Discuss Philadelphia’s Response to Domestic Violence
Monday, February 2nd 10 am -or- Thursday, February 19th 5:30pm
United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey
1709 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Join domestic violence service providers and the City of Philadelphia to discuss a plan for Philadelphia's Coordinated Community Response to domestic violence.
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. At the beginning of the planning process, the group established a collective mission statement:
"We envision a safer and healthier Philadelphia, where the City and its provider community will coordinate resources and responses to intimate, domestic and other forms of relational violence across all systems. We, as government agencies, community based organizations, the health care system, the faith community, the media, the education community, and others will work together to identify, respond to, and ultimately prevent domestic, intimate partner and relational violence, and promote healthy communities."
The strategic plan has recently been completed, and we're getting ready to launch! Please join us for a discussion of this new strategy and action plan to address domestic violence in Philadelphia. We welcome your feedback and thoughts!