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Women Against Abuse Police Liaison Mike Gallagher receives Award!

On April 30, Women Against Abuse's Police Liaison, Mike Gallagher, received the Powerful Partner Award from Women's Way, which honors “trailblazers and change makers in the region and around the country” working on behalf of women and girls. We are so thrilled that Mike received this honor, and we're so proud of the work he does every day at Women Against Abuse. Bringing extensive experience as a former detective for the Philadelphia Police Department, Mike has worked closely to both improve Philadelphia's police response to domestic violence and Women Against Abuse's ongoing collaboration with the PPD, and he has also helped countless individual domestic violence victims get connected with Women Against Abuse's lifesaving services. Because of Mike Gallagher, both Women Against Abuse and the city's justice system are able to more effectively reach and serve those who experience violence in the home. Please join us in congratulating him on this remarkable achievement.

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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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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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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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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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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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Dana’s Story

Dana’s Story

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

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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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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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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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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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