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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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Sheila’s Story

Sheila’s Story

Sheila arrived at the Women Against Abuse Emergency Shelter after waking up in a hospital emergency room.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dana’s Story

Dana’s Story

Former emergency shelter resident Dana*, intelligent and bright-spirited, worked hard for her credentials.

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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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LATICIA’S STORY

LATICIA'S STORY

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

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