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Help for Victims of Sexual Abuse and Assault in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Page last updated: February 12, 2016

Victim Services in Allegheny County (Pittsburgh)

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Alle-Kiski Hope Center
415 East 6th Ave.
Tarentum, PA 15084
(724) 224-1100
(888) 299-4673 *
Domestic violence; sexual assault
Center for Victims of Violence and Crime
5916 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 482-3240
(866) 644-2882 *
Assistance and support to all crime victims
Domestic Abuse Counseling Center
116 5th Ave.
McKeesport, PA 15132
(412) 678-1055
Domestic violence
Pittsburgh Action Against Rape
81 S. 19th St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
(412) 431-5665
(866) 363-7273 *
Sex abuse

Sex abuse/assault is commonly perpetrated by persons known to the victims, including:

  • priests/pastors,
  • family friends and relatives,
  • teachers,
  • coaches,
  • day care workers, and
  • medical/mental health professionals.

Victims of sexual assault often suffer from long-lasting emotional and psychological scars. Getting help is the first step on the road to recovery.

If you or a loved one was the victim of sexual abuse or sexual assault, you should contact law enforcement to report the crime. Doing so can help prevent further acts of abuse. To report child sex abuse, please call the Allegheny Office of Children, Youth and Families at 412-473-2000.

The Allegheny County (Pittsburgh) District Attorney’s Office is located at:

436 Grant St., Room #303
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

The Allegheny County DA’s office has devoted a special unit to victims of sex abuse. The SARTAC (Sex Abuse Response Team of Allegheny County) provides resources and aid to victims of sex abuse.