2016 Annual Report: Preparing for a Future Free from Domestic Violence
We are pleased to share with you Women Against Abuse’s Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2016, which illustrates how – during our 40th Anniversary year – we have been Preparing for a Future Free From Domestic Violence.
You will learn how we:
- developed a first of its kind case management manual that addresses the intersection of homelessness and domestic violence through a trauma-informed lens;
- partnered with local funding and service providers to create a screening tool that will assist health care practitioners and human service providers in identifying people experiencing domestic and/or sexual violence, human trafficking and reproductive coercion;
- expanded our teen dating violence prevention and intervention programming, with a focus on youth at risk of aging-out of the foster care system without guardians;
- successfully advocated for a city-wide locus of authority charged with overseeing Philadelphia’s response to domesticviolence!
While the advances this year have been truly remarkable, we recognize there is still much more work to be done. Our focus for the upcoming year is to continue to make progress on our strategic plan goals around safety, social change, shared leadership and sustainable infrastructure.
We cannot fulfill our life-saving mission without supporters and friends like you. Thank you for partnering with us. We look ahead eagerly toward what we can continue to accomplish together.
Preparing for a future free from domestic violence requires everyone's participation! Here are a few ways you can get involved and empower your community to end domestic violence:
Take the #iPledgeBecause Challenge
Raise your voice against violence by taking the #iPledgeBecause Challenge. Sign the pledge, then snap a selfie holding your personalized #iPledgeBecause speech bubble and share it on social media. Engage your community by downloading our iPledge® Campaign Toolkit, which includes:
- suggestions for how to get involved
- key messages and talking points
- infographics, fact sheets, and templates
- resources for people experiencing relationship violence
Become an advocate by visiting our Take Action Center on womenagainstabuse.org! The Take Action Center features information about the legislative process and key policy issues for the people we serve, our current action alerts, and pre-written letters that you can personalize and send to your elected officials—all with a few quick clicks.
Make a Gift
Join Women Against Abuse in serving an average of nearly 15,000 individuals each year with donation options such as monthly giving, donating goods, and making a planned gift. We also welcome one-time donations too!
Attend Dish It Up
Dish It Up is Philadelphia’s only fundraising event and food tasting competition featuring all female chefs. More than 500 guests will enjoy delicious culinary delights at Dish It Up, while raising funds and awareness for our life-saving work. The 2017 event will take place at Cescaphe Event Group’s Vie, 600 N Broad Street, Philadelphia, on March 29th, and tickets will be available soon for purchase!
Follow Developments in Shared Safety
Shared Safety is Philadelphia's response to relational violence. Our systems-change work is focused on ensuring people experiencing relationship violence receive the interventions they need to be safe. The City of Philadelphia's service providers and government representatives have come together to pursue a shared commitment to making system-level change. Together, we have established a strategic plan to create a more effective city-wide response to domestic violence.