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

1.866.723.3014

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