Annual Charity

The PSPA contact for the Host City Charity is Heather Shevchik-Obrien

The Domestic Violence Service Center of Wilkes Barre PA has been selected as the PSPA host city charity for 2018.

DVSC can also help by providing 24-hour hotlines, safety planning, options counseling that provides information and support to help victims decide what they want to do, support groups, and assistance in filing Protection from Abuse Orders. DVSC offers victims and their children a place where they can be safe, a respite from abuse, a place where they can heal, a place where they can put their lives back in order and plan for a brighter and violence-free future. We want victims of domestic violence to know they are not alone. At DVSC, there is always someone you can talk to.

We serve the counties of Luzerne and Carbon. Our mission is to work toward the elimination of domestic violence.

We are here for you 24-hours a day, every day of the year. When an individual calls we will not ask their name, but we will offer them the help they need at no cost. Depending on their personal situation, the trained staff at the Domestic Violence Service Center can support them in many ways. Our services are free and confidential.

For those who are being physically or emotionally abused, we are able to provide the victim with a safe and comfortable place where they can go immediately. Our confidential and secure shelter will allow them to escape and protect themselves and their children from further abuse.

DVSC is the path to safety and a shelter from abuse.

PSPA is asking for monetary donations and donations of the following items:

New Blankets
New Towels & washcloths
New Women’s Pajamas, sweatpants, sweatshirts, underwear and socks  ( all sizes)
Personal Care Items ( shampoo, razors, soap, etc.)
Diapers and wipes ( sizes 4 and 5
Pull ups
New Crib sheets
New Twin fitted & flat sheets
New Pillow
Alarm clocks
Plastic Cups
Basic first aid items ( Band-Aids, medical tape, wipes)

Contact Heather Shevchik O’Brien for further information or questions.