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in FY2015, due to limited space in its two 100-bed emergency safe havens.
“We were just a couple trying to make a relationship work,” reflected Laticia.
Alyssa* had been living with her parents and was restricted to a wheelchair due to under-developed limbs.
Up until three years ago, Kathleen's* life was defined by her husband's moods, needs and whims.
Sara* was a victim of domestic violence who transformed into a strong and capable mother with support from Women Against Abuse.
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.
Sarah joined Women Against Abuse in September 2010 through a partnership program with the German peace and volunteer organization ARSP.
“This is not OK; this is not who I will be; I will love my children; violence will not be allowed in my home.”
Sheila arrived at the Women Against Abuse Emergency Shelter after waking up in a hospital emergency room.
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.
The life-saving work that Women Against Abuse achieves each day would not be possible without the support of advocates in the community.
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