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Intimate partner violence is an epidemic affecting 1 in 3 women. Calls to the Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline highlight the great need for services that provide physical and emotional safety to victims of domestic violence. At Dish It Up, you have the opportunity to give financially towards our mission, and our unique programs that offer hope. Join us to hear the stories of survivors whose lives have been changed by Women Against Abuse!

Dish It Up provides delicious culinary delights and a mission focused evening of fun for more than 500 guests in celebration of the movement against domestic violence.

Dish It Up is the only fundraising event and food tasting competition in Philadelphia featuring all female chefs. Dish It Up provides women leading the way in Philadelphia’s culinary arts with an opportunity to showcase their skills—and all for a great cause!

The funds raised through Dish It Up support Women Against Abuse, Philadelphia’s only comprehensive domestic violence service provider. Throughout its 40 year history, Women Against Abuse has been diligently working to expand access to life-saving services for victims and their children. As the leading provider of domestic violence services in Philadelphia, Women Against Abuse reaches 15,000 people through its emergency safe havens, transitional and permanent supportive housing programs, legal aid, hotline counseling, community educational and training and advocacy!

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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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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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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.

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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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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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Kathleen’s Story

Kathleen’s Story

Up until three years ago, Kathleen's* life was defined by her husband's moods, needs and whims.

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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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Lucia’s Story

Lucia’s Story

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

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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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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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1.866.723.3014

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