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Temporary Move: Emergency Protection From Abuse Unit

On Wednesday, September 23 at 8:00am the Emergency Protection From Abuse Unit will temporarily move from the Criminal Justice Center, 1301 Filbert St. Philadelphia, PA 19107 to the Juvenile Justice Services Center at 91 North 48th St. Philadelphia, PA 19139.

At 12:01am Tuesday, September 29th the Emergency Protection From Abuse Unit will reopen at the Criminal Justice Center located at 1301 Filbert St. Philadelphia, PA 19107. 

Petitioners can continue to call 215-683-7280 to contact the Emergency Protection from Abuse Filing Unit.

Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-866-723-3014 (free 24-hour services) 

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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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Dick MacKay’s Story

Dick MacKay’s Story

Dick MacKay knows the real reason for the holiday season—to bring hope to families in need.

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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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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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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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LATICIA’S STORY

LATICIA'S STORY

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

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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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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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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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If you or someone you know needs help, call our toll-free 24-hour Hotline:

1.866.723.3014

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