Amber Morningstar is the Program Director for the YWCA Northcentral PA. At the YWCA, she operates Lycoming County’s only victim service provider, as well as a homeless program for women and children suffering from disabling conditions. During her tenure she established Lycoming County’s first Custody Exchange Center, which provides safe custody exchanges to families so that children transitioning from one parent to the other can do so in a safe, stress-free, and peaceful environment.
Amber also operates a homeless program for women and children suffering from disabling conditions.
Believing in providing the best possible service to the most vulnerable individuals within the community, Amber partners with local educators, medical professionals, attorneys, courts, law enforcement, social service agencies, and many others in various capacities. She has leveraged millions of dollars in federal, state, and local grant funds to support programs and positively impact individuals within Lycoming County.
Amber is the member of several community task forces and teams, including the Lycoming County Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team, Criminal Justice Advisory Board, Domestic Violence Task Force, Sexual Assault Response Team, Multi-Disciplinary Team for Children & Youth, the Human Services and Restorative Justice Advisory Committee for Penn College, the Northcentral PA Human Trafficking Response Team, and the Lycoming County Law Enforcement Association, among others.
As an adjunct professor for the Human Services and Restorative Justice program at Penn College, she shares her experiences and expertise from the field with future leaders.
By dedicating her career to bettering the lives of individuals and the system which they rely upon, she gained extensive knowledge of the court system and providing safety through the obtainment of Protection from Orders.
She attributes her success thus far to her ability to network, partner, and support other professionals, encouraging all entities to work together for the greater good.