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ADVOCACY. HEALING. EDUCATION. PREVENTION.

If you have been sexually assaulted, talk with someone now.

If this is an emergency, please call 911.

WOAR’s Hotline Crisis Counselors provide support, information, referral guidance, and
coordinate counseling services.

We’re here to help. 24/7.

Contact us for free, confidential support at any time, 365 days a year. We are always here for you.

WHO WE ARE

A safer Philadelphia, for better tomorrows.

For 50 years, WOAR – Philadelphia Center Against Sexual Violence has provided an empathetic ear, a caring heart and a helping hand to anyone who has experienced sexual violence recently, or at any time in their life. Each year, we helped thousands of survivors of sexual violence in Philadelphia through our hotline and in-person support and advocacy.

WOAR is here for survivors of sexual harassment, abuse, and assault because generous donors, like you, made it possible. Generosity gives everyone the power to make a positive change in the lives of others. WOAR is here because you make it possible!

Please stand with us by making a donation to WOAR.

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WOAR offers crisis support and resources for specific communities. Find guidance to get the help you
need, or discover resources to help someone in need of crisis support.

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Young Adults & Teens

Learn about sexual violence among
young adults and teens.

Pioneers. Advocates. Survivors. Moving Victims of Sexual Violence from Crisis to Confidence for 50 Years. WOAR
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You are not alone.
We’ve been there.

“When I was put in a fight or flight situation, I did neither. I froze. And I want to make it clear to other survivors that froze, you made it out alive. Your body protected you the best it could. You did everything right, and now you are a survivor. A SURVIVOR. Also, survivors of this kind of trauma should always remember it is never your fault. You did not choose this – no matter what people say or don’t say.”

Isabella, Survivor and Volunteer

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We Heal. We Educate. We Empower. We Advocate. We Create Change. WOAR - Philadelphia Center Against Sexual Violence
All year long, we engage with Philly's youth to explain what a healthy relationship is, agree on boundaries, and build a community without violence. During February, Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, our teen advocates are voicing their opinions on this important issue. The perspectives of teens are crucial in this dialogue and vital for making lasting positive changes. @_keonna._

All year long, we engage with Philly`s youth to explain what a healthy relationship is, agree on boundaries, and build a community without violence. During February, Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, our teen advocates are voicing their opinions on this important issue. The perspectives of teens are crucial in this dialogue and vital for making lasting positive changes. @_keonna._ ...

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The Healthy Masculinity Initiative is an education and outreach program that facilitates guided discussions in safe spaces about masculinity, traditional male gender roles, and sexual violence prevention. If you, or someone you know, has been affected by sexual assault, violence or abuse, please call 215-985-3333 anytime, day or night, 24/7.

The Healthy Masculinity Initiative is an education and outreach program that facilitates guided discussions in safe spaces about masculinity, traditional male gender roles, and sexual violence prevention. If you, or someone you know, has been affected by sexual assault, violence or abuse, please call 215-985-3333 anytime, day or night, 24/7. ...

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Throughout the year we work with young people across the city of Philadelphia defining healthy relationships, consent, and creating a culture free of violence among them. February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and our High School Interns have shared their thoughts on this topic. Teen voices are essential in the conversation and the key to shifting the culture for good.

Throughout the year we work with young people across the city of Philadelphia defining healthy relationships, consent, and creating a culture free of violence among them. February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and our High School Interns have shared their thoughts on this topic. Teen voices are essential in the conversation and the key to shifting the culture for good. ...

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It takes volunteers – WOAR was born out of volunteerism. Your help is vital to WOAR’s mission. Many survivors seek our therapy services after speaking with one of our volunteers, so please consider joining our volunteer support team. Must be 18 or older to apply.  If you, or someone you know, has been affected by sexual assault, violence or abuse, please call 215-985-3333 anytime, day or night, 24/7.

It takes volunteers – WOAR was born out of volunteerism. Your help is vital to WOAR’s mission. Many survivors seek our therapy services after speaking with one of our volunteers, so please consider joining our volunteer support team. Must be 18 or older to apply. If you, or someone you know, has been affected by sexual assault, violence or abuse, please call 215-985-3333 anytime, day or night, 24/7. ...

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This was not your fault. You did not choose this, no matter what people say or don’t say. You are not alone. We’ve been there and we will be here for you if you ever need us. If you, or someone you know, has been affected by sexual assault, violence or abuse, please call 215-985-3333 anytime, day or night, 24/7. 

Learn more: https://www.woar.org/

This was not your fault. You did not choose this, no matter what people say or don’t say. You are not alone. We’ve been there and we will be here for you if you ever need us. If you, or someone you know, has been affected by sexual assault, violence or abuse, please call 215-985-3333 anytime, day or night, 24/7.

Learn more: https://www.woar.org/
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Are you our new Executive Director?

WOAR is actively seeking an experienced and motivated individual to lead our organization to new heights. If you have a passion for making a difference, this could be the opportunity you've been waiting for. Don't miss your chance to make a significant impact - apply today!

Read the message from Board President Joanne R. Strauss here: http://tinyurl.com/ExecDirSearch 

To access the job description for WOAR’s next Executive Director, please follow this link: 
https://ideali.st/PGXHKL

Are you our new Executive Director?

WOAR is actively seeking an experienced and motivated individual to lead our organization to new heights. If you have a passion for making a difference, this could be the opportunity you`ve been waiting for. Don`t miss your chance to make a significant impact - apply today!

Read the message from Board President Joanne R. Strauss here: http://tinyurl.com/ExecDirSearch

To access the job description for WOAR’s next Executive Director, please follow this link:
https://ideali.st/PGXHKL
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For many male survivors, stereotypes about masculinity can make it hard to disclose to friends, family, or the community. If something happened to you, know that it is not your fault and you are not alone. We are here to talk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 215.985.3333.

For many male survivors, stereotypes about masculinity can make it hard to disclose to friends, family, or the community. If something happened to you, know that it is not your fault and you are not alone. We are here to talk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 215.985.3333. ...

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For 50 years, WOAR – Philadelphia Center Against Sexual Violence has provided an empathetic ear, a caring heart and a helping hand to anyone who has experienced sexual violence recently, or at any time in their life.

For 50 years, WOAR – Philadelphia Center Against Sexual Violence has provided an empathetic ear, a caring heart and a helping hand to anyone who has experienced sexual violence recently, or at any time in their life. ...

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Survivors and others in their life may need help dealing with feelings experienced after a sexual assault. Sexual assault is a serious crime and is known to have short- and long-term effects on survivors and those who love and care for them. Encourage counseling and be patient: healing can take years with advances and setbacks, but healing can happen. Please call WOAR’s 24/7 hotline 215-985-3333 to speak with someone who can help.

Survivors and others in their life may need help dealing with feelings experienced after a sexual assault. Sexual assault is a serious crime and is known to have short- and long-term effects on survivors and those who love and care for them. Encourage counseling and be patient: healing can take years with advances and setbacks, but healing can happen. Please call WOAR’s 24/7 hotline 215-985-3333 to speak with someone who can help. ...

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We are seeking a dynamic Executive Director to lead our team

We are actively seeking an experienced and motivated individual to lead our organization to new heights. If you have a passion for making a difference, this could be the opportunity you've been waiting for. Don't miss your chance to make a significant impact - apply today!

Read the message from Board President Joanne R. Strauss here: http://tinyurl.com/ExecDirSearch 

To access the job description for WOAR’s next Executive Director, please follow this link: 
https://ideali.st/PGXHKL

We are seeking a dynamic Executive Director to lead our team

We are actively seeking an experienced and motivated individual to lead our organization to new heights. If you have a passion for making a difference, this could be the opportunity you`ve been waiting for. Don`t miss your chance to make a significant impact - apply today!

Read the message from Board President Joanne R. Strauss here: http://tinyurl.com/ExecDirSearch

To access the job description for WOAR’s next Executive Director, please follow this link:
https://ideali.st/PGXHKL
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