Giant Eagle teams up with local agencies to reach survivors during stay-at-home orders
Local agencies are working to provide safety and hope to those affected by intimate partner violence (IPV) during the COVID-19 pandemic.
To address the new barriers the pandemic has created for survivors seeking help, Giant Eagle has teamed up with Women’s Center & Shelter, Crisis Center North and the Alle-Kiski Area HOPE Center to reach survivors during stay-at-home orders.
Beginning this week, 12,600 postcards (PDFs) with contact information for all three centers have been placed in 42 Giant Eagle locations in Allegheny County. The postcards are available at the end of every register in each grocery store. They offer a variety of options for intimate partner violence survivors to be in contact, when safe – and many times the critical opportunity is when those affected are out of the home.
Help is available if you are able to make safe contact.
Contact your local domestic violence program or reach out on behalf of someone who is being abused.
If it’s an emergency, call 911 immediately.
Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh
412-687-8005 (24/7 hotline)
240-249-7867 (text 24/7)
Crisis Center North
412-364-5556 (24/7 hotline)
412-444-7660 (text 9am-5pm)
crisiscenternorth.org (online chat, 9am-5pm)
Alle-Kiski Hope Center
1-888-299-4673 (24/7 hotline)