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Volunteer Stories

Sarah’s Story

Sarah’s Story

Sarah joined Women Against Abuse in September 2010 through a partnership program with the German peace and volunteer organization ARSP.

William’s Story

William’s Story

William Spratley flicks through the text messages on his phone until he finds the one he's been looking for. It's from his 27-year old daughter, Ameya, and it's the last words he will ever exchange with her. Ameya was killed by her abusive boyfriend in January 2010.

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. Davis is a partner at Morgan Lewis where she also serves as co-chair of the national Traditional Labor Practice and Assistant Practice Group Manager for Labor and Employment Practice for Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

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. This past year, the agency’s partnership with Drexel University raised awareness to relationship violence among college students through the second annual iPledge Campaign.

Georgina O’Hara’s Story

Georgina O’Hara’s Story

Volunteers make up a crucial component of the Women Against Abuse community. Pro bono representation provided by local law firms, for example, makes a meaningful difference for the thousands of clients seeking help at the Legal Center. Since Women Against Abuse staff cannot meet the high demand for representation, pro bono attorneys like Georgina O’Hara of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP, play a vital volunteer role.