DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & SEXUAL ABUSE
National Domestic Violence Hotline
SMS: Text START to 88788 or TTY 1−800−787−3224 or (206) 518-9361 (Video Phone Only for Deaf Callers).
Women Against Abuse (WAA)
Free legal advocacy and representation for relationship violence-related legal matters, including Protection from Abuse (PFA) orders, child custody, and child support
Variety of workshops for community groups, organizations, public schools, and city agencies, varying from one to two hours long, and available in English and Spanish.
100 South Broad Street, 5th Floor
Philadelphia PA 19110
Women In Transition (WIT)
Individual and group empowerment counseling to address either domestic violence, substance use, or both (women-identified survivors only)
Training that can be tailored to an organization or community’s needs, including WAVE, an empowering safety, and self-defense program.
718 Arch Street, Suite 401N
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-564-5301 (General Inquiries)
215-751-1111 (LifeLine Confidential Counseling Support, Mon–Fri 9 a.m.–5 p.m.)
Lutheran Settlement House’s Bilingual Domestic Violence Program
Individual counseling for all survivors, including men and teens.
Group programming Includes: Parenting After Violence and Economic Justice. Individual/Group counseling for children and youth who have witnessed domestic violence or teens who have experienced relationship violence. Wide variety of professional training, community education, and outreach events.
1340 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19125
215-426-8610, Ext. 1236
Congreso Latina Domestic Violence Program (LDVP)
Individual and group counseling for all survivors, including men and teens.
Spanish support group ongoing; English support group depending on demand.
Individual/Group counseling and support groups for children and youth who have witnessed domestic violence or teens who have experienced relationship violence.
Limited family law and domestic violence legal help is available. One-time or multi-session workshops designed to increase awareness of and prevent domestic violence are available for community members, clients, or professionals, in English or Spanish.
216 West Somerset Street
Philadelphia, PA 19133
215-763-8870, Ext. 1353
A Protection From Abuse Order (PFA) is the same as a restraining order. You can get a PFA if someone in your family, an intimate partner, or someone you have children with:
Injured you or is trying to injure you (physically or sexually).
Is threatening to harm you.
Is preventing you from going somewhere.
Is abusing or has abused minor children (physically or sexually).
Is stalking you in a way that makes you afraid of getting hurt.
1501 Arch St.
Domestic Violence Intake Unit
Phone: (215) 686-3512
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
IMMIGRANTS EXPERIENCE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Nationalities Service Center
Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, Habeas Corpus, NACARA, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petition.
1216 Arch Street, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Immigrant Aid Society Pennsylvania (HIAS)
We help immigrants who have experienced domestic violence and sexual assault. Domestic violence occurs anytime one intimate partner or spouse threatens or abuses the other partner. Abuse may include physical harm, forced sexual relations, emotional manipulation (including isolation or intimidation), and economic and/or immigration-related threats. While most recorded domestic violence incidents involve men abusing women or children, men can also be victims.
Sexual assault is any sexual activity you do not agree to, even with your spouse. It can include unwanted exposure or touching, rape (or attempted rape), and other crimes.
600 Chestnut Street, Suite 500B
Philadelphia, PA 19106
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE MEDICAL ADVOCACY
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
CHOP – Karabots Pediatric Center
4865 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19139
Closed on Sundays
Christopher’s Hospital for Children
160 E Erie Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19134
Aria Frankford Hospital
4900 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19124
Einstein Medical Center
501 Old York Road
Philadelphia, PA 19141
Congreso de Latinos Unidos’ Latina DV Program
These bilingual medical support services recommended by LDVP include a team of bilingual and bicultural medical professionals:
Esperanza Health Center
3156 Kensington Avenue
Philadelphia PA 19134
Congreso Health Center
412 West Lehigh Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19133
DO YOU ABUSE OR TREAT YOUR PARTNER?
Menergy is a counseling and therapy program with services in English and Spanish for people who have been verbally or physically harmful in a relationship.
2000 Hamilton Street- Rodin Place, Suite 304
Philadelphia, PA 19130