Women Against Abuse
Philadelphia police say they get about 100,000 calls each year related to domestic abuse — more than 300 a day.
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.
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.”
The event was sponsored by Women Against Abuse.
Jeannine Lisitski is executive director of Women Against Abuse. She says Goodell’s comments were welcome.
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?”
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?
For victims of domestic abuse, “These cell phones really are a lifeline,” says Katie Young-Wildes with Women Against Abuse.
City officials, as well as those who work to serve those who face this heartbreaking situation, gathered at LOVE Park Tuesday afternoon.
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.
“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.
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.
Eloise Nimoityn is donating 100 stuffed animals and copies of the children’s book “Pat The Bunny” to the organization “Women Against Abuse.”
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.
“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.