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Contact Katie Young-Wildes at kywildes@womenagainstabuse.org or 215-386-1280 x6116.

When becoming a Legal Center Giving Circle member, your help increases our capacity to provide legal advocacy and representation for individuals dealing with relationship violence-related legal mattersWe are looking for five firms to commit $5,000 a year for three years to build this critical capacity.

Participating firms will be recognized as members of our Legal Center Giving Circle, a giving society of firms and individuals who recognize the critical importance of Women Against Abuse’s work and are committed to ensuring these free legal protections continue to be available for our community’s most vulnerable.

The Women Against Abuse Legal Center provides more than 6,000 individuals each year with free legal advocacy and representation for both males and females dealing with relationship violence-related legal matters

“I joined the giving Circle because WAA is doing important work, but they are also making smart decisions about how to stretch their resources, so that they can serve more women with limited dollars. That's the kind of organization that I want to support.” -Teresa Gillen

 

To learn more about our Legal Center, click here!

 

Special Thanks to Our Growing Community of Legal Center Giving Circle!

Teresa Gillen

Steven Hersh

Leslie and Larry Kramer

Mark and Slava Lipowicz

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP

Charles and Debbie O'Donnell

Stefanie and Alex Seldin

Sandy and Steve Sheller

Jacqueline and Richard Shulman

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

“One of the things that is remarkable about Women Against Abuse is how well they understand and consider the complex and comprehensive needs of victims of violence. Helping to be a voice or empowering victims to gain or regain their voice and advocate for their legal rights is so important for their well being and ability to move forward in their lives. The Women Against Abuse legal center enhances victim safety, saves lives, and assists many to successfully leave their abuser.” -Sandy Sheller, MA, ATR-BC, LPC Family Therapist President, The Sheller Family Foundation Board Member, Women Against Abuse

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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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Overbrook Presbyterian’s Story

Overbrook Presbyterian’s Story

The Women’s Dining Circle of Overbrook Presbyterian Church knows how to make fundraising down right fun. In January, the Dining Circle hosted a dinner that raised over $1,200 for Women Against Abuse.

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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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.

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