About Us

Who We Are

With our primary focus on eliminating domestic violence and other forms of abuse, the Women’s Center of Montgomery County is a membership organization that has been volunteer-powered since its inception in 1976, providing services which include:

Our programs are administered by more than 150 volunteers and a paid staff of 24 full and part-time employees in our seven offices throughout Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

Strategies for achieving our mission

Safety

Promote physical, social and emotional safety of individuals impacted by DV:

Education

Educate and advocate to prevent, avoid and reduce the incidence of domestic violence:

Projects
Implement special projects to address unmet needs and underserved populations:

Our Goal

In addition to affecting positive change for individuals, our goal is to create institutional change and reduce the impact of domestic violence, creating a cultural shift towards healthier, safer communities.

Our Accomplishments

One of our greatest strengths is our volunteer labor force, providing direct services to survivors. Each year we benefit from more than 20,000 volunteer hours.

Other key strengths include our strategic use of technology; multiple locations; training capabilities and our initiatives working with underserved populations. We maintain seven community-based offices throughout Montgomery County. We also staff an office at the Courthouse to assist victims seeking Protection from Abuse Orders. Through our Medical Advocacy Project, we provide onsite staffing at Jefferson/Abington, Jefferson/Lansdale and Holy Redeemer Hospitals.

ORGANIZATIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND RECOGNITION INCLUDE: The WCMC is PAs fifth largest service domestic violence, with the largest volunteer Workforce.

2004
WCMC chosen by Citizens Bank and NBC-10 to be their first Community Champion for the Mid-Atlantic Region. We designated the cash award to the creation of our Elder Abuse Project. Established in 1992 as one of the first three pilot projects funded in PA, our Medical Advocacy Project program became a national prototype for suburban hospital settings, recognized in 2007 by the GlaxoSmithKline Impact Awards committee.
2008
WCMC was identified by the PA Commission on Crime & Delinquency (PCCD) as one of 5 victim service agencies who exemplify best practices for organizational capacity building.
2012
Expanded medical advocacy program to promote universal screening for domestic violence through the obstetrics and pediatric healthcare providers to increase the identification and treatment of children at risk as they witness violence in their homes.
2013
WCMC was among the first 12 programs in PA to pilot the Lethality Assessment Project, an evidenced-based program in which police officers responding to a domestic call screen victims to assess the risk of escalating violence. In the first 5 years, we received over 700 high risk referrals from police departments.
2014
Received $25,000 award from Verizon Foundation in recognition of our middle school prevention education curriculum.
2017
WCMC selected as recipient of the Barra Award, recognizing organizational leadership, performance and adaptability.
2020
WCMC one of three finalists selected as recipients of the Impact 100 Philadelphia Award in the amount of $108,000.
2022
Expanded our medical advocacy team to include a Birth Advocate, working with healthcare providers, doulas, midwifes, birth coaches to provide support to at-risk pregnant women.
2023
WCMC became one of the first domestic violence programs in Pennsylvania certified to administer the Lethality Assessment Project created by the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence.

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