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A Story of Why Your Support Matters

It is easy to get lost in statistics when talking about services and those impacted by domestic violence, but each "number" is the story of someone's life and how they found safety. Here is one story of how your support helped to make a difference in a woman's life...

Anna's Story

Anna moved West across the country from Pittsburgh to start a new job, and not longer after, she met a man. Their relationship moved quickly and soon they were living together and married. Anna thought she was at the beginning of her dream life. Not long after, she could no longer recognize the man she had so recently married.

He began to manipulate her and control who she could see. He isolated her from family and stopped her from communicating to them. He always seemed to know what she was doing, even when he was away, and that was when Anna found the hidden cameras in her bedroom. Anna confronted him about this. That was when he started to become violent, and Anna became afraid as he kept many firearms in the house and threatened to use them.

When her husband was at work, Anna packed up what she could and fled back to Pittsburgh.

When her husband found out, he called her, begging and pleading. He told her he couldn’t live without her. Eventually, he convinced Anna he would change. She agreed to meet him halfway across the Country and then they would travel back to their home together.

Instead, when she arrived at their meeting place, her husband assaulted her, took her keys, and left her stranded. After an ordeal, Anna was finally able to make it back to Pittsburgh and intended to stay for good. She moved back in with her parents and began the process of rebuilding her life, but she struggled to become independent again due to the trauma she had experienced.

Anna realized she needed help, and so, she reached out to Crisis Center North.

CCN’s Advocates listened to her story and immediately began discussing options that could help. Anna realized that since she had been isolated for so long, what she truly needed most was community. Anna soon began receiving trauma-informed counseling at the Center and joined group counseling. In group counseling, Anna shared her story with other survivors and by heard their stories as well. In this process of sharing and mutual support, Anna truly began her healing process and formed many lasting bonds and friendships with other survivors.

After a time, Anna felt ready to go back into the world and found a new job. CCN was then able to offer her financial support to help her move out of her family home and again have her own apartment. Today, Anna maintains close connections with the friends she made from CCN’s counseling program and feels empowered and hopeful for all that awaits her in the future.

Anna is only one of the 2,426 survivors whose lives were impacted by CCN’s services last year, and every life touched was made possible because of people in the community who care, like you.

Please consider making a donation today. With your help, together, we can do even more for survivors, their children, and their pets in 2024.

Ways to Donate

If paying by credit card, please click the “Donate” button above.

If paying by check, please make payable to Crisis Center North. Donations should be mailed to:

Crisis Center North
P.O. Box 101093
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

If you are making a donation through the United Way Donor option, please mark 432. If you are contributing through the Combined Federal Campaign, please mark 24472.

When you make your next gift to CCN, ask your employer’s Human Resources Department if the company matches gifts for charitable donations. If so, send a form from your employer along with your donation to the address listed above, and CCN will take care of the rest!

Crisis Center North also welcomes in-kind gifts or non-financial donations. These contributions allow us to provide tangible resources to clients; however, Crisis Center North is not a shelter program, thus our storage is limited. If you would like to make a non-financial donation, please contact the Center at (412) 364-6728 to determine if there is a current client need.

**Current Wish List**

Gift cards in denominations of $10, $25, and $50 to places such as:

  • Giant Eagle / GetGo
  • Sheetz
  • Amazon
  • Target
  • Costco
  • Uber/Lyft
  • GrubHub/UberEats

Bus passes

Feminine hygiene products

Diapers & wipes

Disinfecting supplies (e.g., Clorox wipes, disinfecting sprays)

Personal protective equipment (PPE)

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is especially needed to support victims of domestic violence throughout the COVID-19 pandemic