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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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Lucia’s Story

Lucia’s Story

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

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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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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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LATICIA’S STORY

LATICIA'S STORY

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

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

1.866.723.3014

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