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A Gift from Marshalls and the TJX Foundation

PHILADELPHIA – National retailer Marshalls, a subsidiary of TJX companies, has awarded $5,000 to support Women Against Abuse’s emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence. 

Women Against Abuse (WAA) operates the only emergency shelter in Philadelphia dedicated to the needs of women and children who have been made homeless by the physical, emotional and financial threats of an abuser.

Each year, more than 600 victims — half of whom are children — reside in WAA’s shelter.

The TJX Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Marshall’s parent company, has generously awarded WAA 50 gift cards each valued at $100 to purchase essentials and needed items at any of TJX’s stores, which includes T.J. Maxx, HomeGoods, and Marshalls.

WAA is grateful for the support Marshalls and the TJX Foundation have made toward supporting quality emergency housing services for victims of domestic violence in the Philadelphia community.

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Sheila’s Story

Sheila’s Story

Sheila arrived at the Women Against Abuse Emergency Shelter after waking up in a hospital emergency room.

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Renee’s Story

Renee’s Story

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

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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.

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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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Amy’s Story

Amy’s Story

“This is not OK; this is not who I will be; I will love my children; violence will not be allowed in my home.”

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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.

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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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Georgina O’Hara’s Story

Georgina O’Hara’s Story

Pro bono representation provided by local law firms makes a meaningful difference for the thousands of clients seeking help at our Legal Center.

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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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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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