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WC&S In the News

Interview with Rhonda Fleming, Women’s Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh

Women's Center & Shelter - How to Help this Season

Women's Center & Shelter - Abuse During the Holidays

Women's Center And Shelter Providing Support Through Holidays

Women's Center & Shelter Providing Support through the Holidays

Pittsburgh bars employers from discriminating against domestic violence victims

Pittsburgh ordinance bars employers from discriminating against workers who are domestic-abuse victims

Bill to protect Pittsburgh domestic violence victims from workplace discrimination

Proposal would make it illegal for Pittsburgh employers to discriminate against domestic abuse victims

Bill would extend protections for domestic violence victims in city of Pittsburgh

Bill Will Expand Protection for Victims of Domestic Violence in Pittsburgh | News | Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh City Council considers investment in electric vehicle charging stations

SEEN: Stand Up for Standing Firm Luncheon

Alina’s Light Holds First In-Person Event Since 2019

Editorial: Let's talk about domestic violence

Best of Pittsburgh: Culture and Nightlife Winners 2021

Zeta Phi Beta Celebrates 50th Anniversary At University Of Pittsburgh

Fan Appreciation Weekend: The final series of the 2021 regular season! Top Things to Know for Phillies vs. Pirates (9/23-26)

31 of the best places for vintage and thrift shopping in Pittsburgh

Isolation brought growing concerns about domestic abuse. These Pittsburgh-area groups innovated to keep lifelines open. - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Eminetra

Donuts & Divorce: A Family Law Podcast: Ep. 15: Domestic Violence & Protection From Abuse Actions With Attorney Margaret Prescott on Apple Podcasts

Ep. 15: Domestic Violence & Protection From Abuse Actions With Attorney Margaret Prescott - Burns White

Isolation brought growing concerns about domestic abuse. These Pittsburgh-area groups innovated to keep lifelines open

Nicole Molinaro: Criminal justice system failing domestic violence victims

‘Help Me:’ A Rise In Domestic Violence During The Pandemic Brought About A Signal For Help

Need for domestic violence services during the pandemic (6:37 - 17:15)

Healthy Relationships Resources | New Pittsburgh Courier – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Father's Day Pledge encourages men to speak up against gender violence and abuse

Nicole Molinaro: Concealed-carry bill enables domestic abusers

Confronting domestic abuse

California (Pa.) University dance ensemble more than takes the stage to help Tarentum's HOPE Center

Mission of Israeli activist: Helping marginalized women

This is a crisis’: Panel discusses support for gay Black and Latino male sexual assault survivors

City of Pittsburgh STOP the Violence April 2021 Newsletter

'B’man' continues to enjoy his honking 'Beeple,' but now also volunteers, raises money for charity

Family grieves by donating to Women's Center & Shelter

Women's Board of Pittsburgh raises $90,000 for children's programs

SR collection benefits women's, LGBT groups

RUSafe App Gives Life-saving Help to Abuse Victims

Lawrenceville display sheds light on domestic partner violence

Governor honors three Pittsburgh area women for their work with victims

Everyone and Anyone Can Experience Domestic Violence

‘Survivor-centered’: Intimate partner violence, sexual assault organizations forge ahead amidst pandemic - The Pitt News

STANDING FIRM Helps Businesses Combat an Unseen Effect of COVID-19

Letter to the editor: Article on attack disturbing

‘A Pandemic Within A Pandemic:’ Domestic Violence Cases Rise During COVID-19 Pandemic

Domestic violence shelters see an uptick in calls, worry about dwindling funding

Steelers’ Banner, Tuitt give thousands in donations during holiday season

Steelers Star Stephon Tuitt Teams with Notre Dame Alumni Club to Help 4 Pittsburgh Nonprofits During Holidays

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Steelers Star Stephon Tuitt Teams with Notre Dame Alumni Club to Help 4 Pittsburgh Nonprofits During Holidays

Tuitt Gives Back with Meaning

Williamson Provides A Gift That Keeps On Giving

New App to Help Domestic Violence Victims

Where to Give Hygiene Products in Pittsburgh

Local shelter receives grant for technology to help families experiencing homelessness (12:31 — 18:01)

A pandemic pause: COVID-19 creates vacancies at housing units designed for victims of domestic violence

Domestic violence victims suffer throughout county

Pittsburgh Women’s Center and Shelter offering free seminars for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Women’s Board of Pittsburgh reveals 2 beneficiaries of annual fundraiser

Domestic Abuse Concerns Rise as the Pandemic Drags On

“R U Safe?” New app gives domestic violence victims resources, help in real time

Forging Forward: Safe Harbor for All

‘A pandemic inside of a pandemic’: Panel discusses domestic violence crisis

Squirrel Hill native offers help to members of LGBTQ+ community

Thanks To Her Dedication, Victims Who Felt Left Out Before Now Have A Voice

Domestic violence shelters are seeing call numbers return to normal after a drop at the onset of quarantine

Arrest record of Mt. Pleasant man accused of attempted homicide shows prior violence toward women

Abuse hotlines light up after region's move to green phase

Newsradio 1020 KDKA / Lynne Hayes-Freeland: Interview with Nicole Molinaro

What’s Good In Ya Hood: Giant Eagle Teams Up With Local Organizations To Help Victims Of Domestic Violence [VIDEO]

Women's Center & Shelter provides additional resources for Pittsburgh-area victims during pandemic

Local Nonprofit, Giant Eagle Offering Help for Domestic Abuse Victims Stuck at Home (video)

Giant Eagle teams with domestic violence groups to raise help awareness during pandemic

Life Saving Information In An Unexpected Place: Grocery Chain And Non-Profits Team Up

The Ride Home (Thursday, May 7, 2020 Broadcast) - Interview with Nicole Molinaro

Confronting COVID-19 - Podcast interview with Nicole Molinaro on COVID's impact on Domestic Violence

Abuse Hotlines See 50% Drop in Calls During Pandemic

'Abuse Certainly Didn't Stop': Fewer People Calling for Help, but Services are Still Available

Editorial: In the Time of COVID-19, Here's How You Can Help DV Victims

Stay-At-Home Orders Can Be Dangerous for Domestic Violence Victims

Police Report Increase in DV - Interview with Nicole Molinaro

Social Distancing Leading to Devastating Rise in Domestic Violence

Shelter in Place Doesn't Help if You're Living with an Abuser

Domestic Violence Threat Rises - Resources Available

WC&S Remains Open During Pandemic

Domestic Abuse Cases and Coronavirus Isolation

Let's Do Lunch: Neighbors Support Those in Need and Local Businesses

Nonprofits Continue to Help Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault During Coronavirus Outbreak

6 Groups Supporting Women Around the Globe

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AAU Report Backs Up Stats About Domestic Violence at College

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Awareness Can Help Break the Cycle (video)

Allegheny Violence Shelters Team Up For Program to Promote Independent Living

Pittsburgh Foundation Approves $3.6 Million in Grants for Nonprofits

Signs of Domestic Abuse (Radio)

Increasing Domestic Abuse Awareness in Allegheny County (Radio)

Local Community Leaders Take Father's Day Pledge to Speak Out Against Domestic Violence (video)

Guest Column: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Often Go Unseen

Kidsburgh Kidcast: Domestic Violence (video)

Bartko Foundation Luncheon

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PMA Perspective: Stand Up to Partner Violence with STANDING FIRM

Bayer Donates $130,000 to 13 Domestic Violence Shelters Through New Grants Fur Families Program

Police: Man Arrested After Possible Kidnapping

Pittsburgh Police will Establish a New Domestic Violence Unit

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Pittsburgh Police to Establish New Domestic Violence Unit

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Pittsburgh Police Receive $500K Grant For New Domestic Violence Unit

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Pittsburgh Police to get Domestic Violence Unit with $500K Grant

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New Rules Around Convicted Domestic Abusers Giving Up Their Guns Officially In Effect

'Courageous Conversations' Covers Domestic Violence

New Apps Assist in Documenting Domestic Abuse, Getting Help

Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh Holds Domestic Violence Awareness Event

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Bill Strengthening PFA Protections for Women Passes PA House (Video)

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House Bill 2060 to Further Protect Domestic Abuse Victims

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The Updated RUSafe App, Created in Pittsburgh, Brings High-Tech Help to Victims of Domestic Violence

Comcast Newsmakers: Intimate Partner Violence (Video)

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Women's Center & Shelter Unveils Updated RUSafe App Tonight

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Locally Made App For Domestic Abuse Victims Gets an Update

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RUSafe App Educates About DV

WC&S Celebrates Survivors

Paid Leave for DV Victims

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Female reporter taking notes at press conference