Taking Away Barriers Is Key To Providing Therapy Following Domestic Violence.

Part 3 of 4 In A Special Series Designed To Raise Awareness During National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

By Mark Peterson – Beaver County Radio. October 21, 2021 5:41 A.M.

(Beaver County, PA) October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Women’s Center of Beaver County has partnered with Beaver County Radio to produce and publish a four part series on issues associated with Domestic Violence.

Domestic Violence affects many people in a family, including children.  Jodie McGovern is a Therapist with the Women’s Center of Beaver County and she recently told Beaver County Radio about the importance of making it easy and convenience for the children of families affected by domestic violence to have access to help. Often times the home might be too busy and active to conduct effective therapy sessions.  In addition, transportation to get to a therapy session can be an issue, especially in Beaver County.  That’s why McGovern was excited about a new Community Therapist position recently added on Women’s Center of Beaver County.  Ms. McGovern spoke to Matt Drzik on A.M. Beaver County earlier this ,month about the benefits of having a Therapist go out into the community.

The Women’s Center of Beaver County provides free therapy services around the clock, 365 days a year. and makes one of their therapists available daily via their 24 hour helpline for those who need assistance regarding domestic violence situations.  For more information about meeting with a domestic violence therapist from the Women’s Center of Beaver County, call 724-775-0131.


This is the third segment in a four part special series that is focused on domestic violence, as part of an overall effort to educate and raise awareness of the issue during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.