“He pulled out his gun and dug it into my temple. My
son’s head was lying next to mine, and I kept saying, 'the
baby, the baby, please don’t hurt the baby.' But it seemed like
the more I begged, the more heated he became. And I said,
'please don’t get my blood on our baby.'
"Somehow I managed to get out of that. My three children
and I ended up staying at the shelter. When you have
someone who is constantly nitpicking you, someone who
uses force, puts his hands on you, you have no sense of hope.
You feel defeated. You feel weak.
"But I went to school. I went to undergrad and then went
on to get my graduate degree. I could not have done that if
I didn’t have people at the Women’s Center & Shelter who
believed in me and encouraged me. They helped me rebuild
Amber was a victim of
domestic violence at the
hands of her partner, who
was a police officer. So where
could she turn for help?
AS WOMEN’S CENTER & SHELTER’S longest-term and most significant corporate contributor
for more than 20 years, PNC is a thought leader on the issue of domestic violence. Speaking
openly and publicly about the issue, PNC President Sy Holzer has moved thousands of community
members into action through his words. Making a profound impact through generous financial
contributions, in-kind donations and volunteer service, PNC’s commitment to ending intimate
partner violence is clear and evident. PNC’s support of the WC&S mission comes in many forms,
all leading to meaningful change.
PNC takes great pride in supporting the work of Women’s Center & Shelter and honors the
strength of survivors by continuing its leadership year after year.
“PNC and our employees are committed to our community in so many ways. The Women’s Center
& Shelter is certainly a priority for us all. We must help, in any way we can, to advance programs
that help women and children – especially those affected by domestic violence – live healthy, safe
and joy-filled lives.”
PNC Bank, Pittsburgh