Understanding Trauma
Sep 1 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Understanding trauma and the aftermath is important for anyone who works with victims. When a victim experiences trauma, certain indicators may be present that can offer insight into their behavior. Trauma can also affect a victim’s ability to remember and recall details of the event. When officers are trauma informed, it can minimize the likelihood of re-traumatizing the victim, and promote healing and empowerment. Another crucial area to emphasize is using trauma indicators as evidence, and how we can use this to hold those responsible for the trauma accountable. Misunderstanding trauma can lead to negative outcomes in investigations, and also pose potential long-term, devastating consequences for the victim, future victims, and community.

This training will focus on the brain and body’s response to trauma. We will also be discussing trauma-informed interviewing and talking about strategies to reframe questions in a trauma-informed manner. By the end of the training, participants will also understand the impact of accurate report writing and documenting trauma. We will wrap up with a discussion on vicarious trauma.

*Angela Weekes is a retired law enforcement officer with over 26 years of experience with specialized training in the areas of domestic violence, sexual abuse, and child absuse.*

WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022


To register, please complete the form below. Email any questions to



Walk A Mile In Her Shoes Waynesboro
Oct 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm



Friday, October 14, 2022

Mainstreet Park, Waynesboro
Check-In starts at 5pm
Walk starts at 6pm


This year, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is coming to Waynesboro for the very first time!


Register as an individual walker or as a team of up to 4 members. Have more than 4 people? Create different teams and make it a challenge!

You also have the option of registering as a walker, supporter, or a student. All registrations come with a Walk a Mile t-shirt. Walker registration is for males only and also includes rental of red high heels. Supporter registration is for women or men who are not able to wear heels but still want to participate. Student registration is for students aged 17 and under and comes with rental of red high heels for males. See registration fees below:

Use the donation collection form (link below). You can also encourage donors to go to to make a donation online.

All donations stay local at Women In Need to help us provide services free of charge to victims of domestic and sexual abuse in Franklin and Fulton counties.

Download Donation Form


The walk will begin at Mainstreet Park and go to Potomac Street and back. If WIN’s high heels were rented, they can be returned back at the park.


Come for the Walk, Stay for the Show!

Join us after the walk for a concert by

Bobby D and the Truckstop Burritos!

The concert will be at Mainstreet Park from 7pm-9pm.

Cover Charge: $5

Click one of the buttons below to register or donate to the event.



Dangerousness and Lethality Assessment
Dec 9 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

WHEN: Friday, Dec. 9, 2022



TIME: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
To register, please complete the form below. Email any questions to



WIN Bingo @ American Legion
Mar 26 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join us for Bingo at the American Legion! All proceeds benefit Women in Need Inc. of Franklin and Fulton Counties. Doors open at 11am. Lunch will be served at 12pm and Bingo will begin at 1pm.

To purchase tickets, call our office at 717-264-3056. OR follow the directions below to buy tickets online!

  1. Go to our “Donate” page here.
  2. Fill out your personal information (name, address, etc.)
  3. Choose a donation amount that corresponds with how many tickets you would like ($25 for one ticket, $50 for two tickets, etc.)
  4. In the “Designation” section, write “Bingo Tickets.”
  5. In the “Comments” section, specify how you would like to receive your tickets – either pick them up from our office or have them mailed to you.
  6. Click “Make Donation”

Please email any questions or concerns to

Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2023
Apr 1 – Apr 30 all-day

Sexual assault is a scary and uncomfortable topic, but avoiding the discussion altogether will not help the issue improve. Awareness is important, so that our community is more equipped to prevent further assault, hold perpetrators accountable, and support victims.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month – a time to learn more about this specific issue in our community, our country, and our world. You may see an increase in social media posts about the issue or even some local events themed toward sexual assault in April. But, at the end of the month, it can be easy to move on and forget what you’ve learned.

This year, use the knowledge you gain throughout April to join the cause toward prevention and awareness. Check out some of the resources below for some ideas of how you can get involved, learn more, or get support for a past assault. Join the cause to make our communities safer for all.

Learn more about the national campaign on the National Sexual Violence Resource Center here.

Volunteer Training Begins
Apr 18 @ 5:00 pm

Looking for volunteer opportunities? On April 18th, the next training session for Women in Need volunteers begins! This training is for Counselor/Advocate Volunteers and Community Volunteers.

Counselor/Advocate Volunteer (direct service with clients)
Training Includes:
  • 65-hour certified counselor/advocate training
  • 3-hour mandated reporter training
  • 5 hours of practicum
The 65-hour training is held at the WIN office Tuesday through Thursday from 5pm-7:30/8pm.
Community Volunteer (providing community education)
Training Includes:
  • 20-hour training
  • 3-hour mandated reporter training
  • 5-hour education program training
Qualifications for the volunteer program and how to apply:
Complete the volunteer application here. Then, once the application is completed, you will need to complete an interview with the volunteer coordinator and provide copies of PA criminal background check as well as Child Abuse and FBI clearances. Previous clients of WIN can apply, but they must not have received services within the last 2 years.
National Crime Victims Rights Week
Apr 23 – Apr 29 all-day

National Crime Victims Rights Week is a nationally recognized event that includes rallies, online events, and much more – all for the purpose of raising awareness and fighting for the rights of victims of crime. WIN will be posting a series of video interviews with local professionals working in criminal justice throughout this week. Stay tuned for those videos as well as other content on our social media pages.

Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

For more information about the nationwide events, visit this website.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes 2023 @ King Street Church Parking Lot, Downtown Chambersburg
May 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Mark your calendar for May 5th, 2023, for our next Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event!

You know the old adage, “you don’t know what someone is going through until you walk a mile in their shoes.” This event brings that old saying to life! Local men and boys will almost literally walk a mile in the shoes of women and sexual assault victims by putting on a pair of red heels and walk together in Downtown Chambersburg. Through your support, we can raise awareness of sexual violence in our community and raise funds for WIN Victim Services.


Participate in 3 simple steps:

  1. Register – Sign up by clicking the link below! You will receive a confirmation email and instructions on how to get sponsors and prepare for the walk.
  2. Fundraise – Ask friends, family, and your community to sponsor your walk. This is a crucial part of participating. All proceeds go directly to WIN.
  3. Walk – Show up for check-in on the day of the event, receive your pair of heels, and walk downtown. Tell friends and family to come watch you and support the event!

**NEW THIS YEAR: The walker who raises the most sponsorship money will win a GRAND PRIZE that includes the following items: $100 in cash donated by In & Out Beverage, $50 gift card to Liquid Art Brewing Company, $50 Butcher Bucks for The Butcher Shoppe, and a $25 gift card to Legendz Bar!

Check in begins at 5pm. Walk begins at 6pm.

Registration is now open!


Sponsored by: American Legion Auxiliary Post 46, Manitowoc, Martin’s Famous Potato Rolls and Bread, Procter and Gamble, TB Wood’s and Ventura Foods.

VFW Safety Fun Fest @ Chambersburg Area School District Parking Lot
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Stop by and see us at the VFW Safety Fun Fest! Learn about relationship and tech safety and about the WIN organization as a whole.

Fulton County Medical Center Summer Kick-Off @ Fulton County Medical Center
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Come see the WIN team at Fulton County Medical Center’s summer kick off event! We’ll have a table set up the entire time – come ask any questions you have about WIN and find out about all the free and confidential services we offer.