Women Against Abuse needs your support to continue to innovate quality, cost-effective services to victims of domestic violence and to provide leadership in the struggle to end domestic violence.
Your support will provide a lifeline with access to critical information, safety planning, and referrals for those calling the 24 hour Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline, operated in partnership with three other local providers. The hotline continues to see an increase in calls and requests for safety each year.
Your support will provide access to free legal representation, ensuring victims of abuse and their families have the critical protections they need to remain safe beyond our walls. Our programs take services directly to those who need it most: our Fast Track Attorney program locates staff attorneys directly in Philadelphia’s two courtrooms where protection from abuse cases are heard.
Your contribution will also connect victims with safe and affordable housing. Women Against Abuse opened a second safe haven specifically for victims of domestic violence this past summer. This doubled the number of shelter beds available in Philadelphia specifically for victims of domestic violence. Safety for the nearly 1,280 women and children served in our two emergency safe havens and our transitional housing program includes 24-hour security, warm meals, and access to supportive teams of staff to help clients reach their goals.
Your support has and will continue to play a pivotal role in increasing resources for survivors of domestic violence. Women Against Abuse’s advocacy efforts to highlight the growing need for increased shelter beds for victims of domestic violence and call for improved policies, procedures, and response systems, has resulted in concrete changes in Philadelphia. In 2015, Women Against Abuse and public partners completed an unprecedented plan for a Coordinated Community Response to domestic violence. This systems change effort is now entering an exciting phase of implementation that will help ensure that regardless of where a victim of abuse seeks support, there are systems ready to respond.
Please support the movement to end domestic violence.