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How do we help survivors of relational violence overcome barriers as they get help and recover from trauma? Shared Safety is Philadelphia's coordinated community response to domestic violence, and Women Against Abuse is proud to be the co-backbone organization for this important initiative. In March 2017, Women Against Abuse was selected as a finalist for the prestigious Lipman Family Prize in recognition of its role in the creation of Shared Safety. 

Watch the video below for an overview of Shared Safety and its impact on Philadelphia. 

 

 

This video was produced by PWP Video for Women Against Abuse's 9th Annual Dish It Up competition and fundraiser

Featured Interviews:

Jeannine L. Lisitski, Executive Director and President of Women Against Abuse
Jim Kenney, Mayor of Philadelphia
Azucena Ugarte, Director of Domestic Violence Strategies
Tony Lapp, Menergy

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dana’s Story

Dana’s Story

Former emergency shelter resident Dana*, intelligent and bright-spirited, worked hard for her credentials.

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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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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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