After years of negotiating and educating, WOAR was instrumental in influencing the content and passage of the Marital Rape Law of Pennsylvania which took effect on February 19, 1985. Survivors of marital rape became entitled to treatment by the medical and legal systems. Unlike non-spousal rape, however, the martial rape law required that the victim/survivor report the incident to the police within 90 days, and made spousal rape a second degree felony, as opposed to a first degree felony.

WOAR collaborates with Voyage House to provide counseling and advocacy for adolescent victim/survivors and community outreach and education.