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November 7, 2018

Like many in our community, we were horrified when we learned of the mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill.  Our thoughts were with the victims of this act of terror, along with all members of the Jewish community, both here in Western Pennsylvan...

April 11, 2018

Community is at the heart of Blackburn Center’s mission: providing services to victims of violence in Westmoreland County, and offering training and education as a way to prevent violence.  This Saturday, members of our community are supporting Blackburn Center through...

September 14, 2016

At Blackburn Center, we have been providing services to victims of domestic and sexual violence in Westmoreland County since 1976.  Over the past 40 years, our mission has primarily stayed the same – but our focus has evolved.  In 2002, we recommitted to the part of ou...

January 6, 2016

It’s that time of year again!  Time to dust off your favorite high heels (or sneakers! Or roller skates!), get out your markers and poster board, and walk a mile in her shoes! Our 2016 Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event will take place on April 16, 2016 at St. Clair Park i...

November 18, 2015

If you follow our page, you are likely aware that Blackburn Center provides a number of services to victims of domestic and sexual violence, from our emergency shelter to medical and legal accompaniment to a variety of individual and group counseling options.  What you...

April 22, 2015

The numbers are in....2015 was our biggest walk yet! We had 1,100 walkers at our 5th annual Walk a Mile In Her Shoes! Absolutely incredible!  We are so grateful for such amazing community support -- thank you all!  

 

If you'd like to see pictures of our walk -- inc...

December 25, 2014

Many people are afraid of the dark. We’ve all witnessed the fact that bad things happen when it’s dark outside. Some of us have security lights on the outside of our homes because we believe that light chases away bad people, and that light protects us from things that...

December 17, 2014

If you turn on the radio or TV this week, you’re bound to hear that “it’s the most wonderful time of the year!”  For many in our community, this is a time of celebration and gratitude.  With parties and cookies, candles and trees, the holiday season is full of cheer, a...

November 26, 2014

As we celebrate Thanksgiving this week, one word is at the forefront of our minds at Blackburn Center:  thankful.  Our mission is challenging, and requires an enormous amount of work and dedication.  We provide services to thousands of people each year, in the form of...

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