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Women Against Abuse

(Out-of-their-prime cell phones destined for new life as 911 "Hopelines" are displayed at Philadelphia police headquarters.  Credit: Ian Bush)

Owners of Obsolete Cell Phones Urged To Donate Them For Abuse Victims

For victims of domestic abuse, “These cell phones really are a lifeline,” says Katie Young-Wildes with Women Against Abuse.

11/20/2013

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month Kicks Off At LOVE Park

City officials, as well as those who work to serve those who face this heartbreaking situation, gathered at LOVE Park Tuesday afternoon.

10/02/2013

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$3M In Funding Helps Renovate, Expand Housing For Victims Of Domestic Abuse

A Philadelphia non-profit that advocates for domestic abuse victims is on track to complete a $3-million renovation and expansion project for its transitional housing program.

08/10/2013

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Philadelphia Gives Women’s Group $2.5M To Build Another Domestic Violence Shelter

“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.

05/13/2013

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Expert: Technology Adds New Ways Of Stalking

In an effort to put this crime under the microscope, those who help women in abusive relationships are speaking out about stalking during Stalking Awareness Month in Pennsylvania.

01/27/2013

(Eloise Nimoityn shows a stuffed bunny and a "Pat The Bunny" package she purchased for displaced children.  Credit: Michelle Durham)

Bryn Mawr Teen Uses Bat Mitzvah Money For Toys For Displaced Kids

Eloise Nimoityn is donating 100 stuffed animals and copies of the children’s book “Pat The Bunny” to the organization “Women Against Abuse.”

11/26/2012

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‘Women Against Abuse’ Holding Holiday Gift Drive

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.

11/26/2012

(At a Philadelphia City Council hearing, Angelita Dorsey, Lisa Brown, and Renee Norris-Jones testify about the need for shelters of domestic abuse victims.  Photo from City of Phila. TV)

Survivors of Spouse Abuse Plead For More Victim Shelters in Philadelphia

“One day — I’m not sure how — I ran. I packed only the clothes my children and I had, and left,” said one former victim.

03/19/2012

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Councilman Johnson Calls For Emergency Shelters To Add More Beds

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.

02/12/2012

CDC: 25 Percent Of Women Are Victims Of Domestic Violence

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.

12/14/2011

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Local Organizations Team Up To Fight Against Domestic Abuse

Verizon Wireless Officials have teamed up with local organizations such as Women Against Abuse and Congresso to highlight the plight of those suffering from domestic abuse during Domestic Abuse Awareness month. The company is launching a unique program to help catapult women from this plight.

10/05/2011

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Philadelphia Groups Help Women Embark On Road To Self-Sufficiency

The Love Yourself Campaign and Dress for Success Philadelphia held a clothing drive Saturday for their first workshop on July 16th in Camden titled “Dress for Success: Inside Out”.

07/09/2011