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Domestic Violence

A Woman's Place
P.O. Box 299
Doylestown, PA 18901

(administrative office)
Fax: 215-343-3411

Telephone and short-term individual in-person counseling for victims/survivors and their children; emergency shelter for victim/survivors and their children
9:00am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday (administration).

A Woman's Place - Satellite office:
327 Mill Street
Bristol, PA 19007


Short-term individual in-person counseling for victim/survivors and their children; Spanish speaking staff available; call for an appointment.
10:00 am to 4:00pm, Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 2:00pm to 9:00pm, Tuesday and Thursday.

Domestic Violence Program
Bensalem Township Police Department
2400 Byberry Road
Bensalem, PA 19020

Fax: 215-633-3699
or 215-633-3656

Program helps domestic violence victims of all ages primarily in Bensalem Township but all calls will be returned; case management services provide referrals to appropriate public and private agencies and supportive follow-up; anyone with questions is encouraged to call; referrals will be made if appropriate. The program, which works closely with A Woman's Place, also aims to increase public education in the area of domestic violence.
8:00am to 4:00pm, Monday to Friday; leave message anytime.

Legal Aid


Legal Aid Domestic Abuse
100 Union Street
Doylestown, PA 18901


Assistance in filing Protection From Abuse (PFA) Orders; legal advocacy and representation; court accompaniment; clients can drop-in to be served.
9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.

Detection & Referral


Domestic Violence Task Force
Bucks County Health Improvement Project
c/o Warminster Hospital
225 Newtown Road
Warminster, PA 18974

Fax: 215-441-5677

A joint effort underway involving all seven hospitals in Bucks County, the Bucks County Department of Health, and A Woman's Place to train hospital staff and physicians to detect and refer patients who are victims of domestic violence. Screening of all female patients is the goal, as well as heightened awareness of domestic violence within the health care community and increased referrals to social service organizations.
The Task Force also seeks to increase the role of hospitals and the Health Department in community education about domestic violence and to involve more police officers and district justices in its efforts.
9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.

Support Groups


A Woman's Place
PO Box 299
Doylestown, PA 18901


Community-based support groups for victims/survivors meet weekly in Bensalem, Bristol, Doylestown, Newtown, and Perkasie at various times; woman-to-woman violence and teen dating violence support groups formed on an as-needed basis; support groups for child witnesses are offered several times a year; support groups for survivors of domestic violence wanting to work on other issues are offered several times a year.
Must call 24 Hour Hotline for support group information.

Families' and Children's Equality (FACE)
PO Box 1062
Newtown, PA 18940

Hotline 877-4PAFACE

E-mail bucks@paface.org
Website: www.paface.org  

Self -help/support group in Bucks County whose purpose is to assist non-custodial parents with their difficulties. Among our programs is one that helps with domestic violence problems. We assist men who are victims of violence, and teach men to not be violent with their families or anyone else.
Meetings every other Monday at 6:30 p.m. at Penera Bread, 1345 East Lincoln HIghway, Levittown, PA. Please check website for days or for any special events. Please bring all relevant paperwork to better assist your needs.

Counseling For Abusers


Menergy Center
7135 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19119


Treatment program for males 19 and older who are abusive to their intimate partners; 33-week intensive program: first three sessions are one hour individual evaluations, next ten weeks are two hour psycho-educational group sessions, and last 20 weeks are interactive therapy group sessions. Individual and couple counseling available. Accepted by courts, probation and parole as domestic abuse, batterer and anger management treatment in Philadelphia and surrounding counties. 9:00am to 9:00pm, Monday to Friday; leave message at any time.
Sliding scale from $35 to $100 per individual session and $25 to $50 per group session.

S.A.F.E. (Supportive Alliance for Family Empowerment)
Bucks County Peace Centers
102 West Maple Avenue
Langhorne, PA 19047

Fax: 215-750-9237

Groups for men and women to help them stop the violence in their relationships; the focus is on learning how to control oneself instead of controlling others to get one's needs met. Meets in the evenings (varies according to the number of groups needed) in Langhorne. Call to schedule an interview.
10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday.
$85 for the first session, then $45 per group session. Sliding scale fees are available.