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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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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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Mike’s Story

Mike's Story

Mike, a former police detective with the Philadelphia Police Department, has been working as the police liaison for Women Against Abuse, so that he can help survivors in ways he couldn’t as a detective.

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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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LATICIA’S STORY

LATICIA'S STORY

“We were just a couple trying to make a relationship work,” reflected Laticia.

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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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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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Lucia’s Story

Lucia’s Story

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

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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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Overbrook Presbyterian’s Story

Overbrook Presbyterian’s Story

The Women’s Dining Circle of Overbrook Presbyterian Church knows how to make fundraising down right fun. In January, the Dining Circle hosted a dinner that raised over $1,200 for 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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If you or someone you know needs help, call our toll-free 24-hour Hotline:

1.866.723.3014

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