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(A press event at the Police Administratio n Building to promote the donation of unneeded cell phones for domestic abuse victims.  Deputy police commissioner Christine Coulter is at lectern.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Phila. Police Reminder: Donate Old Cell Phones for Domestic Abuse Victims

Philadelphia police say they get about 100,000 calls each year related to domestic abuse — more than 300 a day.

11/20/2014

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Philadelphia Safety Summit Tackles Abuse In A Cyber World

The summit at the High School for the Future broke down into sessions on fighting abuse and taking care of children in a cyber world.

10/25/2014

(Cell phone collection boxes are displayed at Philadelphia police headquarters before being deployed to police stations citywide.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Phila. Police Again Collect Used Cell Phones To Benefit Domestic Abuse Victims

The program, called “Hopeline,” is a joint effort among the Philadelphia local of the Fraternal Order of Police, the Philadelphia Police Department, Verizon, and the organization “Women Against Abuse.”

10/23/2014

(Jeannine Lisitski, executive director of Women Against Abuse, speaks in Love Park.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia Group Renews Annual Effort Fighting Violence Against Women

The event was sponsored by Women Against Abuse.

10/03/2014

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell talks during a press conference at the Hilton Hotel on September 19, 2014 in New York City.Goodell spoke about the NFL's failure to address domestic violence, sexual assault and drug abuse in the league.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Local Advocate Working Against Domestic Violence Weighs In On Roger Goodell’s News Conference

Jeannine Lisitski is executive director of Women Against Abuse. She says Goodell’s comments were welcome.

09/19/2014

(Ray Rice addresses a news conference with his wife Janay following the filing of felony assault charges against him stemming from a February incident involving her at an Atlantic City casino.   Photo by Rob Carr/ Getty Images)

Ray Rice Abuse Incident Fueling Robust Victims’ Conversation on Twitter

A common response to revelations of domestic violence — and, specifically, the video of Ray Rice assaulting his then-fiancée in an elevator — is, “Why didn’t she leave him?”

09/10/2014

Janay Rice (photo credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

In Light Of Ray Rice Video, Local Reps From Women Against Abuse Try To Explain Why His Wife Is Lashing Out At The Media

It’s clear to see in the video who is the abuser and who is the victim…so why is Janay Rice blaming the media rather than her husband?

09/09/2014

(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

Katie Young-Wildes (credit: Cherri Gregg)

$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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