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La Vale
· October 29, 2017
Abuse is not always physical, it can be verbal, threat to kill you and mental. You should step away or ask for help! Love is not suppose to hurt or have you feel bad about yourself.
Joel Rosenblum
· December 12, 2017
Women Against Abuse has not only been unhelpful to me and my family, they have been downright nasty and have aided my psychotic, violent wife, Ann Rosenblum, in court against me. WAA got Facebook to r...emove my last review. Shame on WAA and Facebook for trying to cover this up! I have all the evidence. Ann was convicted of assaulting me and went to jail. She is diagnosed with psychotic episodes. I have no criminal or mental health records. I am contacting the Board of DIrectors of WAA about this. My 4yr old son is in the middle of this insanity thanks to WAA. See More
Judy Rosenblum
· November 5, 2017
I am a 70yr old woman who is a victim of abuse (by my daughter-in-law). I tried to get help from Women Against Abuse, but they are already representing my abuser. There needs to be some type of invest...igation done on people to determine if they are really victims or abusers, especially when they have criminal records and multiple involuntary commitments in psych wards. See More
Melissa Pennello
· January 15, 2016
I too am a survivor of domestic violence, I endured mental, physical, sexual and emotional abuse for 8 years of my young life. Being in a abusive relationship was one of the hardest things I've ever h...ad to do in my life. Waking up every day in fear of your life not knowing what was going to happen etc... even though this has happened over 10 years ago it's something that will always follow you the scars always will remain but you learn how to put those memories away and move on to better ones. My advice to women that are in this situation is to seek help and get out before it's too late. I was fortunate enough to get out before he took my life, but it took a lot of strength for me to do it with my children. Today I am happy with a wonderful man who loves me and my children and I couldn't ask for anything better. Always remember there is help and shelters that are there to support you. See More
Mich L Lunnon
· April 17, 2016
I am a SURVIVOR of verbal and physical abuse in front of my 4 and 7 year old boys. I since moved out with my boys and want a divorce which he refuses to give me and wont support our son or me financia...lly. I am seeking legal advice but my worst stress is over. I suffered a stroke and realised this man was going to kill me. He doesnt see he did anything wrong still and blames me. They never change. If he does it once and puts you down...its not love. Its control. Ladies take back your control. I did and am happier for it most of all,so are my kids. See More
Ashley Fasburg
· February 17, 2015
I was a victim of abuse from my now ex boyfriend. For almost 6 years I went through this and every time it happened I blamed myself. I couldnt see the big picture. Although I knew it was wrong and it ...caused me so much pain I still stayed. One morning I woke up and I had had enough. I finally felt strong enough to do something about it. I finally left :) I finally realized that it was not my fault and that I deserved much better. I am in a much happier place with my life and met the man im destined to be with. He treats me how a real man should treat a lady. He truly is a blessing. Sure, I have scars and I have to look at them everyday in the mirror, I have memories that haunt me but im stronger than ever and has made me who I am today. Noone deserves to be beat (male/or female) and it just needs to end. See More
Diamond Marshall
· January 27, 2017
The staff are unprofessional at carol house and disrespectful and don't care and talk shit about the clients that place is crazy they plot on how to kick people out that's a shame Gerry the security g...uard at carols house gets away with hell he should be fired See More
Midori Davidson
· October 13, 2014
First, we need to understand that love is not supposed to hurt. We, as women cannot continue to ignore our pain for the sake of someone else. We also need to trust our instincts. If you sense all is n...ot right in your relationship, don't be afraid to leave. At the end of the day you must make you a priority. I remember when I first began to notice red flags with my fiancée I was encouraged to "work things out". You don't rationalize with an irrational person. My willingness to compromise almost cost me my life. To God be the glory for giving me an escape plan. Otherwise I would not be here today. See More
Samantha Markiewicz
· July 2, 2015
I am a survivor of domestic violence. 5yrs living with my ex husband while he physically, emotionally, sexually, mentally abused me. Every time I tried leaving, he got me to stay bc of the kids.. Brea...king straw was when he slammed my head BTW the heater n stove at his mother's home where she watched him do it.. All he got was 18mths probation but he broke it but never got punished for it.. Would love a domestic violence awareness group up here in northern pa See More
Maria Roman
· June 3, 2017
Hello... I have created a page to support women who have experienced domestic violence. Please take a minute to share and like my page. I would love to be part of a cause that helps women become the b...est version of themselves. The username is @choose2loveself See More
Ralph Parrot
· November 12, 2014
No matter where you live in this world you should be able to live a safe and peaceful life. No truer should this be than inside your own home inside your own personal domestic relationship. You should... not have to fear your partner coming home from work, the pub, their mates place after a few drinks or just from the shed in the back yard. You should not have to fear visitors, if the kids are fighting or playing noisily, if the house is clean and tidy, if the meals are ready, if you look nice or happy or are wearing the right clothes to hide the damage,bruises inflicted upon your body, soul and psyche.
You should not fear friends calling to visit, your children having play dates, you should not jump or tremble when a door slams in the wind, your dog barks at a bird or a friend knocks on your door for a coffee. These people, mainly men who have tortured you inside the sanctity of your relationship are not worthy of you or the the children they have helped create. Unfortunately this does not help you to feel safe. Even after leaving these domestic violent relationships many of you never feel safe,secure or fully trust anyone again. The people who do these things are unforgivable. There is no easy answer to your recovery and dark days are ahead but you all must try and put yourself and your children into a safe place so you can speak up and be heard.
If the powers that be could only walk a week in your shoes inside your relationship and after you leave to realise that the fear, rape and psychological torture inside the relationship continues even after you leave. The support system is abhorrent the lack of support and advice to protect those that find the courage to change their situation to strive for what the majority of us have a safe peaceful wonderful life amazes me. Please please find some little thing to enjoy each day. Slowly claim your life back. Feel the sun on your skin, listen to the birds singing your children playing and laughing. Let those that care touch you and hug you as hard as that can be. It is a journey that only a few understand and you are a group that not all wish to disclose the horrendous crime that has been your life.
Remember there was a time before that was better. There can be a time after that is also. Don't wish you hadn't started the relationship or you had left sooner. Just be thankful you have. Your load to bear is large and sometimes will be to much. Please allow yourself those days and continue on. Your smile and laughter is the best reward to those that love you. You are SPECIAL.

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Thomas Smith
· April 3, 2015
This is a great page, if you believe in this please search up "the tower on Jasper" (studio 107) and leave a negative review. Last night their bouncers threatened to beat up a girl then rushed my 45 y...ear old mother with 2 broken knees down a flight of stairs saying she wasn't moving fast enough then tackled her. This was her birthday and she had 3 drinks. This club needs to be shut down, msg me if you'd like the full details. Your help is greatly appreciated! See More
Alfred L. Di Crosta
· February 21, 2016
What about men who go through horrible experience like this? Why not men and women against abuse or women and men against abuse. Im not focusing on which person male or female is put first.

On other... hand. My whole what i am trying to understand is. For both women and men who experience these horrible things and no help. No support the law enforcement system fails, medical assistance system fails ect...Maybe it doesnt fail. Maybe its the lack of noone to support both women and men together. This is real. Not just for one sided. Where is the help? See More
Sara Posmag
· June 24, 2015
I know a women whose been abused and beaten by her husband and now she s done and she wants to run away from him and leave the house but she has no place to go to and also she don t want to call the p...olice for him , I wants to know please if u can help her without calling the police for her husband ? See More
Stevie Kinney
· October 28, 2014
This is an amazing group of people. Abuse of any kind is wrong . If we don't break the chain now we will pass it to our children. This group has helped a lot with the post and letting me know I'm not ...the only one out there. God bless all you out there that have been through it, man or women, and bless the people that are stepping up to help. BTS. See More
Michelle Wills
· November 23, 2015
I am a survivor I have been sexually abused emotionally abused mentally abused and also my children have been mentally abused and I go day by day dealing with my abuse but I sit here and I say it to m...yself daily I am a survivor I'm not a victim my abuse started when I was a child to present by different boyfriends I had from my teenage years to present See More
Tanya Riley Trujillo
· January 12, 2016
I'm a counselor and my passion is to uplift women with low self esteem. Please visit my age at www.facebook/tanyascounseling.com. My fb page is in Cambridge ma.

Ladies you all deserve respect and to... be happy. See More
Tamara Hill
· May 3, 2016
I have been a victim actually in March,it hurts for shire.I am totally against abuse,it can touch anyone anytime anywhere, we as caring people can make a difference. This person did not believe I have... physical pain,I just got out of surgery yesterday and it went well thank God,peace love and caring is the most fabulous gift to give! Hugs See More
Kathy Salinas
· October 26, 2016
I really like this page. I'm going through a Custody Battle, it's been going on for almost 6 yrs. I didn't see or know where my daughter was for 2 yrs. I worked 3 jobs and finally made enough money fo...r a Lawyer. But the Lawyer i hired wasn't a good choice. I'm on my 3rd Lawyer as we speak. Yes, I have a past, we all do. My ex has had Domestic Violence on his criminal background. What I don't understand is? The Judge wants to see evidence of physical abuse. In this County, mental and emotional abuse doesn't matter to the Court System. I'm JUDGED by my past. My ex has been CONTEMPT of COURT 4 times, and has not been accountable for it. All the Lawyer's I've hired has not enforced the Contempt of Court. The Lawyer i have now, told me if I dropped the enforcement of Contempt of Court, the Judge will see me as compassionate, and not just trying to get revenge. So when is my ex ever going to be accountable for his actions. I've taken Hair Follicles after Hair Follicles. Drug test for all these years, but none of that seems to matter. He also tested dirty on a swab. But he got the benefit of the doubt. I'm really out of resources and don't have the money for more Legal Actions. I could really use some advice or point me in the right direction. Thank you! See More
Chanda Mobley
· May 19, 2017
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Welcome to our page! Please note that we are unable to provide client support or counseling through Facebook. If you are based in Philadelphia, consider calling the Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-866-723-3014 for safety planning, resources, and information.

If you live outside the state of Pennsylvania, you may call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (or visit ndvh.org), which can link you with resources in your area.

If you are in immediate danger, call 911.

#SafetyForAllSunday: "We owe our girls a world where they can speak up without fear of retribution and where their concerns are always taken seriously..."

Girl Scouts offers this helpful resource about talking to young girls about gender discrimination and harassment: https://buff.ly/2GLhMSd

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It can be difficult to imagine life and relationships after abuse. But the abuse you survived does not define you, nor should it prevent you from living a happy life. Stay strong, and keep going.

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Grab a paintbrush and some construction paper - today's #FeelGoodFriday is about getting creative! Making art is therapeutic and can help with the healing process for survivors of relational violence.

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The Parkland Shooting touches on a topic that we've been talking about all month - teen dating violence. The shooter stalked a female classmate and was abusive towards her during their relationship.

The impact of domestic violence cannot be ignored. Violence towards a romantic partner indicates a disregard for healthy boundaries and safety, which poses a risk for the entire community. More from philly.com.

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) - An orphaned 19-year-old with a troubled past and an AR-15 rifle was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder Thursday morning after being questioned for hours by state and federal authorities following the deadliest school shooting in the U.S. in five years.
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"17-45% of lesbians have reported being a victim of at least one act of physical violence at the hands of a lesbian partner..."

Learn about the myths that prevent survivors experiencing abuse in lesbian relationships from getting help, from Everyday Feminism.

The idea that intimate partner violence occurs in lesbian relationships may seem ridiculous. But this belief isn't only false; it's damaging. It can prevent lesbians from seeking help when they are in an abusive relationship. After all, who’s going to believe them? Here are four myths about IPV in...
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6abc's Melissa Magee is emceeing #DishItUp10! Join her on 3/28 and support Women Against Abuse and its life-saving services!

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Happy Valentine's Day from Women Against Abuse!

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In the wake of Governor Wolf's budget address last week, Pennsylvania legislators have a lot to do to secure funding for domestic violence services in the next fiscal year. Contact your PA elected official and tell them to reaffirm their commitment to vulnerable members of your community by developing a comprehensive budget that protects ALL people. Find easy action steps in Women Against Abuse's Take Action Center: https://buff.ly/2G435su #WAATakeAction

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#SurvivorStories: When Kathleen needed resources to find a new school for her children, regain control of her finances, and find a new home after leaving her abusive partner, Women Against Abuse was there to help her create a plan to move forward: https://buff.ly/2EjEHTU

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How do you solve a problem like cyber harassment when the law is slow to reform? This New Jersey-based attorney is taking on the system one case at a time...and winning. More from The New Yorker. https://buff.ly/2rYVg4S

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Join us for the 10th anniversary of #DishItUp10 on 3/28 – enjoy great food for a great cause!

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How should you react if someone accuses you of violating their personal boundaries? Learn about what you can do to validate their feelings and restore trust (and what pitfalls to avoid) from Teen Vogue.

Today is Safer Internet Day, but technological abuse is a danger that is affecting teenagers year-round. Learn the facts from the Urban Institute's Digitizing Abuse project: https://buff.ly/2nlXWUN

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What is relationship abuse?

This resource on our website lists the kinds of abuse that can occur in a violent relationship: http://buff.ly/2uRkra2

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#DishItUp10 isn't just Philly’s premier female chef competition; it's a chance to support Women Against Abuse's life-saving services! Make your reservation to dine for a cause now: https://buff.ly/2DRSCPR

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