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Safe at Home Program

The Women Against Abuse Safe at Home Program provides community-based case management paired with housing supports, as available. The program includes linkages to a limited number of safe, affordable housing units, as well as relocation assistance and rental subsidies, options counseling, advocacy and education to help survivors of domestic violence maintain safe and affordable housing while developing financial literacy and life-skills for long-term self-sufficiency. The Safe at Home Program also aims to strengthen linkages between clients and community-based resources in their new neighborhoods for meaningful long-term impact. Clients are better positioned to sustain safe housing and overcome obstacles that may compromise client safety or force them to return to an abuser. Clients in the Safe at Home program are provided with relocation assistance as available, including security deposits, first and last month’s rent, and/or furniture to help the transition into their new home.

In order to leverage its limited capacity for maximum impact, Women Against Abuse has developed a public-private partnership with Mission First Housing Group, a Philadelphia-based developer, who provides an annual allotment of permanent supportive housing units for Women Against Abuse clients transitioning into independence. Through this partnership, Mission First provides the units and manages facility operations. Women Against Abuse provides the community-based case management for up to 24 months to ensure survivors are able to maintain safe housing and prevent returns to an abuser due to financial need or homelessness.  

Through the Safe at Home program, Women Against Abuse is able to sustain a relationship with survivors of domestic violence working to rebuild their lives after trauma in a home they can call their own. Ongoing case management and support helps to transition families into their permanent community, and prevents recidivism into the costly shelter system due to a lack of continued safety planning and support around their 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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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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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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Georgina O’Hara’s Story

Georgina O’Hara’s Story

Pro bono representation provided by local law firms makes a meaningful difference for the thousands of clients seeking help at our Legal Center.

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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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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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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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Lucia’s Story

Lucia’s Story

Lucia* came to the WAA emergency shelter pregnant and with five children.

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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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1.866.723.3014

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