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“It was our first safe night in a long, long time…”

These services are as vital today as they were then.

In 2015, Women Against Abuse received 15,090 calls from individuals hoping to find refuge. For the past 40 years, Women Against Abuse has been a leader in advocating for survivors by...

  • operating Philadelphia's only emergency safe havens specifically for those impacted by domestic violence

  • launching one of the country's first legal centers offering free advocacy and representation for people experiencing relationship violence

  • and establishing the region's first transitional housing program for survivors of domestic violence.

Together, we can continue to help those who haven't had a safe night in a long, long time.

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*Photo courtesy of Donna Ferrato

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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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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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Lucia’s Story

Lucia’s Story

Lucia* came to the WAA emergency shelter pregnant and with five children.

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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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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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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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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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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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Alyssa’s Story

Alyssa’s Story

Alyssa* had been living with her parents and was restricted to a wheelchair due to under-developed limbs.

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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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