Wednesday, December 5, 2012

City Council approves funding for 100 additional shelter beds for survivors!

City Council has approved $3 million in funding to support 100 additional shelter beds and other housing resources for victims of domestic violence in Philadelphia!

In 2008, WAA (Women Against Abuse) alone was forced to turn away 1,705 requests for safety in shelter due to limited capacity. Less than four years later, this number skyrocketed to more than 8,400 turned away requests. This figure represents thousands of women and children in imminent danger who must find alternative sources of emergency housing - sometimes in other emergency shelters that are not intended to maintain the safety, privacy and confidentiality of residents, and other times in domestic violence shelters in neighboring counties.

Read the UPenn Ortner Center Report: Violence Against Women in Philadelphia
Philadelphia Domestic Violence Emergency Hotline

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