In 1975, a group of women in the Sunbury/Selinsgrove/Lewisburg area who were mostly single, separated or divorced got together to discuss shared problems and concerns. These women recognized the importance of this support network for women in transition and for the increasing number of women clients who were physically battered. It became clear that battered women needed not only emotional support and legal advice, but physical safety as well. This core group persisted in their vision of a comprehensive support network for victims of domestic violence.
Throughout time, thanks to grants and donations, programs and staff continued to grow, with increasingly specialized services. From 2008 through 2012, the agency has undergone a much needed name change reflective of the diverse populations of women, men and children that we serve.