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Laurel House is the only emergency domestic violence shelter in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The shelter was founded by the Women's Center of Montgomery County in 1980. In 1981, Laurel House was incorporated as an independent nonprofit organization.

The name was selected because of the beauty of the laurel, Pennsylvania's state flower. It represents a victory for those women who have taken the step of coming to Laurel House to be free of the violence in their lives and in the lives of their children.

Laurel House is well known as a safe place to heal, but in the past 20 years our programs have expanded. Today, in addition to our 24-hour hotline and shelter, Laurel House offers transitional housing, medical advocacy, legal advocacy, community counseling and support groups, a Community/Education/Training Center, volunteer opportunities, and services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing families. The need for our services has increased along with community awareness. Laurel House invites and needs your support as we continue our work to end domestic violence.

Laurel House
P.O. Box 764
Norristown, PA 19404
Fax: 610-277-6425

Laurel House 24 Hour Hotline
TTY - 1-888-883-0770



The mission of Laurel Hose is to provide a safe haven for abused women and their children and ultimately to end domestic violence in our communities. We work to empower women to achieve self-sufficiency through counseling, advocacy, supportive services to their children, community outreach and connections to other services.



Laurel House is a member agency of the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania - Donor Option #2972 - and the North Penn United Way. We receive money from the United Fund of Collegeville/Trappe Inc. and the United Ways in the Tri-state area.

We are funded in part by a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Welfare through the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence, as well as grants from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. We receive money from the County for transitional housing.

We are grateful for the support of individuals, foundations, corporations, churches, synagogues, community organizations and civic groups.



Laurel House has the following job opening. Position is part time. EOE. Formerly battered women encouraged to apply. Women of color encouraged to apply.

Relief Counselor/Advocate - Work evenings and weekends providing individual and group counseling to women in shelter and crisis counseling on the hotline. Candidate should have empowerment counseling experience and domestic violence training.