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

1.866.723.3014

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