Domestic Violence Service Center - a path to safety and a shelter from abuse



Wilkes-Barre, January 20,  2015:    students of the Hanover Area Senior High Student Council donated $100.00 to Domestic Violence Service Center (DVSC).  Members of the student council held a Safe Night Out in the school cafeteria with proceeds benefiting DVSC.  This annual event is open to students ten and under in the district and is designed as a safe in-door Halloween event where children in costume can play games, enjoy refreshments and, of course, gather candy treats.

 Joe Dubinski, Student Council Advisor, Hanover Area Jr. /Sr. High School said, “This is a fun, inexpensive, safe night of trick-or-treating for children ten and under.  A bouncy house, arts and crafts, mummy races and carnival games are just a few of the attractions the student council put together for the children.”  The Student Council donated the proceeds from tickets sales to the shelter to be used for Christmas.  The Student Council raises money during the school year from projects such as these and other fundraisers then donate to area non-profit agencies. “We are truly grateful for the generosity of the students at Hanover Area.  Mr. Dubinksi and Mrs. Balasavage are teaching these students the importance of giving back and making a difference in their community.  These are valuable life-long lessons they will carry with them throughout their lives,” said Denise Driscoll, Special Events/Marketing Coordinator.  

The Domestic Violence Service Center is a private, non-profit organization serving Luzerne and Carbon Counties, whose purpose is to work toward the elimination of domestic violence.  Since 1976, the Domestic Violence Service Center has been providing supportive services to victims and survivors of domestic violence. 

DVSC is a member agency of United Way of Wyoming of Valley and Greater Hazleton, Inc.  For more information on the Domestic Violence Service Center or to learn how you can help to stop the cycle of abuse, please visit or call 1-800-424-5600.