Sexual Assault Prevention & Counseling

Select a SAPCC Service below:

24-hour Sexual Assault Hotline – 717-392-7273

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!  Please call 717-393-1735 ext. 225 for information about volunteer training for the 24-hour Sexual Assault Hotline.  The next round of Hotline Advocacy classes are scheduled for Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from October 26 – November 24 at the YWCA office.


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The YWCA Lancaster Sexual Assault Prevention & Counseling Center provides support and advocacy for victim survivors of sexual abuse, for significant others, and for other family members. The goal is to facilitate healing and empowerment to those who have experienced sexual trauma. SAPCC utilizes special programs designed for children, adolescents, and adults to meet their diverse needs.

All Counseling services are free and confidential. Staff members or trained volunteer advocates are available 24 hours a day. SAPCC is also deeply committed to heightening the community’s awareness of child sexual assault issues through primary prevention education programs. To schedule an appointment please contact us at 717-393-1735, ext. 225.

Services offered at various locations

We feel every victim survivor of sexual violence should have access to exceptional mental health services. And that’s why we offer services throughout Lancaster County.

Downtown Lancaster — 110 N. Lime St., Lancaster, Pa.

Columbia Community Action Program building – Tuesdays from 4-7 pm – 400 Chestnut St. Columbia PA

Ephrata Community Action Program building – Wednesdays from 3-7 pm – 40 East Main St. Ephrata, PA

Millersville University Health Center – Mondays from 1-5 pm – Witmer Building, 4 McCollough St., Millersville, PA


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The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) designates the YWCA Lancaster Sexual Assault Center as the sexual assault center for Lancaster County.


A full list of services are described in our brochures:

For further information about our services or to arrange counseling sessions please contact:

Sexual Assault Counseling Center – 717-393-1735 ext. 225

  • or FAX: 717-391-6707.



Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law training for professionals and mandated reporters

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Effective Dec. 31, 2014 new requirements for mandated reporters in Pennsylvania became law. It’s critical that businesses and organizations that work or come in contact with children give their employees training about the new mandates and what they are responsible to report. YWCA Lancaster provides on-site training on the new requirements. The training covers:

      • Defines forms of abuse and neglect
      • Identifies the role of mandated reporters
      • Outlines the mandated reporting process
      • The training is approved for Act 126 requirements of the PA public school code
      • And more

To find out about rate information, to schedule a training or for more information please contact YWCA Lancaster at 717-393-1753, ext. 225.