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

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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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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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