Every woman should be prepared in the case of an emergency. Reflex Jiu Jitsu is working very hard to provide all women with everything they need to become empowered and protect themselves against both domestic and sexual violence. We wanted to provide women in the Danville community and surrounding areas with the proper resources to get the help you may need. These resources, along with the advanced Empowerment Self Defense that we are offering, are our way of giving you everything we can to help you in the event of violence you may experience.
The Resources, the organizations, and what they offer
Below we give you a list of the best and most relevant local resources that are available in our area of Pennsylvania. We explain a little bit about who they are and what they have to offer and provide you with the best way to contact them. Along with their contact information we give you a link for each organization so you can explore their web pages for yourself.
Giving back to these organizations and helping them serve you
Through our Women’s Empowerment Self Defense course here at Reflex Jiu Jitsu, we want to ensure that following organizations are able to provide the best services they can to each and every woman. In order to help do that, we will be donating a portion of the proceeds generated through our women’s program. So, each time we complete one of our 4 month courses we will be donating $10 per participant to one of the below organizations. Every time a course finishes we switch the organization we will donate to.
Here are the resources in no particular order…
The Women’s Center Inc.
Directly providing support to women of Columbia and Montour counties, The Women’s Center was formed in 1974 and incorporated in 1976. They are non-profit organization and are dedicated to providing equality and the right to a non-violent environment for all. The Women’s Center helps rebuild a positive self-image through peer support and encouragement.
The Women’s Center has variety of support groups, a legal advocacy program, and a medical advocacy program to name a few.
If you need help now you can call their twenty-four-hour hotline
For more information visit the Women’s Center web page:
Transitions serves Union, Snyder, and Northumberland counties. The organization was first on its way to becoming what it is to day after a group of women that got together to discuss some of the problems and concerns that women of the area were facing in 1975. Today Transitions provides a variety of help and programs for women in need, as well as help for men and children of the community.
Transitions help the community through programs and resources that include, an emergency safe house, advocacy programs, counseling, support groups, Education, and community outreach.
If you need help now, you can call their 24 hour emergency hotline:
For more information visit Transitions web page:
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR)
This is a state wide organization that is dedicated to helping victims of sexual violence. Taken directly from their website, “Founded in 1975, PCAR works to end sexual violence and advocates for the rights and needs of sexual assault victims. PCAR partners with a network of rape crisis programs to bring help, hope and healing around issues of sexual violence to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.”
This is a great website where you can learn more about sexual violence and get more resources to find the help you need. Here is a link to the PCAR help page:
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV)
If you are experiencing any form of domestic violence and need help, the PCADV is a good place to start. They have 60 community-based Programs and statewide offices. These programs and offices act hand in hand on behalf of domestic violence victims and their children. The PCADV works toward prevention, intervention, and change.
You can find help through the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence here:
Geisinger Medical Center’s Domestic Violence Hotline (A service provided by the Women’s center in Bloomsburg)
If you are within the Geisinger service area and need help, you can reach them at this number: