate team can connect you to the help you need.
We’ve also put a list together of local resources and shelters below. If you're in immediate danger or fear for your life, call 911.
Domestic abuse, also called domestic violence or Intimate Partner Violence, is any type of physical, psychological, emotional, or sexual abuse that happens between you and a current or former partner or spouse.
From hitting to controlling behavior to forcing sexual acts, abuse can take on many, many forms. Take a look.
Domestic abuse can happen to anyone, at any time, regardless of age, race, culture, status, class, education, or religion. Once violence begins, it typically becomes worse and more frequent over time.
If you’re in an abusive situation, you can always take action, including seeking medical attention, filing a police report, saving evidence, or getting a written court order, called a Protection From Abuse (PFA) order.
If you’re a victim of abuse, you have the right to go to court and file a petition to request a Protection From Abuse (PFA) order. The order can provide various safety options, which may include:
If you’re ready to take legal action against your abuser, or get counseling and legal assistance, contact the following:
440 Ross Street, 3rd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Weekdays 9:00 to 11:00 AM
Emergency Night Court
660 First Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
After 6:00 PM and weekends
Petition good for 24 hours
Women’s Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh
Weekdays from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Your Local District Justice
Weekdays (call for specific hours)
The following shelters are available 24/7 to provide assistance and a place to stay:
In Allegheny County
McKeesport Center for Victims Women’s Place Shelter
Mon-Yough area Women’s Place Hotline
North Hills Crisis Center North Hotline
Pittsburgh Women’s Center and Shelter of Greater Allegheny
Pittsburgh Women Against Abusive Relationships
Alle Kiski Area
Hope Center Hotline
Women’s Center of Beaver County Hotline
Alice Paul House
Washington and Greene Counties
Women’s Shelter Hotline
Stats gathered from https://www.thehotline.org/stakeholders/domestic-violence-statistics/