The Domestic Violence Center of Chester County (DVCCC) began as the YWCA Women's Resource Center (WRC), serving as an information and referral service for Chester County women.


At that time, there were no organizations in the area to which victims of domestic violence could be referred. As more and more women began reaching out to the WRC for help escaping their abusive situations, the directors took it upon themselves to make those services available.


They reorganized the WRC as the Domestic Violence Center of Chester County in 1976 with this mission: 

Provide intervention, programs, outreach, and advocacy to prevent, reduce, and remedy domestic violence in Chester County.

Forty-five years later, DVCCC is the only organization in Chester County contracted by the PA Department of Human Services and the PCADV to provide services solely to victims of domestic violence and their dependent children.

Help us recognize this milestone year:

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We are publishing a bi-monthly blog featuring staff, board members, volunteers, and community partners. Learn more about domestic violence and what we are doing to combat it in Chester County. 

Call our 24-hour, free hotline 888-711-6270 or 610-431-1430

If you are in immediate danger, DIAL 911

If you are in immediate danger and cannot call,

TEXT 911 if you are in Chester County

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The official registration and financial information of the Domestic Violence Center of Chester County may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

This website is designed and maintained by DVCCC staff.

Last update: January 2021