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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:

215-981-3700 or 215-227-2400

www.clsphila.org

1424 Chestnut St./3638 N. Broad St.

North Philadelphia Office: 1410 W. Erie Ave.

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

 
Philadelphia Court System

Family Court:

34 S. 11th St. Domestic Violence Unit: 215-686-3511

District Attorney (Criminal Court): 215-686-8096

 
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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Dana’s Story

Dana’s Story

Former emergency shelter resident Dana*, intelligent and bright-spirited, worked hard for her credentials.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Allison’s Story

Allison’s Story

Allison* cringed at her reflection in the mirror as she gently dabbed concealer over the bruises circling her eye.

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

1.866.723.3014

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