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Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline

Always call 911 in the event of an emergency or if your safety is in immediate danger.

Help is available! Call the citywide, 24-hour Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline (1-866-723-3014) anytime for crisis intervention, safety planning, resources and referrals. All calls are free, confidential and anonymous.

Hotline counselors can help connect you with free services in the Philadelphia area, including emergency housing, legal services, behavioral health services and more!

Bilingual counselors are available on the line for non-English speaking individuals.

About the Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline

The Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline is a free, city-wide point of access for crisis intervention, safety planning, resources, linkages to community services, and intake to the Women Against Abuse emergency shelter.

The Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline was initiated in 2005 with support from the City of Philadelphia. Women Against Abuse operates the hotline in partnership with Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Lutheran Settlement House and Women in Transition.

The Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline receives more than 9,500 calls each year from domestic violence victims, concerned family members and friends, and community members.

The hotline operates 24-hours a day, seven days a week. All calls are confidential. You can call the Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-866-723-3014.

Hotline cards are available for pick-up at our administrative office upon request.

Please contact Megan Slattery for more information.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Verizon’s Story

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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Dana’s Story

Dana’s Story

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

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

1.866.723.3014

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