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Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern Pennsylvania

Educating Communities. Empowering Survivors. Eliminating Relationship Violence.

Brownsville, PA   |  www.peacefromdv.org

Mission

The mission of Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern PA is to increase awareness of domestic violence and its effect on the community, to empower those victimized by providing advocacy and safe and effective services, and to work for social change designed to eliminate domestic violence.

Ruling year info

1986

CEO

Ms. Lisa Hannum

Main address

DVSSP Administrative Office 371 Low Hill Road

Brownsville, PA 15417 USA

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Formerly known as

Washington Women's Shelter, Inc.

EIN

25-1521327

NTEE code info

Family Violence Shelters and Services (P43)

Temporary Shelter For the Homeless (L41)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern PA

The mission of Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern Pennsylvania is to increase awareness of domestic violence and its effect on the community, to empower those victimized by providing advocacy and safe and effective services, and to work for social change designed to eliminate domestic violence.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Establish one new evaluation activity with a department each quarter.

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern PA

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The mission of Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern Pennsylvania is to increase awareness of domestic violence and its effect on the community, to empower those victimized by providing advocacy and safe and effective services, and to work for social change designed to eliminate domestic violence.

Impact 1: Provide advocacy and services in safe and effective way.
Impact 2: Improve engagement with and understanding of evaluation across all departments to ensure programs are implemented as intended and achieve the desired outcomes.
Impact 3: Prevent and reduce IPV by creating social change and implementing strategies that change attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors that cause IPV.
Impact 4: Effectively communicate services and the survivor story to prospective clients and the community, including police, advocates, and potential donors, to increase clarity and awareness of the organization.
Impact 5: Increase capability to attract and attain funding.
Impact 6: Create and improve our infrastructure to deliver for our clients in a sustainable way.

2021 Key Accomplishments
EXECUTIVE & BOARD
Increased board development and implemented subcommittees to target areas for improvement
Secured funding to pilot new client safety app
Secured funding from WCCF for safety net to provide stability while awaiting funder reimbursement
Implemented strategic plan
DIRECT SERVICE
Launched initiative to attend criminal hearings to better support survivors
Implemented Lethality Assessment Program app with Cecil Police Department
Implemented new flex funds program for housing clients that will be implemented statewide
Launched Teachable and masterclass educational series to empower clients
PREVENTION & OUTREACH
Launched THRIVE community-wide prevention project in Carmichaels
Secured funding to pilot Coaching Girls Beyond the Game, 1 of only 3 programs selected in PA
Received grant funding to expand our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

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Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern Pennsylvania

Board of directors
as of 09/27/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mike McClaine

Aspirant

Dolores Hart

Board of Directors

Natalie Chaido

Washington Health Systems

Mary Pruss

Polly Musar

Elisabeth H. Wagers

Wolf, Wagers, & Wolf

Lori Ashby

Highmark Health

Jordan Joltes

TruSummit

Adele Marvin

Mon Valley CTC

Hannah Mayes

UPMC

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/5/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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