Women Against Abuse, Inc.

Rating: 4.92 stars   12 reviews

Issues: Mental Health, Homeless & Housing, Human Services

Location: 100 S Broad St Suite 1341 Philadelphia PA 19110 USA

Mission: The mission of Women Against Abuse is to provide quality, holistic and compassionate services, in a manner that fosters self-respect and independence in persons who have been victimized by domestic violence. The program and services offered by Women Against Abuse are guided by a philosophy of service that seeks to empower women and respect their diversity.
Results: WAA is the leading domestic violence service provider in Philadelphia. In fiscal year 2012, WAA served 13,900 individuals through emergency shelter, transitional housing, legal services, behavioral health services, hotline counseling, community education and advocacy.
Geographic areas served: Philadelphia

2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

WAA is an excellent organization with a dedicated staff and a proven record of success. As the only DV shelter in a city of millions, it is incredible what they do to help survivors. Support for WAA is so great that even in this time of difficult funding, WAA has managed to completely reconstruct its transitional housing shelter and even add more beds. Women and families are scheduled to move back into a brand new space in December 2012! Way to go WAA!

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

I went to the Domestic Violence walk in Philedelphia in October. I live in NJ and this walk was the closest one I could find. Domestic Violence is a serious issue that needs more recognition. As a survivor, I've had very limite services to help me.

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Worthy cause that requires more awareness...give some love to purple!

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Life-changing

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

WAA's commitment to battered women is stellar. Their leadership is passionate, involved both at the local and state levels to ensure that services remain focused on empowering domestic violence victims. Their vision is clear, their capacity for caring about survivors and each other is unwavering, and they steadfastly work to fulfill their mission.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

Women Against Abuse helps women take care of themselves and their families when they have no other options. WAA staff and board members are committed to making a positive impact on those afflicted by abuse. So many of today's problems are due to low self-esteem, anger and feelings of being a victim. Women Against Abuse helps to break the chain of destruction and despair of families afflicted by violence.

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

My wife and I have been involved with Woman Against Abuse (WAA) for more than ten years in many capacities. We have found that, unfortunately, the need for support for woman and their childred who are in abusive relationships is greatly underserved by the general public. WAA, working with limited resourses, manages to make a difference in the lives of many victums of domestic violence. I know that without WAA there would be many more victums of domestic violence in our community.

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Definitely

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Life-changing

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have worked with the organization for a number of years. Very dedicated volunteers, board members and professional staff. Really trying hard to make a diffeence in this comnmunity for abused women and their children.

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

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Definitely

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have worked with Women Against Abuse as a Board member and also in advocacy efforts to improve state and local policies on domestic violence. I am always impressed with the skill and caring shown by staff members, and the breadth of vision and holistic response by the organization. WAA provides emergency shelter, transitional housing, legal services, counseling and community education to thousands of individuals each year. Staff provide training to police, district attorneys and judges in an effort to improve responses by the courts and legal system. Advocates assist survivors in both civil and criminal court proceedings, as well as providing services to survivors who choose not to use the court system.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Women Against Abuse offers safety, shelter, support and legal counseling to thousands of women and their children each year whose lives are endangered by domestic violence. As the demand for services has increased over the past few years, the resources needed to meet that demand have not. However, the dedicated staff of Women Against Abuse has worked hard to fulfill its mission and provide life-changing help to the many who need it. As a member of the Board of Directors,Women Against Abuse is an outstanding organization that provides critically needed services. I am very proud of the commitment of our staff, volunteers and Board to offering sanctuary to those exposed to intimate partner violence and to their strong advocacy to end domestic violence in our community.

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

WAA is committed to ending domestic violence period end of story. Each day, WAA is providing shelter, long-term housing, legal representation, education, legislative advocacy and hotline services in support of its commitment. This commitment is supported and contributed to at every level of the organization. I am proud to serve on the board of such a worthy organization.

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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