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Aid Survivors of Domestic Violence with These Advocacy Groups

Brittany Valentine
Brittany Valentine
Posted on October 24, 2022   |   Updated on June 21
Support survivors through October and every month. (BojanMirkovic/Getty Images)

Support survivors through October and every month. (BojanMirkovic/Getty Images)

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In 2021, 43 people were killed by domestic violence in Philadelphia. This number is double the number from 2020 and the largest known to date.

Here’s a few organizations to support that work towards ending violence and helping survivors heal and thrive.

Women Against Abuse is the city’s leading domestic violence advocate and service provider. It offers safe havens, a legal center, a 24/7 hotline, community education and training, and more. You can donate Target, Walmart, and Old Navy gift cards to survivors or schedule a monthly donation to the organization. 

Women In Transition (WIT) empowers people to move forward from traumatic experiences. It offers free and confidential services to people of all genders such as peer support groups, individual counseling, client referrals, self-defense classes, and telephone counseling. 

WIT is always seeking volunteers with skills or experience that could benefit their clients. If you have expertise in workshop facilitation, legal, financial and marketing skills, professional photography or curation of historical artifacts reach out and see how you can help. 

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