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Ways to Advocate

There are many ways to get involved in the effort to end domestic violence. Here are a few suggestions that will make a big impact.

ADVOCACY IN ACTION!

Distribute hotline cards

Raise awareness to the Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline at your local grocery store, church, health clinic and coffee shop. We are always happy to send you hotline cards free of charge. Request them at mslattery@womenagainstabuse.org.

 

Advocate

Urge your elected officials to ensure funding and supportive policy for critical domestic violence interventions. Check our out latest advocacy alert.

 

Give

Make a gift to support Women Against Abuse’s life-saving services. You can also send a check, made payable to Women Against Abuse, to 100 S Broad St., Suite 1341, Philadelphia, PA 19110.

 

Sign the Pledge

Learn about Women Against Abuse's iPledge® Campaign and sign the pledge.

 

Spread the Word

Tell us why you are committed to standing up against domestic violence on Facebook and Twitter, using #iPledgeBecause

 

Attend Dish It Up!

Our annual fundraising event is filled with food, fashion and fun. For tickets and sponsorship information, visit our Dish It Up section.

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

1.866.723.3014

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