September 29 2014
Women Against Abuse, Inc., Philadelphia’s leading domestic violence awareness and prevention agency, Verizon and Health Partners Plans (HPP) will launch Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Philadelphia on October 3 at noon at LOVE Park with the 7th Annual iPledge Press Conference.
Football season has started, but questions from this summer’s Ray Rice controversy continue to linger. Rice, the 27-year-old running back for the Baltimore Ravens, was caught on tape earlier this year dragging his unconscious then-fianceé and now-wife Janay Palmer out of an elevator in Atlantic City’s Revel Casino. An astounding one in four American women experience the kind of severe physical violence that Janay Palmer suffered from an intimate partner.
Many more victims of domestic abuse in our area will find much-needed assistance thanks to a $20,000 donation presented to Women Against Abuse as part of a ceremony to mark the opening of Verizon Wireless’ newest store in Downingtown, PA.