Internet Safety

Our Strategic Plan

2015–2019 Strategic Plan

Women Against Abuse is thrilled to share its new 2015-19 strategic plan, which aims to fill critical gaps in the community’s response to domestic violence; strengthen and deepen our impact as an organization that has experienced tremendous growth in recent years; enhance our programs’ accessibility to varied vulnerable populations; and invest in essential infrastructure.

This plan emphasizes our commitment to the core principles of safety, social change, shared leadership, and sustainable infrastructure. The goals laid out in this plan will allow Women Against Abuse to further its mission by meeting the safety needs of victims, while also participating in transformative change that will better equip our community to respond to domestic violence and strive to end this public health epidemic. As we look to the future, we will move forward not only through our own services and advocacy but through partnerships with other agencies and the help of supporters like you.

Download our 2015–2019 Strategic Plan

waa-ipledge-4.jpg
Renee’s Story

Renee’s Story

Renee Norris Jones experienced 7 years of domestic violence at a time when few resources existed to help victims escape abuse.

Read Full Story
Catherine’s Story

Catherine’s Story

When I first met my abuser, I was just 14 years old and he was 20. I thought I was in love, so I ignored the disapproval of my mom and sister.

Read Full Story
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.

Read Full Story
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.

Read Full Story
Sara’s Story

Sara’s Story

Sara* was a victim of domestic violence who transformed into a strong and capable mother with support from Women Against Abuse.

Read Full Story
Kathleen’s Story

Kathleen’s Story

Up until three years ago, Kathleen's* life was defined by her husband's moods, needs and whims.

Read Full Story
Beth Huffman’s Story

Beth Huffman’s Story

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.

Read Full Story
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.

Read Full Story
William’s Story

William’s Story

William Spratley flicks through the text messages on his phone until he finds the one he’s been looking for. It’s from his 27-year old daughter, Ameya, and it’s the last words he will ever exchange with her.

Read Full Story
LATICIA’S STORY

LATICIA'S STORY

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

Read Full Story

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

1.866.723.3014

Sign up for Action Alerts, Updates & Newsletters!