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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3

NOON TO 1 PM

OUTSIDE OF PHILADELPHIA CITY HALL, NORTH PLAZA

The 2018 Campaign – “Students for Safer Relationships” – will illuminate the prevalence of teen dating violence and honor local schools who are leading the way in preparing their students to pursue healthy relationships. Specifically, Women Against Abuse will be honoring Sara Schwartz, Director of Social Services at CB Community School, and Stephanie A. Contreras, Resilience Specialist at El Centro de Estudiantes.

We’re grateful to have Mayor Jim Kenney as our 2018 Keynote Speaker, and we’re also honored to unveil the story of a young man whose childhood experiences with domestic violence have shaped his views on relationships as a college student.

Teens from Women Against Abuse’s SAFER® (Safety Awareness For Every Relationship) teen dating violence prevention program will be creating a teen-centric pledge against violence that will be recited at the press conference. They will also inform the design of SAFER t-shirts that will debut at the event.

Take a stand during Domestic Violence Awareness Month through our iPledge Campaign! iPledge is Women Against Abuse's public awareness campaign that calls on everyday Philadelphians to speak out when they see or hear domestic violence in the community. The pledge is 4,500 signatures strong - and counting!

Get Involved!

1. Be a part of the movement by signing our pledge against violence.

2. Then, take a selfie, holding our #iPledgeBecause speech bubble template & share the image on your social media channels. 

3. Download the iPledge Toolkit for everything you need to take action against domestic violence!

Special thanks to our generous sponsor

iPledge History

iPledge first started in 2008 and has been gaining momentum ever since. Learn about the impact iPledge is making!

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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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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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Lucia’s Story

Lucia’s Story

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

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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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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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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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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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Mike’s Story

Mike's Story

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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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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LATICIA’S STORY

LATICIA'S STORY

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

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