Internet Safety

Thank you!

The act of digging, planting seeds, and watching them grow....


…allowed 7-year old Evan* a reprieve from the trauma he had experienced as a survivor of domestic violence.

Survivors at Sojourner House, Women Against Abuse’s transitional housing program, worked with staff to plant a community garden filled with flowers and veggies for the women and children to enjoy. It soon became one of Evan's favorite places to play.

Instead of lashing out in anger as he had in the past, Evan felt focused and excited to see the progress as his seedlings grew. Evan’s therapist began meeting with him in the garden, where the two of them tenderly watered the plants and pulled out weeds, as they discussed his past and his hopes for the future.

Growth and transformation like Evan’s are only possible because of the commitment of valued supporters like you.

 

We hope you enjoy these photos of the healing garden at Sojourner House...

 

*Client's name has been changed to protect confidentiality.

waa-balloons-3.jpg
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.

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
Dana’s Story

Dana’s Story

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

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
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.

Read Full Story
Sheila’s Story

Sheila’s Story

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

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
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
Lucia’s Story

Lucia’s Story

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

Read Full Story
Alyssa’s Story

Alyssa’s Story

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

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!