Community Action, Inc.
Primarily Serving Clarion and Jefferson Counties, Pennsylvania


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Project Description

What is domestic violence?

It is the occurrence of one or more of the following acts between family or household members, sexual or intimate partners, or persons who share biological parenthood:

  • Attempting to cause or intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causing bodily injury, rape, spousal sexual assault, or involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with/without a deadly weapon
  • Placing another person in reasonable fear of imminent serious bodily injury
  • The infliction of false imprisonment
  • Physically or sexually abusing minor children
  • Knowingly engaging in a course of conduct or repeatedly committing acts toward another person, including following the person without proper authority, which places the person in reasonable fear of bodily injury

Does it happen often?

In Clearfield and Jefferson Counties, Crossroads serves over 1,200 victims each year. That is more than three victims per day just in our area. In Pennsylvania, over 100 murders are documented as domestic violence each year. Advocates, who have worked with victims prior to their deaths, claim twice as many domestic violence victim deaths are not counted due to liability, family concerns, or because they remain unsolved or are ruled as suspicious, accidental, suicide, or overdose. 

Crossroads can help with:

  • Safety planning
  • Individual options and empowerment counseling for adult and child victims
  • Supportive and educational counseling for friends and family
  • 24-hour toll free telephone hotline counseling
  • Community domestic violence prevention education programs
  • School dating violence and prevention programs
  • Advocacy to social, medical, and educational services
  • Emergency shelter
  • Transitional housing options (up to 24 months)
  • Relocation assistance
  • Volunteer training and service opportunities
  • Domestic violence and parent support groups
  • Children's supportive counseling and activities
  • Legal advocacy

You Can Help!

  • Make a memorial donation to remember a loved one
  • Learn about domestic violence by attending Crossroads volunteer classes
  • Volunteer your time
  • Make monetary donations, donate phone cards, or grocery gift certificates
  • Sponsor a family for a holiday meal, holiday gifts, or school clothes
  • Contact Crossroads staff to learn more about the many ways you can help

Serving the following counties:
Jefferson, Clearfield

Contact Information
In DuBois
Call: (814) 371-1223

In Punxsutawney
Call: (814) 938-3580

Project Director
Call: (814) 938-3302 x222

24 Hour Toll Free Hotline