On Changing Our Name

You may have noticed that the way we refer to ourselves has changed. For years, the community has known us as “Women in Need,” but lately – on our website, social media and various other places – we have begun to transition and refer to ourselves as “WIN Victim Services.”
Why the change? Although we traditionally think of women as the only victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, in reality, these issues can affect everyone, regardless of gender. And, our old name wasn’t indicative of that or the fact that we serve both men and women. So, in order to better reflect all of the survivors we serve, we are making this small, but very important, change.
None of our services or values have changed. We will continue to be here for all the men, women, and child survivors of Franklin and Fulton Counties. Give us a call today to learn more: 717-264-4444.

2021-2022 Annual Report

The 2021-2022 fiscal year and service numbers have been wrapped up and we are excited to share our year in review with you!

We not only continued to offer free and confidential services to all victims of domestic and sexual violence, we also had the opportunity to be more present in the community as some events returned to normal.

To read more about our year, please download the full report by clicking here.

Housing for Victims of Domestic Violence Received Funding Award in Franklin County

Franklin County, P.A., Sept. 1, 2020 – Conifer Realty is pleased to announce it is partnering with Women in Need, Inc. (“WIN”) to develop a unique community known as Molly Pitcher Landing, a high-quality new construction affordable multifamily development in the Borough of Chambersburg, Franklin County. The community, once completed, will offer at least eight of its 48 apartment homes for victims of domestic violence.

WIN currently serves over 1,700 individuals annually in Franklin and Fulton Counties.  In 2016 an average of 126 individuals per month sheltered at WIN’s emergency facility, which is immediately adjacent to the Molly Pitcher development site.

To read the entire press release, please click here.

2019-2020 Annual Report

The 2019-2020 fiscal year was an interesting one due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As an organization, we faced new unprecedented challenges, but also celebrated many triumphs as we navigated the unknown.

Despite the hardships, we continued our mission of empowering all victims of domestic and sexual violence, offered all free and confidential services, and made new connections and partnerships in the community.

To read more about our year, please download the full report by clicking here.

2017-2018 Annual Report

In 1976, a small group of women came together to address a problem that is common in every community, sexual violence. This group of dedicated women started the Rape Crisis Hotline that, a year later, became Women In Need, Inc.

Since those early days, Women In Need has grown into the comprehensive service it is today, and, in October of 2017, we celebrated our 40th Anniversary.


To read the rest of the 2017-2018 Annual Report, download a copy by clicking the link below:

Annual Report 2017-2018

2016-2017 Annual Report

It is the middle of the night. The phone is ringing and you’re not sure what is going to happen next, but a voice on the other end asks, “How can I help you?”

The person on the other end listens as you explain your situation. They empathize, safety plan, and offer you options, even though it is so late into the night. They work with you to make sure you are safe and connect you with services and resources.


To read the rest of the 2016-2017 Annual Report download a copy below:

Annual Report 2016-2017

2015-2016 Annual Report

January 2016 was cold and blustery, but full of hope as we finally began the process of moving into the new Women In Need Advocacy Center & Anna’s House. With the continued support of the community, we have since furnished and decorated our new space to provide clients a comfortable and supportive environment.

While our 2015-2016 fiscal year has been full of changes and new opportunities, we have continued to provide essential services, assisting a total of 1,820 victims of domestic and sexual violence and their families.

To read the rest of our annual report for the fiscal year of 2015-2016 download a copy below:

Annual Report 2015-2016