Sexual Assault Counseling

YWCA Lancaster’s Sexual Assault Counseling Center provides support and advocacy for victim survivors of sexual abuse, for significant others, and for other family members. The goal is to facilitate healing and empowerment for those who have experienced sexual trauma. The Counseling Center utilizes special programs designed for children, adolescents, and adults to meet their diverse needs.

All counseling services are free and confidential. Staff members or trained volunteer advocates are available 24 hours a day through our Sexual Assault Hotline: 717.392.7273

The Counseling Center is also deeply committed to heightening the community’s awareness of child sexual assault issues through Primary Prevention programs.


We feel every victim survivor of sexual violence should have access to exceptional mental-health services. Therefore, we offer services throughout Lancaster County.

  • Downtown Lancaster: Weekdays, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (110 N. Lime St., Lancaster)
  • Columbia Community Action Program: Tuesdays, 4 – 7 p.m. (400 Chestnut St., Columbia)
  • Ephrata Community Action Program: Wednesdays, 3 – 7 p.m. (40 East Main St., Ephrata)
  • Millersville University: Mondays, 1 – 5 p.m. (Montour House)

The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) designates the YWCA Lancaster Sexual Assault Center as the              Rape Crisis Center for Lancaster County.

For further information about our services or to arrange a counseling session, please contact Iesha Fitzgerald.

Contact Information:

Iesha Fitzgerald
Administrative Assistant, Sexual Assault Counseling Center

665 survivors

of sexual assault and abuse, and their loved ones, received free, professional counseling and support.