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Women Against Abuse recognized as a Women’s Champion by Komen

At the 25th Annual Race for the Cure Kick-Off Party on February 6, Susan G. Komen Philadelphia presented Women Against Abuse, along with several other great local organizations, with a Women's Champion award. Women Against Abuse Executive Director Jeannine L. Lisitski attended the party and accepted the award on behalf of our organization. Reflecting on the importance of this award, Susan G. Komen Philadelphia says: "Without these Women's Champions strengthening women in other aspects of individual and communal living, our quest to save lives from breast cancer would be all the more difficult. Komen Philadelphia can move ahead confidently in our mission every day knowing these organizations are working with extraordinary devotion... side by side with us!" We're so thrilled to have been recognized with this terrific honor.

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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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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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LATICIA’S STORY

LATICIA'S STORY

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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