Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) announced the YWCA York-Victim Assistance Center will provide support services to victims of sexual harassment, abuse, and assault who live in Adams County.
This change allows for a seamless transition in care providers following the announcement that Survivors Inc. will close this week after 35 years of service in Adams County, according to a PCAR news release.
The shift of services to YWCA York is effective immediately, according to the release.
“PCAR’s top priority is to ensure that Adams County residents know that support for sexual assault victims and their families, including counseling, hotline services and help during medical care and evidence collection remain available to all survivors and their families,” said Joyce Lukima, PCAR chief operating officer.
PCAR ensures that communities have access to quality victim services and prevention education by providing funding, training, materials and assistance to a network of rape crisis centers that serve all of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties.
PCAR provided Survivors Inc. with less than 8 percent of its overall budget during fiscal year 2017-18. Other funders include the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.
YWCA York will provide services on an interim basis until a long-term provider in Adams County is found, the release read.
Those seeking help in Adams County can call 1-888-772-PCAR for assistance or visit www.pcar.org for more information.