Each year, the Philadelphia Police Department fields over 100,000 emergency 911 calls that are domestic in nature. Women Against Abuse is on the front lines of addressing this life-threatening issue in the Philadelphia community through direct services, education, outreach, and advocacy. The organization has been working for 40 years to provide critical safety outlets and support so that no woman or child has to suffer in silence.
Women Against Abuse operates Philadelphia’s only safe havens for women and children who have had to flee their homes to escape domestic violence, and the Women Against Abuse Legal Center is among the first in the nation dedicated to victims of domestic violence. Additionally, the organization provides the region's first transitional housing program for abused women and children. And their Safe at Home Program provides survivors with community-based case management, paired with affordable safe housing options to empower survivors to sustain their independence from abuse.
Women Against Abuse is also the lead operator of the Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline, a 24-hour citywide point of access for crisis counseling, safety planning, and referrals. Lastly, Women Against Abuse educators train professionals, students, survivors, and community members to effectively intervene in the cycle of abuse, and the organization is heavily involved in systems change work designed to revolutionize Philadelphia’s response to domestic violence.
PLUSgives is proud to partner with Women Against Abuse. With your purchase, you're giving a victim valuable time — time to speak with a hotline counselor trained in crisis intervention; time to seek refuge in Philadelphia’s only emergency safe havens for women and children who have had to flee their homes to escape violence; time to work with a trauma-informed case manager on achieving long-term independence from abuse; and time to meet with an attorney as they seek legal protections from an abusive partner.
For more information about Women Against Abuse, visit their website at www.womenagainstabuse.org.