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Lucia* came to the WAA emergency shelter pregnant and with five children.
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.
Up until three years ago, Kathleen's* life was defined by her husband's moods, needs and whims.
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.
The life-saving work that Women Against Abuse achieves each day would not be possible without the support of advocates in the community.
Sarah joined Women Against Abuse in September 2010 through a partnership program with the German peace and volunteer organization ARSP.
Sara* was a victim of domestic violence who transformed into a strong and capable mother with support from Women Against Abuse.
Former emergency shelter resident Dana*, intelligent and bright-spirited, worked hard for her credentials.
“We were just a couple trying to make a relationship work,” reflected Laticia.
Mike, a former police detective with the Philadelphia Police Department, has been working as the police liaison for Women Against Abuse, so that he can help survivors in ways he couldn’t as a detective.
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