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are likely by women who were assaulted by a spouse, ex-spouse, boyfriend or ex-boyfriend (FY11).
Mike, a former police detective with the Philadelphia Police Department, has been working as the police liaison for Women Against Abuse, so that he can help survivors in ways he couldn’t as a detective.
Up until three years ago, Kathleen's* life was defined by her husband's moods, needs and whims.
Allison* cringed at her reflection in the mirror as she gently dabbed concealer over the bruises circling her eye.
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Alyssa* had been living with her parents and was restricted to a wheelchair due to under-developed limbs.
“We were just a couple trying to make a relationship work,” reflected Laticia.
Renee Norris Jones experienced 7 years of domestic violence at a time when few resources existed to help victims escape abuse.
Lucia* came to the WAA emergency shelter pregnant and with five children.
When a survivor's child was in trouble, Beth Huffman helped organize a press conference to get the story out on behalf of Women Against Abuse's Legal Center.
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