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Crisis Hotline & Text/Chatline

Crisis Center North’s 24/7 hotline is free and confidential for anyone affected by domestic violence. Call to learn more about our services, schedule an appointment, or just for emotional support. We are always here to offer support. Visit the Resources page for referrals to other community resources and groups.

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Every victim of domestic violence has a unique story and set of circumstances. CCN is committed to supporting and empowering any victim regardless of where they are on their personal journey through our free and confidential services. In addition, trainings and presentations are available to educate the community to help break the cycle of violence.

  • 24/7 Crisis Hotline (412-364-5556)
  • Crisis Text/Chatline
  • Individual Counseling & Therapy
  • Youth Counseling & Therapy
  • Group Counseling
  • Case Management
  • Legal & Medical Advocacy
  • Mobile Advocacy
  • Rapid Rehousing Program
  • Economic Empowerment Program
  • School-Based Prevention Education


All of the services provided by Crisis Center North are made possible through the commitment and generosity of committed community members and organizations. There are many ways to be a part of CCN’s mission, whether by offering your personal expertise as a board member, supporting CCN events, making donations, or just spreading the word.

  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Board of Directors Opportunities
  • Make a Donation

Will you help empower victims and break the cycle of violence?

Recent News

May 2024

Crisis Center North twice honored with international awards

On May 3, 2024, Crisis Center North (CCN) received two international awards: President & CEO, Grace Coleman, was selected to receive the Purple Ribbon Lifetime Achievement Award and Joyce Lunz, CCN volunteer, was selected to receive the Purple Ribbon Volunteer of the Year Award.

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June 2023

In Memory of Penny (2007-2023), a Dog Who Saved Lives

Penny, the first domestic violence canine advocate in Allegheny County and the first shelter dog in the State to provide courtroom support to victims, died peacefully on Monday, June 26, at the elderly age of 16. Penny served as a trendsetter in the state, opening the doors for other canine advocates in courtrooms, and was recognized nationally for her work. In her career, she provided emotional support to countless victims with her calm demeanor, strong presence, and intuitive understanding of how to help those in need.

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P.O. Box 101093
Pittsburgh, PA 15237