Types of Abuse


Abuse can come in many forms — from emotional to physical to sexual — and it can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, sexuality, religion, race or income level. Learning about different types of abuse is one step towards raising awareness and ultimately reaching our goal of ending violence in Westmoreland County.  Remember that each type of abuse is serious, and that no one deserves to experience it in any form.


As always, if you or a loved one are a victim of any type of abuse, Blackburn Center can help. Our hotline is available 24/7, is always free and confidential, and can be anonymous:  724-836-1122 or 1-888-832-2272.




More about Types of Abuse:


Domestic Violence

Sexual Assault

Children and Abuse

Teen Issues

Elder Abuse

LGBTQ Issues


Sexual Harrasment



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Since 1976, Blackburn Center has been providing services to victims of domestic and sexual violence and other types of violence and crime in Westmoreland County, and presenting education programs across this community.  You can learn more about types of abuse, our services, or ways to get help if you are a victim of violence or crime.  All of our services are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL, and can be ANONYMOUS.


The official registration and financial information of Blackburn Center  may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

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