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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servicios y recursos locales.

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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
Request a Workshop or Speaker
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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Keynotes - Unlocking Survivor Advocate Voice. WOAR
We Speak Your Language!
We Heal. We Educate. We Empower. We Advocate. We Create Change. WOAR - Philadelphia Center Against Sexual Violence
Dive into the best Happy Hour in Philly on Tuesday, April 23 from 5:30-8:00, at Love City Brewing! With every purchase, you're not just enjoying your favorite food and drinks, but also fueling the fight against sexual violence with WOAR. Join us at Love City Brewing at 1023 Hamilton Street for a lively evening in support of a crucial cause! Learn more @ https://tinyurl.com/LoveCitySAAM

Dive into the best Happy Hour in Philly on Tuesday, April 23 from 5:30-8:00, at Love City Brewing! With every purchase, you`re not just enjoying your favorite food and drinks, but also fueling the fight against sexual violence with WOAR. Join us at Love City Brewing at 1023 Hamilton Street for a lively evening in support of a crucial cause! Learn more @ https://tinyurl.com/LoveCitySAAM ...

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Embrace the exhilarating opportunity to march with us in solidarity at the Philadelphia Survivor March on Saturday, April 27th from 10:30-2:00. Stand united with survivors, marching from Love Park to Independence Liberty Center, championing justice and empowerment. Register at the link below!

Register now: https://tinyurl.com/SurvivorMarch2024

Starting at 10:30am in Love Park (16th St & JFK Blvd), we will march together towards Liberty Center, symbolizing our journey towards justice, healing, and empowerment.

Register now: https://tinyurl.com/SurvivorMarch2024

As the march concludes at Independence Liberty Center (6th & Market) around 2:00pm, join us for performances and speeches that celebrate the strength and resilience of survivors. In addition to the speeches, there will be activities for families, providing a space for connection and healing. We will honor their journey and reaffirm our commitment to creating a world free from violence and exploitation.

Embrace the exhilarating opportunity to march with us in solidarity at the Philadelphia Survivor March on Saturday, April 27th from 10:30-2:00. Stand united with survivors, marching from Love Park to Independence Liberty Center, championing justice and empowerment. Register at the link below!

Register now: https://tinyurl.com/SurvivorMarch2024

Starting at 10:30am in Love Park (16th St & JFK Blvd), we will march together towards Liberty Center, symbolizing our journey towards justice, healing, and empowerment.

Register now: https://tinyurl.com/SurvivorMarch2024

As the march concludes at Independence Liberty Center (6th & Market) around 2:00pm, join us for performances and speeches that celebrate the strength and resilience of survivors. In addition to the speeches, there will be activities for families, providing a space for connection and healing. We will honor their journey and reaffirm our commitment to creating a world free from violence and exploitation.
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Highlight a quote from an Activist. Share a quote from an activist that stuck with you and could inspire others to get involved in preventing sexual violence through building connected, inclusive, and equitable communities and uniting to end sexual violence.

If you or someone you know has experienced sexual violence. You are not alone. WOAR can help. Reach out by phone or text to 215-985-3333.

Highlight a quote from an Activist. Share a quote from an activist that stuck with you and could inspire others to get involved in preventing sexual violence through building connected, inclusive, and equitable communities and uniting to end sexual violence.

If you or someone you know has experienced sexual violence. You are not alone. WOAR can help. Reach out by phone or text to 215-985-3333.
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Are you a caregiver, parent or educator? WOAR is now offering FREE parenting classes on how to prevent child sexual abuse for the children in your life. Sign up today and take the first step towards creating a safer environment for kids, you don't want to miss it! It's easy to sign up - call 215-985-3315 or email Chelsea@WOAR.org or Kiara@WOAR.org.

Are you a caregiver, parent or educator? WOAR is now offering FREE parenting classes on how to prevent child sexual abuse for the children in your life. Sign up today and take the first step towards creating a safer environment for kids, you don`t want to miss it! It`s easy to sign up - call 215-985-3315 or email Chelsea@WOAR.org or Kiara@WOAR.org. ...

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Show Survivors Love. Share messages that show your support for survivors and celebrate both their healing and resilience.
If you or someone you know has experienced sexual violence. You are not alone. WOAR can help. Reach out by phone or text to 215-985-3333.

Show Survivors Love. Share messages that show your support for survivors and celebrate both their healing and resilience.
If you or someone you know has experienced sexual violence. You are not alone. WOAR can help. Reach out by phone or text to 215-985-3333.
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Eid Mubarak!

Eid Mubarak! ...

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Join us for Happy Hour at Love City Brewing on Tuesday, April 23 from 5:30-8:00, where every sip counts towards a worthy cause! Join us at 1023 Hamilton Street as we rally behind WOAR's mission to combat sexual violence in our communities. Your enjoyment fuels support for a vital cause!

Join us for Happy Hour at Love City Brewing on Tuesday, April 23 from 5:30-8:00, where every sip counts towards a worthy cause! Join us at 1023 Hamilton Street as we rally behind WOAR`s mission to combat sexual violence in our communities. Your enjoyment fuels support for a vital cause! ...

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Paint the Town Teal. Find a way to bring the color teal and a message of awareness somewhere new. Snap a photo and share it with us.

If you or someone you know has experienced sexual violence. We are here for you, and we can help. Call or text WOAR at 215-985-3333.

Paint the Town Teal. Find a way to bring the color teal and a message of awareness somewhere new. Snap a photo and share it with us.

If you or someone you know has experienced sexual violence. We are here for you, and we can help. Call or text WOAR at 215-985-3333.
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The search for our next Executive Director is on! Could it be you?  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://www.woar.org/join-our-team/

The search for our next Executive Director is on! Could it be you? 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://www.woar.org/join-our-team/
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Share a message of support and affirmation for survivors. Think about what you want survivors to know or encouragement for hard times. For example, “You Are Not Alone”, “You Are Enough”, and “We Believe You.”

If you or someone you know has experienced sexual violence. You are not alone. WOAR can help. Reach out by phone or text to 215-985-3333.

Share a message of support and affirmation for survivors. Think about what you want survivors to know or encouragement for hard times. For example, “You Are Not Alone”, “You Are Enough”, and “We Believe You.”

If you or someone you know has experienced sexual violence. You are not alone. WOAR can help. Reach out by phone or text to 215-985-3333.
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Are you a caregiver, parent or educator? WOAR is now offering FREE parenting classes on how to prevent child sexual abuse for the children in your life. Sign up today and take the first step towards creating a safer environment for kids, you don't want to miss it! It's easy to sign up - call 215-985-3315 or email Chelsea@WOAR.org or Kiara@WOAR.org.

Are you a caregiver, parent or educator? WOAR is now offering FREE parenting classes on how to prevent child sexual abuse for the children in your life. Sign up today and take the first step towards creating a safer environment for kids, you don`t want to miss it! It`s easy to sign up - call 215-985-3315 or email Chelsea@WOAR.org or Kiara@WOAR.org. ...

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