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Our Mission and Services

Women Against Abuse, a 501(c)3 nonprofit agency, is Philadelphia’s leading domestic violence advocate and service provider and among the largest domestic violence agencies in the country.

 

Our Mission

The mission of Women Against Abuse is to provide quality, compassionate, and nonjudgmental services in a manner that fosters self-respect and independence in persons experiencing intimate partner violence and to lead the struggle to end domestic violence through advocacy and community education.

 

Our Core Services

Women Against Abuse strives to provide a continuum of care—from telephone crisis counseling to long-term supportive housing—in a manner that promotes victim safety, autonomy and dignity.

  • Safe Havens: Since 1977, Women Against Abuse has operated Philadelphia’s only safe havens for victims of domestic violence.
  • Legal Center: The Women Against Abuse Legal Center is among the first in the nation dedicated to victims of domestic violence.
  • Sojourner House: Women Against Abuse operates the region’s first transitional housing program for abused women and children.
  • Safe at Home Program: The Safe at Home Program provides survivors with community-based case management services and financial assistance to safely transition to homes in the community.
  • Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline: Women Against Abuse leads the 24-hour, citywide hotline, a central point of access for crisis counseling, safety planning and referrals.
  • Community Education and Training: Women Against Abuse educators train professionals, students, survivors and community members to effectively intervene in the cycle of abuse and avoid unhealthy relationships.

Learn more about what each of these services has to offer!

Learn more about what each of these services has to offer!

Visit our Services section to get more information.

Outstanding Organizational & Financial Capacity

Women Against Abuse consistently demonstrates a commitment to organizational excellence, ensuring the highest quality programs and exemplary performance.

  • Modeling best practices: With funding from the Oak Foundation, Women Against Abuse has substantially developed its property management infrastructure, enabling it to reduce costs and improve efficiencies across sites, while dedicating resources to advance its program and facilities expertise. This move has enabled Women Against Abuse to better leverage resources,  and prepared the organization for the coming expansion of emergency safe haven.
  • Capturing impact and client needs: Women Against Abuse has upgraded its information management system to ClientTrack, a database with enhanced quality control features and improved user friendliness. As a result, Women Against Abuse will be able to collect more data on outcomes and improve program performance.
  • Awards and recognition: View our Awards and Recognition page for recent recognition of Women Against Abuse leadership!
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Doug Schoenberg’s Story

Doug Schoenberg’s Story

Doug Schoenberg, Co-Founder and CEO of SofterWare, Inc., recently provided a challenge match through the Schoenberg Family Charitable Fund as an incentive to help Women Against Abuse gain new monthly donors.

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Dick MacKay’s Story

Dick MacKay’s Story

Dick MacKay knows the real reason for the holiday season—to bring hope to families in need.

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Georgina O’Hara’s Story

Georgina O’Hara’s Story

Pro bono representation provided by local law firms makes a meaningful difference for the thousands of clients seeking help at our Legal Center.

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Doreen Davis’ Story

Doreen Davis’ Story

Doreen Davis is a longtime supporter of Women Against Abuse who has used her expertise in traditional labor law to assist WAA for over two decades.

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Justine’s Story

Justine’s Story

Justine got to know Eric in college, while working part time at a Virginia-based home improvement store. They began casually dating in 1999, eventually marrying in May of 2006. Looking back, her sister, Lauren, can see the red flags.

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LATICIA’S STORY

LATICIA'S STORY

“We were just a couple trying to make a relationship work,” reflected Laticia.

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Lonnie & Jordan’s Story

Lonnie & Jordan’s Story

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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Mike’s Story

Mike's Story

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.

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Dana’s Story

Dana’s Story

Former emergency shelter resident Dana*, intelligent and bright-spirited, worked hard for her credentials.

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Allison’s Story

Allison’s Story

Allison* cringed at her reflection in the mirror as she gently dabbed concealer over the bruises circling her eye.

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If you or someone you know needs help, call our toll-free 24-hour Hotline:

1.866.723.3014

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