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Case Management Manual

Through funding from the Oak Foundation, Women Against Abuse created a first of its kind trauma-informed case management manual that addresses the intersection between homelessness and domestic violence! Despite national directives to end homelessness, Women Against Abuse is the first and only domestic violence agency to develop a model that works with chronically homeless families who have long histories of family violence. Women Against Abuse is pleased to share this manual, in hopes that it will result in greater outcomes for survivors of domestic violence near and far by preventing chronic homelessness, improving survivors' ability to manage trauma symptoms, and reducing return to shelter.

Download our Case Management Manual

The P-SERV Screening Tool

The Philadelphia Screen for Experience of Relational Violence (P-SERV) was developed for health and human service practitioners to screen for domestic and sexual violence, human sex trafficking, and/or reproductive coercion. This 10-question tool screens for both victimization and perpetration, and includes guidelines for how to safely and effectively implement the screening, as well as differential responses to various disclosures.

P-SERV was created jointly by Women Against Abuse, Inc., Women’s Law Project, Women Organized Against Rape, and Menergy through funding from Women's Way. 

Download the Screening Tool in English

Download the Screening Tool in Spanish

iPledge Campaign Toolkit

iPledge is Women Against Abuse’s social awareness campaign that engages the Philadelphia region in taking a stand against domestic violence. Our iPledge Toolkit is a free, downloadable resource that is available at www.iPledgeWAA.org.  It offers community members, organizations and city systems an opportunity to take action against domestic violence, by providing a step by step guide to hosting their own version of the iPledge Campaign. Ending relationship violence requires a collective effort by all of us, so Women Against Abuse designed this toolkit for users who want to take action in their communities.

Download the iPledge Toolkit

Women Against Abuse Philadelphia Resource List

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Lucia’s Story

Lucia’s Story

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

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

1.866.723.3014

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