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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.
Renee Norris Jones experienced 7 years of domestic violence at a time when few resources existed to help victims escape abuse.
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.
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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