For the past four years, we've been working thoughtfully and diligently to integrate Sanctuary® principles into our organization's structure and into our staff's interactions with both clients and each other. The Sanctuary® Institute recently completed a two-day visit to our multiple programs, and they have now informed us that we have achieved our Sanctuary® certification!
Posted on June 29, 2015 at 11:11 am
Women Against Abuse, the Women's Law Project and Women Organized Against Rape were awarded a three year $240,000 grant from WOMEN's WAY to begin creating a coordinated community response to domestic violence in Philadelphia that will increase victim safety and prevent abuse.
Posted on June 01, 2015 at 2:14 pm
On April 30, Women Against Abuse's Police Liaison, Mike Gallagher, received the Powerful Partner Award from Women's Way, which honors “trailblazers and change makers in the region and around the country” working on behalf of women and girls.
Posted on May 07, 2015 at 3:15 pm
See the impact of Women Against Abuse's recently opened second safe haven, Carol's Place
Posted on April 01, 2015 at 10:10 am
At their kick-off party on February 6, Susan G. Komen Philadelphia presented Women Against Abuse, along with several other great local organizations, with a Women's Champion award.
Posted on February 18, 2015 at 1:13 pm
Women Against Abuse, Philadelphia’s leading advocate for victims of domestic violence, is pleased to announce Dish It Up 2015, the only fundraising event and food tasting competition in Philadelphia featuring all female chefs!
Posted on February 05, 2015 at 12:12 pm
Over the past year, Women Against Abuse, along with our sister domestic violence agencies, has worked closely with health and human services and law enforcement providers, including both non-profit partners and city agencies, to develop a five-year strategic plan for launching a coordinated community response to the urgent public health epidemic of domestic violence in Philadelphia.
Posted on January 29, 2015 at 1:13 pm
Women Against Abuse's Education and Training team was honored last month by the Pennsylvania State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (PSAHPERD). The team, led by Director of Education and Training Azucena Ugarte, was recognized at the organization's Awards Luncheon on November 21 with an award for Community Teachers of the Year in the Health category.
Posted on December 10, 2014 at 4:16 pm
With more clients than ever before, we need the community's help in ensuring a bright and happy holiday for women and children impacted by domestic violence. Please get involved now! The gift drive ends December 16th.
Posted on November 20, 2014 at 1:13 pm
Women Against Abuse has worked with the Community College of Philadelphia to create a series of powerful PSAs taking a stand against domestic and intimate partner violence. These will be airing on CCP’s cable channel throughout this fall, and are also available online.
Posted on October 30, 2014 at 9:09 am
Women Against Abuse, Inc., Philadelphia’s leading domestic violence awareness and prevention agency, Verizon and Health Partners Plans (HPP) will launch Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Philadelphia on October 3 at noon at LOVE Park with the 7th Annual iPledge Press Conference.
Posted on September 29, 2014 at 12:12 pm
Many more victims of domestic abuse in our area will find much-needed assistance thanks to a $20,000 donation presented to Women Against Abuse as part of a ceremony to mark the opening of Verizon Wireless’ newest store in Downingtown, PA.
Posted on June 06, 2014 at 1:13 pm
Watch why Philadelphians from across the city have joined Women Against Abuse's in pledging to stand up to domestic violence.
Posted on April 08, 2014 at 2:14 pm
Thank you to everyone who helped make Dish It Up 2014 a success!
Dish It Up 2014 was a smashing success, selling out of tickets with nearly 400 guests and exceeding its fundraising goal by raising more than $72,000 to support survivors of domestic violence!
Posted on March 28, 2014 at 10:10 am
Get in the Dish It Up spirit by sampling delicious artisan cupcakes at the Whole Foods Market at Callowhill!
Posted on February 27, 2014 at 1:13 pm
The Philadelphia Foundation has generously granted Women Against Abuse $30,000 to begin the first steps of enacting a citywide advocacy initiative that will fundamentally change the way health and human services providers across Philadelphia respond to survivors of domestic violence!
Posted on February 20, 2014 at 9:09 am
Women Against Abuse, Philadelphia’s leading advocate for victims of domestic violence is pleased to announce Dish It Up 2014, the only fundraising event and food tasting competition in Philadelphia featuring the city’s top women-owned restaurants and female chefs!
Posted on February 04, 2014 at 10:10 am
Women Against Abuse and 10 local non-profits received funding from WOMEN'S WAY to empower women and girls in our community!
Posted on January 24, 2014 at 9:09 am
This holiday season, you helped us raise $38,000 for our life-saving services for survivors of domestic violence, and contributed hundreds of toys and gifts to brighten the holidays for the women and children we serve!
Posted on January 09, 2014 at 12:12 pm
Vice President Biden recognizes Pennsylvania domestic violence advocates during 115th Annual Pennsylvania Society Dinner!
Posted on January 07, 2014 at 9:09 am
Women Against Abuse, Inc., Philadelphia’s leading domestic violence agency, is pleased to partner with Toys for Tots for its 2013 Holiday Gift Drive.
Posted on November 15, 2013 at 1:13 pm
Relive iPledge and the Walk to End Domestic Violence!
Posted on November 04, 2013 at 12:12 pm
Women Against Abuse received a generous grant from the Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation to buy therapeutic supplies for young children survivors of domestic violence.
Posted on October 30, 2013 at 8:08 am
Women Against Abuse Executive Director Jeannine L. Lisitski discusses domestic violence trends and emerging needs on NBC10 @Issue with Steve Highsmith!
Posted on October 23, 2013 at 9:09 am
Women Against Abuse received a $10,000 grant from the Altria Companies Employee Community Fund to expand education services for young children residing in its emergency safe haven!
Posted on October 16, 2013 at 8:08 am
Women Against Abuse, Inc., Philadelphia’s leading domestic violence agency, and Verizon will kick off Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Philadelphia on October 1 at noon at LOVE Park with its 6th Annual iPledge Press Conference.
Posted on September 26, 2013 at 12:12 pm
Women Against Abuse has been named a recipient of the H. Craig Lewis Good Governance Award by The Philadelphia Foundation. The award recognizes organizations that exemplify the finest traits in nonprofit leadership, including board governance, fiduciary responsibility and strategic thinking.
Posted on September 24, 2013 at 3:15 pm
Marshalls awards $2,500 to support the Women Against Abuse emergency safe haven.
Posted on August 22, 2013 at 1:13 pm
Women Against Abuse, Inc. is set to complete a $3 million renovation and expansion project for its transitional housing program, Sojourner House, preserving this key community resource and increasing housing capacity for women and children who have fled life-threatening violence in the home.
Posted on July 29, 2013 at 11:11 am
Women Against Abuse (WAA) received a $45,000 grant from the Homeless Assistance Fund, Inc. to help women and children survivors of domestic violence ease into long-term affordable housing after months, sometimes years, of homelessness.
Posted on July 17, 2013 at 1:13 pm
Christine Stevens, Director of Finance at Women Against Abuse, Inc., won the nonprofit category at the Philadelphia Business Journal's CFO of the Year Awards Expo.
Posted on July 11, 2013 at 2:14 pm
The Pew Charitable Trusts has awarded a three-year grant of $194,000 to support children's education services at Women Against Abuse's emergency and transitional housing programs!
Posted on April 23, 2013 at 3:15 pm
Women Against Abuse Hosts A Night Of Purple To End Domestic Violence on March 19!
Posted on March 01, 2013 at 3:15 pm
Women Against Abuse (WAA) received a $4,000 grant from the Subaru of America Foundation to support a trauma-informed After-School Program for young survivors of domestic violence residing in WAA’s emergency shelter.
Posted on February 11, 2013 at 3:15 pm
Read about the work of the WAA Education Department in Philadelphia schools to help prevent teen dating violence.
Posted on February 08, 2013 at 2:14 pm
The Mary Kay Foundation awards Women Against Abuse a $20,000 grant for domestic violence prevention and awareness!
Posted on November 12, 2012 at 4:16 pm
This year's iPledge Kick-Off was a memorable and touching ceremony commemorating the strength of survivors and celebrating the impact the anti-domestic violence moment can have when individuals reach across systems to work together.
Posted on October 11, 2012 at 3:15 pm
Press Release - Women Against Abuse will kick off Domestic Violence Awareness Month with its 5th iPledge Press Conference on October 10 at 4:30 p.m. at Love Park featuring Mayor Michael Nutter as keynote speaker!
Posted on October 08, 2012 at 11:11 am
Clinical Director Eda Kauffman and Legal Center Director Molly Callahan speak to Dan Gottlieb on Voices in the Family.
Posted on October 03, 2012 at 9:09 am
Construction on Sojourner House's new building, which will house 3 additional units of housing for victims of domestic violence, has started!
Posted on August 28, 2012 at 3:15 pm
Learn more about the elimination of General Assistance in Pennsylvania, effective starting August 1, 2012.
Posted on July 11, 2012 at 1:13 pm
Watch this great new video featuring President Obama, Vice President Biden, Jimmy Rollins and many other sports leaders!
Posted on June 28, 2012 at 1:13 pm
Marshalls and the TJX Foundation generously awarded Women Against Abuse $5,000 in gift cards to support emergency shelter services for victims of domestic violence.
Posted on May 21, 2012 at 10:10 am
A night of style on June 15 to raise awareness and funds for domestic violence. Learn more!
Posted on May 15, 2012 at 1:13 pm
Posted on April 09, 2012 at 11:11 am
WAA is excited to announce that construction on new transitional housing units has begun!
Posted on April 01, 2012 at 1:13 pm
Women Against Abuse (WAA), Philadelphia’s leading domestic violence agency, will provide testimony on Monday, March 19th, at 10 a.m., at City Hall about Philadelphia’s persistent emergency shelter shortage for victims of domestic violence.
Posted on March 05, 2012 at 12:12 pm
President Obama announces that February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. Read the proclamation!
Posted on February 09, 2012 at 2:14 pm
A new mural at WAA's shelter commemorates the strong female leadership that has sustained our organization over time.
Posted on October 27, 2011 at 10:10 am
Without this project, Sojourner House would have shutdown.
Posted on October 27, 2011 at 9:09 am
William Spratley is in the running for the BME Challenge. Find out more and vote!
Posted on September 13, 2011 at 3:15 pm
The number of abused women seeking shelter in Philly is skyrocketing. The number of beds for them isn't.
Posted on August 08, 2011 at 4:16 pm
Women Against Abuse celebrates 35 years of aiding victims of domestic violence in Philadelphia. To mark the occasion, Executive Director Jeannine Lisitski and her husband John K. Carlson will bike and run 35 miles from Vineland to Sea Isle, New Jersey on July 31st.
Posted on July 26, 2011 at 10:10 am
Philadelphia Smart CEO awards Philadelphia's top female leaders
Posted on July 21, 2011 at 12:12 pm
Virgin Mobile's ad and others like it make stalking seem like a harmless pastime.
Posted on March 14, 2011 at 10:10 am
Philadelphia, PA – Councilman Bill Greenlee, City of Philadelphia Councilman-at-large, will present a resolution designating February “Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month” at the Thursday, January 28th City Council session at 10 a.m. The resolution marks the first time Philadelphia City Council will dedicate an entire month to awareness and prevention of teen dating violence. This far-reaching issue is gaining widespread recognition, as one in three teens reports experiencing physical abuse in a dating relationship.
Posted on January 27, 2011 at 3:15 pm
KYW Newsradio's Karin Phillips reports on domestic abuse around the holidays
Posted on December 12, 2010 at 12:12 pm
KYW Newsradio's Karin Phillips reports on the Women Against Abuse Holiday Donation Drive.
Posted on December 12, 2010 at 12:12 pm
Philadelphia, PA – November 29, 2010 - Women Against Abuse, Philadelphia’s leading domestic violence service provider, is sheltering 132 women and children this holiday season. The agency is asking the public for donations to ensure these families – who have had to leave their homes to escape abuse – can enjoy a warm and happy holiday.
Posted on December 01, 2010 at 1:13 pm
View photos from Women Against Abuse's 3rd Annual Dish It Up fundraiser and food competition on PhillyMag.com
Posted on November 08, 2010 at 12:12 pm
Moon Krapugthong, founder of Mango Moon and Chabaa Thai, appeared on the 10! Show to showcase her purple dish for this year's Dish It Up competition!
Posted on November 02, 2010 at 1:13 pm
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Philadelphia’s strongest advocate for victims of domestic violence, Women Against Abuse, rolls out the purple carpet for the city’s top culinary women at their annual Dish It Up! fundraiser and food competition.
Posted on November 01, 2010 at 10:10 am
Heather Annechiarico, founder of Hawthornes Cafe, appeared on the 10! Show to promote her purple cuisine for Dish It Up!
Posted on October 29, 2010 at 12:12 pm
Post from Kirsten Henri, Food Editor of Philadelphia Magazine, about her upcoming participation in Dish It Up!
Posted on October 27, 2010 at 11:23 pm
Delilah Winder of Delilah's Southern Cuisine appears on the 10! Show to promote her dish for Dish It Up!
Posted on October 27, 2010 at 4:04 am
Victims of domestic violence need a compassionate voice to turn to during their darkest times. That's why the Senator will host the third annual “Walk to End Domestic Violence” to benefit the main “helping hand” for victims: Philadelphia’s only domestic abuse hotline (866-SAFE-014).
Posted on October 22, 2010 at 10:10 am
Marcie Turney, owner and head chef of Lolita, Bindi, and Barbuzzo, appeared on the 10! Show to promote her purple dish for Dish It Up!
Posted on October 21, 2010 at 3:15 pm
When LeAnna Washington first got up the strength to go public about her private life, all she would do was cry. Merely giving voice to her horrific story was too painful even for her to hear.
Posted on October 18, 2010 at 12:12 pm
Philadelphia, PA – October 15, 2010 Women Against Abuse (WAA), operator of Philadelphia’s only emergency shelter for domestic violence victims, had to deny nearly 6,000 requests for shelter from women and children because its 100-bed facility is consistently at full capacity.
Posted on October 12, 2010 at 3:15 pm
Philadelphia, PA – October 6, 2010 – Women Against Abuse (WAA), Philadelphia’s leading domestic violence agency, will kick off the 3rd Annual iPledge Campaign, sponsored by Verizon Wireless’ HopeLine Program, the Verizon Foundation and Drexel University, calling on Philadelphians to take a stand against domestic violence.
Posted on October 05, 2010 at 10:10 am
The grant is for the conceptual design for the renovation of Sojourner House, Women Against Abuse's long-term housing facility.
Posted on September 17, 2010 at 2:14 pm
Women Against Abuse and the Philadelphia Police Department team up to help more victims of domestic violence.
Posted on September 06, 2010 at 10:10 am
State Senator LeAnna Washington and Women Against Abuse former client and Board member, Sheila Armstrong, encourage domestic violence victims to speak up.
Posted on September 03, 2010 at 12:12 pm
Posted on June 25, 2010 at 3:15 pm
4,671: That's how many victims Philly's only domestic violence shelter turned away last year.
Posted on March 18, 2010 at 1:13 pm
Nine of Philadelphia's top women-owned or operated restaurants competed for the first ever Purple Dish Award at Women Against Abuse's, annual Dish It Up event. Jennifer Carroll, Chef de Cuisine at 10 Arts, was the winner.
Posted on January 26, 2010 at 7:19 pm
Responding to a sharp increase in homicides stemming from domestic violence, the Philadelphia Police Department announced plans this week to change how officers handle domestic abuse cases.
Posted on December 29, 2009 at 7:19 pm
Public’s support needed to bring holiday cheer to families in need.
Posted on December 01, 2009 at 3:15 pm
Women Against Abuse, Philadelphia’s leading domestic violence service provider, will unite ten of Philadelphia's top culinary women at Dish It Up! to raise money for the agency’s life-saving services.
Posted on October 29, 2009 at 8:20 pm
Women Against Abuse calls for public action in conjunction with Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Posted on October 01, 2009 at 4:16 pm