A Way Out is a non-profit organization located in Potter County, PA, which provides services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. A Way Out works with adults and children who are experiencing or have experienced; emotional, verbal, physical, sexual, or other forms of abuse. A Way Out does not discriminate based on age, religion, when the abuse occurred, sexual orientation, or gender expression.  Services to individuals and their family members are strictly confidential and free of charge.  A Way Out provides information and options to allow those we assist to make their own choices about the best options for them.

24- Hour Helpline


7 days a week, 365 days a year, staffed by trained volunteers and full-time staff.

814-274-0240 or

Toll Free 877-334-3136

Individual Advocacy


A Way Out provides information and referal to other communtiy recources. A Way Out also provides advocacy, accompaniment and limited transportation to these appointments.

A Way Out provides limited financial assistance on a case to case basis. A Way Out also has a donation shelf with limited resourses for survivors provided to us by donations from the community.


Community Prevention and Education

A Way Out can present programs designed to help community members recognize and work to stop violence against victims of domestic violence.  Make a difference in Potter County.  Request a presentation for your school, group, church, event, business, or civic organization.  814-274-0368

​Crisis Counseling

Victims of domestic violence or sexual assault can talk with someone who understands what is happening to them.  Trained workers help you sort through all the feelings and help you plan your next steps.  Available 24 hours a day.  814-274-0240 or 877 334-3136



Medical Accompaniment


We can meet you at the emergency department or at your doctor's office.  If you have been injured, either because of domestic violence or sexual assault, we can go with you to your appointment.  You don't need to do this alone.

Individual Counseling


A Way Out provides on-going counseling for individuals in-person or over the phone. Counseling is customized to meet victims specific needs, and can include safetly planning, empowerment, and coping skills, etc.

Emergency Shelter


Can be provided for you and your children in one of our safe locations. We can also help you obtain a longer shelter stay. We will also assist you with options to relocate your family permantly.

Legal Advocacy

A Legal Advocate can explain 

your legal rights, accompany you to court proceedings and legal appointments. 

Support Groups

A meeting with others who have experienced domestic violence or sexual assault. Receive support from those who can understand your fears, as well as celebrate your strengths.
Those who attend a support group are less likely to either go back into a relationship with the abuser or get into a relationship with another abuser.  Talking with others who share your experiences can be extremely healing.  And it's fun!

Economic Justice Program

Moving Ahead Through Financial Management

  • Based on Financial Empowerment Curriculum developed by The Allstate Foundation and the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV)

  • Provided in 5 two-hour weekly sessions

  • Consists of five modules

    • Understanding Financial Abuse – Keeping Safe and Starting Over

    • Learning Financial Fundamentals

    • Mastering Credit Basics – Reviewing, Understanding and Improving Your Credit

    • Building Financial Foundations – Homes, Loans and Automobiles

    • Creating Budgeting Strategies – Saving and Investing, Insurance and Education

  • Representatives from local financial institutions are featured as guest speakers to provide a link to local services and information resources for participants

  • Matching funds program encourages participants to open and maintain savings accounts as a key building block to establishing financial stability and independence

  • Financial stability and independence builds confidence, provides protection from financial abuse and allows individuals to access  opportunities for further improvement, such as higher education,  auto loans and home ownership.