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Creating a Safer City: Women Against Abuse and Shared Safety

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. 

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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LATICIA’S STORY

LATICIA'S STORY

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

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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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Renee’s Story

Renee’s Story

Renee Norris Jones experienced 7 years of domestic violence at a time when few resources existed to help victims escape abuse.

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Amy’s Story

Amy’s Story

“This is not OK; this is not who I will be; I will love my children; violence will not be allowed in my home.”

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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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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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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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Lucia’s Story

Lucia’s Story

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

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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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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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