~ Our mission is to help, educate, support, and empower victims of abuse. ~
Women In Need has been working with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in the Franklin and Fulton County Areas of Pennsylvania since 1976. Women In Need is a 501(c)(3) private, non-profit organization working within the community to obtain safety for victims of violence. All of our services are free and confidential to victims of domestic and sexual violence and to the significant others of victims. WIN serves approximately 1500 victims/significant others per year.
Women In Need assists victims and their significant others by helping them to understand violence as it occurs, not only in the context of their own lives, but also how societal conditions and attitudes affects violence in the home.
If you have been a victim of any type of abuse in Franklin or Fulton Counties, Women In Need may be able to help you. If you have any questions about our services or simply need more information, call us at 717.264.4444 or 800.621.6660. You may also contact us by email by clicking on the Contact Us link.
About our Artwork
Healing is a process that all victims must go through. One of the ways that some victims heal is through art. The art displayed on this site are pieces that some of our victims have put together during their healing process. “Pieces of Our Journey” is the title of a project that began by tearing paper bags into odd shapes, drawing on these pieces, and putting them together to create a picture that represents the journey traveled by different victims served by Women In Need. Here is what two survivors wrote about the piece used as the background to this website:
“This piece began as paper bags ripped into odd shapes and crumbled. What began as individual pieces of artwork ended up to be a complete picture. It says ‘We each have a piece and all of our pieces fit together into one picture.’ This picture is an example of how all of our experiences can fit together to help one another.”
Here are examples of artwork completed by survivors of domestic and sexual violence: