Mission & History

Our Mission:

To provide a safe and caring environment that encourages healing and empowerment for anyone whose life has been impacted by domestic and sexual abuse.  We strive to engage our community through awareness, advocacy, and prevention.

Our Vision:

To end domestic and sexual abuse for all within our community.


Our Story: Women’s Resources began as two separate volunteer efforts: the Domestic Violence Crisis Service (DVCS) and the Rape Crisis Service (RCS). Many of the core group of volunteers worked with both the RCS and the DVCS. When some funding first became available from state and federal grants in 1980, the two groups voted to merge into Women’s Resources, an agency which would serve both domestic violence and sexual assault victims, while continuing to advocate for social change in society’s attitude and treatment toward women.

Women’s Resources incorporated in 1980 and opened an office and a shelter for battered women in September of that year.


About Us: Women’s Resources of Monroe County is a nonprofit, community based agency in Monroe County, Pennsylvania that provides free and confidential comprehensive support services to victims of domestic and/or sexual violence, their families and significant others; prevention education and risk reduction programs in schools and the community, and training to the professionals who work with the victims of these crimes.