April Is

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)

Join Us for SAAM 2024
Giving Tuesday - Thank you for giving to WOAR!

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.

Get the support you need.

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.

LGBTQIA+

Help for LGBTQIA+ victims/survivors
of sexual assault. It can get better.

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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 Speak Your Language!
We Heal. We Educate. We Empower. We Advocate. We Create Change. WOAR - Philadelphia Center Against Sexual Violence
City Safe is a citywide, coordinated and comprehensive sexual violence prevention strategy that aims to systematically decrease the number of individuals who perpetrate sexual violence. City Safe works in collaboration with businesses in Philadelphia’s hospitality, transportation, higher education and entertainment industries to ensure a vibrant, safer Philadelphia.

Join the Movement and help make Philadelphia a safer city! Call 215-985-3315 and ask about City Safe. 

https://citysafephilly.org/

City Safe is a citywide, coordinated and comprehensive sexual violence prevention strategy that aims to systematically decrease the number of individuals who perpetrate sexual violence. City Safe works in collaboration with businesses in Philadelphia’s hospitality, transportation, higher education and entertainment industries to ensure a vibrant, safer Philadelphia.

Join the Movement and help make Philadelphia a safer city! Call 215-985-3315 and ask about City Safe.

https://citysafephilly.org/
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LGBTQ+ people face higher rates of sexual violence than the general population. Sexual violence can happen to anyone and by anyone, however it is most often committed by people we know in places we are supposed to feel safe. People in LGBTQ+ communities are sometimes targeted specifically because of their identities.

Sexual harassment, abuse, and assault thrive when people devalue and disrespect others. To end these acts, we must work together to end the many forms of oppression – including homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia – and replace those with values of equity, respect, and consent.

If you’ve experienced sexual violence, any way that you react, or feel is valid. Help is available at WOAR. Call anytime, day or night - 215-985-3333.

LGBTQ+ people face higher rates of sexual violence than the general population. Sexual violence can happen to anyone and by anyone, however it is most often committed by people we know in places we are supposed to feel safe. People in LGBTQ+ communities are sometimes targeted specifically because of their identities.

Sexual harassment, abuse, and assault thrive when people devalue and disrespect others. To end these acts, we must work together to end the many forms of oppression – including homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia – and replace those with values of equity, respect, and consent.

If you’ve experienced sexual violence, any way that you react, or feel is valid. Help is available at WOAR. Call anytime, day or night - 215-985-3333.
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1 in 6 boys will be victims of sexual violence by the time they are 18 years old. Many don’t know services are available for them or how to access them.

Jace shares a message to survivors:

“Recovery from sexual assault can look a lot like recovery from chronic pain. Over time and with support, you learn how to deal with the pain, how to manage it and make it less intense and what to do when flare ups happen. It’s taken me years of hard work and reaching out for support to get a handle on my struggles and I’m still working on it.”

If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, please call 215-985-3333 for support and help.

1 in 6 boys will be victims of sexual violence by the time they are 18 years old. Many don’t know services are available for them or how to access them.

Jace shares a message to survivors:

“Recovery from sexual assault can look a lot like recovery from chronic pain. Over time and with support, you learn how to deal with the pain, how to manage it and make it less intense and what to do when flare ups happen. It’s taken me years of hard work and reaching out for support to get a handle on my struggles and I’m still working on it.”

If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, please call 215-985-3333 for support and help.
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Opportunity alert! As our Executive Director, you'll be at the forefront of our mission-driven team, turning passion into action. If you're craving excitement and impact, look no further. Dive into the details and seize the moment: https://www.woar.org/join-our-team/

Opportunity alert! As our Executive Director, you`ll be at the forefront of our mission-driven team, turning passion into action. If you`re craving excitement and impact, look no further. Dive into the details and seize the moment: https://www.woar.org/join-our-team/ ...

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Yo Philly – it’s PRIDE month! Pride is a beacon of hope, lighting the way for future generations to live in a world free from discrimination and bias. It empowers us to create change, challenge norms, and forge a path towards a more inclusive and accepting world. And we can all get on board with that!

If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, please call our 24/7 hotline at 215-985-3333. We can help.

Yo Philly – it’s PRIDE month! Pride is a beacon of hope, lighting the way for future generations to live in a world free from discrimination and bias. It empowers us to create change, challenge norms, and forge a path towards a more inclusive and accepting world. And we can all get on board with that!

If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, please call our 24/7 hotline at 215-985-3333. We can help.
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Dreaming of a career where you can make a tangible difference? Look no further! Become our new Executive Director and be part of a team that's all about turning passion into purpose. Explore the path that awaits you: https://www.woar.org/join-our-team/

Dreaming of a career where you can make a tangible difference? Look no further! Become our new Executive Director and be part of a team that`s all about turning passion into purpose. Explore the path that awaits you: https://www.woar.org/join-our-team/ ...

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Want to lead with purpose? We're on the lookout for an Executive Director to join our dynamic team and lead the way toward positive change. If you're ready to make your mark, don't hesitate! Learn more about this purpose-driven opportunity: https://www.woar.org/join-our-team/

Want to lead with purpose? We`re on the lookout for an Executive Director to join our dynamic team and lead the way toward positive change. If you`re ready to make your mark, don`t hesitate! Learn more about this purpose-driven opportunity: https://www.woar.org/join-our-team/ ...

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You are not alone. We've been there and we believe you. It takes immense courage to ask for help. The good news is that WOAR is here for YOU -- All. The. Time. We will help you work through it, so you can heal. WOAR's trauma-informed therapists are highly trained in dealing with issues that survivors face, including EMDR, a therapy technique for survivors of trauma. We will help you reclaim yourself and your life. Trauma-informed therapy really works.

If you or someone you know needs support, our 24/7 hotline is here for you 215-985-3333. 💜🧡

You are not alone. We`ve been there and we believe you. It takes immense courage to ask for help. The good news is that WOAR is here for YOU -- All. The. Time. We will help you work through it, so you can heal. WOAR`s trauma-informed therapists are highly trained in dealing with issues that survivors face, including EMDR, a therapy technique for survivors of trauma. We will help you reclaim yourself and your life. Trauma-informed therapy really works.

If you or someone you know needs support, our 24/7 hotline is here for you 215-985-3333. 💜🧡
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Positive affirmations are simple, meaningful, and uplifting statements that we can repeat each day to affirm ourselves. WOAR provides free counseling support for men who have been experienced sexual violence. Learn more about individual trauma therapy and supportive group therapy for men here https://www.woar.org/counseling/ 

It’s confidential and free. To get started, please call WOAR’s 24-hour crisis hotline at 215-985-3333 and tell them you want to start individual trauma therapy and/or participate in group therapy.

Positive affirmations are simple, meaningful, and uplifting statements that we can repeat each day to affirm ourselves. WOAR provides free counseling support for men who have been experienced sexual violence. Learn more about individual trauma therapy and supportive group therapy for men here https://www.woar.org/counseling/

It’s confidential and free. To get started, please call WOAR’s 24-hour crisis hotline at 215-985-3333 and tell them you want to start individual trauma therapy and/or participate in group therapy.
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City Safe is a program of WOAR – Philadelphia Center Against Sexual Violence. Sexual predators and sex traffickers sometimes use hotels to recruit and exploit victims. And sometimes housekeepers and hotel staff become victims of sexual assault perpetrated by hotel guests.

Putting an end to sexual violence in the hospitality industry requires skilled advocates, a well trained staff, and a conscious effort from management, staff and guest/clients of the hotel. City Safe provides all this and more. To learn more visit http://citysafephilly.org/

City Safe is a program of WOAR – Philadelphia Center Against Sexual Violence. Sexual predators and sex traffickers sometimes use hotels to recruit and exploit victims. And sometimes housekeepers and hotel staff become victims of sexual assault perpetrated by hotel guests.

Putting an end to sexual violence in the hospitality industry requires skilled advocates, a well trained staff, and a conscious effort from management, staff and guest/clients of the hotel. City Safe provides all this and more. To learn more visit http://citysafephilly.org/
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Are you a trailblazer ready to lead our team to greatness? As our Executive Director, you'll have the chance to channel your passion into meaningful action. If you're up for the challenge, read more about this amazing opportunity: https://www.woar.org/join-our-team/

Are you a trailblazer ready to lead our team to greatness? As our Executive Director, you`ll have the chance to channel your passion into meaningful action. If you`re up for the challenge, read more about this amazing opportunity: https://www.woar.org/join-our-team/ ...

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