Women Against Abuse is now a Sanctuary® Certified Organization!
Women Against Abuse is thrilled to share some big news: we're now officially certified in the Sanctuary® Model!
For those of you who don't know, the Sanctuary® Model is an evidence-supported, trauma-informed organizational change approach to establishing an organizational culture that promotes healing, safety and empowerment for both clients and staff.
For the past four years, we've been working thoughtfully and diligently to integrate Sanctuary® principles into our organization's structure and into our staff's interactions with both clients and each other. Over this time, with feedback from the Sanctuary® Institute's staff and leadership, we've seen remarkable shifts in our organizational culture that have helped us create a consistent, holistic, and trauma-informed environment in our offices and program facilities.
The Sanctuary® Institute recently completed a two-day visit to our multiple programs, and they have now informed us that we have achieved our Sanctuary® certification! Our staff, clients and board of directors couldn't be happier to be recognized for our extraordinary efforts, and we're so excited to share this news with the Philadelphia community. Thank you as always for your generous support!