Matzie: Nearly $89,000 to support Women’s Center of Beaver County

HARRISBURG, Sept. 12 – A state grant of $88,884 to the Women’s Center of Beaver County will help the agency provide support and services to victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, state Rep. Rob Matzie, D-Beaver/Allegheny, announced today.

The grant is administered by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency and is funded under the Victims’ Service Advisory Committee 2019-20 Victims of Crime Act.

“When members of our community are traumatized by domestic violence, abuse or assault, our entire community feels the effects,” Matzie said. “Domestic violence is insidious. In addition to traumatizing its victim, it can take away parents, shatter the lives of children and even leave an imprint on generations to come. That’s why I’m so glad we were successful in our efforts to secure this funding. We’re restoring and empowering those who were victims, and in the process, we’re strengthening our entire community.”

Matzie said the center provides a wide range of essential services, including crisis intervention, emergency shelter, counseling, legal and medical advocacy, prevention education and other resources. 
PCCD provides planning, coordination and technical assistance to the state’s criminal justice system and serves as a clearinghouse for state and federal grants to support criminal and juvenile justice efforts.