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Dish It Up

The 10th Annual Dish It Up, Our Voices, Our Stories, will provide guests with a powerful look at the lives transformed by Women Against Abuse. 

Join us to hear from William Spratley, an advocate and the father of Ameya, whose life was tragically cut short at the hands of an abusive boyfriend in 2010. William will share how he is creating hope after those dark days by becoming Ameya’s voice for change.

Experience a stunning art piece created by survivors in our safe havens, both children and adults, as they share their voices and what they would like you to know about their lives. Take a moment to leave a message of encouragement and solidarity that the many survivors who enter our doors will see in the years to come.

Our Voices, Our Stories acknowledges the critical importance of listening to and affirming the experiences of those affected by domestic violence, who all too often feel silenced. It is about restoring power to individuals, families, and our communities, as we recognize together that their stories are ours too. With 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men affected by intimate partner violence, this is an issue that affects us all.

Women Against Abuse and supporters will celebrate the accomplishments of the last year and give towards this incredible mission.

Click here to check out last year’s event.

Mistress of Ceremonies: Melissa Magee 

Melissa Magee joined the Action News team in 2009, and is currently the weekend meteorologist for Action News at 6pm, 11pm, as well as Action News at 10pm on PHL-17. She came to 6abc from WNYW in New York, where she presented the weather for the station’s midday newscast. Melissa also anchored the weather for the Good Day New York morning show, as well as the evening newscasts. Melissa is committed to making a distinctive and lasting connection with the viewers. She enjoys hosting a variety of annual 6abc specials, including the Philadelphia Auto Show and the Philadelphia Flower Show. Melissa is also a co-host of FYI Philly, 6abc's weekly entertainment and lifestyle program. Whether she’s out in the field or in-studio, Melissa enjoys gathering facts, and in turn, communicating that valuable information to those who need it the most. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, working out, dancing and spending time with family and friends.

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Amy’s Story

Amy’s Story

“This is not OK; this is not who I will be; I will love my children; violence will not be allowed in my home.”

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Dick MacKay’s Story

Dick MacKay’s Story

Dick MacKay knows the real reason for the holiday season—to bring hope to families in need.

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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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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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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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Overbrook Presbyterian’s Story

Overbrook Presbyterian’s Story

The Women’s Dining Circle of Overbrook Presbyterian Church knows how to make fundraising down right fun. In January, the Dining Circle hosted a dinner that raised over $1,200 for Women Against Abuse.

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Sara’s Story

Sara’s Story

Sara* was a victim of domestic violence who transformed into a strong and capable mother with support from Women Against Abuse.

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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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LATICIA’S STORY

LATICIA'S STORY

“We were just a couple trying to make a relationship work,” reflected Laticia.

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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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