DVSCP on Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week

By |2020-11-17T10:37:17-05:00November 17th, 2020|Categories: News|

DVSCP has partnered with four other community-agencies, Community CARES, Project Share, Safe Harbour, and The Salvation Army for National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.  The goal of the week is to shed light on how hunger and homelessness is affecting our community.  Please check out DVSCP’s video below, where Public Education Coordinator Emily Ott gives an […]

National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

By |2020-11-16T09:50:43-05:00November 16th, 2020|Categories: News|

Starting Sunday, November 15, DVSCP will be joining forces with Community CARES, Project SHARE, Safe Harbour, Inc., and The Salvation Army of Carlisle for National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week with the goal of shedding light on both the struggles of poverty and how our five community-building organizations work […]

A 30 year perspective on DVSCP

By |2020-10-26T10:00:03-04:00October 26th, 2020|Categories: News|

In October 1989, concerned citizens of Cumberland and Perry counties met with the Pennsylvania Coalition against Domestic Violence to create a community-based agency to battle domestic violence. A task force was formed. Volunteers were recruited throughout the community via newspaper articles and word of mouth, and the first 40-hour training session began on April 21, 1990.

On […]

Letter to the Editor: UW Support is Vital

By |2020-10-15T13:20:54-04:00October 15th, 2020|Categories: News|

October 12, 2020

Dear Editor:

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, when advocates across the country bring their communities together to remember those who have lost their lives to domestic violence.  There were two young women in Cumberland County who were tragically added to this group in 2020.  At the beginning of the pandemic, The National Network to […]

Survivor Delivers Fundraiser to DV Shelter

By |2020-10-15T13:11:13-04:00October 15th, 2020|Categories: News|

Carlisle, PA – September 29, 2020:  In conjunction with Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland & Perry Counties (DVSCP) has teamed up with Mechanicsburg-based Evolution Catering, LLC, to offer a week-long dinner delivery fundraiser. A survivor herself, Hope Stuart, owner of Evolution Catering, jumped at the […]

Mid Penn Bank Funds Shelter Repairs Through State Program

By |2020-07-20T08:20:54-04:00July 20th, 2020|Categories: News|

Carlisle, PA – July 13, 2020: Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland & Perry Counties (DVSCP) was recently awarded $20,000 through the Department of Community and Economic Development’s (DCED) Neighborhood Assistance Tax Credit Program. The program encourages community participation among nonprofits and businesses, while providing resources to assist with projects that benefit low-income populations.

DVSCP partnered with Mid […]

Alexander Stewart Foundation Awards $13K Grant to DVSCP

By |2020-07-01T07:28:12-04:00July 1st, 2020|Categories: News|

 Carlisle, PA – July 1, 2020:  Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland & Perry Counties (DVSCP) is pleased to announce it received a $13,000 grant from the Alexander Stewart, M.D. Foundation. The grant was awarded to support DVSCP’s Emergency Shelter and associated services.

Last year, DVSCP provided shelter to 72 adults and 64 children, totaling 4,299 shelter nights.  […]

$10,000 Grant from Diocese of Harrisburg

By |2020-06-25T12:43:20-04:00June 25th, 2020|Categories: News|

Carlisle, PA – June 25, 2020:  Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland & Perry Counties (DVSCP) was awarded a $10,000 grant from The Diocese of Harrisburg through its Matthew 25 Collection for food, clothing, and shelter. The grant will support DVSCP’s emergency shelter, which serves women, children, and men who are fleeing from violent homes.

The programs and […]

Black Voices: Sonya Browne, shelter supervisor at DVSCP

By |2020-06-17T09:03:47-04:00June 17th, 2020|Categories: News|

(Editorial from the June 14, 2020, issue of The Sentinel)

Dr. Steven Covey says, “Most people do not listen to understand, they listen to reply.”

If we really want to get to the heart of our racial issues then we must listen to the experiences of other races and what it is like for them living in America. […]

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