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Altria Companies Employee Community Fund awards $10,000 for children’s services!

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!

This grant will enable Women Against Abuse to expand hours of operation of its Early Learning Center — an education-focused, trauma-informed childcare program for children less than six years old — into the afternoon. The Early Learning Center previously operated from 9 AM to noon each week day due to limited funding. Expanded hours will enable Early Learning Center staff to incorporate more activities focused on preparing children for kindergarten, while providing additional childcare services to their mothers, who would otherwise be unable to afford childcare support.

Half of the residents in Women Against Abuse’s emergency safe haven for survivors of domestic violence are children. To help children adjust to the many changes they face as they leave their homes and move into emergency shelter, Women Against Abuse provides extensive services for children, including children’s case management and distinct educational programs for pre-school and school-aged children. As a result of these programs, children are able to start the process of healing from domestic violence and begin thriving under the care and attention of dedicated staff.

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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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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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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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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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Lucia’s Story

Lucia’s Story

Lucia* came to the WAA emergency shelter pregnant and with five children.

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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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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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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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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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Dana’s Story

Dana’s Story

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

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