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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dana’s Story

Dana’s Story

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

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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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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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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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Sheila’s Story

Sheila’s Story

Sheila arrived at the Women Against Abuse Emergency Shelter after waking up in a hospital emergency room.

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