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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

In October 1987, Domestic Violence Awareness Month (or DVAM) was observed for the first time in the United States. DVAM was created as a month-long campaign to help connect individuals and organizations working on domestic violence issues, as well as raise awareness about domestic violence in all its forms in communities across the country. 

Get involved in Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Philadelphia this October:

 

Wednesday, October 4th, 12pm

iPledge® Press Conference (10th Anniversary)

Outside, at the North Apron of City Hall, near JFK Blvd. and Juniper Street

Featuring Mayor Jim Kenney; David Jones, Commissioner of DBHiDS

Hosted by Women Against Abuse

 

Thursday, October 5th, 10am

City Council Proclamation of Domestic Violence Awareness Month

City Hall, City Council Room (Room 400). Bring ID for entry. 

 

Wednesday, October 11th, 11am – 1pm 

MEN CAN (Prevent Domestic Violence) Rally

Thomas Paine Plaza/Board Game Art Park

1401 JFK Blvd.

Honoring Dr. Mario Cruz, Medical Director of Pediatrics and the Adolescent Health Center, Philadelphia FIGHT

Hosted by Lutheran Settlement House

 

Wednesday, October 18th, 6:30 – 8:30pm

Amplifying Our Voices: Empowerment Through Poetry & Community

Germantown Friends Free Library

5418 Germantown Ave

Hosted by Women In Transition

 

Thursday, October 26th, 4:30 – 6:30pm

Survivor Soliloquies

Historias de Sobrevivientes 

Pan American Charter School

2830 N. American Street

Featuring guest speaker Waleska Maldonado, Deputy Commissioner, DHS

Hosted by Congreso 

 

Thursday, October 26th, 6 – 9pm

Salud – A Celebration of Survivors

Lutheran Settlement House

1340 Frankford Ave.

Hosted by Lutheran Settlement House

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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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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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Beth Huffman’s Story

Beth Huffman’s Story

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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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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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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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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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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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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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