The mission of Crisis Center North is to empower victims of domestic violence and cultivate attitudes and community behaviors that break the cycle of violence.
Crisis Center North is a 501(c)(3) non-profit counseling and resource center that provides services to victims of domestic violence and their loved ones in northern and western Allegheny County via counseling, therapy, case management, legal and medical advocacy, and economic empowerment services. In addition, the Center provides community trainings on topics related to intimate partner violence and teen dating violence, as well as prevention education programming to local schools.
In 1978, thirteen women joined forces and devoted their time, effort, and resources to establish the North Hills Women’s Center (NHWC). Equipped with a budget of just $13.78, NHWC developed a specialized program of intervention, support, and educational services for victims of DV in the northern and western regions of Allegheny County. In November of 1982, NHWC incorporated as Crisis Center North (CCN). In 1983, CCN became a program member of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV).
In 2021, CCN became a $2 million+ nonprofit organization, continuing to provide direction to victims of domestic violence and working toward ending the cycle of violence within our community.
Dr. Arthur Woods, President
Diane Salvatora, Vice President
Christine Stinson, Secretary
Rev. Charissa Howe