Women Against Abuse
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.