Victim Services

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Hanover Walk A Mile

YWCA York now has a comprehensive victim services department.  ACCESS-York is a program that seeks to eliminate domestic violence and offer support, education, and a safe environment for victims of domestic violence.  As of January 1, 2008, ACCESS-York became a program of YWCA York.

As of January 1, 2009, the Victim Assistance Center (VAC) became a program of YWCA York. VAC provides crisis intervention, information, advocacy, ongoing counseling, and support to the people of York County who are victims of sexual violence or other violent crimes. VAC and ACCESS lead three countywide task forces to ensure victims of crime receive quality treatment.



Please visit the Mary Kay Foundation to learn how they are helping to eradicate domestic violence!


Sexual Assault Awareness Month

"Ending Sexual Violence Begins With Me"

T – Shirts for Sale

In observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, which is in April, the SAAM Committee is selling T-shirts for all those interested. The cost is $11.00 for sizes Small, Medium, Large and X-Large. For sizes XX-Large and XXX-Large the cost is $14.00. These T-shirts are similar to what we have worn for DVAM throughout October. The shirts are Caribbean Blue (teal) in color. The front of the T-shirt states "Ending Sexual Violence" and the back of the shirt says "Begins With Me" in white lettering.

Order T-Shirt

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Become a volunteer for ACCESS-York and/or Victim Assistance Center (VAC).

If you or someone you know needs help, please call one of our hotlines:

For domestic violence/abuse: 717.846.5400 or 800.262.8444; In Hanover: 717.637.2235
For sexual violence: 717.854.3131 or 800.422.3204
For a list of resources and phone numbers, please visit our Resources page.




  • Teal Ribbon Campaign – all month
  • Social Media Campaign – all month
  • March 25th – Campus Health Fair Penn State-York 11-2pm
  • Tuesday, April 1 – Dining Event- Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Thursday, April 3rd @ 12-1 - SAAM Kickoff -Continental Square, York
  • Friday, April 4th - First Friday at New Grounds Coffee @5:00 – Open house, information and entertainment
  • Monday, April 7th Dining Event- Sweet Frogs, York 12-9pm
  • Tuesday, April 8th @ 7pm – Victim Right’s March and Vigil, Colonial Courthouse, York
  • Tuesday, April 8th - Take Back the Night – York College Time and Location TBD
  • Thursday, April 10th @ 6:30 – 8:30pm Teal Wheels Roll R Way, York
  • Saturday, April 12th @ 10am – CAPOC 6th Annual Walk for Child Abuse Prevention - Penn Park, 100 West College Ave, York – Registration starts at 9 am
  • Wednesday, April 16th – Dining Event- Friendlys Restaurant Friendly’s at Rt 30, York
  • Monday, April 28th – Dining Event – Sweet Frog Hanover