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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Lucia’s Story

Lucia’s Story

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

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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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If you or someone you know needs help, call our toll-free 24-hour Hotline:

1.866.723.3014

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