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Women Against Abuse needs your support to continue to innovate quality, cost-effective services to victims of domestic violence and to provide leadership in the struggle to end domestic violence.

Your support will provide a lifeline with access to critical information, safety planning, and referrals for those calling the 24 hour Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline, operated in partnership with three other local providers. The hotline continues to see an increase in calls and requests for safety each year.

Your support will provide access to free legal representation, ensuring victims of abuse and their families have the critical protections they need to remain safe beyond our walls. Our programs take services directly to those who need it most: our Fast Track Attorney program locates staff attorneys directly in Philadelphia’s two courtrooms where protection from abuse cases are heard.

Your contribution will also connect victims with safe and affordable housing. Women Against Abuse opened a second safe haven specifically for victims of domestic violence this past summer. This doubled the number of shelter beds available in Philadelphia specifically for victims of domestic violence. Safety for the nearly 1,280 women and children served in our two emergency safe havens and our transitional housing program includes 24-hour security, warm meals, and access to supportive teams of staff to help clients reach their goals.

Your support has and will continue to play a pivotal role in increasing resources for survivors of domestic violence. Women Against Abuse’s advocacy efforts to highlight the growing need for increased shelter beds for victims of domestic violence and call for improved policies, procedures, and response systems, has resulted in concrete changes in Philadelphia. In 2015, Women Against Abuse and public partners completed an unprecedented plan for a Coordinated Community Response to domestic violence. This systems change effort is now entering an exciting phase of implementation that will help ensure that regardless of where a victim of abuse seeks support, there are systems ready to respond.

Please support the movement to end domestic violence.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Lucia’s Story

Lucia’s Story

Lucia* came to the WAA emergency shelter pregnant and with five children.

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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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