Sexual Assault Prevention and Counseling Center

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 confidential and are at no cost. Staff members or trained volunteer advocates are available 24 hours a day through our sexual assault hotline: 717.392.7273

Or – you can email us at

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. In addition to our downtown location on 110 N Lime Street, we have created the following satellite sites throughout Lancaster County with services by appointment:

  • Millersville
  • Columbia

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 us at (717) 393–1735 or at

Contact Information:

24-Hour Sexual Assault Hotline

The Sexual Assault Hotline is operated by trained staff and volunteers. Callers may utilize the hotline for several reasons, including, but not limited to: crisis intervention services, questions about resources and referrals related to sexual violence; inquiries about counselling; and requests to provide medical advocacy at local hospitals. The phone number for the Sexual Assault Hotline is (717) 392-7273.

Thank you to our community sponsors

Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape

Touchstone Foundation