Domestic violence can happen to anyone regardless of race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender. LASP offers free legal help for victims of domestic abuse who are seeing Protection From Abuse (PFA) orders in each of the counties that we serve. 
 
If you are in a life-threatening situation, call 911.
 
Bucks County
Please call our Bristol office 215-781-1111 or our Doylestown office 215-340-1818 
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M- F
 
Chester County
Please call our West Chester office at 610-436-4510  
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M - F
 
Victims in crisis should call the Domestic Violence Center of Chester County  24-hour hotline:
888-711-6270 or 610-431-1430
 
Delaware County
Call our toll-free Protection from Abuse Helpline to speak with an attorney or paralegal. 
1-855-879-3100
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M - F
Callers can leave a message outside of these hours.
 
Victims in crisis should call the Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County 24-hour hotline:
1-610-565-4590.
 
Montgomery County
Call our toll-free Protection from Abuse Helpline to speak with an attorney or paralegal.
1-855-980-6924
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M - F
Callers can leave a message outside of these hours.
 
Victims in crisis should call the Domestic Violence Support Services 24-hour toll-free hotline at the Domestic Violence Project of Women’s Center of Montgomery County:
1-800-773-2424.
 
 
MORE INFORMATION
 
What is domestic violence?
Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior within an intimate relationship that is used by one partner to gain power or control over the other partner. This behavior can include physical, sexual, or psychological violence, and emotional abuse. 
 
I’m not a U.S. citizen. Will I be deported if I seek help?
It is safe to call a domestic violence helpline which can provide you with the safest options for your situation.
 
What about my housing situation?
The Violence Against Women Act includes protections against eviction for those living in most affordable housing programs.
 
How long does a PFA last?
A final PFA can be issued for up to 36 months and can sometimes be extended for additional time.
 
Who is eligible for a PFA order? 
A PFA Order is available to anyone abused by a:
Current or former spouse, parent, child, current or former sexual or intimate partner, including same sex partners, such as a boyfriend/girlfriend or father/mother of your children; others related by blood or marriage
 
What is the Protection from Sexual Violence and Intimidation Act?
The Protection from Sexual Violence and Intimidation Act (PSVI) Act, went into effect in Pennsylvania on July  1, 2015. The PSVI Act applies to victims who are not family and household members, extending protection to include victims of sexual violence who do not have an intimate or family/household relationship.