Address Confidentiality Program

Are you a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking? Do you have to move for safety reasons? You may be interested in the Address Confidentiality Program (ACP). The program can help hide your new home address from your abuser. The ACP provides a substitute mailing address for you. It can be used to meet the address requirements of important records. This includes things like:

  • Drivers' licenses.
  • Library cards.
  • Traffic tickets.
  • Car registrations.

It can also be used for:

  • Employment security.
  • School records.
  • Workers' compensation.
  • Court petitions.

The ACP address can help you keep your actual address from showing up on important documents that could somehow be found by your abuser. The program is operated by the PA Office of the Victim Advocate.

If you think the ACP may help you, contact a local domestic violence, sexual assault, or victim service program. An advocate will meet with you to decide if ACP is right for you. The advocate can explain how it works. They can also help you complete the application. You can find more information about the program at the ACP website or by calling 1-800- 563-6399.

If you are worried about your safety and you need to talk, call us.

National Domestic Violence Hotline:

1-800-799-SAFE (7233) (TTY 1-800-787-3224)

National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline:

1-866-331-9474 (TTY 1-866-331-8453)

Help is available in English and Spanish and many other languages. All contact with the hotlines is free and confidential.