WOAR becomes a member of the African Cultural Alliance of North America (ACANA). WOAR elected co-chair along with the African Families Health Organization (AFHO), of the Shared Safety Coordinating Council.


WOAR launches its Survivor Advocate Initiative, giving a platform for victim/survivors to advocate to improve treatment for all survivors of sexual harassment, abuse, and assault, and to galvanize the City of Philadelphia to prevent sexual violence.


WOAR transitions its services to virtual platforms in response to COVID-19 pandemic shutdown. WOAR supports victim survivors through telehelp services.  Prevention and Outreach efforts are facilitated through virtual training platforms.

Monique, Lee, LaQuisha and Stefani at March to End Rape Culture


New Name: WOAR – Philadelphia Center Against Sexual Violence. New Logo. WOAR has 35 full and part-time staff. Bridge of Courage Awardees – Council women, Blondell Reynolds Brown and Helen Gym, Carole J Johnson Humanitarian Award – Tracey Davidson, NBC New Journalist.


Increased funding opportunities. Human Trafficking Program begins, staffed by Program Coordinator and Peer Specialist. Bridge of Courage Reception & Silent Auction awardees were, Yasmine Mustafa and Anthony co-founders of Roar for Good, Shea Rhodes from Villanova. Carole J Johnson Humanitarian Award Dr. Edna Foa, University of Pennsylvania.

WOAR counseled me and empowered me. What was done to me – what is done to any survivor – it takes power away from them. What WOAR does is give you the power back. WOAR is my family. They made a change in me and in countless others.

Victoria, Survivor
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