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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
Lobby 2

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!

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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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Doug Schoenberg’s Story

Doug Schoenberg’s Story

Doug Schoenberg, Co-Founder and CEO of SofterWare, Inc., recently provided a challenge match through the Schoenberg Family Charitable Fund as an incentive to help Women Against Abuse gain new monthly donors.

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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.

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