Domestic Violence

Abused Women's Hotline
215) 885-5020

Women Against Abuse (24 Hour Hotline)

Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County (Pa)
14 West 2nd St.
Media, PA 19063
Services: Provides shelter, legal and medical advocacy for victims of domestic violence, and individual/group counseling.

People’s Emergency Center
3902 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Services: shelter services to women with children and teens with DV issues, referrals, parenting classes, life-skills training, etc.

Pennsylvania Coalition Against DV
6400 Flank Dr., Suite 1300
Harrisburg, PA 17112-2778
Services: Provides referrals for shelters and domestic violence services providers, legal advocacy/advice and domestic violence trainings.

Runaway Hotline
1-800-RUN-AWAY (786-2929)

For advice about getting a Protection From Abuse (PFA) or custody order 

Philadelphia Legal Assistance
42 South 15th St., Suite 500
(The Robinson Building)
Services: Provides legal services in area of family violence and/or child abuse, child custody, child and spousal support and divorce.

Women Against Abuse
Hotline: 1(866)723-3014
Services: Free services include: court advocacy, legal representation for protection from abuse cases, limited representation for custody, support and divorce, options counseling, safety planning, resource referral, and many other supportive services. They also operate a Custody Assistance Project which provides services to victims of domestic violence who access Family Court seeking custody of their children.

Women’s Law Project
125 South 9th St., Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Services: Provides legal advocacy for women/families; telephone counseling and information on domestic violence, substance abuse, separation and divorce, child and spousal support.

Equality Advocates Pennsylvania
1211 Chestnut St., Suite 605
Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-731-1447 ext. 15
Services: Provides direct legal services to survivors of same-sex domestic violence and to transgender domestic violence survivors, and provides public education on this issue.

To talk with someone about what you're going through 

Women In Transition
21 South 12th St., 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Hotline: 215-751-1111
Services: Provides comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence; community education, peer support group, counseling, advocacy, training, 24-hour hotline, substance abuse programs.

Women Organized Against Rape
1515 John F. Kennedy Blvd, 11th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 985 3315
Hotline: 215-985 3333
TTY: 215-893 – 8021
Fax: 215-985 - 9111
Services: provides comprehensive sexual assault counseling and advocacy services, and community and professional training. WOAR offers twenty confidential counseling sessions free of charge to adults and children who have experienced sexual abuse or assault.

 Services for Survivors of Domestic Violence 

Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia (AVP)
Crime Victim’s Counseling Center
Services: Provides services to adults and children who have had a family member murdered or who have been victims of violence.

Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Inc.
Latina Domestic Violence Program

216 West Somerset St.
Philadelphia, PA 19133
215-763-8870 ext. 1335
Hotline (Eng/Span): 215-291-8742
Emergencies Only: 800-575-0028
Services: Provides comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence in English and Spanish; community education, peer support group, counseling services for adults and children, advocacy, training, 24-hour hotline.

Delaware County Women Against Rape
PO Box 211
Media, PA 19063

Families of Murder Victim’s Services Program
Services: Provides services for families of murder victims.

Lutheran Settlement House’s Bilingual Domestic Violence Project
(215) 739-9999 (English)
(215) 235-9992 (Spanish)
Services: offers crisis intervention counseling, ongoing individual and group counseling, court accompaniment, medical advocacy, and education and training about domestic violence.

Advocacy Organizations 

National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women
The Battered Women’s Justice Project
125 South 9th St., Suite 302
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Fax: 215-351-0779
Services: Provides legal advocacy and advice for battered women charged with crimes. Staff also provides direct technical assistance and consultation to defense teams.

The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape
125 North Enola Drive
Enola, PA 17025
Hotline: 1-888-772-PCAR and 1-800-692-7445
Services: In addition to providing technical assistance in a variety of areas, the role of PCAR is to oversee the rape crisis centers' contracts, monitor relevant legislation and public policy issues, provide library resources and educational trainings, and create public awareness campaigns.

Philadelphia Lesbian & Gay Task Force
1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102-1479
Web Site:

Treatment for Perpetrators 

Creative Health Services
Batterers Treatment Program – Project SAFE
361 High Street
Pottstown, PA 19464

7153 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19119
Services: Provides intensive services to males who are abusers.

Men’s Resource Center
2100 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Services: Provides anger management classes for men and women and group counseling for men who are violent.

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