“While this new safe haven is a huge step toward addressing the safety needs of survivors, our work as a community is far from over,” said Jeannine Lisitski, executive director of Women Against Abuse.
Kenneth Philipp was released earlier this month from Bucks County Prison. He obtained a gun and killed his ex-wife.
For victims of domestic violence, this time of year can be especially tough. To help, Women Against Abuse is holding a gift drive for the hundred-or-so residents at its emergency shelter.
A male was taken into custody after a domestic incident turned into a barricade situation.
(Rollins: ) “No woman should have to fear abuse. No man should hit a woman for any reason.”
Chris talks about the White House Correspondent’s Dinner, and the increase in domestic violence in Camden, NJ. He talks to Michael Bronstein and Jeff Roe on the Monday Morning Matchup about Obama’s dog eatting comments. He also speaks with Congressman Jon Runyan about the Red Meat Tour Stop and Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel.
A Philadelphia city councilman is calling for hearings into what he says is an insufficient number of emergency shelter beds for women who are victims of domestic violence.
Advocates for domestic violence victims are concerned about a recent spike in the number of violent incidents involving intimate partners in the Philadelphia suburbs.
A new survey by the Centers for Disease Control finds 25 percent of women are victims of domestic violence — a figure one government official calls astounding.
According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, women who experience violence – including domestic violence, rape, sexual assault, and stalking – have a greater risk of developing mental health disorders.
Mayor Nutter is likely to sign a measure okay-ed in City Council this week giving new protections to victims of domestic violence.
Vernetta Burger told the City Council committee that after she denied her estranged husband a visit, he broke down the door and beat her to a point where she feared for her life. When she later decided to move, the landlord held her to terms of her lease.
Some dramatic testimony dominated the hearing. Several women who have been abused by their husbands or ex-husbands testified that they couldn’t get out of leases when they tried to move.
As Women Against Abuse celebrates its 35th year in Philadelphia, executive director Jeannine Lisitski says domestic violence has spiked to epidemic proportions in recent years.