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Service Update during COVID-19

PAAR’s priority is the health and safety of our clients and employees.  As a result of COVID-19 and the guidance issued by Pennsylvania Department of Public Health (DPH), PAAR is making a few temporary shifts to some of our services to minimize the risk of virus transmission.

PAAR continues to provide services to survivors of sexual violence in our community.

Helpline: Running as usual 24/7

Text/Chat Line: Services available and accessed through our website.

Therapy and Case Management: Survivors can receive these services remotely by utilizing telehealth via phone or video conferencing sessions. Virtual support groups are being offered on Wednesdays from 6pm -7pm. Please contact PAAR if you have questions about our services. 

Legal Advocacy and Crisis Counseling: Survivors will receive services in person, by phone or video conferencing. We encourage survivors looking to begin services to call the helpline at 1-866-363-7273.

Medical Advocacy & Crisis Support: No changes to these services.  PAAR is responding as usual. 

Education & Training: PAAR is currently providing professional trainings and prevention programs remotely that seek to educate and build skills to prevent sexual violence.

This is a fast-moving and changing situation, and we will continue to follow COVID-19 guidance from the Allegheny County and PA Department of Public Health. We will also continue to update this post as necessary.

We will continue to monitor information and guidance from our state and local governments during this time.

If you have any questions about our services during this time, please call the helpline at 1-866-363-7273

We can be a part of the solution

Pittsburgh Action Against Rape is one of the oldest rape crisis centers in the country. PAAR has provided services to Allegheny County for more than 47 years. Our experienced, trained counselors and advocates provide services that are completely confidential, and just a phone call away: 1-866-363-7273.  PAAR is dedicated to assisting victims of sexual abuse and ending sexual violence in our community.

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