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The 2018 Holiday Giving Campaign

This holiday season, many survivors took their first step towards safety & freedom from abuse.

Thanks to your support, they didn't have to walk alone.

Through your generosity, we raised nearly $90,000 through the Holiday Giving Campaign, ensuring that life-saving services will be available for those who need them most!

We also received thousands of toys and gifts, brightening the holidays for 433 survivors! It was inspiring to see so many of the children's dreams fulfilled – bicycles, basketballs, and toddler bath toys brought smiles of delight! And our adult clients were so grateful to receive the abundance of gift cards, cuddly bath robes, and household items to help them rebuild.
 
Our hearts are full as we offer you our sincerest thanks for making the holiday season a brighter one for survivors of domestic violence, and ensuring that they do not have to walk their journey towards safety alone! 
 

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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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Lonnie & Jordan’s Story

Lonnie & Jordan’s Story

The life-saving work that Women Against Abuse achieves each day would not be possible without the support of advocates in the community.

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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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Lucia’s Story

Lucia’s Story

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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