Women Against Abuse Center

100 South Broad Street, 5th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19110
215-686-7082 Hotline: 1800-723-3014 (phone)
215-686-7041 (fax)
  • 215-686-7082
  • To provide free legal services for domestic violence victims relating to protection from abuse, custody, support and divorce matters.
  • Income guidelines: none; Geographic guidelines: Philadelphia; Other guidelines: victims of domestic violence.
  • By phone: M – F, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Domestic violence, custody and support
  • Direct legal services: counseling, advocacy, court advocacy, court representation for victims who have filed cases, pursuant to the Protection From Abuse Act, court representation for victims of domestic violence who have a physical disability, limited custody and support assistance and representation (for litigants who are also victims of domestic violence), and limited appellate work.

    Municipal Court Program: provides confidential support, information, and assistance to victims and/or witnesses against their abusers in Municipal Court and to victims who have been sexually assaulted by their abusers.

    Contempt Court Advocacy Program: assists victims in court whose abusers have been arrested for misdemeanor protection order violations, and victims who have filed private criminal complaints against their abusers are assisted with that process.

    Safety Planning Workshops: helps victims develop safety strategies; provides workshops in high schools about teen domestic violence.

    Self-Defense Program: provides support and advocacy for battered women who hurt or kill their abusers in self-defense.

    Advocacy: WAA Legal Center works with the Philadelphia Family Court, the Philadelphia Bar Association and other agencies and groups working to improve the legal system for domestic violence victims.
  • Molly Callahan, Esq.
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