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Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline

The Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline (1-866-723-3014) is a free 24-hour resource for individuals with questions or concerns about domestic violence.

Counselors trained in domestic violence provide anonymous and confidential support, including crisis counseling, safety planning, referrals to appropriate community resources, and admission to Women Against Abuse’s safe haven.

Women Against Abuse leads operations for the hotline, which is also run by Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Lutheran Settlement House, and Women in Transition. WAA counselors staff the majority of the hotline’s hours, including nights, weekends and holidays. Women Against Abuse also provides backup support at all times.

Hotline cards are available for pick-up at our administrative office upon request.

Please contact Emma Godfrey for more information.

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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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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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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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Dana’s Story

Dana’s Story

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

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

1.866.723.3014

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