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Women Against Abuse Legal Center:

215-686-7082

100 S Broad St. 5thFloor, M-F 9am-5pm

Legal representation, court advocacy, telephone counseling, referrals, victim’s compensation assistance

 
Community Legal Services:

www.clsphila.org

Main Office: 1424 Chestnut St., Phone: 215-981-3700

North Philadelphia Law Center: 1410 W. Erie Ave., Phone: 215-227-2400

3638 N. Broad St.

Civil issues such as welfare, housing, utilities, language access, consumer law

 
Philadelphia Court System

Family Court:

1501 Arch Street. Domestic Violence Unit: 215-686-3511

https://courts.phila.gov/common-pleas/family/

District Attorney (Criminal Court):

Three South Penn Square (Corner of Juniper and South Penn Square)

215-686-8000

www.phila.gov/districtattorney

Juanita Kidd Stout Center for Criminal Justice (Criminal Justice Center):

1301 Filbert Street (location for filing emergency PFAs)


Philadelphia Family Court Help Center

1501 Arch Street, 11th Floor

Hours: Monday-Friday, 12:00pm-3:00pm

Legal information about child custody

 
Philadelphia Legal Assistance:

215-981-3800

www.philalegal.org

718 Arch Street, Suite 300N.

Abuse, custody, support, divorce, public benefits, consumer law, etc.

 
Women’s Law Project:

215-928-9801

www.womenslawproject.org

125 S. 9th St. #300

Telephone counseling: abuse, custody, support, divorce, women’s rights. 

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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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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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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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LATICIA’S STORY

LATICIA'S STORY

“We were just a couple trying to make a relationship work,” reflected Laticia.

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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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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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Beth Huffman’s Story

Beth Huffman’s Story

When a survivor's child was in trouble, Beth Huffman helped organize a press conference to get the story out on behalf of Women Against Abuse's Legal Center.

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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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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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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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