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Women Against Abuse Emergency Safe Havens:

Two 100 bed safe havens provide free services to women and children who are victims of domestic violence. Services include: 24-hour confidential facility; for in-take call the Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-866-723-3014.

 
City of Philadelphia Office of Supportive Housing:

215-686-7150

In-take at 1430 Cherry St. for women & children 8am – 4/5pm

Eliza Shirley House, 1320 Arch St., for in-take after business hours: (215) 568-5111

 
People’s Emergency Center:

215-382-7522

www.pec-cares.org

3902 Spring Garden

For women, teen girls & their children

 
Philadelphia Housing Authority:

215-684-4453

www.pha.phila.gov

712 N 16th St.

Apply for public housing M-F, 9am-4pm

 
Project HOME:

215-232-7272

www.projecthome.org

1515 Fairmount Ave.

Apply for transitional or permanent housing.

 

 

Tuck Sleep's Homeless Shelter Directory

Find an emergency shelter near you in the state of Pennsylvania through this online shelter directory from Tuck Sleep.
www.tuck.com/sleeping-homeless/#pa

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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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Kathleen’s Story

Kathleen’s Story

Up until three years ago, Kathleen's* life was defined by her husband's moods, needs and whims.

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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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Catherine’s Story

Catherine’s Story

When I first met my abuser, I was just 14 years old and he was 20. I thought I was in love, so I ignored the disapproval of my mom and sister.

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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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Sarah’s Story

Sarah’s Story

Sarah joined Women Against Abuse in September 2010 through a partnership program with the German peace and volunteer organization ARSP.

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

1.866.723.3014

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