Berks Women in Crisis’ vision is to provide supportive services to victims and eliminate domestic and sexual violence in Berks County.
Join us as we raise awareness and money to take a stand against domestic violence and sexual assaults against women and children with Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® on Saturday, June 15, 2013. Go to www.bwicwalk2013.eventbrite.com to register. The walk begins at 11 AM and ends at Art on the Avenue, approximately .8 mile. We encourage men to wear high-heeled shoes, which are available from us for a small rental fee, but it is not necessary. We also encourage families and business groups to participate.
Our free and confidential services include:
Hotlines in both English and Spanish
Specially trained staff members will go with victims to local hospitals or the courthouse
Individual counseling and group support
Childcare for those staying in shelter
Support and advice for individuals applying for protection from abuse orders
Representation by an attorney at final PFA hearings in court
Vast range of support and advocacy services for victims of sexual assault
Other programs include:
PeaceWorks educational presentations to schools, colleges, child care centers, churches, social organizations, service agencies, businesses, government employees or any entity who requests a program.