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Safe Berks, formerly Berks Women in Crisis, provides a safe haven and ongoing support system for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

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Thank you to all who attended the Celebration of Peace!

We appreciate your support, and we couldn’t continue to help Berks County survivors without you.


The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency would appreciate your willingness to participate in a brief survey that will play a vital role in its ongoing efforts to enhance resources within our community. The Pennsylvania Office of Victim Services (OVS) is interested in learning more about the gaps and needs in services for individuals who have experienced hurt, personal harm, and loss.  This survey is anonymous and should take about 10 minutes to complete. Results will not be used for law enforcement purposes, and you may stop taking the survey at any time.

You must be over the age of 18 to complete the survey.

Thank you so much for your valuable contribution.

You may take the survey using the following link:Take the Survey Here!

All of our services are provided free of charge, are strictly confidential, and are available in English and Spanish.

Red Flags of Abuse

Abusers use specific behaviors to control victims. Red Flags include: history of abusing others; excessive flattery and/or criticism; extreme jealousy; always wanting to know where you are; & accusations of infidelity. Watch out for Red Flags and reach out for advice or help.

  • Our services are available to all victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
  • Trained advocates answer our English and Spanish hotline 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • We offer emergency shelter, counseling, legal support and advocacy, and in some cases, legal representation.
  • Safe Berks community educators offer programs to raise awareness, and to prevent domestic and sexual violence.

We Are Here To Help You

Free 24-hour Hotline. Help available in English and Spanish.

Safe Berks
A New Name for
Berks Women in Crisis

On Dec. 12, 2016, Berks Women in Crisis, also known as BWIC, announced our new name, Safe Berks, to more than 400 people at our 40th Anniversary Celebration of Peace. Check out the video (on right) about our decision to change our name to Safe Berks!

Success Stories

"Safe Berks has helped me find the hope, courage and strength to be the strong woman my children and I can depend on. I am forever grateful."
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