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 wehearyou@ywcalancaster.org.

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

SERVICE LOCATIONS

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 717-392-7273 or at wehearyou@ywcalancaster.org.

Contact Information:

We Hear You
Sexual Assault Prevention and Counseling Center

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.

2021 Sexual Assault
Awareness Month

The HAArt Project

The HAArt Project is a part of April’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month (#saam). The project aims to be a powerful and creative outlet for loved ones and survivors of sexual harassment, abuse and assault to share their experiences through expressive art. Research supports that expressive arts is a way for survivors to convey what is often unspeakable, to explore and transform emotions related to their traumatic experiences. The HAArt Project encourages survivors to restructure and reframe, explore and illustrate their trauma in this empowering way.

Thank you to all of the artists who contributed to the 2021 HAArt Project for Sexual Assault Awareness Month, including the musician who contributed the song throughout this film. The whole of the project was captured in the film below: