Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (PAAR) is a private non-profit organization founded in 1972 in response to a series of rapes and growing public concern.
PAAR's mission is to respond, educate and advocate to end sexual violence. PAAR's hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1(866) END-RAPE.
PAAR provides counseling for adults, children, parents, and families that have been affected by sexual violence. All clinical services are held in the strictest of confidence.
PAAR provides Medical Advocacy to victims of sexual violence. PAAR’s medical advocates are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Our legal advocates work with victims and their families and have expertise within the criminal and the juvenile court systems and over 35 years of experience serving victims of sexual violence.
PAAR works to end sexual violence through education programs in schools, on college campuses, and in communities and by promoting healthy relationships and engaging adults in the community.
PAAR envisions a world without sexual violence and has adopted the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s principles for Primary Prevention programming.