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Community Action Partnership Domestic Violence Services Flex Fund



Since 1976, Domestic Violence Services of Lancaster County (DVS) has been the sole dedicated provider of services to survivors of domestic violence and their families in Lancaster County. A program of the Safety and Empowerment impact area at Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County, DVS walks alongside survivors of domestic violence and their families in accessing community resources on their journey to healing and a life free from violence. 

Our services are rooted in empowerment and trauma-informed models through which survivors of domestic violence and their families are fully supported to heal from trauma and to set and achieve their own goals in accordance with their individual needs and choices. DVS provides a full range of core services for survivors and their children, including a 24-hour crisis hotline and text line, Safe House (emergency shelter), counseling, children’s program, legal advocacy and representation, and Bridge House (transitional housing). As part of the broader mission to raise awareness and promote social change, DVS also conducts extensive community outreach and provides education and professional training on domestic violence to a wide variety of youth and adult audiences. 

DVS serves nearly 2,000 individuals annually and is supported by public funding at the federal and state levels as well as private funding from local and regional donors and foundations.


As DVS envisions its sustainability and the opportunity to rise to a stronger position for future generations, we invite friends of DVS to extend their values, their investments, and their influence beyond the work of today with a gift to DVS’s endowment fund.

This endowment fund ensures a long-term success plan for DVS, equipping it with a stable revenue source in perpetuity that will continue to support victims and survivors of domestic violence until this public health crisis is eradicated once and for all.