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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

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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.

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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.

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Kathleen’s Story

Kathleen’s Story

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

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Verizon’s Story

Verizon’s Story

A valued corporate partner, Verizon has been committed to empowering survivors of domestic violence in Philadelphia through HopeLine by Verizon.

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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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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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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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Amy’s Story

Amy’s Story

“This is not OK; this is not who I will be; I will love my children; violence will not be allowed in my home.”

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Sarah’s Story

Sarah’s Story

Sarah joined Women Against Abuse in September 2010 through a partnership program with the German peace and volunteer organization ARSP.

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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.

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