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DVS Spring Luncheon

DVS Spring Luncheon

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the luncheon honoring survivors of domestic violence and supporting the work of DVS!

Join Domestic Violence Services of Lancaster County for a fundraising luncheon event featuring keynote speaker and DV survivor Beverly Gooden, creator of the #WhyIStayed movement. This event is intended to bring the community together to shine a light on intimate partner violence as a community health issue as well as educate participants on how awareness and advocacy can create true change for the 1,800+ survivors DVS serves annually through emergency shelter, transitional housing, 24/7 hotline and text line, counseling, legal advocacy and representation, and children’s programming.

Proceeds from each ticket directly benefit victims and survivors right here in Lancaster County on their path to recovery and thriving.

If you have any questions, please contact Fai Hammond, at or call 717-299-9677 ext. 3176.

Speaker Beverly Gooden

Beverly Gooden is an award-winning writer, activist, and creator of the viral social media movement, #WhyIStayed. Her debut memoir “Surviving: Why We Stay & How We Leave Abusive Relationships” was published in June 2022.

She has been interviewed on Good Morning America, NPR’s On Point and All Things Considered, among other outlets and in her personal time, works to provide emergency escape bags to victims and survivors in need. She resides in Houston, TX with a family of small geckos that live on her back patio.

Year in Review

Creating a safe, healthy community, together. In 2022, DVS provided services to 1,808 victims and survivors of domestic violence.

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When you support DVS, you are supporting a program that provides trauma-informed direct services to victims and survivors of domestic violence and their children in Lancaster County, as well as promote community awareness, education, and prevention programing.