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Domestic/Community Violence/Trafficking

The Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline 1-866-SAFE 014

You can call here first for help, or just call the organizations listed below directly.

Women Against Abuse, 24 hour Hotline

Provides information, 24-hour shelter, transitional housing, and free legal assistance to women who have been abused. 1-866-723-3014

WOAR (Woman Organized Against Rape)

Helps survivors of sexual assault and abuse through counseling and advocacy. WOAR offers both crisis counseling and long-term therapy for survivors of sexual abuse. 215-985-3333 (24 hour hotline)

Lutheran Settlement House

Operates the Bilingual Domestic Violence Program offering free individual, and group counseling for survivors of domestic violence in both Spanish and English, transitional housing, workshops about domestic violence for professionals and community members, specialized trainings for businesses and non-profits focusing on domestic violence in the workplace. Co-operates Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline. Call 215-­426-­8610 extension 1236.

Women in Transition

Women In Transition provides early intervention and prevention services that include telephone counseling, information and referral services, individual and group empowerment counseling, and advocacy for women who are endangered by domestic violence and substance abuse. Also has Self-Defense training for women (WAVE Program)call 215-751-1111, or

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

The National Domestic Violence Hotline is managed through a 24/7 telephone hotline at 1-­800­-799-­7233 and an 24/7 online hotline run by trained advocates at . The website also offers resources for survivors of domestic violence and their loved ones in addition to information on services for abusive partners.

Latina Domestic Violence Program

A program offered through Congreso, provides support and advocacy for persons affected by Domestic Violence- 215-763-8870, ext 1300.

PA Coalition Against Domestic Violence

The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) is working at the state and national levels to eliminate domestic violence, secure justice for victims, enhance safety for families and communities, and create lasting systems and social change. Lists of resources for all PA counties. Call 717-545-6400 for info. Natl number 1-800-799-7233


Loveisrespect is an organization that provides 24/7 telephone, online, and texting hotlines to support teens and young adults in abusive relationships or settings in additional to educational materials on healthy relationships and abuse. Information is also available for abusive partners. Call the hotline at 1.866.331.9474, text “loveis” to 22522, or chat and/or locate resources at

Courdea (formerly Menergy)

For people who are physically or emotionally abusive. Provides outpatient group treatment, rehabilitation and anger management for men who have been abusive to their partners. 215-242-2235 Espanol 267-625-6135


A free, confidential service that lets you know when a particular offender is going to be released and alert you when they will be released. Call 1-866-277-7477 to sign up or go online below.


Women Against Abuse: Planning for Safety
Safety Plan Checklist

Youth Violence Reduction Partnership (YVRP)

YVRP is a hands-on, anti-violence collaboration in which Youth Workers are assigned to high-risk youth  to protect them from becoming perpetrators or victims of violence. AVRP addresses the needs of these youth.

Call 215-940-0550 NOW for more information or to refer a youth in need.

Victim Services by Area of City

Victim Services by Area of City
Philadelphia Office of Victim Advocates-
Center City – Center City Crime Victim Services- call 215.665.9680
East Division (North Philly) Crime Victim Advocates (Congreso)-– 267-968-1813
North Central Victim Services- 215-763-3280
NorthEast Victim Services-– 215.332.3888
NorthWest Victim Services-– 215-438-4410
South Philadelphia-– 215-551-3360
West/South West Philadelphia- AVP-– 215-567-6776


National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Great info for families who have experienced trauma or loss.

Cease Fire Philadelphia

Call Cease Fire to stop violence from happening (215) 806-8493 or Go to to learn more. 1700 N.Broad Street

National Human Trafficking Resource Center

If forced into sex or labor against your will for money or something of value or call 1-888-373-7888 or text BeFree to 233733 to get help. or

Covenant House (Homeless Youth)

Covenant House Pennsylvania operates a 51-bed Crisis Center that provides emergency shelter and a host of support services through our Open Intake Policy. Any youth under the age of 21 in need of a place to stay is admitted, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 31 East Armat Street-call 215-951-5411 or

Dawn’s Place

A residential program to help women escape from sex trafficking. Call 215-849-2396 or or visit website

Polaris Project

Amazing national resource that disrupts the conditions that allow human trafficking to thrive in our society.

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