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Policy & Prevention

The Women Against Abuse Policy & Prevention Department works to inform and intervene with the community-at-large around issues of intimate partner violence and its impact on families.

The Policy & Prevention Department offers a variety of workshops for community groups and organizations, public schools, and city agencies, including:

Workshops are approximately two hours long and are available in both English and Spanish.

Workshops can be customized for a variety of audiences including adults, youth and adolescents, parents, teachers and school officials, law enforcement, and other professionals.

Women Against Abuse can also customize a workshop or training to a specific issue and/or audience.

*Please note that due to limited capacity, trainings are only offered for groups of 5 or more, and not on an individual basis. Also, only workshops that are grant-funded are provided free of charge.

Request a training workshop online!

Click here to schedule your training workshop.

Hear what our workshop participants have to say!

"Fabulous Domestic Violence Training today! Thank you so much to everyone who played a part in organizing it! It was very informative and very well-organized!" —Hopeworks N’Camden

“The kids had such a positive experience in the Healthy Relationships workshop yesterday. After talking to the children we found great areas of improvement. Most of the group were, after the completion of the session, able to define and give examples of healthy relationships; identify characteristics of unhealthy relationships/ partners; and identify abusive behaviors. Several of the children also stated that there was a lot of information that they would apply to their everyday interactions/ acquaintances as well as to their intimate relationships.”
—Jacob E. Adeniran, Group Leader, The Fairmount Unit of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Philadelphia

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Justine’s Story

Justine’s Story

Justine got to know Eric in college, while working part time at a Virginia-based home improvement store. They began casually dating in 1999, eventually marrying in May of 2006. Looking back, her sister, Lauren, can see the red flags.

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

1.866.723.3014

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