Support & Safety

Get Help

If You Need Help Now

  • If you are in immediate danger, call 9-1-1 for the police to come to your aid.
  • To talk confidentially with a caring & trained domestic/ dating advocate about your circumstances and possible options, call Safe Journey Hotline at (814) 438-2675 or now text mysafe to 20121
  • Safe Journey Hotline is a 24-hour hotline.
  • An advocate can talk with you about your needs and help you with safety planning, securing safe shelter, programs and other resources.
  • Safe Journey provides counseling services, support groups, and advocacy services to shelter residents and their children and also to those not needing to stay.
  • Counseling and legal advocacy services are provided at Safe Journey and also at outreach sites in Corry and Edinboro and appointments may be scheduled by calling the Safe Journey Hotline (814) 438-2675.

Protection from Abuse Orders

  • A Protective From Abuse Order, (PFA) is one option for you to consider in seeking safety from your abuser.
  • A Safe Journey legal advocate can make getting a PFA less confusing.
  • The legal advocate will assist in filing for a PFA and transport and accompany you to the courthouse for the temporary and then the final hearings.
  • You will go before a judge, who will ask you questions about your safety and has the authority to grant a temporary order and you will be given a copy to carry with you at all times and a copy to file with the police.
  • Within 10 days you will attend a hearing for the final PFA and it helps to have the legal advocate present for support.
  • To get an emergency protection order on holidays, nights, or weekends, call the Safe Journey Hotline at (814) 438-2675 or text mysafe to 20121

The Dangerous Side of Cyber/Electronic Technologies

  • Advances in technology provide greater tools to harass, stalk, inflict fear and control victims. It is a growing concern and some of the cyber/electronic tools include computers, Smart and I Phones, email threats and address spoofing, GPS tracking capabilities, Internet, social networking, Chat/IM, wireless cameras, screen readers, TTY, faxes, webcams, answering machines, Caller ID spoofing, spyware, identity theft, and the like.
  • Caution: Your Internet communication is not confidential. There are hundreds of ways that computers record everything you do on your computer. The information you look at, the emails you send and receive and any work that you do on the computer can be traced.
  • The safest way to find information on the Internet is to use a safer computer at your local library, a trusted friend’s computer or at work.
  • For additional technology safety planning, call the Safe Journey Hotline at (814) 438-2675.