In The Community

Events and News Updates

At Abuse & Rape Crisis Center, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts to bring awareness to domestic violence and sexual violence dynamics.  These conversations are by no means an easy feat, but through cooperation and community empowerment we believe we can facilitate progress in this area. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.

Annual Meeting

November 13, 2019

ARCC's Annual Meeting 

Will be held at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Towanda on the 13th of November, 2019 at 5:30pm. The cost is $15.00 per person. RSVP to by the 30th of October if you are planning to attend. Questions, please call 570-265-5333.

Board Election: Three Seats

 At the present time there are three board member seats up for election. The ARCC is pleased that Kelsey Herman and Catherine Morelli have decided to run for their first term, as each one came in mid-term for an open board spot.

Catherine Morelli is currently employed with Guthrie Medical Group as a Physician Assistant in the Cancer Center.


Kelsey Herman is a social studies teacher at Troy Area School District. She enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter. She just started on the ARCC board and would love to continue with the organization. 


Colleen Sullivan will be completing her second term in December of 2019 and will be stepping off the board. The ARCC would like to thank Colleen for her dedication and services.




The ARCC Bylaws will be voted upon to approve a change recommended by our funders after a recent program monitoring.  The change is to include a regular review period of every three years of the agency Bylaws.  This will be added under Article XII-Amendments.  The change to be added is:

The Board of Directors will review the Bylaws every three years.

The ARCC is accepting applications for all available board positions. Please contact Amy Miller or Colleen Sullivan for an application.

Nominations may also be made from the floor at the annual meeting on November 13th, 2019 at 5:30 pm.

Annual Silent Auction & Raffle

November 02, 2019

It’s time to mark your calendars for ARCC’s 29th Silent Auction, to be held Saturday, November 2, 2019.  This annual event will be held at the JFK Hall, at St. Agnes School in Towanda, from 1:30-3:30 pm, with free admission for all.


Raffle tickets will be available for sale at the auction, or may be purchased from ARCC volunteers before the auction.  Call 570-265-5333 for more information. This year’s raffle includes a 50-50 first prize, and a $100 gas card second prize.  You need not attend to win.


Volunteers are now busy collecting new items donated by generous local businesses and individuals, as well as many gift cards for goods and services.  Handmade quilts, baked goods, art from local artists, jewelry, children’s books, and gifts for the whole family will be available. It’s a great place to start your Christmas shopping.


ARCC appreciates the sponsorship of Dandy Mini Marts and Moore’s Auto Sales, as well as the hundreds of local donors and shoppers who support this worthy cause.  Your support helps ARCC to provide confidential services at no charge to victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence and to provide prevention education programs to our community schools, civic groups and area agencies.


To make arrangements for donations, please call 570-265-5333 or click the button below to send an email.  New and handmade items are appreciated. ARCC is a United Way Agency.

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